Hi, I’m Makyla
Thanks so much for stopping by my little slice of the internet. It’s so lovely to have you here.
I believe there is much beauty to be found in taking the time to slow down & enjoy the small mundane moments life has to offer.
Makyla Creates is a place where we can come together to find beauty in everyday simple & slow living. Whether that be learning how to sew, sewing an apron for your kitchen, baking cookies, making a handmade gift, or going thrift shopping to find hidden treasures for your home.
Join me on this everyday journey to rediscover & celebrate the simple joys in life.
Fun Facts About Me
I’d rather be
at the beach
walks & reading books
best snuggle buddies
our family doggies
Where this all began
In March 2020, I decided to leave my role as a Fashion Buyer for one of New Zealand’s well know fashion lines. What I thought was my ‘dream’ job! After completing a diploma to land this job, I quickly discovered that the typical, overworked, underpaid, 9-5 job wasn’t for me.
My passion for sewing was diminishing, and I felt like there had to be more to life than just working tirelessly. I decided to take my passion for creating and start ‘Makyla Creates’ selling digital sewing patterns. I launched my first pattern in April 2020!
Since then I have fallen deeply in love with homemaking, frugal living, and simple living, a world that makes my heart sing. It confirmed there is more to life than just working a stressful 9-5 job, while trying to feel successful.
Homemaking was something that I was beginning to do without realising it. We had moved into a little cottage rental on a lifestyle block. It was peaceful, charming, and surrounded by farm animals and trees. My goals rapidly started to change.