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About Us

Beautiful designs from the heart of the UK designed and created by a family business based  in Desford, Leicester


My name is Emma. I am a designer on a mission: to create gorgeous wooden signs, gifts and homeware for you and those you love.

Emma Jayne Handmade is my business

It’s a business born out of passion, creativity and just a little frustration.  Back in 2011, I needed a special gift for my sister and couldn’t find one.

It was after the birth of my first child and she had just become an auntie for the first time. I wanted to give a personal keepsake, to commemorate the occasion, but found nothing that echoed my sentiments.

As a designer, I love a creative challenge and became inspired to make my own gift. This came to be the first of many bespoke creations for family and friends.  The feeling of giving such perfect personal gifts was incredible, and something I really wanted to share. And so Emma Jayne Handmade was born.

Inspiring products

Today Emma Jayne Handmade is a thriving business based in Desford, Leicestershire, with a whole catalogue of handmade products —and we’re introducing new ranges all the time.  From wall art and wooden plaques, featuring inspiring quotes and poems, to bespoke commissions with your own wording and photographs, you’re sure to find something special.  Each product is hand-cut, hand-painted and carefully sanded for an authentic, vintage-style finish. 

As every product is individually handmade from scratch — no two pieces will ever be exactly the same.

Gifts as unique as your loved ones

I specialise in creating bespoke commissioned work, using your words, ideas and photographs to create a personalised keepsake. If you would like to discuss a project, please get in touch.

Meet the team

Emma: Business owner, responsible for product design, painting, sanding, packing, accounts and everything else! (and also a mum of three)

Michael: Responsible for wood-cutting, painting and sanding (and also Emma's Dad)

Gavin:  Responsible for turning Emma's ideas into reality (and does so with buckets of enthusiasm!! - oh and also Emma's fiance)

Our team is committed to maintaining high standards and making sure all our creations are designed and produced with exceptional quality.