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Los Angeles
love my family, good design and pretty little things
Interests: crafting, sewing, food, running, vintage, paper, books, all things bright and beautiful
Recent Activity
{ Catalina Island } { Manhattan Beach. Wife Made Butterfly Wings, get the pattern here. } { Harry Potter World, Universal Studios, Hollywood. } So, before I get into Quilt Market sewing with my new Playground fabrics, I thought it was time to finally release the pattern for my Well... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at nanaCompany
Good decisions beget good decisions. I consciously decided last week I no longer want to "burn my candle at both ends" (it will not last the night ~ Millay?) I just can't any longer. My family, my health and sanity, and even my work have suffered. It's time to slow... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at nanaCompany
I am so very happy to announce my first full collection with Art Gallery Fabrics: Playground! { click here to see bigger swatches with names and colors } Inspired by childhood memories of Ring around the Rosie, tire swings, the sandbox, jumping rope, hopscotch and four square, he loves me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at nanaCompany
Two things get me every time: charming + little! Susi, of Tiny Toffee Designs, does both of these so well. I love her foundation paper piecing patterns (see them all at her etsy shop) and I'm here to help celebrate the latest set "Dream Big" in its very own blog... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at nanaCompany
By now I'm sure you know... Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson are running the biggest star-studded quilt-along ever and it's called The Splendid Sampler. { Block No. 1 by Pat Sloan and Block No. 2 by Jane Davidson } They invited 82 friends to help design -- There are 100... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at nanaCompany
My husband and I can be terribly practical, like deciding to ignore Valentine's Day ~ So it was really fun to receive some actual valentines in the mail this year from my friends, Renee, Stacy, and Lauren. (I guess you guys just love me more?!) Hee hee, thank you sweet... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at nanaCompany
Whew! You guys!!! What an amazing gift this blog tour has been for me... to see everyday all the beautiful creations made using my Limited Edition collection with Art Gallery Fabrics: Paperie. { Notes for all pics above can be found here. } I wouldn't want you to miss a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at nanaCompany
I bought those at Target ;) xo amy Sent from my iPhone
Recently I shared a pic of my writing desk ~ it's very civilized and upstairs in my room. Want to see where all the hard work gets done? That would be in my studio... ahem, I mean, sweatshop, cough, I mean garage, I mean workroom... and it's being featured today... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at nanaCompany
I felt a bit rusty, but it was fun to do an embroidery project this week. I used a very pale mint green linen that I'd purchased years ago from JoAnn's as the base and chose a few skeins of cotton floss as well as some Appleton crewel wool. (Appleton... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2016 at nanaCompany
hello Jen, I have heard that the tags printed beautifully and I'm surprised you had a problem since this was a pdf, however I've gone into the file and made some tweaks. You will have to download the file again and it should be perfect. I apologize! xo amy xo amy nanaCompany
It's pretty hard to miss that my Paperie fabric collection lends itself really well to Valentine's Day. So of course I had to take some of those sweet motifs to make some tags and seals for us. Get the free Valentine Gift Tag printable here. It looks like this: Print... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at nanaCompany
Those sweet little mice are manufactured by a company called Maileg and you can find them online or at Anthropologie. Xo Amy xo amy Sent from my iPhone
Very excited today is the start of the Paperie Blog Tour! Twenty-one old and new friends sewing with my first fabric collection to inspire you (and me!) And we're kicking off with the very talented Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt, author of the book, Sew Organized For the Busy Girl.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at nanaCompany
Patchwork is fun but garments make me nervous. Sooo this year I've decided to tackle garment making head-on. I mean, yes, I've made a few dresses for the girls in the past ~ but this year I want to try sewing sleeves, shorts, more complex frocks, and even something for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at nanaCompany
I was really excited about my Tall Tall Trees bed runner ~ made exclusively with Paperie fabrics and Pure Elements. I added the borders and a few extra shots of color. But after several minutes of quilting I immediately began to feel uneasy. I was pretty sure I should rip... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at nanaCompany
{ my free holiday gift tags in action. find the printable here. } { yummiest homemade sugar cookies from Alissa of MySweetViolette } { sweet Paperie fabrics gifts from Jenni of @zjsquiltymomma } { paperie charms made by Melissa of } { Paperie ornament made by Renee of Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at nanaCompany
Yes, I use the 28 wt in my machine though I change my needle to a 90 and use my normal 50 wt in the bobbin. Good luck! xo amy Sent from my iPhone
Thank you, Laura, for the sweet note! Happy 2016 to you as well! xo
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2015 on Half-Hearted | free PDF pattern at nanaCompany
that is so special, I wish all the best to you and your sweet boy! xo amy
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2015 on Half-Hearted | free PDF pattern at nanaCompany
It's Christmas Eve Eve! I've poured myself a glass of wine and I'm ready to wrap presents. If you're still wrapping gifts like me, I've designed a free downloadable sheet of gift tags to make your presents extra pretty! For best results, print on smooth card stock or sticker paper... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at nanaCompany
There's a new mouse in the house. This one's got a polka dot cap and his coverlet made from Paperie fabrics + Art Gallery Pure Elements (solids). I even added a jingle bell to the bottom of his quilt as a finishing touch. Gotta love him. This mouse loves his... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at nanaCompany
I have been planning and scheming with a spool of thread... It's my new favorite: Aurifil variegated thread 4654 in 28 wt. And I gave it a first try the other night, on a patchwork of AGF Pure Elements set against my "Stamped" print from Paperie. I've got bigger plans... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at nanaCompany
I used AGF Pure Elements in 420, 411, 426, 444, and 410 (the dark grey, which I don't think was the best choice) along with solid white, and random scraps of Paperie in the grey border. The Pure Elements can be found on Art Gallery Fabrics website for reference, purchase them wherever they're sold. When I make my bigger version I think I'm going to use solids and prints for the hearts :)
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2015 on Half-Hearted | free PDF pattern at nanaCompany
One of my favorite prints from Paperie is the heart print, "happily ever after". And while preparing for Fall Quilt Market 2015 I stitched up this mini as a re-creation of that print: { photo credit: AGF Studio } I'd like to make a bigger quilt using my "half-hearted" block... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at nanaCompany