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Amy
Los Angeles
love my family, good design and pretty little things
Interests: crafting, sewing, food, running, vintage, paper, books, all things bright and beautiful
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I bought those at Target ;) xo amy www.nanaCompany.typepad.com Sent from my iPhone
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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 3 days ago at nanaCompany
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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
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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 www.nanaCompany.typepad.com
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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
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Those sweet little mice are manufactured by a company called Maileg and you can find them online or at Anthropologie. Xo Amy xo amy www.nanaCompany.typepad.com Sent from my iPhone
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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
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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
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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
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{ 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 OhHowSweet.com } { Paperie ornament made by Renee of SewnWithGrace.com... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at nanaCompany
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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 www.nanaCompany.typepad.com 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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{ Some of the outtakes from our first photo session } Every year I look forward to this. ha ha. The Christmas card frenzy. And every year, we survive. Honestly, I have Minted to thank. They make such fabulous printed products it motivates me and keeps me interested because every... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at nanaCompany
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One of the things I've loved about Art Gallery Fabrics all these years is the LookBooks they create for all new collections. The LookBooks showcase all the new prints displayed in fun projects and offer project details where possible. The Paperie LookBook came out today and I hope you'll go... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at nanaCompany
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hi Laura, I know that they ended up posting the kits on their IG account, so you might contact them through that channel :) xo amy nanaCompany www.nanaCompany.typepad.com
haha you spotted that! the cute Santa fabric I used in this is a line from Alexander Henry that came out last year but I don't know what it's called. All the other fabrics are from Art Gallery Fabrics. xo xo amy nanaCompany www.nanaCompany.typepad.com
hi Shannon, I end up making all my own pillow forms because my cases are all odd sizes. As this cushion finishes at 16 x 12" I generally make an insert that exact same size. xo xo amy nanaCompany www.nanaCompany.typepad.com
oh i'm loving that print right now! it's called Wild Beauty from the Rapture collection by Pat Bravo : Rapture by Pat Bravo Rapture by Pat Bravo Rapture Fabric Collection by Pat Bravo. The Rapture girl is fearless & sophisticated. She dares to wear bold prints with bright hues of lemon, red & blue. She loves... View on www.liveartgalleryfabr... Preview by Yahoo xo amy nanaCompany www.nanaCompany.typepad.com
hi Linda, you're right, I don't think Pink Door Fabrics has listed the kits yet but check back later today... they've put together the cutest fabrics!