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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
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Our little "maker's" world is a sweet one ~ full of women (some men, too!) that encourage, inspire, and show such selfless generosity. Rachel of Wooden Spoon Quilts is one of those women who hits all three nails on the head and basically… I want to copy everything she makes!... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at nanaCompany
Pretty little things... I've been gathering a few up for you this past month. Why? Oh, just because my book Sweetly Stitched Handmades is finally, at last, almost here!! (It's official release date is April 1, 2015 and that's one week from today!) I thought it would be fun to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at nanaCompany
Many months ago, one of my fave shops, Fat Quarter Shop, asked me to curate a Blogger's Choice Bundle and I'm thrilled to announce it's available now! I chose fabrics from the collections that would be current today and I fell hard for these prints from Daysail, Wanderer, Franklin, Ashton... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at nanaCompany
Hi Luann, the sale was on Wednesday and everything sold in minutes but there are three books still available last time I checked :)
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2015 on Bon Bon Bebe winner | Spring Sale at nanaCompany
Thanks to all those who entered the Bon Bon Bebe fat quarter bundle giveaway sponsored by RJR fabrics. I've got a winner! In case there was more than one Fran, it was the Fran who wrote, "Your quilt is beautiful and I just love Miss Bo Peep! And you were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at nanaCompany
I'm all about the quilts lately. I want big ones and little ones and I want lots of 'em. Enough to fill an entire closet so that my kids will never want when it's fort-building time and so that guests will never want when visiting our home. Soon we'll be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at nanaCompany
hiya dearie, yes, the lawn in white and off-white are both from Kaufman too! xo amy
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2015 on in between stitches... at nanaCompany
my dear, you could do it, for sure! you could even do the bag in one allover print to make it even easier. The patchwork is optional, but I know you can do it! xo
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2015 on in between stitches... at nanaCompany
In the midst of working on bigger projects, a little instant gratification is always nice. The other day I took ten minutes out of my day to frame my Stitch Love Postcard with a fabric mat and a few buttons. Like the look? To make your own fabric mat, press... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at nanaCompany
Can I just say, there's nothing sweeter than receiving a real valentine in the mail, in the middle of a Valentines day photo "shoot". Thank you Renee, for truly brightening my day! And Happy Valentines day to all of you! ************* Mollie Johanson over at Wild Olive has been celebrating... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at nanaCompany
It's finally here! Milk, Sugar & Flower by Elea Lutz for Penny Rose Fabrics has finally hit our favorite fabric shops and now you can start sewing with this sweet and charming line! If you've been keeping up with me, you know I've sewn two doll quilts in hopes of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at nanaCompany
I love this month's cover of Homespun magazine. That Kaffe Fasset block is just the tip of the iceberg on a quilt that (in completion) is really quite stunning. And it's super cool that they featured my fabric stamps pic inside this issue... Making these stamps was a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at nanaCompany
The quilt top for my girls is finished at last!!! The pic above shows the quilt top when it was only about halfway complete. (See that tiny sewing machine up there? It sits on a shelf next to my sewing table and makes me giggle because I sometimes feel like... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at nanaCompany
Some days, making soup is the solution for everything... The act of making it is a labor of love for sure. The steam coming from the stock pot humidifies the air, the broth boosts immunity, and the soup is... well, it's spoonful after spoonful of soothing delicious yum. Go away... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at nanaCompany
Wow. Thank you. Thanks to those of you who purchased an advance copy of my book last week. I was so not prepared for all those orders to come in at once and it took an entire week to ship them all out!!! And now a big thanks to my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at nanaCompany
I was having a great time paper-piecing the flower medallion for the center of this doll quilt but... when it came time to applique it down (tucking the seam allowances underneath those pointy points) ~ yuck! My plan was to make a pattern of this doll quilt, but if I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at nanaCompany
hi Susanna! well I hate to say it, but of course this fabric is an older print, I bought it from Superbuzzy many years ago and I've never seen it anywhere else. It was perfect for this project, I think, though, right? xo amy
*** EDIT: All advance copies have SOLD OUT. I have reserved some copies for my international friends who have inquired about postage overseas and I will be in touch with you shortly. Thank you... thank you!!!!!! I'm so very very honored and awed at how fast these books sold. Happy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at nanaCompany
Our Christmas was quiet this year and a crummy little cold had a lot to do with it. I don't know about you, but I'm so ready to ring in the New Year ~ full of promise and hope. I always see a new year as another chance to do... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at nanaCompany
It's been all about the trees over here... Tall, tall, trees... if you ask my little Mia. And despite the sudden time-warp closeness to Christmas (I thought there were weeks to go, but no, it's days away!), I even managed to write up a pattern for this one. You kinda... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at nanaCompany
Everything. The most wonderful everything! I feel like a lot of good things are starting to happen and I have a thousand blessings to be thankful for. My goal is to enjoy this holiday season and not get weighed down by the length of my to-do list. More easily said... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at nanaCompany
thanks Melissa, I'm going to check out the recipe now. I love barley, too, so it could be perfect! xo amy
I've pinned the recipe, thanks! I think I'm going to try all the recipes so I can figure which I like best :) xo amy
Laurel, I am moving to your hood! in two years!!!
hello Sigi! thank you so much for taking the time to dig out your recipe! I appreciate it and I am going to give the above recipe a try. I could eat soup every day and I agree with your dad ~ almost everything should begin with an onion!!! xo amy