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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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Happy New Year! I'm really not all that embarrassed that I did New Year cards with Minted this year instead of Christmas cards. Not only that, but I haven't sent them all out yet! But we did have a wonderful holiday break and I hope you did too. We are... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at nanaCompany
It seems like many moons ago I made a quilt pattern called "Ornament Box" and it's still one of my favorites. The pattern is available here at my etsy shop. Amanda Clark (@amandamclark on Instagram) made this version using Little Town fabrics and it's exactly the quilt I'd want to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at nanaCompany
Hello. It's the most wonderful time of the year. Again. We've been so busy. Not a manic, out of control, no time for happiness busy. Nope. More like there's been so much to celebrate and I've gone back to school for nursing and we adopted a little orange and white... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2017 at nanaCompany
Quilty books are the best. A quilty book by my friend Peta that has cake in the name? Awesome! And as anyone who has met Peta can tell you, she is just plain lovely. Truly generous, warm, and funny as all get out ~ and so so talented. I'm so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at nanaCompany
Summer's coming to an end and you know what that means? The holidays are coming!!! I'm kidding sorta, but kinda dead serious. Because time goes by that fast for me. So. Yum, right?? Originally, I was cutting just a stack of my Little Town collection, but a few fabrics from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at nanaCompany
hello All! I made a tote using my Ananas Cream print in canvas (from the Charleston collection) and took it down to the James river for a spin. Hence the name. Riverside Tote. ;) I think the pineapples are just perfect for a beach bag and of course I love... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at nanaCompany
"... simple designs to sew in no time." I LOVE those kinds of projects!! So, I've got a new book to talk about this week and it's called "Weekend Quilting" by Jemima Flendt. Jemima ~ I'm happy to say ~ is a friend of mine. And she's just as lovely... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at nanaCompany
Summer may be just beginning, but please let me introduce to you a hidden place far away, nestled deep in a forest of pines... a Little Town where winter lasts the whole year through! Yes, Little Town, my next fabric collection with Art Gallery Fabrics, is arriving at shops right... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at nanaCompany
hi Linda, I bought the ruler many years ago at a bookshop in London. I've since looked for it online and was not successful. :( xo amy
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2017 on Made For Baby at nanaCompany
I'm here to share a book with you that's new. It's full of beautiful photographs and simple sewing projects that are fun to sew. It's a book I'm so happy to add to my library, as it's written by someone who's been inspiring me for many years. I'm sure you're... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at nanaCompany
busy busy. April has been quite a month. All good but it kept us quite busy. Spring break. My sister came to visit. Easter was glorious. We celebrated Olivia's birthday. I finished another collection. And I sewed something! A pouch! Yea! I really just wanted to sew with some of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at nanaCompany
I love quilting books for all kinds of reasons, but mostly for that spark of inspiration I get from seeing the creativity of a mind that thinks differently from mine. Well, here is a truly fresh and innovative book that's hit bookstores this year... In Modern Triangle Quilts, Rebecca Bryan... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at nanaCompany
Back in February I mocked up a quilt, slowwwwly pieced it together, and then sent it off to Norma, my quilter (her website is Petit Design Co.) The quilt has been back and finished for a while but finally I got my husband to come take pics with me. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at nanaCompany
This is the month! March 2017 is finally here. That means Charleston + Les Petits are right now shipping to shops and you'll be able to see in person these two collections I have been so excited to share with you. I hope you love them as much as I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at nanaCompany
Wait a second. Whaaaaa?? How did I miss popping by to say hi in January? Geez! Well hey 2017, you're looking good! { sewing exercise, because sometimes you just gotta flex your muscles, right? } { gratuitous shot of my dear dear friend, who sadly has no other name than... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at nanaCompany
{ beautiful cards, as always, from } Oh how I'm loving this Christmas season. Virginia does it well. And yep, I snuck in a tiny bit of sewing (using some favorite prints from various Art Gallery Fabrics collections) ~ had to make these cute stockings for my sister's pups... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at nanaCompany
Living in Virginia has changed our lives in little and big ways. Visiting a tree farm to cut down our Christmas tree this year was so much more fun than going to the local tree lot and felt so very festive! Having Santa haul the tree in after being cut... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at nanaCompany
My friend Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane wrote a truly wonderful book called Quilt Petite and you're going to love it. It's the latest craft title from Tuva Publishing, who is also my book publisher, so I can't help but feel a special affinity for this book ~ but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at nanaCompany
So fun to see Paperie + Playground fabrics together... But did you hear my latest collection(s) have been announced? Yes, I'm over the moon excited!! The first is called Charleston and I can't wait to spill ALL the beans, but for now here's a tease... And another new collection I've... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at nanaCompany
It's seriously still a pinch-me moment when I think about my new role as fabric designer for Art Gallery Fabrics ~ and seeing my fabrics sewn into pretty little things is a dream come true! Sooo many beautiful projects have been shared by my very talented friends during the Playground... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at nanaCompany
Shari Butler of Doohikey Designs has created a beautiful collection "Wistful Winds" and I had an unexpected chance to play with them for her blog tour (today's the first day! Wahoo and welcome!) I'm so happy I could do this because Shari is such a special lady and I know... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at nanaCompany
Doesn't this quilt just slay you?! It's featured in the newest must-have book. Yes. Must have for all the reasons you can think of: fresh designs, stunning pics (making this book worthy of coffee table status), ALL the quilty math so you won't get a headache, and a ton of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at nanaCompany
I made a quilt. And I love it. Used Heather Ross's latest collection: Sleeping Porch. Improv'd the quilt piecing after admiring Monica Ripley's quilt design in the book, "Quilting with a Modern Slant" by Rachel May. And thoroughly enjoyed quilting wavy lines on this one. Dreamy lines, I think. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at nanaCompany
I've revisited an old tutorial of mine: the pretty little potholder. And fallen in love again. This one here is in Maureen Cracknell's gorgeous #FleetAndFlourishFabrics. And this one here is in Sharon Holland's #TapestryFabrics. I love these!! By now I feel quite comfortable making my potholders (and using them!) and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at nanaCompany
Just before I left California, Minki Kim invited me to her home for brunch along with her bestie and partner in crime Kristin Esser. I didn't have a lot of time to spend with them and I'd definitely wished I had more because first of all, when you arrive at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at nanaCompany