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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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these are so insanely gorgeous, I could cry. It's what I aspire to, Aneela. hats off to you! xo amy
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2015 on selection at comfortstitching
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It's still hot here. And humid. Hot and sticky humid. So have I mentioned I'm really excited about the month of October coming and bringing with it some cool weather for boots and sweaters and scarves? Also, hello October! This year ~ for the first time ever ~ it means... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at nanaCompany
These days... I keep reminding myself, "work smarter, not harder" but I am so easily distracted. In a few days I'm leaving for North Carolina where I'll be teaching a class at the Swapaholics retreat with a group of amazing sewists. Preparations for that have pretty much consumed me (along... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at nanaCompany
No more sneaky peeking, no more teasing... it's all out there, girls! Get a good look at Paperie, my Limited Edition collection (yes, all ten prints!) with Art Gallery Fabrics in their new Fall 2015 LookBook... click here to see. Seriously, go check out every print! And so many other... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at nanaCompany
Some things are just a pleasure to make... And this Early Bird Place Mat designed by Erin Cox of Why Not Sew? was definitely one of them. I adapted it ever so slightly, but I loved working with Erin's pattern. Find this design and 10 others in Erin's debut book,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at nanaCompany
Ready for a tease... Here's a taste of what you can expect from Paperie, my Limited Edition collection with Art Gallery Fabrics coming out this fall! So excited! Are you ready for more? xo amy Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at nanaCompany
hi Jess, I've fixed my blogpost to reflect the real timing: it's due out in stores March 2016. That leaves plenty of time to get all excited about it! xo amy
Here's a pic that only we can appreciate, I realize. How many times do you look at your trimmings and think, 'gosh they're so pretty! I know! So this one's for us. Over the summer I had a little secret sewing project and now I can finally reveal it! Windham... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at nanaCompany
You guys!! I'm so excited! Today I am a fabric designer. Happy day! It's better than a happy day, it's ~ oh, I can't even tell you ~ it's just a dream come true. This morning, Art Gallery Fabrics announced me as a new Limited Edition designer~ joining a dream... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at nanaCompany
boo hooooo! No, not really. I don't mind at all that summer's ending. I'm looking forward to the crisper air that arrives with fall, a little more structure in my day, and a chance to get some breathing space from the rugrats while they're at school. Yeah, I'm ok with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2015 at nanaCompany
hello! Just wrapped up my big summer project and I'm so happy I could scream and shout. The big reveal will be coming soon and I can't wait to share with you. Soon. Like, really soon! Have you seen these cute purse kits available at Zakka Workshop? This is one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at nanaCompany
hi Diane! I used a garment cotton, so it's thinner than quilting cotton... but not quite as thin as lawn or voile. Unfortunately I don't know where I got it from and there's no selvedge info. But thank you!!! Do get the pattern, it was a fairly easy make. xoxo xo amy nanaCompany
hello! It's been a while I know. A while since I've sewn and blogged. I took a week long "California Adventure" road trip with my family (and it was like the best time ever) but other than that I've been working super hard behind the scenes. Once again I have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at nanaCompany
As shocking as it may seem: Mia turned three last week. Yes, 3. And we celebrated her in the simplest way possible, but with all the things she asked for... ... Cake, candles, presents, balloons and chocolate coins (she listed these things to me all the days leading up to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at nanaCompany
Hello all! It's another #FarmGirlFriday and my stop along the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along! If you don't have it yet, go get Lori Holt's third book, Farm Girl Vintage, to learn how to make 45 of the cutest blocks and also learn how to turn those blocks into beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at nanaCompany
There was a very small, untidy shop in a rundown strip mall near where I lived years ago. And in that shop there were three rolls of Liberty of London lawn. I didn't know what it was at the time, but I bought yards of what they had and now... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at nanaCompany
hi Holly, The Toshie Ishii cross stitch pattern charts were put out by Lecien, which is who I got mine from. I've searched online and found that still sells one "baby" chart, but otherwise they seem to be impossible to find. You might check etsy or eBay occasionally to see if anyone is ever selling from their personal stash. I use mine frequently and won't be selling them. Good luck! xo amy
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2015 on Come sew with me! | Swapaholics at nanaCompany
I'm writing a new pattern for this sewing "book" because I needed a fun project (basically, it's like my needle book, but on steroids). Did I mention I'll be teaching at the Swapaholics Retreat coming up in September in North Carolina? It's a weekend for sewing, swapping, learning new tricks... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at nanaCompany
I always come back to the same themes and I hope you're not bored, because this will always be a universal truth: there's no place like "Home Sweet Home"! I made this piece for my mom ~ for Mother's Day ~ and put love in every stitch. If you'd like... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at nanaCompany
Spring Market ~ that is! International Quilt Market in Minneapolis is over now but at the point when I started writing this post, it hadn't yet started. And though I didn't get to go, all my work from the past few months traveled there... so I thought I'd do a... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at nanaCompany
Two girls whose work I deeply admire, Janice Zeller Ryan and Beth Vassalo, have written a book about modern medallion quilts that is really a show stopper, full of inspiring quilts made by the most talented quilters out there (and me). Yes, they asked me to be a part of... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at nanaCompany
Welcome! I'm sure you've heard of it, but have you seen Oakshott cotton in person yet? I was so curious about it because the colors always looked so luxe and … dynamic… and it all makes sense to me now. { an Oakshott image } Oakshott cottons are special because... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at nanaCompany
I'm home again. And it all happened so fast it already feels like a dream. London in springtime is truly a lovely thing... It's been ten years since I was last in London. I've been there many, many times, but it was different this visit. The #1 hotspot on my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at nanaCompany
Lately I've been working on quilts quilts quilts, but one night I managed to make this tiny dress using a sample of double gauze sent over by Lecien. The print is from their new collection called Rococo & Sweet, and it certainly is sweet. I'm going way back now ~... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at nanaCompany
Hello! Oh my, time has flown and my first book, Sweetly Stitched Handmades, is officially here at last! Get yourself a copy at,, and if you live outside the U.S. check out for free international shipping. Okay. So, would you like to see some of the sweetly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at nanaCompany