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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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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 3 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
Kristin! thank you SO much. I'm going to try this! xoxo amy
Sevenberry florals, yes. Teeny tiny stamp stickers that make everything look cute? Yes. Dashwood Studios Christmas fabrics??? Yes, please! (Go take a look at these, you'll thank me.) There are some things we just can't get in the U.S. Thanks to the Homemakery, we can get it anyway. Ha ha!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at nanaCompany
I'm 40. Oh, it's fabulous, they say. We'll see... It certainly started off not-so-bad. I love this illustration my super talented friend drew up for me. (I especially love how young she made me look although 10 might be pushing it a little. But only just a little ;) Thanks... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at nanaCompany
First, can I say, it was painfully hard to choose just one design. We did, though, and our Christmas cards from Minted have arrived and we think they're our best yet! "We" being the Christmas card committee at my house (that's me, my husband and Olivia). We all loved this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at nanaCompany
Advent calendars are a fun tradition and my kids love 'em because ~ well, they love chocolate. eHow asked me to design my own calendar and I jumped at the chance... then I got really nervous. There are a million ways to make a beautiful Advent calendar... a thousand ways... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at nanaCompany
hi Julie! nope, never lived in Sydney, though i'd love to visit some day ;) That cursive font is called "Bombshell Pro" and it's one of many beautiful fonts by Emily Lime (I think that's her name). It runs about $50 but is totally worth it if you use fonts a lot. cheers and thanks for buying my book!!!!! xo amy
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A few weeks ago I summoned up the courage to take pics of my little ones for our Christmas cards. Surprisingly there were no tears (from me) and no swearing (from them, haha). It was weird. Two nearly painless fifteen minute sessions and I was done!!! That... is my Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at nanaCompany
Perhaps a little bit late... But it's all this one's fault... {cross-stitch design by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery} Haaa!!! I kept telling myself I'll share the Halloween pics once I've finished my Halloween Spooky Sampler and my goal was to finish the entire stitchery a few weeks ago (???). Now... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at nanaCompany
i LOVE those tree blocks Aneela!!! awesome! xo
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oh hello there! I'm just laying here like a limp noodle ~ laptop on lap, cup of tea by my side, I've eaten nothing but Pho noodle soup for days, the sewing machine is calling my name as there are deadlines to meet, but a nap is sounding pretty enticing.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at nanaCompany
I've discovered the perfect pink. It's more of a blush really... the palest of pinks. I found it in my stash and there's less than a 1/4 yard left but I don't know what it is!!! (I have a feeling it's Kaufman Kona in Pearl Pink, but I won't know... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at nanaCompany
Welcome! Are you enjoying the blog hop? You're familiar with the book we're celebrating by now, right? 318 Patchwork Patterns. (You know, the beloved book previously released in Japanese, out of print, but now it's available again and it's an English edition thanks to the savvy folks at World Book... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at nanaCompany
thanks so much, Terri! xo
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2014 on just a bit of color at nanaCompany
thank you! they are the sweetest sisters…. so neat to watch! xo amy
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Happy Fall to you Denise! xo
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2014 on just a bit of color at nanaCompany
yes, Mia is my baby but she won't be for much longer… waaah!!! xo amy
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2014 on just a bit of color at nanaCompany
fixed it!!! thanks so much for the heads up… I appreciate it! xo amy
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2014 on just a bit of color at nanaCompany
thank you, Jessi! xo
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2014 on just a bit of color at nanaCompany
Autumn in Los Angeles, I've gotta say, is nothing compared to the autumns I knew growing up in New England. The entire countryside seemed to be lit on fire. In L.A. a handful of leaves may die and fall to the ground, while the palm trees look exactly the same... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at nanaCompany