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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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Introducing VELVET, my latest collection with Art Gallery Fabrics. This collection is all about the luxury of home: all the little things and loved ones that make your home a haven. My initial inspiration came from the green velvet cushions on my living room couch, and hence the name. Like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2021 at nanaCompany
Time goes by so fast and so slow all at the same time, haha. Goodness. In the thick of quarantine I finally found time to make a bear I'd promised Mia for years. Literally years. Like, I'd kinda thought it might be too late to put in the effort, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2020 at nanaCompany
I'm so glad you enjoyed seeing all the gorgeous projects makers made with Mayfair for the Showcase. It's always such a great reward to see the finished products after having designed the fabrics with so much love. But hey, how are you doing these days? I've had a mountain of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2020 at nanaCompany
Over the last few weeks I shared a select group of talented makers and their sewing projects using my latest fabric collection, Mayfair, on social media. This here is the round up and let me just say-- these sewists did a phenomenal job at making Mayfair shine! So much beauty!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2020 at nanaCompany
{ Disclaimer: I began writing this post back in January. So forgive me the untimeliness but I'm catching up on all things life and well, now it's leap day already. But I'm here! For those of you new here: Hi, my name is Amy! I've got four kids, I design... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2020 at nanaCompany
Happy Holidays, friends!! I'm so happy to be participating with Amber Elliot of Alderwood Studio for her Little Christmas Sew-a-long. She's gathered a few of my favorite sewing friends to unite their Christmas tutorials, and today I bring you the Wonder Tree ornament!! It's no secret I like simple. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2019 at nanaCompany
My friend Minki Kim has done it again!! Her latest book Zakka from the Heart has recently been released and it is just as delightful and sweet as she is! This book contains 16 zakka projects and what's really clever is how Minki creates everyday items using unexpected construction techniques.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2019 at nanaCompany
The holidays are upon us. Now before anyone complains that Thanksgiving comes first, I know, I know! I love Thanksgiving. But I lump ALL of the end of year holiday craziness into the term holidays. And before I get to the business of the day I just have to share... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at nanaCompany
Hello! I’m a bit late, I know, but I am excited to announce the winner of the Rainy Day Sewing book giveaway. And I wanted to show you just a few of the extra things the winner will be receiving: Making this little pincushion was a flat out joy. Way... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2019 at nanaCompany
hello! I'm so excited that my next book, "Rainy Day Sewing" is now available online and at bookstores! Rainy Day Sewing includes 18 sewing projects (from quilts and cushions to softies and totes) that are simple and fun to sew. This book was indeed a labor of love! Although, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at nanaCompany
I hope you enjoyed seeing all the wonderful makes from the Sonata Showcase and maybe met a new maker or two! I've got a winner to announce from the Ginger Root Bags giveaway! G I V E A W A Y W I N N E R ! Thank you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at nanaCompany
I have loved this Sonata Showcase because each designer has given me a gift. To see my fabric in the hands of such amazing makers is the most rewarding part of designing fabric and I have been overwhelmed with the sewing skills, the photography, the time and effort each designer... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at nanaCompany
I have so many beautiful projects from the Sonata Showcase to share with you, let's get right to it! And don't miss the giveaway at the end! Day 3 featured Fran Gulick of Cotton and Joy. Fran is a web designer by day, and quilter by night. She used Sonata... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at nanaCompany
Happy New Year, Friends! I wish you all peace and joy. I've always loved starting a new year and 2019 is no different. There is so much to hope for and so much to strive for. I would like to share with you some pics from the holidays but first... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at nanaCompany
The Places We Go I love this year's theme for the Aurifil Designer Block of the Month and I'm pleased as punch Pat Sloan asked me a year ago to be a part of the team because she's just amazing and so is Aurifil thread. Please click here to visit... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2018 at nanaCompany
Hi Lisa! thanks! My friend bought this ladder for me as a gift and had it shipped to me so I don't know where it's from but I see ladders similar to these at HomeGoods. xo
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2018 on Shine On! at nanaCompany
I'm so excited about this! Emily Dennis of Quilty Love wrote a fabulous book called "Modern Quilts: Block by Block" and I've just been trying it out. Using my latest fabric collection, Sonata, I chose a limited palette and made the Shine On block from Emily's book: I love how... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at nanaCompany
Hello! Have you seen? I have a brand new fabric collection out. It's called Sonata and I love it so much!! This collection was inspired by my lifelong love for the music of the amazing Ludwig van Beethoven and it is my favorite yet. One of the very first things... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at nanaCompany
Many years ago I made a quick drawing in my sketchbook. And I let it sit for years and who knows what inspires a person to work again on a sketch from so many years ago, but I picked it up during a snowstorm this month and cleaned it up...... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at nanaCompany
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 Jan 16, 2018 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