Hi! My name is Amy. I'm a fabric designer for Art Gallery Fabrics and a sewing book author ("Sweetly Stitched Handmades" and "Rainy Day Sewing"). We moved recently from sunny California to gorgeous Williamsburg, Virginia and we love it here. I've got four kids and one sweet husband. I think there is a lot of beauty in our "everyday" and I'll be sharing that with you as I design, create and sew.
Always writing and drawing since I could hold a pencil, I didn't begin sewing until Father's Day 2006. That day we were at Target and I convinced my husband to buy me a sewing machine. We bought the second cheapest machine available that day ~ a Shark (it was sooo loud!) that I used until Christmas 2011, when I switched to a Singer (for a very short time, urgh!) and now I sew on a Janome 7700 QCP :)
In 2007, I launched nanaCompany on Etsy and it tickles me that people sometimes call me Nana. Back then, Olivia and Mia were not yet born and I decided on the name "nana" as an acronym...
"N" is for Nick, my husband
"A" is for me - Amy
"N" is for Nicholas, my son
"A" is for Anne, my oldest daughter.
Completely self-taught in everything, I am a "see it - do it" kind of girl. I love trying new techniques and I still feel that I'm finding my style.
It has been an amazing journey (from the day I sewed my first little girl apron to today) and I'd like to thank each and all of you who have been commenting, encouraging, and inspiring me along the way. Thank you. So very much. I hope you enjoy the blog.