Since childhood Amy has dabbled in drawing, painting and writing, but it wasn’t until her early 30’s that she bought her first sewing machine and really began to bloom as an artist. Amy taught her how to sew, learning new techniques as I went along, while embracing the amazing global online creative community that has inspired, motivated and encouraged her every step of the way. She began blogging at nanaCompany – a journal of her sewing adventures – in 2011. Photography and design then became a regular part of her everyday life and she's been endlessly inspired by her four children: Anne, Nicholas, Olivia, and Mia.
Amy and her family have recently relocated from sunny California to gorgeous Williamsburg, Virginia. Her work has been featured in countless magazines and books, and she debuted her first book, “Sweetly Stitched Handmades” in 2015. As her children have grown up, she has seen her work develop from a style that was primarily informed by them, to a style that is more in tune with her own personal aesthetic. She loves simple designs and lots of neutrals with happy splashes of color. Designing fabric is an unexpected dream come true and she is loving the way that it has brought her back to that happy simple love of pen and paper… of free flowing expression printed onto fabric that can then be cut up and sewn back together to create things for people she loves.