A couple of years ago, I changed everything. I left my fashion design career and life in New York City for a new life raising my kids with my husband in Michigan. The trouble is...I can't stop designing.
Coventry Drive is where I can show what I think is beautiful and stylish and inspiring.
Hello dear friends and fellow discomania participants. It's a new year and I have a new address! I am thrilled to now be on wordpress. Please visit and follow me there. I can't wait to get started with a new look and new posts! xo amy
Traveling to see family is always a welcome trip. I love driving
because I get to see everything around me. Living as an urbanite for so
long always makes me appreciate the beauty of the rural areas. It
got me thinking about images of Jack White at his home in the movie "It Might Get Loud". And John Mellencamp's body of work about this same
area of Indiana.
In winter, the land is striking and cold and beautiful.
My son is in his first year of preschool and has some wonderful teachers. I was inspired to make patchwork potholders as gifts for the teachers. Potholders are humble but can be beautiful and oh so useful.
I had seen something by My Girl Thursday on Pinterest and decided to give it a try.
They were a small and quick project that let me use fabric that I own---perfect!!
Then.... my four year old son wanted to help me. Sure.
It was fun to have him involved. I let go of my perfectionist self and embraced the process with him. We had a blast.
Some of the potholders are a little wonky, but hey, I can't blame it all on my son. :)
Next, I had fun wrapping the potholders using plain natural tissue paper, little bits of ribbon, and some cute gift tags from Target.
Now I had better look at my own collection of potholders in my kitchen drawer.
Yikes! I should have made some for myself!