Sunday, March 20, 2011

Introducing Amy Hutchinson of A Full Cup Design

Want to get to know us Amys better?
Here continues a series of getting-to-know-you interviews.
Next up: Amy Hutchinson of A Full Cup Design

How long have you been an artist, and how long have you been active as a business artist?

My mom taught me to sew when I was young. I made pillows and sleeping bags for all my stuffed animals – I think I had about 30! I have been sewing ever since. Last year, my mother-in-law got me interested in making Nuno felt scarves, and I was hooked. I like to mix up my projects and try new things. About 10 or so years ago (pre-kids) I would make curtains, Roman shades, and pillows for friends. I took a big break, and last summer, I started to make purses and scarves for friends. I opened my Etsy shop this winter.

Are you an artist full time?

No. I have two young children and also work part-time as an editor.

Who or what inspires you to create?

Nature, travel, my family, or the person for whom I am sewing. My kids help me come up with fun names for the scarves I make.

Describe your work space.

I work at a big table in our dining room. It is a very sunny room and is nice to work in. I have to store my supplies wherever I can find space.

What kinds of things do you like to do in your free time?

I like to spend time playing with my kids. We especially like to go to the science museum. My husband and I like to go out to dinner or cook a nice dinner at home. My favorite bit of “me” time is to read and have a full cup of tea.

What is your favorite handmade item made by you or given to you?

My mom made my husband and me a beautiful quilt for our wedding.

What does being an Amy mean to you?

I have always thought that being an Amy, since it means “beloved”, was to live up to being the kind of person who is loved. I try to be the best wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend and person I can be!


Bree said...

What a beautiful talented Amy!!!

Tara said...

Hi Amy, My name is Tara McNeill and I'm a very good friend of Amie Davis formally known as Amie Crosby, she made me some mommy cards for my birthday years ago through your esty company and now I would like your help in making her some cards as a gift for her shower, will you contact me at thanks Tara