About 6 weeks ago, a most wonderful thing happened here: I finally hired a studio assistant! Amy Shade has a background in sewing and organic fabric, and has been keeping things humming along beautifully here. Many of you may have gotten to know her a bit over email, and she’s been packing and shipping most of the orders as well. Welcome, Amy! Here’s a photo, so you can put a face with the person on the other end of you order or email (or even phone – she does that too sometimes!), and a little Q and A so that you know something about her.
Hey Amy! What do you like to do when you’re not holding down the fort at Monaluna?
A: I like to sew, hike, and I like turtles and cats. I read a hell of a lot, too!
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: I have a black cat named Momo.
Q: Do you have any favorite designers?
A: I adore Lotta Jansdotter and I really like Orla Kiely, too.
Q: What’s your favorite spot in the world?
A: Karuizawa, Japan. We used to live in Japan and had a cabin there – it’s a beautiful place.
Q: Do you have a favorite project or thing you’ve made?
A: I’m pretty happy with the upholstery job i did on my couch recently!