Amy Kindman of Peek A Book Patterns: Designer Interview

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
“I want to say taking a bath, alone, with the kids in bed, with a book and a bowl of ice cream. Did I mention alone? But....while I would like that most days, I think my kids and husband are what bring me lasting happiness. ”

What is your greatest fear?
“Spiders. No, wait - screaming, throwing up children at 2:00 am on Christmas. Then spiders. ”

What is your favorite color?
“Pink ”

What trait do you most deplore in yourself?
“I'm a bad boss. Mind you, I have no employees besides myself. But sometimes employer Amy makes employee Amy work too much:)”

Amy Hindman of Peek A Book Patterns: Designer Interview
My favorite photo of myself: This pic. is missing my youngest (we really need to get some family photos!) but it will have to do.

What trait do you most deplore in others?
“Rudeness. Just because you're on the internet and can't be seen doesn't mean you shouldn't be polite to everyone.”

What is your greatest extravagance?
“Designer fabric :) Serious weakness for fun knits!"

What is your favorite journey?
“Like, metaphorically? The journey of life's been pretty good so far!”

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
“Patience. While it may not be "overrated," patience and I have never got along very well."

On what occasion do you lie?
“When reading my kids books at night, sometimes I skip pages, and pretend like I read the whole book. They'll never know.”

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
“Never thought much about that - probably shouldn't start now.”

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“"Don't do that!" ... "Pick up your toys!" ... "Anne, eat your food!""

What is your greatest regret?
“Regret? Long term regrets don't come to mind but we did make a fancy dinner in the Crock Pot last week and forgot to plug it in!”

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
“Easy Question - my Family!”

What talent would you most like to have?

Amy Hindman of Peek A Book Patterns: Designer Interview My favorite thing I made myself: The Okey Dokey Overalls are my favorite thing I've made. It's something I never would've dreamed of sewing a few years ago and I'm so happy with how they came out!

What is your current state of mind?
“Craziness! 3 Kids + 1 Pattern Designer = Craziness”

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
“3 Arms - I could get more done that way. Maybe 4 arms.”

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
“Myself - I don't want someone else's life. ”

Where would you like to live?
“Somewhere with more trees!”

What is your favorite occupation?

What is the quality you most like in a man?
“Dependability- I like to know I can always rely on my husband to be there for me ”

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
“Confidence - women can do great things.”

What do you most value in your friends?
“Someone who really understands me. Many people relate to me as a young mom of kids but not many people even get what my job is”

Amy Hindman of Peek A Book Patterns: Designer Interview My most treasured possessions: My fabric stash.

Who are your favorite artists?
“Pinterest. Well I guess that's not one artist but so many people are creating great art everyday. Many of today's best artists are disguised as moms!”

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
“Harry Potter."

Who are your heroes in real life?
“My Mother!"

What are your favorite motto?
"Just do it."

How would you like to die?
"Um .... of old age, but not too old :)"

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