Welcome to my shop! Random Acts of Amy specializes in creating hand embroidered pieces featuring images and text that range from the whimsical, to the unexpected, to the evocative, on a range of playful and vintage-inspired fabrics. Hand embroidery makes a great gift for the important events in your life like weddings, anniversaries, graduations, housewarmings, and more. They are pieces that will last for many years, making them heirlooms to treasure. RANDOM ACTS OF AMY is a one-woman operation, started in Rockford, IL! My journey has taken the girl behind the needle & thread to the wilds of a far southern suburb of Chicago. I feature an eclectic array of hand-embroidered items (and sometimes other things as the creative mood strikes me). I'm a life-long crafter who finds energy in being creative. A Librarian by day, the process of creating and crafting allows me to express myself in a unique way. I like to try new things, and I’m always up for a crafty challenge. The tactile nature of embroidery endlessly fascinates me. I love the texture and feel of different fabrics and stitches, and combine them in ways not only to better render and image, but also to entice the viewer to want to touch the surfaces, as well. Hand embroidering allows me the time to create and relax; there’s nothing so soothing as pulling floss through fabric.