Hello, my name is Michelle Afentoulis. I am the creator of Patterns and Batter. This blog came to me as an effort to release some of my creative energy and get people to see or do something maybe they haven’t had the chance or know how to do. The blog will focus on fashion, baking and design. Maybe not three ideas that you initially see going together, but through my posts hopefully you’ll see how I’ve merged the three over the years and how, if you’re interested or intrigued you can do the same.
I am graphic designer/art director by trade, but also have a background in architecture. I am a self-taught baker and basically love anything sweet (all day, everyday). I recently took up interior design and I am completely obsessed. And well, the fashion part just comes naturally. I’ve had an interest in doing something with fashion for as long as I can remember (design, merchandising, stylist), but I haven’t had the opportunity yet. So, I’m making this my opportunity.
I currently live in Scottsdale, AZ. The land of sunshine – literally, it’s amazing how many days of sun is here. I’m a recent transfer from Atlanta, GA and before that, St. Louis, MO. I’m a big city girl, with an appreciation of all things local. Some of my favorite activities around town are checking out the local boutiques, cafes, farmers markets and bakeries.
I am always open to comments, suggestions, opinions, collaborations, so if you see something you want to know more about, just shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org): I’m always around.
I hope you enjoy Patterns and Batter. It is so exciting to share my inspirations and creations every week with you.