I am Barbara who loved art and crochet very much. Even as a small girl I loved to create things. Early on, my toys of choice were a pencil and a piece of paper. Clothes, flowers, and animals were my favorite things to draw.

My mom was quite crafty and had many examples of crocheted and embroidered items around the house. She would make my Halloween costumes even my dad helped) and other clothes.

When she wasn’t around, I’d sneak into her sewing kit. I wasn’t allowed to use the sewing machine, but I managed to make dolls and doll clothes – and some amusing attempts at making clothes for myself – by hand.