I first held a crochet hook at age 3. My mom and elder sister tried to teach my 5 year old sister how to crochet, but told me I was too little. I told them I COULD do it! And I did. :) The rest is history. I've been crocheting now for about 35 years.I'm originally from Wisconsin, but now live with my husband and 3 little girls (Holland, Madison & Adelaide) near Auckland, New Zealand. My little girls model most of my designs.