I live near Des Moines IA and I’m married with 3 kids ages 17, 13, and 10. I started out as a computer programmer but when my oldest child started kindergarten, I decided to stay home and work on crafts when I’m not running kids. I have always been interested in crafts and different projects. I taught myself to sew in high school. My neighbor introduced me to craft shows in 1997 and I designed and published my first pattern in 2001.
I currently have over 70 patterns using various mediums such as cotton fabrics, Woolfelt, wool and punchneedle embroidery. My business name is CottonWood Creations because I liked making things out of cotton fabrics and wood. My patterns are whimsical seasonal characters and are easy and fast to make. I still do craft shows in the fall and design new patterns every year.