I have enjoyed crafting for as long as I can remember. My grandmother was an important role model to me in this area. She helped me learn to sew by working on a quilt with me. She inspired me to experiment and be interested in lots of different types of art projects. Some of the crafts that I enjoy include flower arranging, sewing and making jewelry. I mostly like French Country or Shabby Chic decor. This fits in nicely with my love for antiques. I have experimented with painting furniture with chalk paint since it is all the rage right now. I enjoy sifting through old things to find items to use in projects. I love old textiles, lace and buttons which I frequently use in my jewelry designs.