I started crocheting in 2007. I saw amigurumi online and sort of freaked out. I wanted to make it! I'd done lots of other crafts: scrapbooking, cross stitch, embroidery, and knitting, but I fell in love with the little creatures you could make with yarn and a crochet hook. After teaching myself on YouTube, I bought lots of crochet books and started trying to design my own. I wanted to make people dolls, and I couldn't find many patterns out there at all, so I crocheted my first human doll, Conan O'Brien. The rest is history. I've had a lot of fun meeting some really cool people, have written some books, and am always looking for my next challenging project!