I come from a long line of crafters. My whole family loves to make things with their hands. I am a painter by profession, but I learned to sew, knit, crochet, bead, cross stitch, etc, when I was a child. I also have some experience in wood working and metal smithing. At the end of the day, something needs to exist that did not exist before, or I feel like the day has been wasted. So much the better if that new thing is beautiful too!