I really can't remember when I started! My Mom says I started drawing when I was 2. Before I went to school or maybe kindergarten I drew around my doll on a newspaper and cut out patterns to sew doll dresses. I sure wish I knew what happened to those dresses. I'm a watercolor artist, garment sewing, crocheting, knitting nut who just started quilting!! As if I needed more projects! I know how to hand embroidry but it is not my favorite.