My mother was a great inspiration to me in becoming a crafter. I have fond memories of the two of us crafting together throughout childhood. She was the one that taught me crochet and knitting in my mid-30's. I work full-time as a Sr. Systems Analyst. In my spare time, I spend time with my family, work on my knit and crochet design business, and blog about homesteading and crafting over at ASimpleHomestead.com.