I love to make things. I remember childhood as a time of imaginative games in the backyard, making up stories as I go. Now I have a couple suitcases full of collected ephemera and a mind constantly dreaming up ideas for crafting this or that. I like creating everyday beauty in my life, and the process is part of the joy — from creating a baby book layered in mementos to dip-dyeing fabric in tubs of color and watching the magic happen.