I grew up in a creative household. My mum used to collect dolls and make crafts to sell at local markets and of course once I was old enough to help I would. I also used to sew my own clothes, create furniture, clothing and a caravan etc from my Barbies and Sindy dolls. In a happy marriage for over 24 years with two amazing kids - currently 20 & 18. We've home educated for most of their school years. Was a Scout leader for 8 years, forum manager for the NZAGC for ten years and national rep for 2 years. I initiated and taught a Gifted programme at our local primary school for 2 1/2 years. Love to keep busy but with Fibromyalgia now having it's way with me, I find getting through each day a little tougher than it used to be. Crafting - and in particular creating miniatures, keeps me occupied and I have found myself sticking with a craft for longer than ever before. So many facets of creating minis - keeping me endlessly fascinated!