I came to Madison for graduate school and married into a local family. When I am not crafting, I work from home as an independent contractor translating from German and Spanish, and as an instructional designer. When I’m not doing that, I’m at the park with my dog. I have sensitivity to certain materials and textures, so when sewing, I work almost exclusively in cotton. My projects are generally inspired by historical reenactment and role-play. My most recent projects have been bags and hats.