I've always loved all the textiles arts. I started with little craft projects and taught myself to sew doll clothes when I was about 6. I couldn't buy clothes to fit that I liked so I started making all my own clothes when I was in Junior High School. Also, it saved money and allowed us to afford nicer clothes. Later, I got into embroidery. My sewing machine is ancient and I've been searching for a new one with more features, especially computerized machine embroidery.