Raised on a farm in southeast Arkansas, I grew up with a love of nature and handmade items. Whether it was working in the cotton fields, fishing in the bayou, canning food, or sleeping under Mama’s quilts, life was simpler. I have a large family and have always enjoyed making handmade gifts for them and for my friends. Now when I go home to visit, I don’t know if they are more eager to see me or what I have brought for them.