Speaking of crafting, that is how I initially got my start. Back in the days of craft malls (where I bought the cow-pig), my mom and I rented space in a local shop. I made dolls and quilts and my mom painted acrylic wood plaques and objects. After working at it for a few years I began taking out a few ads in a crafting magazine selling doll patterns. All the while I was still cross stitching. The day came when I took a leap of faith and bought a computer program for my Mac and started designing. That's when I sold my first patterns to Leisure Arts.
Mr. Spot is back on the shelf above my desk. He needed a good dusting anyway so I'm glad I took him down to show you.