I'm Val, a multimedia artist who is currently sidetracked by a love affair with felted fiber. I run a small handcrafting business, while working full time as a wife and mom of two teen boys. i am fighting hard to keep them on track as they navigate the wonders and pitfalls of growing up. An artist, painter, and an inventive seamstress, I craft my way through the rough patches in life... needle felting whimsy into my creations helps keep me sane! Along with my side kick, Lola, (a Portuguese Water Dog) and an almost 30 year old crotchety cockatiel (my first true love ;o), I am dedicated to living a Handmade Life out of a sane and welcoming home.