Amanda @yarn_house – CAT Moderator
Where do you live: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
How long have you been crafting for?: I’ve been a crafter my whole life, really. My Mum is an artist, so I grew up always having access to all of her fancy art supplies. I learned to crochet from my Nana when I was about 5, but never really picked it up again until my late 20s when I used it to replace cigarettes.
Tea or coffee?: Depends on the time of day. Mostly coffee though.
Favourite quote: “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. The sinners are much more fun” – Billy Joel.
A little bit about yourself: i live on Vancouver Island with my hilarious, professional poker playing husband and our 2 equally hilarious children. We also have a blue fish named ‘Black’, (thanks, son). I started using craft as therapy in late 2013; my dad passed away that September and I became pregnant with my son the following November. I struggled a bit with accepting the fact that they’d never meet, and for some reason, thankfully, crochet was just the therapy I needed.