Andrea started early as a maker. “Creating accessories for my dollhouse, a favourite activity, was more fun than playing with my dolls. New Crayolas and colouring books were my favourite gift, and now as an adult, l get just as excited about fresh sketchbooks, pencils, ink and fabric. ”
Andrea wanted to create a line that came with a history already built in – a story of the hands that drew, carved, and placed every motif. It was also important to her that it be created in her home country, the USA. Virginia Kraft was Andrea’s grandma. It was not the what’s in her life that made it extraordinary but the hows: how she loved without condition; how she chose joy in the hard times; how she made the mundane beautiful.