Vanessa Mooncie spent many happy hours as a child sitting with her mother and grandmother learning how to knit and crochet. She went on to study fashion and textile design and became a self-employed children's wear designer, illustrator and commercial interior designer. She now specializes in silkscreen work and designing crochet jewellery, which she sells through her company Kissy Suzuki (www.kissysuzuki.com). She lives with her family in a rural village in the south of England. Vanessa is a regular contributor to craft books and magazines and is the author of other titles for GMC including Crocheted Accessories, Animal Hats, And Sew To Bed, Crocheted Animal Hats and Sew Adorable.