My name is Carrie. I grew up in Los Angeles, California, but now live in Salt Lake City, Utah. Many years ago I studied graphic design and art history, but have spent most of my adult life raising three children and casually exploring different art and craft processes with them along the way. I spent years making quilts and sewing clothing, learning papermaking and bookbinding. In the past few years, I've made the time to get serious again about creating, and have found myself drawn to to creating with recycled materials, especially creating felt out of cast-off wool sweaters. I've had a great time participating in local craft shows, and sell on Etsy under the name bigbrownhouse. I'm inspired by stories, especially the stories merely suggested by old and well-used objects. I like mystery. But I also like bright, unapologetic color.