Hi, my name is Colleen.

It all started when I was little. At Christmas all I wanted Santa to bring me was glue, scotch tape, glitter, construction paper, pipe cleaners and scissors... pretty easy to please!

During college, I studied Business with a minor in Art, with the aspiration of opening up my own business. Though that didn't pan out, I currently work in the advertising department of a major supermarket retailer where I can express some of my creativity. My weekdays may be hectic, so my weekends are pretty much filled with collecting, crafting, making and designing wonderful items that I look forward to sharing.

For 17 years my husband and I lived on his family's apple farm in Saratoga Springs, New York. It was time for a change, so a few years back we moved away from the quaint farm and country home. It is still in the family, and close by. So, when ever we feel the urge to visit, it's only a short drive away.

We always had cats on the farm. With each new litter or stray, my husband and I would think of the most fitting names for each kitten and cat. Two cats came with us to our new home – Paddywacklesticks and Buca Bean. I love cats and enjoy telling stories about all of the cats we had throughout the years and their crazy escapades... hence the name Cat Tales.

I look forward in sharing my ideas with you.