I launched Bugga Bugs—Heart-Felt Fun in the spring of 2008. This pattern shop is dedicated to childhood imagination and creativity. Popular in the pattern world are my simple step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography. My patterns create items that turn out beautifully time and time again, even for the novice. Always on the lookout for my latest designs, I find inspiration in the everyday and deem that the greatest insight for my creations comes from my children. Hailing from a long line of designers, I tapped into my roots and brought my mother, Veanne, and sister, Angie, onto the team. Our threesome enjoys putting our collective talent to good purpose—inspiring moms everywhere to play with and educate their children. Annika contributed to Lunch Bags!