Hi there, I’m Deborah Green. I do all my crafting in a plant-filled home with my husband, our six-year-old son, and Kittycat, our cat.

Formerly NY, currently living in Haarlem, the Netherlands.

As a blogger since the early 2000s, craft book author, professional crafter, and a huge plant lover, I first created the Mod and Mint blog to help people with their indoor plants, and now I found my way back to my happy crafting space here on That Craft Site.

Let me share my life-long love of crafts and tell you about all my favorite crafts. Best of all, I’ll teach you how to make them yourself! It’s gonna be fun.

Love houseplants? Join me over at my other blog, ModandMint.com and let’s talk plants!

Nice to meet you!

Born and raised in Amsterdam in the mid-1970s. A mix of a creative Indonesian mother, and a more analytical Dutch father.

I grew up with my mom always behind the sewing machine, the humming sound became the soundtrack of my childhood. Going through her tins filled with buttons and sequins were my treasure hunts. Did not like having to stand still for my mom to pin her muslin fabric on me.

I wrote and crafted my way through college. Always behind my own sewing machine in between classes, and writing for nationwide music magazines as a side hustle. What’s up 90s hiphop?

I was a content creator in the internet industry during the time of the dot.com boom. Or the dot.com bubble if you will. It was a time of exploration and fun. Anything was possible and worth a try. I started my first online shop and blog nearly 20 years ago.

In 2007 I moved to New York. It was there where I started creating full time. I sewed, but also explored crafts like embroidery, needle felting, weaving, and plaster sculpting. I became an Etsy Top Seller and I wrote two craft books, 100 Applique Motifs, and Your Sharpie Style which has been released by William Morrow Harper Collins.

After almost a decade in New York, I recently returned to the Netherlands, with my husband, toddler son, and cat. Ready to do some more crafting!

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