On a trip to Quebec city about 20 years ago I saw a stone birdhouse in a gift shop.  It was am expensive souvenir, so I left it. I regretted that decision all the way home but it led me to trying my hand at making one.  After a few trial and errors I found a good combination and started making for family and friends.  

After their encouragement I went in my first craft show and was so nervous.  

I still am in awe of the colours of stone that mother nature has provided for me to work with.  A few years ago I added turtles to the stone line.