Erica Daley grew up on the west coast and credits her time spent outdoors as a child as the over riding inspiration for all of her work. She earned a Bachelor’s in Humanities from the University of Maryland University College in 2002, and has also been a teacher for many years. She now homeschools her own son, so children are often the focus of her creations. Erica started creating small homes and accessories from sticks and acorns when she was three years old, and the interest in small treasures and enchanting themes continued from there. She started creating her own stuffed animal patterns when she was fifteen, and has made many dolls and animals since then.