Born and raised in Belgium, Vera Vandenbosch graduated from the renowned fashion department at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts. She worked as a stylist, writer, and photographer for a trend forecasting company in Paris. This was followed by a move to New York where she spearheads the marketing initiatives of major home furnishings, textiles, and interior design companies. In her spare time, Vera shops at as many flea markets as possible, has at least a dozen craft projects going in various stages of completion, explores the wonderful world of digital photography, and blogs at www.style-diaries. com. She is the author of two Taunton Press craft booklets: Bungee Band Bracelets & More and Mini Macrame.

Vera lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two children, two cats, two birds and far too many textiles and craft supplies.