Jie Li


I am the only child of my family under China’s One-Child Policy.  I crocheted this pair of baby booties in white and blue for my future son.  I used the same technique that I learnt from my grandmother.  My grandparents raised me for my first twelve years, surrounding me with many special animal friends to keep me company.  In Canada, I began my journey towards motherhood—with no rules imposed.

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