Julie Rains grew up in London, Ontario. As an introverted young girl she spent her days collecting little treasures and carting them around in an assortment of bags wherever she went, earning her the name "The Little Bag Lady." Her world was tidy and generally defined by peace, order and knick-knacks. It wasn't until after university when Julie began traveling that she discovered she liked collecting words instead. She began stringing them together, to make pretty things out of them.