As solitary as crafting can be,I do have partners: a crafting buddy and a crafting helper.
PARTNER #1: My crafting helper is my daughter Kendall Grace. She has a keen sense of organization and design (born with both, of course). Her two roles in my crafting are: sorting and organizing beads, and lending me her design eye. She just turned 9 and has been my official organizer for a couple of years. I am so lucky that she is not only good at those things, but also will help her organizationally-challenged (aka ADD) mama. Um, and I forgot to mention she is also her daddy's daughter, which means she requests payment for her sorting assistance. In a sweet, kind voice.
Here's a fun picture from our vacation this summer -- she's showing off her shell finds from the beach in Naples, Florida.
PARTNER #2: My crafting buddy is Molly the dog (Chinese Crested Powderpuff). During the school year she is within five feet of me at all times; preferably, though, ON my chair with me (behind). I'm nice and tolerant and all, but sometimes I just need that back support :) Then I ask her to sit on the other chair.
Funny how dogs aren't terribly interesting until you have one. Here's Molly: