Diane Sudhoff's Profile

About

As a total art addict and crafting junkie, being a part of Etsy is like being a chocoholic and working at Giradelli's. Fortunately, I can easily pass on chocolate; one addiction is enough (just don't leave a jelly bean or gum drop out and about).

For the last 20 years,while nurturing and guiding three amazing young people from their cribs into someday productive, happy adulthoods, I have been designing sewn textile products for mail-order catalogs (Victorian Papers, Horchow, Sugar Hill, Hall's) and large traditional retailers. In most cases, these customers would also hire me to act as the general contractor overseeing material purchasing and production.

This was all fine and good (and supplemented my dear hubby's teaching salary), but now with two of these said young people in college and the third in sixth grade, it is finally my…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 1
  • Joined December 4, 2008

Favorite materials

Textiles of any variety as well as a new obsession for polymer clay

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About

As a total art addict and crafting junkie, being a part of Etsy is like being a chocoholic and working at Giradelli's. Fortunately, I can easily pass on chocolate; one addiction is enough (just don't leave a jelly bean or gum drop out and about).

For the last 20 years,while nurturing and guiding three amazing young people from their cribs into someday productive, happy adulthoods, I have been designing sewn textile products for mail-order catalogs (Victorian Papers, Horchow, Sugar Hill, Hall's) and large traditional retailers. In most cases, these customers would also hire me to act as the general contractor overseeing material purchasing and production.

This was all fine and good (and supplemented my dear hubby's teaching salary), but now with two of these said young people in college and the third in sixth grade, it is finally my time to RAMP UP THE FUN FACTOR! Enter Etsy; my opportunity to return to the creative process I love. It's time to use my creativity to feed my soul, not just feed the kids.

My plan is to fill my new Etsy shop with unique and short run sewn products that I love and create myself in my bright, sunny studio. Hopefully, many of you will love them too and my shop will be full of new friends & customers & creative peers. In my dreams, I will be able to leave the world of mass production, "wide demographic sale-ability", and corporate retailing behind.

My professional design reputation has been based on superior function with beauty and quality challenging for that top spot. Now, through Etsy, I can augment this with my personal bias toward uniqueness and "creative green" through reclaiming, re-purposing and ReMixing.

I hope you love the creative process too. Please visit often and support me and other creative spirited entreprenuers.

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