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Hi my name is Susan, athough most people call me Sue. Except for my family because my mum didn't like us to shorten each others names. Although it would have made life easier for her, when she was calling us all to dinner, because there are seven of us! I now have two children of my own. A 17 yr old teenage daughter and a 19 month old son. So I'm currently experiencing motherhood from both ends of the scale at the same time. From waking up in the middle of the night to cuddle a teething baby to staying up all night consoling a teenager who has just broken-up with the same boyfriend for the third time! I have also inherited three lovely step children. In between all that I find time for sewing.
I love to create things and especially enjoy the design process. I don't like mass produced items, I love things that are unique and different. I usually only make things a few times because I get bored and can't wait to try something new…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 12
  • Joined May 24, 2007

Favorite materials

vintagefabric, vintagebuttons, oldthings, anythingretro, seventiesfashions

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Hi my name is Susan, athough most people call me Sue. Except for my family because my mum didn't like us to shorten each others names. Although it would have made life easier for her, when she was calling us all to dinner, because there are seven of us! I now have two children of my own. A 17 yr old teenage daughter and a 19 month old son. So I'm currently experiencing motherhood from both ends of the scale at the same time. From waking up in the middle of the night to cuddle a teething baby to staying up all night consoling a teenager who has just broken-up with the same boyfriend for the third time! I have also inherited three lovely step children. In between all that I find time for sewing.
I love to create things and especially enjoy the design process. I don't like mass produced items, I love things that are unique and different. I usually only make things a few times because I get bored and can't wait to try something new.
I am interested in recycling materials in new ways such as dresses from tablecloths or bags from curtains.
I particularly love vintage clothes and fabrics, old buttons... anything retro. Ever since I was a little girl I had a fascination with antiques and old things. When I was 14 I would wear my nannas old plaid skirts. My mum used to say I should have been born 100 years earlier.
Before my little boy was born I was a full-time primary school teacher. I am returning to teach one day a week in 2008, which I'm looking forward to. So I also love kids and children's books. I love reading good quality books out aloud to children, and often find inspiration in them for new ideas.
I am having so much fun on ETSY, everyone is so friendly and helpful. I am continually amazed and inspired by some of the wonderful things people create with their own hands. I have always made things but this is the first time I have sold them. So I'm constantly learning about the business side of things! It's so exciting to send a package off, it could be to someone on the other side of the world or someone in the next suburb!
Thanks for reading a bit about me, I hope you like my stuff!

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