Hidden Gems… Susies Suitcase

In my series titled Hidden Gems I would like to introduce you to Susan the owner of  Susies Suitcase!!

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Susan would you share with my readers a little bit about yourself and your Etsy shop…

I work in a kids club in a gym. Little girls would always come in wearing the cutest tutus and I thought I could make one, so I did. My 28 yr old daughter was over and saw it and I told her I was going to make them and open an Etsy shop. She is very crafty and said ” I want to make some too!” So our shop began.

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What first got you interested in your craft…..

I always wanted to open an Etsy shop but was looking for the right item to sell. I wanted it to be something I loved. Every job I’ve had has been working with kids in some way. When I got the idea for the tutu I knew that was it. It was fun, I could be creative and it was for children.

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Please describe your creative process…

I use tulle and ribbon to make my tutus and always put a special embellishment on the waist. We make them in sizes newborn to size 7/8. We heat seal the ribbon to prevent fraying. We get so excited coming up with a new pattern or finding a special embellishment and creating ones for holidays.

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Apart from creating things, what do you do…

I work at the kids club in the gym and watch a beautiful 3 yr old girl 2 full days a week.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us…

I am the mother of 3 and have a 1 yr old grandson who I adore!

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Where can people find you on the internet…..

You can find Susan at:

www.etsy.com/shop/SUSIESSUITCASE

I would like to thank Susan of Susies Suitcase for allowing me to share her shop and her creative mind!!

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About Black Raven Creations

I love to create things and am one of those people who has to keep my hands busy. I have always been this way. If I am not "creating" in some form I tend to get depressed and blue. I spent many hours at my Grandmother's knees learning how to china paint, knit, and crochet. My home is now filled with items I have created thanks to my Grandmother!! She was a great and loving teacher and I was an eager learner. I have not only filled my house with my creations, but I have filled other family members homes as well. My oldest son told me recently "no more", he will not accept another painting, quilt, or wall hanging of any sort...his walls are filled!! Since my friends and families homes are filled, I have acquired a large pile of finished products... I was encouraged for years to open an Etsy shop, So I finally did!! In my shop you will find my creations using a wide range of textiles all created and made by my hands lovingly taught by my Grandmothers hands. All items are 100% handmade!! There are paintings, hand-stitched items, knitted and crocheted items, sewn items and many more. I hope you enjoy investigating my shop and if you have any questions just ask me. I am looking foward to running my shop and getting to meet new and exciting people. I hope to be able to service this community for many years.
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