Welcome to susies-scraps.com, where a warm greeting awaits you! This website came to be thanks to my husband’s encouragement. He said, “You’re always creating something amazing – you should start a blog!” And here we are, nearly a decade later.
First and foremost, I want to make it clear that I’m not here to sell anything. This blog is purely non-commercial and there’s no shopfront to tempt you. I genuinely don’t want you to spend your hard-earned money, and I have no interest in collecting or selling personal information. My sole purpose is to share the joy of my creative adventures with you.
In the spirit of community, I offer these projects for free, as long as they are used strictly for personal enjoyment. However, I would greatly appreciate it if you could reach out to me if you intend to use my work elsewhere, such as in forums, blogs, social media, or community craft and church groups. Your consideration means a lot to me.
Please note that using my work for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. I kindly request that you respect my copyright in this regard.
About myself, I live in Australia. I started working from the age of 12. I am largely self taught when it comes to sewing and crafting. Sewing, creating, cooking and health have always been an integral part of my life. I have spent the best part of my professional life (43 years) as a Cardio-thoracic , Intensive Care and Operating Room Registered Nurse. I am recently retired.
All throughout my personal life. I have always been very creative. I made my own wedding dress at the age of 21. I have always been interested in sewing, painting, soap-making, cooking, knitting, crocheting, renovating, repairing, gardening, studying and quilting. I especially love antique and vintage quilts.
Fabric and food are a constant Inspiration for me. I am always creating something new and coming up with new ideas for quilts, baskets bags and scrap fabric projects. Barely a day goes by that I am not cooking up something with seasonal ingredients and creating new recipes and projects.
I love fabric scraps. I can not resist them. Pieces which might otherwise be discarded, are made into items of beauty.
Food and fabrics have endless possibilities. They can be turned into something really beautiful. Whenever possible, I will share my quilt stories and inspirations, recipes, free patterns and tutorials and tips for sewing.
I am very interested in antique and vintage sewing machines. I am no expert but I love to be able to make repairs, get them back to sewing and preserve their beauty.
I will share my experiences, in the hope, it will help you too!
Antique and Vintage sewing machines are a great tool for quilting and piecing as the straight stitch is exceptional. They really are economical, compared with modern machines! Did I mention, They look great too!
You can use them for quilting as well.
So join me and make something exciting with my projects.
Welcome to The Art of Living.
Always sharing my inspirations and ideas for seasonal cooking and textile creations. Hopefully, I can give you some useful ideas too.
If you would like further information on any of these projects, feel free to contact me on social media or leave a comment on this blog.
I hope you enjoy my posts!
All the best and welcome!
I can always be reached via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on social media.