Welcome New Subscriber!
I would love to welcome you to my website, susies-scraps.com, AKA, The Art of Living….
My dear husband, is the reason this website has begun. He said, ..“you are always making something.“. …“you should have a blog“……so here we are. At the outset, I would like you to know – I’m not selling anything. I do not have a shopfront. I do not want you to spend your money, I just love to share my adventure in creativity. In the interest of community, these projects are available for free.
About me…..I live in Australia. I started working at the age of 12. Sewing, creating, cooking and health have always been an integral part of my life. I have spent the best part of my professional life (40 years) as a Cardiothoracic Registered Nurse.
All through my personal life. I have always been creative. I made my own wedding dress at the age of 21,, I have always been sewing, painting, soapmaking, 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’m always creating something new and coming up with ideas for quilts, baskets bags and scrap fabric projects. Barely a day goes by that I’m not cooking up something with seasonal ingredients and creating new recipes and projects.
I love fabric scraps. I can’t resist them. Pieces which might otherwise be discarded, can be made into items of beauty.
Food and fabrics have endless possibilities. They can be turned into something really lovely. Whenever possible, I will share my quilt stories and inspiration, recipes I create, free patterns and tutorials and tips for sewing.
I’m incorporating some antique and vintage sewing machines., including their stories….. I’m no expert but I love to be able to make simple repairs and 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, and they really are economical, compared with modern machines! Did I mention, They look great too!
You can use them for quilting as well.
So come on in…make something with me…
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. I am not selling anything, nor am I affiliated with any retail business or supplier. The information on this site I am sharing is only in the interests of creativity.
If you would like further information on any of these projects, feel free to let me know
I hope you enjoy my posts!
All the best…and welcome