Hi! My name is Susan, and I wear many hats: wife, mother of four, caregiver, former teacher/current homeschooler, seamstress, crafter, secretary, business manager, hobby farmer, author, and public speaker!
This site grew out of my efforts as a stay-at-home mom. I decided that my new job was not to need a 2nd income, and I asked the Lord to show me how! Saving on costs, finding creative solutions, and making our resources stretch has become a full-time hobby - and I pass the best of my ideas on to you via this website. Each item that I make and sell has to meet three criteria: (1) It has my own product, design, or inspiration - nothing copied or mimicked from other intellects. (2) It has to solve a problem or save money. (3) It has to be as well made for my customers as it would be for my own family.
In the fall, I travel to craft shows all over the Midwest, with my daughter as my assistant. In the winter, spring, and summer, I homeschool my four children - writing and publishing curriculum when I can't find something to meet our needs. Also in the spring and summer, I make myself available to speak at homeschool conferences - and to that end, you'll find a variety of topics I speak on listed on this website. In my spare time, I am also my husband's secretary and business manager, and help him manage our hobby farm in his spare time. If you are local to the U.P., I'll encourage you to check out his website as well: softtissuepainclinic.com. He is the best at what he does!
As you can see from the website, I have not taken the time to figure out social media - but I would welcome you to post me on yours if you like what you see! I am always available by phone and email, though - and I want you to feel free to call me if you have any questions.
Craft Show Schedule 2020-2021
Most of my craft show promoters have had to cancel their shows through next spring. Venues are limiting them to 50% of crafters and 25% of the customers, but are still demanding 100% of the building rental fee - it's just not viable. I expect things will be much the same for spring shows, so I am not planning on shows resuming until the fall of 2021.
In the meantime, I am sewing up a storm and have plenty of chai in stock. Online and phone orders are welcome!