Today’s Meet and Make designer is Susan Weckesser. Susan is a scrapbooker, painter, writer, and general crafter who runs Susiebee Studios, where she just recently released her scrapbooking paper line.
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10 Fun Facts About Susan Weckesser
- I have sky dived just to say I could even though I am terrified of heights!
- My father sent me to take flying lessons when I was 15 which was awesome because at that time I was dating the youngest pilot in Canada…..he was 16.
- I loved tarantulas until my brother lost his for three months in our house. Now I am terrified of all spiders!
- I almost became a veterinarian until one day I was suppose to be doing surgery; needless to say my path turned back onto the road of writing and art.
- I have been a guest on Jean Pare’s cooking “Company’s Coming” a couple times and my favorite food is cheese and jam sandwiches. Ok, I like a nice Creme Brulee too!
- I am addicted to photographs….ask my family.
- I play ten instruments: oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, guitar, drums, and piano.
- My mom calls me Toadie, from the “Wind in the Willows,” and my Hubby calls me Hobbes from “Calvin and Hobbes.” Other people call me Susie or Susan.
- I acted as an extra in quite a few movies once upon a time, had roles in musicals, and was even a runner up in Miss Teen Edmonton. Ok…that was many lifetimes ago!
- I love the challenge of taking anything around me and making it into art. My kiddos now love to bring home things like neat sticks, flowers, feathers, or old windows for me to alter.
Here’s Susan’s Project
Fun Stuffed Star
- 12 inches of fabric (Any fabric is fine; however the fabric that I used was cotton.)
- Sewing machine
- Embellishments (rhinestones, buttons, lace, etc.)
- Straight pins
- Safety pins
- You need to copy, trace and cut out two of the star pattern.
- You then knot and pin your ribbons to the corners.
- Sew the good sides of the fabric together using a machine and leaving a 11/2” opening to flip in right side out.
- After you have done that stuff it up, hand sew the opening and the fun part remains!