Suzanne aka Kiddo is a Social Worker hailing from Knoxville, TN where she lives with Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson (not the people, the cats). Suzanne's handmade Scrabble, and glass tile pendants have been selling like hotcakes since she began listing them on Etsy.

How long have you been crafting for?
I've been creating things all my life. I used to be really into drawing when I was little. When I was two I drew a picture of "Cinderella Riding a Turtle." My parents are both teachers, so craft supplies were readily available. I did some sculpting in high school, and when the bust I did of a man blew up in the kiln, I painted it to show all his internal organs. But as far as hand-sewing, embroidery, and jewelry making go; I've just really jumped into those areas since the beginning of 2009.

What is the inspiration behind your designs?
There's no certain thing that inspires me. I'm inspired by other people's work, mainly. I'll see something someone had made and then weeks or months later it will pop into my head again and I'll draw inspiration from that.

What made you decide to start selling your products online?
To see if I could. To see if anyone would actually purchase something I had made. I also sell my products because I need money to feed my craft supply addiction. You also have to do something with all your crafts! You can't wear everything you make!

Hardest thing about selling online?
Being patient and waiting for that first sale or the next sale after you've gone a week or two without one.

Easiest thing about selling online?
Packaging the purchase up and sending it to it's new destination! I love it! I love seeing my creations go to new homes!

Favorite site to sell on?
Etsy. The only other site I've tried besides eBay is Artfire, and I've had no luck at all with that site.

Favorite Craft related site? That site really got me addicted to crafting and I've met a ton of wonderful people there!

Tips for new sellers?
You just have to be patient. Someone out there loves what you've created as much as you do!


Suzanne said...

Thank you so much for featuring me on you blog! I feel very honored! Love Ya! kiddo

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