Author Archives: Susanne

About Susanne

I am a small business owner, a mother, a crafter and the Editorial Director at a craft book publisher. Opinions and thoughts are mine alone. If you would like to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you at susannewoods at hotmail dot com.

Sewing today

I think I am finally settled into my sewing space…I was inspired by checking in on the lovely Camille Roskelley’s blog (sorry it’s been so long, Camille!) and seeing her lovely set up. She is one talented designer. So I … Continue reading

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Wow, this July and August have flown by.  Heres what I have been up to… We drove down to Disneyland for a few days… We camped the rest of the way across to Colorado… We ate in some of the … Continue reading

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A Question About Book Prices?

So I am packing. Specifically I am packing books, today. My husband and I both began our careers in book publishing. In fact, that is how we met. We both have a love for the printed word and for the … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway!!

Yes indeed…this is the fun part of moving: boxes, boxes, boxes.  Well, more fun for one lucky reader anyhow! After leaving Stash Books, I ended up with some extra copies of their (*gulp* first time I have written ‘their’ but … Continue reading

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Garage Sale Jackpot!

I am not even sure that I can really speak about my jackpot find today… Starts out innocently enough, right? Hmmm….wonder what is inside….. * gulp * You guys….look at this haul! I know. I’m just staring at them too. … Continue reading

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Garage-to-Studio Conversion D-O-N-E

When we moved into our tiny 1940s cottage two years ago, I had a vision of converting the detached garage into a dream studio space. However, we knew we had to tackle the kitchen first! With that task done, we … Continue reading

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I’ve got Big Plans, Big Plans, I say….

My BIG NEWS! Wahoooo! I am so thrilled to finally to be able to spill the beans! Now I know how so many of you feel about not being able to say that you are writing a book. I do … Continue reading

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What I know for sure

Back from Quilt Market! What a success! The Stash Books imprint has really gained huge momentum in the short time we have been in print, and our entire C&T list received a great response. And, the whole of market was … Continue reading

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Weekend Work

Mostly work this weeknd but we did get a break for a birthday Party for Anna who just turned one! Finished off her quilt! I had fun designing this using the salvaged pieces of orange dot from Sandy Klopp and … Continue reading

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I’ve had a great week! Have you? We settled the floor plan for the studio and began the drywall. That makes me happy.  My first-grader(!!!) sat on my lap and helped me design. He thought we should add in some … Continue reading

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