What Is Your Name And Tell Us A Little About You:
Hi! I’m Suzanne Griffith also known as Simply Suzie! By day, I work in advertising for one of the ‘Big 3’ and by night I work in the Simply Suzie workshop creating all kinds of pretties!
When I’m not stitching, I enjoy watching baseball, especially the Tigers (I sure hope Al Avila knows what he’s doing), golfing, and hanging out with my husband and son.
What Is Your Business Name?:
Simply Suzie LLC
What Type Of Products Do You Sell And How Did You Get Started With Your Business?:
I make zipper pouches, wristlets, crossbody bags, purses etc. and embellish them with embroidery. I also add embroidery to things like robes, cosmetic bags, baby blankets, soft coolers, koozies, shirts, hats etc – corporate wear, too!
Several years ago it was an especially dark and dreary winter. I needed to find something to do so I brushed off my 30 year old Singer sewing machine (I hadn’t sewn in probably 20 years) and started working on a quilt. I worked on that quilt through the winter and then started dabbling in simple tote bags. I loved the instant gratification that came with sewing and really started to evolve and branch out. I eventually upgraded my sewing machine (I now have two) and added a 6-needle embroidery machine to my workshop. And here I am!
What Do You Love Most About The Business?:
There is so much that I love about this business! I love to be able to have an idea/vision and see it come to fruition – sometimes it works out, and sometimes it doesn’t, but I learn something with each project. I’m only limited by my imagination. I also love meeting new people and helping them select the perfect handmade gift for themselves or someone they love.
What Else Would You Like Us To Know?:
I am in the process of converting a 6′ X 10′ cargo trailer into a mobile boutique! I’ll be bringing the boutique to my outdoor events and will also be scheduling Simply Suzie Sip & Shops! If you’re interested in a Sip & Shop, all you need to do is invite your friends to your home (or wherever) and I’ll come to you with the boutique and you can sip and shop!