Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Shop Feature ~ Good Little Things

“Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” ~Mark Twain

My shop feature this week is Good Little Things, a wonderful handmade gifts & accessories shop on Etsy, owned by Susan Woods.

I became an instant fan while reading the bio she sent me. She re-purposes fabric for her wonderful shoes!

Susan has a degree in fashion design and her journey began when she cobbled together a pair of shoes for her son. But her business wasn’t born until after the birth of her third child, a daughter. Susan was determined to make her daughter’s first pair of shoes.
Then she decided to make a pair of slippers for her sister, a self-professed “shoe-aholic,” which lead to slippers for every woman in her family, and more shoes for her daughter. People starting taking notice, fell in love with her slippers, and well things snowballed from there!

Most of Susan’s shoes are made from repurposed or thrift fabrics, this enables her to keep her costs down.

Susan loves working with her customers creating unique custom orders just right for them. She recently created custom slippers for a customer to wear in the hospital after the birth of her baby boy, and (this is my favorite idea), a pair of shoes for a newly adopted baby girl from Russia. The “Are You My Mother” Mary Janes.
Susan says she loves what she does, and was “created to create”. But the most important reason she does it is for her children. To show them it is never to late to follow your dreams and do what you love.

Thank you Susan for allowing me to introduce you and your business to my readers. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you!

Visit Susan’s Etsy shop at

You will fall in love with her shoes!


  1. I love the shoes with the feathers! Those are just adorable. Thanks for introducing us to a great etsy seller!

  2. Such a talented lady! The shoes are gorgeous.

  3. I wish I had a little girl so I could dress her up in Susan's adorable shoes. I love GoodLittle Things shop on Etsy.

    Lisa~ HR Creative Design Studio

  4. Hi! Just found you through Martha Stewarts ShopGirls!
    Great blog :)

  5. Glad someone has the talent to see beauty in what others give away. Beautiful shoes.

  6. I'm so glad everyone enjoyed this post! Thank you Susan for the opportunity to get to know you....I love your product!