Helping you create a home by hand.



I’m so glad you’ve stopped by to get to know a little about me.

I’m Susan Flemming and I am the owner, writer and publisher of Super Mom – No Cape!

But who am I really, you ask?

I’m the mother of three amazing adult children. I was a stay-at-home mother for over 27 years (our youngest graduated college in 2012.)

Even though our children are all grown and away from home, I still pride myself on being a homemaker.

I am a wife, happily married to the most fascinating person I know. Dave and I celebrated our 33rd anniversary this past February.

I’m also a retired army wife. Dave retired from the Canadian Army in August of 2000 after 25 years of service.

It was a hard life at times, but a good life. We’ve gone on to have some wonderful adventures but we will always treasure our years as part of the military community.

Our first big adventure after leaving the military was moving to Maui. During our time there, it became home of my heart. So you could say I’m a Hawaiian in exile, hoping to someday find a way to return to Paradise.

In 2012, I added pattern designer to the list of who I am. (Be sure to check out my Shops.)

As you can see, I’ve lived quite a varied life. In fact, I started this site in order to share some of the knowledge that I’ve acquired over the years.

Besides writing… crafting and cooking are my passions. I sew, quilt, embroider, knit and crochet, just to name a few.

Tutorials are the most rewarding posts I write for Super Mom – No Cape!

My goal when I write each tutorial is for it to be as detailed as possible so that when you set out to make the project, you end up with an item you can be proud to say that you created… whether you’re making it for yourself or as a gift.

And if you do make something from one of my tutorials (or recipes) and want to show it off, I’d love to see it!

Send me an email and photo by clicking on that little envelope up in the site header.

I hope you’ll take some time to explore my most recent posts and the archives to find a new project or recipe to try.

Thanks so much for visiting and may you have a wonderful, heart-centered day with much Aloha,




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  • Jeanne
    July 31, 2017 8:47 pm

    Pls change email address to: [email protected]. Tks.

  • Patty
    January 2, 2016 2:11 pm

    Have been reading your blog for a long time but wanted to share something I made this year after finding your post on the 8th of Nov 2013 when you knitted the mini items. I knitted hat and matching mittens with a pattern. Thank you for sharing.

  • Jannett
    December 16, 2015 9:18 am


    I was wondering if you finished the baby quilt with the animal embroidery?
    I can not seem to find it.

    Thank you
    Have a wonderful day

  • Jacqueline
    November 8, 2015 5:25 pm

    Hi there,
    I just happened to find you blog while Sunday Surfing!!!
    Are you back in Canada now? I live in BC, about a 45 min drive east of Vancouver.
    I had a really good look around and find that you and I have similar interests…thrifting, quilting, vintage Singers(I have a 15-91 I got off Craig”s List) and recipes!
    Quilty Huggs,

  • Doris McCarty
    July 8, 2015 12:09 am

    I did have your email address but I guess I deleted it. I wanted to send you a picture of some nightgowns I made out of vintage sheets.

  • molly
    March 27, 2015 6:11 pm

    Susan, I found you only last week,but boy have I enjoyed your blog.. I’m still lookin into former year.. thanks so much for your blog, much sunshine &hugs. molly

  • Sue
    November 14, 2014 3:03 pm

    Hello Sue, I’ve been trying to leave a comment that I didn’t receive a couple of newsletters but the site won’t let me … so I’m just trying this route!

  • Becky @
    February 3, 2013 11:35 am

    Thanks for stopping in to my page today! I’m glad that you liked the post. It will save so much money! 🙂

    I love your page, too!

    Have a great Sunday!
    Becky @

  • Chris
    January 21, 2013 10:07 am

    Hi Susan,
    When I saw your blog today and the Publix bread I figured you had to be somewhere in the neighborhood (of Fl and Ga). We’re also transplants to Fl from New England 19 yrs ago. Oh how I miss my winters. We also spent time in Hawaii and fell in love with Maui. If I could twitch my nose that’s where we’d be in a heartbeat. The biggest kitchen help I can offer when it comes to being a family of two again is to use your I also freezer. We’ve done it twice since the Treasures (4 grandchildren) also became teens and no longer stay here indefinitely. Looking forward to seeing more of your blog 🙂

  • LJ
    November 17, 2012 3:42 pm

    Hi. I appreciate that you took time to visit, see my purse, and leave a comment on That Other Blog during the UR Priceless Hop. My daughters tell me I must make one for each granddaughter; I have 5. (After seeing the Batman purse and the puppy, I know the boys are going to get one also.) Thankfully, they are all little enough that I won’t need them for THIS Christmas! 

    My aunt’s beaded purse was certainly a good influence.

    Have a sewing kind of day,

  • Suzie
    November 13, 2012 3:33 am

    Thanks for your comment, your visits are always welcome!

  • Snoodles
    November 7, 2012 4:24 pm

    Looking forward to more fun at your blog!

  • Linda from Wisconsin
    November 7, 2012 12:21 am

    I have joined your facebook site also…Look forward to becoming a friend!

  • Thearica Burroughs
    November 6, 2012 8:44 am

    I look forward to visiting with you… Please come and follow me back.. I hope there is something on my blog that will interest you.

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    August 16, 2012 6:14 pm

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  • Kathy
    December 10, 2011 1:07 am

    Just found you site. I love the way you explain things…makes it easier to understand. I am just learning to cook, and like you site, the pictures really help to. I did register, and look forward to trying some of your dishes. Kathy in Windsor, ON.

  • GaIL DeMarco
    November 11, 2011 9:54 am

    Am interested in buying the teeny tiny purse frames for my beading. Please let me know where to get them. I need 2′ frames. Am beadiong from Suzanne Cooper’s Then and Again.

    Thanks. ps. Cannot pay for the purse frame then 25.00 shipping or 13.00 shipping. live in phila,pa but will buy online. thanks gaild

  • Linda
    May 13, 2011 7:48 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comments.

  • Michael Tim
    February 28, 2009 4:21 pm

    I love your site! 🙂

  • casinaroyale
    May 31, 2008 6:39 am

    Nice initiative

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