A Guest Post from Suzy’s Dog, Ralph!

Oh yay!  Mom is busy working upstairs in her craft room.  She makes these weird looking chickens out of funny tasting vegetables.  I’m not sure why they are so popular.  They really taste terrible.  But anyway, mom and has asked me to talk to you about the Purina® Paws 4 Life Pledge and how a happy pet is a healthy pet.  Mom took the pledge to keep all of us healthy.  Which is pretty cool if you think about it.

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She says that I’ve done so much for her, including helping to get rid of stress, that the least she could do is make sure I stay healthy too.  Now, I’m not really sure who stress is, but he must be a real pain because mom and dad complain about him every day when they get home from work.

dog typing at the computer

Faith (my sister) and I always know when they pull in the driveway.  We like to do a dance and we love to sing and run around the table and make lots of fun noises, because mom and dad are home!  And they pet us and hug us and I’m thinking that whoever stress is, we don’t let him in the door.  Because we have never met him.  Mom says we are good guard dogs.

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2014 Photography Challenge- Circles- and an announcement…

Welcome to the Sitcom Photography Challenge!   For the past few years, I have not only challenged myself, but you too!  I’ve shared so many beautiful photos on the Sitcom from my talented readers.  It has been so much fun sharing photos and stories with so many wonderful people and I have loved every minute of it.

Unfortunately, with lots of new opportunities in the near future, along with a major decrease in reader interest for the photography challenge, I had to come to a difficult decision.  I will be discontinuing the Photography Challenge.   This will be the last photography challenge post for a while.

I love photography, so be assured that this series will be back one day- probably after the first of the year.  In the meantime, lets take a look at the great photos submitted last week ! Our challenge was “Doorways”.  Click here to see the fun photos submitted for the Doorways Photo Challenge!

This week our theme is: “Circles”

photography challenge circles paper quilling

One of the many crafts that I love to do is called paper quilling.  It involves cutting sheets of colored paper into strips and coiling them into little circles.  I then create with my circles of paper.  This is a close up of my finished work, Starry Night.  You can find the original tutorial for this artwork here.

My Quilled Starry Night incorporated over 10,000 strips of paper and took several months to complete.  Emulating the original artwork, Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, I was able to “paint with paper” and create my version of his amazing work.

If you are interested in this type of craft, you can find more projects here on the Sitcom.  It is an inexpensive, but hugely rewarding craft.  And tons of fun too!

The circle challenge is not a new one.  I did this challenge originally in 2011.  Be sure to check out some of the great submissions from that challenge too!

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Top 10 Halloween Crafts on the Sitcom!

cute jar o monsters halloween diy

Here on the Sitcom, I try to come up with unique, fun DIY projects to create for every season.  Halloween is a fun time of year and the Sitcom has many popular projects for the holiday!  Here are the 10 most popular DIY Halloween projects according to my readers, all in one convenient place! I don’t […]

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Christmas Challenge with Craft Klatch!

christmas craft competition

Yep.  I know September is just a bit early to be talking about Christmas crafting, but if you love to make gifts and decorations for the holidays, then starting early can be a great plan!  So with a bit of holiday crafting in mind, I wanted to introduce you to my friend Mona from Craft […]

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Gourd Art- Penelope the Paisley Puffer Fish

paisley puffer fish

If you are familiar with my Etsy shop, then you know that recently I’ve been making a lot of chickens. Gossiping Paisley Chickens, to be exact.  Every few weeks  I add them to my shop and they sell out within a few days.  Yay!  Those gossiping chickens are nationwide!  So last week, I had a […]

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Fall Recipes- Applesauce Muffins with Crumb Topping

applesauce muffins with crumb topping

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#FlavorofFall #CollectiveBias It’s getting to be that time of year again when we pull out all the Fall Recipes!  In our house, one of the absolute favorite flavors of Fall are fresh apples.  There are some great coupons currently […]

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Halloween Crafting- Witchy-Poo Votives!

halloween craft witchy poo votives

Yep, I know it’s still summer for a lot of us, but I’ve had this project sitting around for over a year waiting on it’s debut and have decided to finally bring it out in the open.  My Halloween Witchy-poo Votives were featured last October in Kids Crafts 1-2-3 Magazine, and now the full tutorial is available here on […]

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2014 Photography Challenge- Doorways

photography challenge doorway

Love taking photos?  Me too!  Sometimes I fancy myself as a pretty decent photographer especially when I get to play with digital software programs.  I love to challenge myself with new themes in order to make myself think outside the box and come up with interesting photos.  And that’s where you come in! Challenge yourself […]

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National Sewing Month- 20% off on fun patterns!

leisure arts sale

This post contains affiliate links to Leisure Arts- one of my favorite craft book sites! Do you know what September is?  It is National Sewing Month!  Leisure Arts is celebrating National Sewing Month all September with lots of great special deals.   Leisure Arts offers fun craft, sewing, knitting and crochet books and is one of my […]

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Cute Monster Craft Ideas!

monster crafts

I’ve said it before.  I don’t do scary.  But I do make an exception for a cute monster or two!  So with that in mind, I found 7 cute monster projects that will have you smiling and creating in no time! I’m kind of in the cute monster mood this week.  I showed you my […]

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