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Welcome to Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom! My name is Suzy Myers and I am the artist, crafter, writer and zookeeper around here! I live in Atlanta, GA, and have a background in fine art, graphic design and photography. I created the Sitcom in 2010 as a way to document new and original art and craft ideas.

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The Sitcom features arts, crafts and humor, with a specialty in vintage and recycled crafts; and currently hosts over 100 detailed original DIY and craft tutorials.

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With over 10,000 loyal subscribers, the Sitcom is growing every day.  I like to think that it is one of the best places to go on the web for original, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts.  And easy on the budget too!  I prefer to use household and recycled items such as toilet paper tubes and disposable cookie sheets for many of my most popular projects.

Some refer to me as the Toilet Paper Queen“.

I guess there are worse things to be called.  Really, there must be…

Are you new to the Sitcom?  Be sure to check out my Frequently Asked Questions Page!

And there is the husband, who is the unwitting and often unwilling subject of plenty of posts. He doesn’t read them, but he knows I write about him. How can I help it when he is so entertaining? If he wasn’t so blog worthy, he certainly wouldn’t have this problem.

The oldest daughter. She is quite artsy-craftsy herself. She is my co-conspirator when it comes to Ukrainian eggs. She has her own method of design which differs quite a bit from mine, but are amazing to look at. She is currently living in Florida and probably creating some amazing crafty something as we speak.

The youngest daughter and her husband currently live with us as he is about to be deployed.  They are at the socially active stage where we see more of their discarded flip flops and dirty clothes than we do of them. But we know they still live here because my hair dryer is always missing.

Faith- our twirling tazmanian devil of a dog. Due to the fact that she is half chihuahua, she perpetually has her panties in a wad.

And Ralph- our youngest fur-child, with a brand new set of teeth, who currently owes the youngest daughter two sets of flip flops and a pair of undies…

My sister, Lynda, the cook in the family.  She got the cooking gene.  I didn’t.  So, I rely on her to supply my readers who have the need, some awesome tutorials on cooking and stuff.  And I go to her house a lot to eat.  Because somebody has to do it.  Right?

So, there you have it.  Like they always say, “Life is a Sitcom covered in glitter, hot glue strings, and dog hair”… isn’t it?

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Also, be sure to check out my other website, Daily Holiday Blog!  I keep track of random daily holidays so you don’t have to!  Lots of fun, humor and recipes there!  And a monthly random daily holiday calendar to download for free each month!

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Have a question, or need to contact me?  Just email me : suzy@suzyssitcom.com!

 

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1 Carolyn ricks January 8, 2014 at 10:35 am

Hi..I just found you on my iPad.ihave to tell you how talented you are. Imake bread flowers with bread dough but I use white bread and Elmer’s glue.when you mentioned your dog ate some of your dough .recalled making flowers for our officers club bazaar and the generals wife bought some she called me a few days later and wanted more. Her dog had eaten all of them. Have ever used the bread dough I make? I bought a cheap processor at Walmart and take crust off white bread and add Elmer’s glue .then when it’s processed I add watercolor paint or the craft paint at micheals.i make roses . So easy.the 31 years we spent in the army I. Had many bread flower classes and I am 81 years young and just made 35 arrangements for my Sunday school class so I’m still crafting and loving it. Keep on sharing.God gave you a real talent…Carolyn ricks

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2 Susan Myers January 8, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Hi Carolyn!

I had to laugh when you talked about the dog eating all the bread dough flowers! Ralphie watches me very closely every time I make something out of bread dough. It is apparently one of his favorite things!

No, I haven’t tried your recipe, but I am intrigued. I have seen work done using elmers and bread and it seems like it might be a smoother finish. I am definitely adding it to my list of things to do. Would love to see your roses. I bet they are amazing!

Thank you so much for your kind words. You totally made my day. And it was a cold, blustery one. Ha!

suzy

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3 Katy December 23, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Hi Suzy! I went a step further on these projects and designed my own picture (using the same steps) with a Japanese lady by a river with butterflies and a cherry tree. Did you *just* use metallic paint or did you use standard acrylics? If they are standard, did you use a different finish (glossy, satin, flat)? I see, on your fish picture, that the background around the fish isn’t just one color. How did you do this? I like the swirled/accented look!
Thanks!

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4 Susan Myers December 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Hi Katy,

I used metallic acrylic paints for this project. The background for the fish was a result of dry brushing with blue and then going back in and dry brushing with purple in certain areas.

Would love to see your finished project!

suzy

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5 Katy November 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I am working on the enchanted fish project. How do you get the circle on your baking pan to lay flat? I’m trying to figure out how to flatten it so it won’t show on my picture.
Thanks!

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6 Susan Myers November 24, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Hi Katy!

The best thing to use is a disposable aluminum cookie sheet or a disposable aluminum buffet tray lid. You can get them at any party supply place like party city for under a dollar.

If you have raised lettering, or circles on your pan, it is possible to rub them down with a blunt edge and then do the design over top, but it might still show.

suzy

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7 judy November 23, 2013 at 9:06 am

Hi! I am looking for a hat that was linked to this site. It was crochet black with brim and red flower. Do u still have it?

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8 Susan Myers November 23, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I believe what you are looking for can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/72956240/womens-hat-black-newsboy-burgundy-gray?ref=sr_gallery_1&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=hats&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

I feature lots of great Etsy shops on my site, and I believe that hat was a feature about a year ago.

suzy

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9 sandra October 25, 2013 at 11:11 am

Hi Suzy, The enchanted fish with the metal was BEAUTIFUL Such talented people. I have finished the stained glass peacock . It was fun but I haven’t done anything like this before.You certainly are talented and have a background for great art. Thanks for the wonderful projects that you and others have done I enjoy seeing them
Sandy

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10 Maria Lima September 20, 2013 at 5:17 am

Olá Suzy, visito bastante sua pagina, não me canso, vc me inspira, trabalho com artesanato tenho projetos a fazer. quando os fizer,terei o prazer de enviar-lhe para vê-los. Gostaria que se possivel vc me enviar o tutorial:Faux textured tutorialrail chair e faux marmore tecto tutorial. Gosto de me aventurar fazendo todo tipo de arte, A pagina destes tutoriais sempre da erro. Deus te ilumine sempre. Maria lima, RJ aguardo resposta

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11 Susan Myers September 22, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Hola Maria,

Muchas gracias por su visita al Sitcom! Me encantaría ver sus proyectos! Usted puede encontrar enlaces a la guía de aprendizaje solicitada aquí: http://suzyssitcom.com/2010/07/feature-friday-faux-marble-ceiling-tutorial.html, http://suzyssitcom.com/2012/05/feature-friday-faux-chair-rail-tutorial.html. Déjeme saber si usted tiene cualquiera preguntas.

suzy

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12 dee fore September 19, 2013 at 9:24 am

hello Suzy,
Just joined your newsletter but did not receive link for fish pattern. Please send to my e-mail. I am spending time and enjoying your website. You r amazing. Thanks

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13 omid September 19, 2013 at 6:33 am

best

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14 Deborah Couri-D'Aico September 5, 2013 at 11:54 am

Hi Suzy, I love your website!

I have an organization in Haiti that helps women creates their own businesses. Any chance you’d be willing to come to Cap Haitien and teach a one-week class? All expenses paid. I go every month, its very safe and I promise it’ll be a great experience.

Many thanks.

Debbie

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15 Sian July 12, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Hi, love your stuff and you really are so funny. Thankyou for taking the time to share your ideas, inspirations and life with us all.
Bless you, Sian- Australia

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16 Susan Myers July 14, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Thank you so much for stopping by Sian! You totally made my day!

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17 Katie May 29, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Suzy you would be so much fun to hang around with, I am happy I came to this site and found your blog, keep on crafting and inspiring

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18 Silly Sarah May 24, 2013 at 1:36 am

I am so happy I somehow stumbled upon your blog! I, too, believe my life is a sitcom and am an overly proud doggy mom. Oh, and I love CHEAP crafts. Some day I will have a blog like yours! Thanks for the inspiration.

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19 Maureen May 18, 2013 at 10:12 am

I love this! I’ve been on Pinterest today and came across just what I was looking for you! The cookie sheet mermaid sleeping I want to make it n to a book cover for my mermaid slash retreat. Weekend love the pattern thank u for this inspiration Maureen Gallagher va bch va

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20 France May 16, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I found your site recently and really love it. You are witty and so much fun to read. Your tutorials are clear and easy to follow, just perfect for an older quilter like me.
I will come back often and hope you keep entertaining us.
Thank you
France from Canada.

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21 Jaan L May 9, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Oh, how I love your blog and look forward to each new one. But, I really would like to ask your advice on something. I am forever sending food to friends, neighbors, well, just to about everyone. The best way to send food in plastic, re-sealable containers. Do you have any idea how I could decorate them, the containers? It doesn’t matter to me if its a permanent or temporary design. Using cloth covers isn’t ideal, as they rarely come back. So, if you have any ideas, I will be a happy camper.

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22 Jana Smith April 7, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I would love your Windmills at Night quilt but am unable to download the pattern.

Jana

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23 monica April 4, 2013 at 5:33 pm

trying to find out how you did that quilled monarch butterfly I saw in a book somewhere

monica

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24 Val April 3, 2013 at 11:25 pm

I just printed the directions for the lollipop romper or pink romper. What kind of yarn is required and what is the crochet hook in USA conversion? What is the metric crochet hook size 0 ?

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25 Sally April 3, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Suzy,
I hope you can help. I saw your name in connection with a Lollipop Romper. It looked to be vintage though. I have the pattern, sort of, but there are parts that are missing in the instructions. The gal I have asked about it is the one that has a green, pink, and white
Lollipop Romper.
My question, do you have the original directions?
Thanks
Sally

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26 claire March 24, 2013 at 11:35 am

Bonjour Suzy, je vous suit depuis que j’ai découvert votre blog et je suis devenue une vraie fan. J’aime autant vos travaux que votre humour .Je vis dans un tout petit village du sud de la France avec mon homme, mes deux enfants et notre yorkshire “biscotte”. Je vous écris avec un traducteur donc j’espère que ce sera lisible, je vous lis moi-même avec google traducteur (merci à ça qui me permet de vous lire!) Étant à l’étranger puis je quand même m’abonner à la sitcom? au plaisir de vous lire. Claire
Hello Suzy, I am you since I discovered your blog and I became real one fan. I like as much your works as your humor .Je screw in a quite small village of the South of France with my man, my two children and our Yorkshire “melba toast”. I write you with a translator thus I hope that it will be readable(legible), I read you myself with Google translator (thanks to that which allows me to read to you!) being abroad then I all the same to subscribe to the sitcom? In the pleasure to read to you. Claire

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27 Susan Myers March 24, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Bonjour Claire,

Merci beaucoup pour vos aimables paroles! C’est un plaisir de vous rencontrer! Votre e-mail définitivement mettre un sourire dans ma journée. Merci d’être un lecteur!

Je vais déménager mon service d’abonnement à MailChimp dans les prochaines semaines. Une des choses gentilles sur MailChimp est qu’il permettra de traduire les posts vers le français pour vous. Je vais en faire l’annonce dans quelques semaines, et alors s’il vous plaît inscrivez-vous à la souscription à ce moment-là pour les messages traduits pour être envoyés directement à votre boîte e-mail.

Mon bulletin mensuel sera également déplacé à MailChimp. Je suis l’espoir de le rendre plus facile pour mes lecteurs internationaux à suivre.

Je vous remercie beaucoup pour votre email nice! Et s’il vous plaît dites Toast Melba que j’ai dit: “Bonjour!”

SUZY

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28 mar March 5, 2013 at 1:06 am

Ha, ha, Suzy, your too funny. I thought our little dog was trouble at times, but calling your own little pet a Tasmanian devil dog – well I’m happier with mine already! I’ve just been sitting here laughing away at your writings. Yes, “Toilet Paper Queen”, what an awesome title (lol)! Hmm…if you changed your title to “Queen of the Rolls”, one might think “Rolls Royce”, Rolls of money”…but I don’t think you mind being associated with toilet paper in a creative way. After all, you have elevated the humble little “roll” into works of art! Well, I’m off to see your other crafts just now. This should be fun! : )

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29 k8 Johnson February 19, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Hi Suzy!
Just found your site by looking for laundry lint paper, and I must say, THANK YOU! I’ve bookmarked a handful of projects already, but the faux punched tin is what is making my fingers itch! ;-) I am now disabled, one of my issues being with my attention span and memory retention. (That’s from the medicine for what keeps me, for the most part, house- and bed-bound.) It can be quite difficult finding craft projects that are not too intricate for me to handle, but that also look REALLY good and, well, not “cheap”! So it is quite nice to find projects that won’t completely overwhelm me; your site seems right up my alley! Thank you again~ AND in advance! I can’t wait to start these!

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30 Alka July 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Hi Suzy,

Loved your site. Your tutorials were so well documented. But since a few days, I click on the tutorials and cannot see any of them. I used to be able to see thumbnail pictures of about 79 of them. Is it now not accessible.

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31 Suzy July 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I am so sorry. I was doing some editing and messed up the code. Thank you for letting me know! All tutorials are back up!

suzy

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32 Dorothy Kennett March 25, 2012 at 2:01 am

Suzy,
I have recently discovered your site, and it is my FAVOURITE CRAFT SITE!!! I have
already made the faux wrought iron wall art, and I am currently doing the stained glass.
I have also found about 5 more of your project that I love, so I will be very busy!
You certainly are a very clever & imaginative lady – I salute you…
Dorothy

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33 anonymous December 31, 2011 at 9:50 am

Just found your site. Should add smartsy/craftsy for your intellect, sense of humor, literacy and talent.

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34 Lindsay Burks December 28, 2011 at 10:09 am

Hi,

I love your website but I’m really interested in the faux metal filigree frame but the link sends me to the faux metal wall art tutorial. I was wondering if there was a mishap in the link. I hope it can be fixed because I would love to make the metal filigree frame for my house!

Thanks,

Lindsay Burks

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35 Suzy December 28, 2011 at 10:31 am

Hi Lindsay,

I recently migrated to Wordpress and I’m still fixing all links. You can find it at http://suzyssitcom.com/2011/02/feature-friday-faux-metal-filigree-frame-tutorial.html, or you can now get an easy link back to it on my tutorial page. Thanks so much for letting me know. Let me know how the project turns out!

suzy

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