*Hey everybody! Season 14 of So You Think You’re Crafty is going to be fantastic. However, it won’t be starting until the New Year – we decided to let the crafters have a little break and family time too . But I have a great schedule of guest posts and shop spotlights lined up from now until then. Have a great Holiday season and see you all after the New Year!*
I’m Suzy, and I’m the “zookeeper” over at Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom. I am an artist, crafter, designer and humor writing living in Atlanta, GA. I love to specialize in vintage crafts and recycled crafts. I like my projects to be unique; something that you won’t find just anywhere. I tend to not do copycat projects, and try to put my personal touch on anything that I create. That said, I often find inspiration in odd places such as the plumbing aisle at Home Depot, or shelves at the Dollar Store. I like to look at an item and imagine the possibilities.
And if I don’t have any in mind at that moment, well, I just store it for later. Ask my husband about my huge pickle jar collection, my cardboard box collection, my toilet paper tube collection, or my huge stash of dollar store odds and ends and he’ll just roll his eyes. He’s learned not to just throw things away without running it by me first. Those stashes one day just might be gold!
I’m known for my faux metal crafts created from toilet paper tubes, and at most family gatherings, it is not unusual to be “gifted” with bags of the things. I guess there are worse things than being known as the TP queen.
Really, there must be.
The Sitcom is a place to go for great arts and crafts inspiration, but I also like to keep things real. I am a humor writer and it is natural to include a bit of the family in my blog. After all, when you have a hubby, a mess of dogs and several daughters, it is pretty easy to find humorous things to write about. There is drama all around! There are doggie issues such as the time we had to risk our lives to try and brush our Chihuahua’s teeth, the time I fell off my husband’s Harley and cracked my ankle (while the bike was on the kickstand), that time I exploded hard boiled eggs all over my kitchen ceiling (well actually the third time I did that…), my obsession with Tom Selleck and his mustache, that little incident with the jello in the bra…well lets just say there is plenty to make my life a Sitcom.
My tag line, “Life is a Sitcom covered in glitter, hot glue strings, and dog hair. Isn’t it…?” kind of says it all.
My shop, Suzy’s Sitcom Store
, is a mix of many of my ideas and specialties. My Ukrainian egg art is available, and a mix of my paintings, but my main feature and best seller by far are my Faux Stained Glass pattern eBooks and kits. The simple technique for creating amazing looking faux stained glass can be found on my website here
. My eBooks contain patterns, instructions and color charts for faux stained glass and other projects. My kits contain everything that you would need to create an amazing piece of art, including a full size pattern and illustrated instructions. All you would need to supply is the glass and frame.
As a giveaway, I’d like to offer my most popular pattern eBook- Majestic Peacock. This pattern book not only contains the pattern for the Majestic Peacock, but instructions for two complete projects using that pattern and ideas for seven other projects. It is a $10.00 value. I would love a “like” on my facebook page for entries to win.
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