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  • Caravan Sewing Machine Cover

    Now that I have my new crafting room all set up, I've been busying sewing all week. I finally finished my sewing machine cover. I used my new favorite fabric Vintage Desktop, so my sewing machine cover matches the theme of my craft room...

  • Submarine Sunday #124

    Welcome to Submarine Sunday aboard the USS Crafty! Thanks so much for stopping by the party! Happy Independence Day! Today, I plan on having lots of fun with the kiddos. We're going to play in our little pool and eat yummy BBQ. No fireworks for us, but I hope everyone else has a safe 4th of July...

  • Frozen Inspired Bed Canopy

    I've been working on turning my daughter's room into an awesome Frozen themed room. First, I repainted her dresser to match the colors of the Frozen posters and puzzles on the walls. I decided that I also wanted to make her a canopy for her bed using the same colors...

  • Patriotic Popsicle Stick Magnets

    Last week, my daughter and I did a little crafting together. We created something patriotic with wooden popsicle sticks and shapes. She arranged everything how she wanted it, and I glued it together for her. Later on, I decided to glue a magnet on the back of her creation, and stick it on the fridge...

  • Father's Day Terrarium

    I asked my husband what he wanted for Father's Day, and of course his answer was a video game. I bought him the video game he wanted, but I also wanted to get him something else that I knew he'd like. So since he loves plants, I bought him a terrarium garden kit....

  • My Craft Room

    I finally finished setting up my craft room, which is really a large storage closet. I'm so glad I finally got around to doing this. I now have a place to sew, create, and store my junk. I put a lot of work (and money) into this closet to transform it into a cozy little craft room...

  • Entryway Bench for a Shoe-Free Home

    Just the other day I was telling my husband that I wanted a bench to place in the entryway for guests to sit on to take off their shoes before stepping on our carpet. I don't want germy shoes on our carpets since we have a 7 month old baby who loves rolling around on the floor...

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Submarine Sunday #124

Posted by USS Crafty | Saturday, July 04, 2015 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday aboard the USS Crafty!  Thanks so much for stopping by the party! Happy Independence Day! Today, I plan on having lots of fun with the kiddos. We're going to play in our little pool and eat yummy BBQ. No fireworks for us, but I hope everyone else has a safe 4th of July. I don't think the baby would like the loud firecrackers. Anyhoo, all week I was busy working on caravan sewing machine cover, and I'm so glad that I finally finished it. Check it out below and tell me what you think. So what have you been working on? I hope you'll link up below, and check out this week's lovely featured craft and the Submarine Sunday Features Board on Pinterest. It's party time!

Caravan Sewing Machine Cover

Posted by USS Crafty | Saturday, July 04, 2015 Categories:

Now that I have my new crafting room all set up, I've been busying sewing all week. I finally finished my sewing machine cover. I used my new favorite fabric Vintage Desktop, so my sewing machine cover matches the theme of my craft room.

For the white part of the cover, I upcycled a white crib sheet, but I think I should've used a different fabric because it's wrinkly. No matter how much I ironed it, the wrinkles remain. Otherwise, I'm pretty pleased with the cover, especially since I made it without using a pattern. Oh, and it's reversible. The other side is just the Vintage Desktop fabric.

The cover is reversible, but I'm sure I'll have the caravan side showing all the time, so this is basically the liner.

 
I used two layers of batting for this project.

I recently ordered these sewing clips, and I LOVE using them!

Both sides of the caravan have a window and a door. The front and back just have a window. I recently ordered a package of vintage buttons, and I used a few for the door knobs and to button on the handle on top of the cover.

I cut a strip of the Vintage Desktop fabric to create a little handle. I hadn't used my button foot in a long time, but I remembered how to use it.

the pennant banner

Here are both parts of the cover before being sewn together.

I added a USS CRAFTY "license plate" to the back of the caravan. I used bias tape to finish off the bottom and to sew the liner and outside together.

I used buttons to create the wheel.

the USS Crafty sewing machine cover



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Cricut Design Space and New iPhone App

Posted by USS Crafty | Saturday, July 04, 2015 Categories:
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If you read last week’s post, you now know why Cricut’s Explore One™ and Explore Air™ machines are so incredible – and a must-have for any crafter.

But what bridges the gap between the creative ideas in your head and the Cricut machine is the Cricut Design Space™.

Cricut’s Design Space™ is software for PC, Mac®, iPhone® and iPad® that you get for free with your Cricut machine of choice.

Instead of trying to figure out how to make your project, Design Space gives you the ability to focus on what you want to make. Your Cricut machine takes it from there and brings it to life.

With Design Space, you can start designing from scratch on your computer, iPhone® or iPad®, or you can use a pre-designed, Make It Now™ project. These ready-to-make projects are created by professional artists and include everything from home décor to fashion to paper crafting, and even a variety of FREE projects.

If you want to use one of Cricut’s 50K+ images, you can try them out in the Design Space to see which will look best in your project before you commit to purchasing it.

Uploading Images

When you’re ready to start designing, you can either use one of Cricut’s 50K+ images or easily upload your own using the “Upload Images” tool in Design Space. You can upload and cut .svg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif, and .dxf files absolutely FREE. You can even use fonts already installed on your computer.

Cut What You Want® tool

The Design Space’s Cut What You Want® tool makes it easy to convert your design into a cuttable image in just a few clicks!

The Cricut Design Space™ app for iPad® and iPhone®

Cricut’s easy-to-use app for the iPad® and iPhone® makes it possible for you can design anytime and anywhere inspiration strikes you.

It also allows you to access all the project’s that you’ve personally designed, whether on your iOs device or your PC or Mac, and gives you access to all the Make-it-Now projects.

With this app, you can start a project while at the beach, enhance it at the ice-cream shop, add some embellishments while cozying up on your couch, and then cut it on the Cricut Explore in your craft room. Plus, it’s cloud-based, so your projects are always synced across all your devices.

P.S. Cricut is working on an Android™ app right now, so don’t feel left out if you don’t have an iPad or iPhone.

In a nutshell, Cricut Design Space™ gives you the creative freedom to design just about anything! Make party invitations, decorations, and favors. Create seasonal home décor or personalize wedding gifts. Add embellishments to your favorite photo memories.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! That’s why next week’s post (the last on in this series) will focus on some really fun and interesting projects that people have created using their Cricut machine and the Cricut Design Space.

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WIP: Sewing Machine Cover

Posted by USS Crafty | Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Categories:
I'm currently working on a sewing machine cover, and it's going to be reversible. I'm making it without a pattern, so I'm hoping it turns out how I want it. I'm using my new favorite fabric, vintage desktop. I can't wait to finish it. Hopefully, I can sneak off to my craft room tonight and finish it.

This side is going to be the inside if the other side turns out okay. I'm so in love with the camper sewing machine covers that I've seen on Pinterest, so I'm going to make the other side like a camper.

Reebok Unveils UFC Shop

Posted by USS Crafty | Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Categories:
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Exciting news for all you MMA fans! Reebok recently unveiled their new Fight Shop. It's a destination where fighters, and those who train like fighters, can find all the apparel they need.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Submarine Sunday #123

Posted by USS Crafty | Sunday, June 28, 2015 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday aboard the USS Crafty!  Thanks so much for stopping by the party! I finished my daughter's canopy, and it's all set up in her room. She loves it! I've also been crafting with my daughter. We created some patriotic magnets that are on our fridge. And for Father's Day, my husband and I put together a couple mini gardens. So what have you been up to? Link up your recent creations below! Also, be sure to check out this week's featured post. I've been to several antique booths, but the one that's this week's featured post is so neat, and I love that she painted a wall with chalkboard paint and writes the prices of the items on the wall. How cool is that!? Anyhoo, it's party time! Link up below and visit other party goers and leave lovely comments!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Frozen Inspired Bed Canopy

Posted by USS Crafty | Saturday, June 27, 2015 Categories:

I've been working on turning my daughter's room into an awesome Frozen themed room. First, I repainted her dresser to match the colors of the Frozen posters and puzzles on the walls.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Patriotic Popsicle Stick Magnets

Posted by USS Crafty | Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Categories: ,

Last week, my daughter and I did a little crafting together. We created something patriotic with wooden popsicle sticks and shapes. She arranged everything how she wanted it, and I glued it together for her. Later on, I decided to glue a magnet on the back of her creation, and stick it on the fridge.

She's crafty like me!

Summer Weight Chinos at Bonobos

Posted by USS Crafty | Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Categories:
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Sometimes, summertime calls for pants. But thanks to Bonobos' Summer Weight Chinos, you won't have to stifle in the heat. Their Summer Weight Chinos are made of a lightweight cotton twill which will keep you cool and comfortable in rising temps. Whether you're kickin' it at a casual outdoor cocktail party or manning the grill at a Fourth of July barbecue, these lightweight chinos are sure to be your go-to-pants for summer.
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