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  • You Are My Sunshine Paintings

    Recently, I created two paintings for my kids' play area. I was inspired by two paintings I found online and pinned to my playroom board....

  • You Are My Sunshine Painting

    I'm almost done decorating our new home. I just need to add some wall art and colorful pillows to the kids' play area in our living room, and the entire house (except my daughter's room) needs curtains! Over the last couple days, I worked on a painting for the play area...

  • Patches the Pirate Puppy

    While browsing through Pinterest for ideas for baby KJ's nautical nursery, I stumbled upon an adorable pirate puppy. Of course, I had to make one...

  • Ahoy Matey Nautical Crib Skirt

    Now that we're settled into our new home, I've been working on KJ's nursery. Before we left GA, I made a diaper stacker, quilt, and crib skirt for his nursery. I used fabric from Michael Miller's Ahoy Matey collection...

  • Ahoy Matey Diaper Stacker and Crib Quilt

    Before we left Georgia, I made a diaper stacker and quilt for KJ's nursery. The nautical fabric I used is from Michael Miller's Ahoy Matey collection. I fell in love with this fabric when I stumbled upon it online. Since I'm not a quilter, I ordered the fabric that's already quilted and...

  • 7 Quick Takes: Christmas

    I took pictures of KJ to share with family and friends. This is one of my favorite pics. I put him under the tree with the presents. He is the best present our family received this year...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Frozen Chalkboard Dresser

Posted by USS Crafty | Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Categories: , ,


Like many kiddos her age, my daughter is obsessed with Frozen. She has Frozen pajamas, a Frozen bowling set, the Frozen soundtrack on her LeapPad Ultra, Frozen sheets, Frozen posters, An Olaf backpack, Frozen books, Frozen cups and plates, etc... So I decided change the theme and colors of her room from ladybugs (pink, green, tan, & brown) to Frozen.

Monday, January 26, 2015

7 Quick Takes

Posted by USS Crafty | Monday, January 26, 2015 Categories:
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I'm currently working on crochet pillows to toss on the futon in the kids' play area in our living room.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

ModCloth's Sweetheart Shop

Posted by USS Crafty | Friday, January 23, 2015 Categories: ,
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Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and for that special day, you must have a fun and flirty outfit that will make you standout and make your Valentine's heart skip a beat! If you're looking for heart-printed pieces and/or want to be pretty in pink, Modcloth's Sweetheart Shop is your perfect match! Don't let these gorgeous pieces be the ones that got away!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

You Are My Sunshine

Posted by USS Crafty | Saturday, January 17, 2015 Categories:
Recently, I created two paintings for my kids' play area. I was inspired by two paintings I found online and pinned to my playroom board.


I decided to paint a submarine instead of a sailboat, and I also added fish, jellyfish, and an octopus. When my daughter saw the octopus, she exclaimed, "Octopus! It's an octopus!"  I was glad that she knows what an octopus is and also glad that my octopus actually looks like an octopus!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunshine Painting

Posted by USS Crafty | Sunday, January 11, 2015 Categories:
I'm almost done decorating our new home. I just need to add some wall art and colorful pillows to the kids' play area in our living room, and the entire house (except my daughter's room) needs curtains! Over the last couple days, I worked on a painting for the play area. I was inspired by something I saw on Amazon:

Friday, January 2, 2015

7+ Quick Takes: Top Ten 2014 Creations

Posted by USS Crafty | Friday, January 02, 2015 Categories: ,
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I made this Crochet Fish Baby Afghan for my baby boy, KJ. His nursery has a nautical theme, and I was excited to make this blanket for my baby boy. It was a fun and easy pattern to follow.

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During a trip to the local fabric store, I found some cute Mickey and Minnie Mouse fabric. Since my mom loves Mickey Mouse, I used the fabric to make this Mickey Mouse Mug Rug ( My 1st Mug Rug) for her. I later made another one, so she'd have a set of Mickey Mouse mug rugs.


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In 2014, I fell in love with mug rugs. I made a few including a couple Halloween Owl Mug Rugs. I love my owl mug rugs because they have pockets for a tea bag and spoon.

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Last year, I finally finished my husband's Submarine Granny Square Afghan

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I was asked by Chelsea at GYCT Designs to review her Tinley Tee & Love Me Knot Shorts pattern. I really like this outfit on my daughter, especially the pink camo Tinley Tee.

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I made my White Picket Fence Wreath using fabric samples, and I love it! It's one of my favorite wreaths that I've ever made.

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I found this dresser at an antique store for $100, and I didn't buy it right away, but I couldn't get it off my mind. I had to go back and get it. I saw so much potential in it. I knew it would be perfect for my daughter's room. It was white, and I repainted it using my favorite paint, chalkboard paint. Now, in our new home, the theme of her room has changed to Frozen, so soon I will add a little blue to the dresser.

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I've made several owl pillows (about 20), and this U.S. Navy Owl Pillow is my fav. This owl has one of my favorite pictures of my husband in uniform with our daughter in the pocket. I think it's only fair that I make a similar pillow for our baby boy and put a picture of my husband and son in the pocket. 

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I was inspired by another crafter/blogger to create this Easter Bunny Door Hanger.

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Of all the many things I created last year, my favorite creation is my son, KJ. Of course, I didn't create him all by myself. I had lots of help from God and my husband, of course! He is such a sweet baby and a wonderful blessing.




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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Patches the Pirate Puppy

Posted by USS Crafty | Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Categories: , ,

While browsing through Pinterest for ideas for baby KJ's nautical nursery, I stumbled upon an adorable pirate puppy. Of course, I had to make one!

Nautical Crib Skirt

Posted by USS Crafty | Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Categories: , ,


Now that we're settled into our new home, I've been working on KJ's nursery. Before we left GA, I made a diaper stacker, quilt, and crib skirt for his nursery. I used fabric from Michael Miller's Ahoy Matey collection. While I was searching for ideas for KJ's nursery, I was inspired by a valance I found.



So I decided to create a crib skirt using several fabrics from the Ahoy Matey collection.  I recycled the crib skirt from my daughter's nursery bedding, so that I'd have the sizing correct and wouldn't have to use any new fabric for the part of the crib skirt that would be hidden under the mattress.
cutting off the pink fabric from my daughter's old crib skirt
panels of the nautical fabric

sewing on the nautical fabric panels
 

I'm pleased with how the crib skirt turned out, and I can't wait to get the rest of his nursery put together. KJ will be 2 months old soon, and he's not sleeping in his nursery yet, so I still have time to get everything made and perfect for him. I'm hoping to get him sleeping in his crib when he's 3 months. My daughter started sleeping in her crib around that age, so hopefully KJ will, too. Anyhoo, check back soon to see what I create next!



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