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  • Submarine Sunday Link Party #106

    Welcome to Submarine Sunday! Happy weekend! Thanks for partying with me! Recently, I shared a set of Halloween Owl Mug Rugs for the 31 Days of Halloween at GYCT Designs, and now I'm sharing my creations here on my own blog. These mug rugs were very fun to make. I've also been working on sewing projects for the baby. I am now 37 weeks pregnant, so I really need to hurry up! So what have you been working on. I hope you'll link your crafty creations below...

  • Halloween Owl Mug Rugs

    I've fallen in love with mug rugs recently, and decided that I wanted to make Halloween mug rugs with pockets for a spoon and tea bag... or candy! ...

  • Crochet Fish Baby Afghan

    I finally finished my baby boy's fish afghan! Yay! I didn't work on it everyday... or even every week, so it took me a month to finish. The pattern is pretty easy to follow. My daughter likes fish, and every time she sees the blanket, she shouts, "Fish!" So maybe I'll make her a fishy blanket eventually, but I'd make hers with pink, green, and brown or tan yarn...

  • Bewitching Halloween Wreath

    I dug last year's Halloween wreath out of my storage closet and made a few changes before hanging it on our front door. I removed the pumpkin from the wreath and moved the bird from the top of the wreath to inside the wreath. a couple of the skeletons had fallen off, so I had to hot glue them back on...

  • Paint the Blogosphere Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Mug Rugs

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am helping Holly at The Coconut Head's Survival Guide Paint the Blogosphere Pink! During the summer of 2011, one of my aunts lost her battle with cancer. Her cancer started out as breast cancer and spread to her liver. My aunt has a twin sister who also battled breast cancer, but thankfully, her cancer has been in remission for years...

  • Macabre Mademoiselle Mug Rugs

    Halloween is just around the corner, so I've started a few Halloween crafts. I sewed a couple mug rugs using my favorite fabric, Mademoiselle. And to make the mug rugs Halloweenish, I added some Halloween ribbon that features some pretty scary ladies...

  • Fall Burlap Rag Wreath

    My poor burlap rag wreath has been through so many changes... Well, last night, I decided to revise it yet again. I want to make it a little simpler this time. When I dug it out of my storage unit the other day, it looked like this:...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Submarine Sunday #106

Posted by USS Crafty | Saturday, October 18, 2014 Categories:

Welcome to Submarine Sunday! Happy weekend! Thanks for partying with me! Recently, I shared a set of Halloween Owl Mug Rugs for the 31 Days of Halloween at GYCT Designs, and now I'm sharing my creations here on my own blog. These mug rugs were very fun to make. I've also been working on sewing projects for the baby. I am now 37 weeks pregnant, so I really need to hurry up! So what have you been working on. I hope you'll link your crafty creations below!

Halloween Owl Mug Rugs

Posted by USS Crafty | Saturday, October 18, 2014 Categories: , , ,

I've fallen in love with mug rugs recently, and decided that I wanted to make Halloween mug rugs with pockets for a spoon and tea bag... or candy!

30 Day Crochet Challenge Day 18: Current WIPs

Posted by USS Crafty | Saturday, October 18, 2014 Categories:
On day 3, I shared that I was working on a fish blanket for my baby boy and blue star blanket. I finished the fish blanket, and I finished off the last row that I was working on for the star blanket, but that's all I've done on the star blanket so far. I've got to get to work. I am now 37 weeks pregnant and full term. The baby could come any day now!!!



Friday, October 17, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge Day 17: Last Gift Made

Posted by USS Crafty | Friday, October 17, 2014 Categories:
That last crochet gift I made for someone was a pink and gray baby blanket with a ladybug applique that I made as a baby shower gift for a friend. She (and others at her shower) really liked the blanket.


the ladybug applique
I also sewed a gray owl for the baby girl.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge Day 16: Closest Holiday

Posted by USS Crafty | Thursday, October 16, 2014 Categories:
The closest "holiday" is Halloween, and I've crocheted only one Halloween item, and that's my daughter's Bride of Frankenstein Hat that I made last year. This year I considered crocheting a Olaf trick or treat bag for her, but my husband came up with something else, and he's supposed to get crafty and help me with it. Anyhoo, here are some pics of my darling daughter wearing the Bride of Frankenstein hat:


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge Day 15: Purple

Posted by USS Crafty | Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Categories:
Apparently, I don't crochet with purple yarn often. I only found a couple projects that have a little purple in them. I'm sure as my daughter gets older, I'll be asked to make her something with the color purple. Little girls tend to love pinks and purples.

Krissy didn't want to model the Sunny Sock Monkey Hat I made for our cousin Kenya...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

30 Day Challenge (Linky) Day 14: Blue

Posted by USS Crafty | Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Categories:
Blue used to be one of my favorite colors, and as a result, I still have a ton of blue yarn in my stash, but it has come in handy since I'm having a baby boy. I've made several projects using blue yarn, especially all the shades of Caron Simply Soft's Country Blue yarn. Several years ago, I made a granny square throw for my mom using country blue yarn. I really wish I had a picture of that blanket. I keep forgetting to take one whenever I visit.  But it's a gorgeous blanket. I made it back when I had more patience. Anyhoo, here are a few of my blue crochet creations:
Blue Camo Hat, Booties, and Bib Set

Monday, October 13, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge (Linky) Day 13: Green

Posted by USS Crafty | Monday, October 13, 2014 Categories:
Over the last couple years my favorite color has changed from blue to green, so whenever I see yarn in a pretty shade of green, I want it!!! My favorite green yarn is Caron Simply Soft's Pistachio. Last year for Halloween, I crocheted a Bride of Frankenstein Hat for my daughter using the Pistachio yarn.
Bride of Frankenstein Hat 
Bride of Frankenstein Hat 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge (Linky) Days 11 & 12

Posted by USS Crafty | Sunday, October 12, 2014 Categories:

Day 11: Do You Have A Shop?
Yep. I do. My shop is also called USS Crafty, and it's on Etsy. There are only a few items in there at the moment. I've been thinking of closing it since I'll be very busy soon with a newborn and a toddler. I won't have as much time for crafting, and whatever I do make will probably be for my family, our home, or maybe for me.




Bewitching Halloween Wreath 2014

Posted by USS Crafty | Sunday, October 12, 2014 Categories: ,

I dug last year's Halloween wreath out of my storage closet and made a few changes before hanging it on our front door. I removed the pumpkin from the wreath and moved the bird from the top of the wreath to inside the wreath. a couple of the skeletons had fallen off, so I had to hot glue them back on.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Submarine Sunday #105

Posted by USS Crafty | Saturday, October 11, 2014 Categories:

Welcome to Submarine Sunday! Happy weekend! Thanks for partying with me! Guess what... I finally finished the fish baby afghan for my baby! Yay! Now I have to hurry up and get started on a few sewing projects for his nursery. I was so excited when the tandem stroller I ordered for my baby and my daughter arrived today. Krissy's Halloween costume also arrived. I just don't feel up to making a costume, so I ordered her an Elsa (from Frozen) costume. I'm sure she'll love it.

The 30 Day Crochet Challenge Linky is still open, so I hope all my crocheting (and knitting) friends will join in!! So what have you all be working on?? After you check out the awesome features, link up your crafty creations below! And if you're into crocheting, check out the 30 Day Crochet Challenge. Anyhoo, make sure you link up your fabulous fall and Halloween crafts and recipes!

Crochet Fish Baby Afghan

Posted by USS Crafty | Saturday, October 11, 2014 Categories: , ,


I finally finished my baby boy's fish afghan! Yay! I didn't work on it everyday... or even every week, so it took me a month to finish. The pattern is pretty easy to follow. My daughter likes fish, and every time she sees the blanket, she shouts, "Fish!" So maybe I'll make her a fishy blanket eventually, but I'd make hers with pink, green, and brown or tan yarn to match the colors in her room... or may pink, purple, and blue.... Anyhoo, now I can get started on sewing projects for my baby. I'm 36 weeks pregnant, so I don't have much time! I must admit that I feel very off because I don't have a nursery to set up for the baby like I did for my daughter. When were moved here (Georgia) in 2011, I was 5 months pregnant, so I still had plenty of time to get the nursery set up just the way I wanted it. Well, We're scheduled to move back to WA a couple weeks after my due date (you never know when babies will decided to show up!). So I'll be setting up the nursery in our new home after the baby is already born, and at the same time, I'll be unpacking the rest of the house. Oh, it's stressful just thinking about it, but that's military life. But here are some pictures from my crochet adventure:

Friday, October 10, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge (Linky) Day 10: Yellow

Posted by USS Crafty | Friday, October 10, 2014 Categories:
I have a few projects that I've crocheted with yellow yarn (and other colors).

crochet candy corn for my mom's Candy Corn Wreath

Floral and Leopard Crochet Splice Infinity Scarf

Candy Corn Scarecrow Doll


a couple of the crochet Easter eggs have a little yellow on them. I made this Crochet Easter Egg Wreath for my mom a couple years ago.

This crochet splice infinity scarf features a yellow section. The fabric is one of my favorites.

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