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  • Olaf Trick or Treat Bucket

    Tomorrow is Halloween, and last night I finally put together a trick or treat bucket for my daughter. She will be dressing up as Elsa, but she also LOVES Olaf. So I made her an Olaf trick or treat bucket. I used a glow in the dark pumpkin bucket that we picked up at the Dollar Tree...

  • Submarine Sunday Link Party #107

    Welcome to Submarine Sunday! Happy weekend! Thanks for partying with me! I didn't work on anything at all during the week. I've been sick with a cold for over a month, and my daughter and husband also became sick a coupe days ago, so now I'm feeling even sicker than I already was before. I'm now 38 weeks pregnant...

  • 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...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Olaf Trick or Treat Bucket

Posted by USS Crafty | Thursday, October 30, 2014 Categories: ,

Tomorrow is Halloween, and last night I finally put together a trick or treat bucket for my daughter. She will be dressing up as Elsa, but she also LOVES Olaf. So I made her an Olaf trick or treat bucket. I used a glow in the dark pumpkin bucket that we picked up at the Dollar Tree. My husband came up with the bright idea to use nail polish remover to jack o' lantern face.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge Day 29: Black

Posted by USS Crafty | Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Categories:
I have a couple projects that feature black yarn, and in the near future I think I'm going to make a Mickey Mouse scarf for my mom and a Mickey hat for my baby boy. Anyhoo, so here's a peak at some of the things I've made that are/feature black yarn:

black cat hat

black & autumn red scarf I made for my mother-in-law a few Christmases ago

Minnie Mouse Hat

skull and crossbones appliques that I added to a couple toddler hats

black & red crochet splice scarf I made for my mother-in-law a couple Christmases ago

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge Day 28: Gray

Posted by USS Crafty | Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Categories:
I love the color gray! I especially love it with red, black, and white. I've created a couple Georgia Bulldogs hats (and booties) with this color scheme.
Georgia Bulldogs Hat & Booties Set

one of the GA Bulldogs hats I made for a friend's baby as a baby shower gift
close up of of face before adding earflaps

my husband wearing a dark gray sock monkey hat I made for him a few years ago

gray, pink, and white ladybug baby blanket I made for a friend as a baby shower gift

gray elephant pacifier holder on a bib

another elephant pacifier holder bib

This scarf has a gray crochet section. I made it for a friend as a birthday present.

one of my husband's gray and white sock monkey hats

Monday, October 27, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge Day 27: Favorite Crochet Book(s)

Posted by USS Crafty | Monday, October 27, 2014 Categories:
I've bought several crochet books over the years. Some I have used and some I haven't. But one of the latest books I've purchased I did use to make a cute fish blanket for my baby boy. It's my current favorite crochet book.
 A Year of Baby Afghans Book 5 (Leisure Arts #5260)

I've used this book to make a few of my early afghans.
I used this book to make a couple of the blankets featured on the cover. I'm currently working on finishing up a blue version of this blanket for my baby boy, and I have one in green that's also a WIP. It should be around here somewhere. I haven't seen it in a while... 
I love the hooded scarves in this book! I started making pink hooded scarf for a friend, but it's still a WIP. Hopefully, I can finish it before Christmas. 
This book is just full of fun crochet patterns for the kitchen. I love the chrysanthemum dishcloth pattern.



30 Day Crochet Challenge Day 26: Amigurumi

Posted by USS Crafty | Monday, October 27, 2014 Categories:
I've made a couple of things that could be considered amigurumi. For a social studies project, I made a bear for a project where were making a display of Washington from a long time ago. I no longer have the bear, unfortunately. An a couple years ago, I made a candy corn scarecrow doll for my mom since she love candy corn.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Submarine Sunday #107

Posted by USS Crafty | Saturday, October 25, 2014 Categories:

Welcome to Submarine Sunday! Happy weekend! Thanks for partying with me! I didn't work on anything at all during the week. I've been sick with a cold for over a month, and my daughter and husband also became sick a coupe days ago, so now I'm feeling even sicker than I already was before. I'm now 38 weeks pregnant, and I'm restless. I'm ready to meet my little guy! Anyhoo, I'm still keeping up with the 30 Day Crochet Challenge. So what have you all been working on? Please check out the awesome features below, and link up your latest creations!

30 Day Crochet Challenge Day 25: White

Posted by USS Crafty | Saturday, October 25, 2014 Categories:
I've been debating whether or not I want to crochet an Olaf trick or treat bag for my daughter. It would be white, of course. I'll probably just end up finding an Olaf printable and cutting his face out in felt and gluing it to the white glow-in-the-dark trick or treat bucket we bought for her. I've been wanting to sew so bad this week, but I'm waiting on fabric that I ordered online. It probably won't get here until Tuesday. Anyhoo, I've created a couple of crochet projects in mostly white. Both are Hello Kitty hats.






Friday, October 24, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge Day 24: Favorite Stitch

Posted by USS Crafty | Friday, October 24, 2014 Categories:
I guess my favorite stitch is the granny stitch because the blankets I make tend to be granny stitch/square blankets. There is a stitch that I think is awesome, but I haven't tried it yet. It's the crocodile stitch. I've seen it used for gorgeous scarves and baby booties, so I'll have to give it a try one day soon.






Thursday, October 23, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge Day 23: How Long Have You Been Crocheting?

Posted by USS Crafty | Thursday, October 23, 2014 Categories:
I often crochet while watching tv on the couch under my blue blanket.
I learned how to crochet while working at a call center (we took calls for AT&T Wireless) when I was about 19 years old. So I've been crocheting for about 12 years. My early projects were all gifts for others, so I don't have any to share.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge Day 22: Brown

Posted by USS Crafty | Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Categories:
When I saw brown on the list, I couldn't think of anything that I made that featured brown yarn, but I have made things with brown yarn! I croccheted a Candy Corn Scarecrow Doll with brown yarn. The borders of each square in my husband's Submarine Blanket is brown and so are the squares for my daughter's Ladybug Baby Afghan. So here are my brown projects:

Candy Corn Scarecrow Doll
my hubby's Submarine Granny Square Blanket
Chocolate Easter Bunny on a Crochet Easter Wreath
my daughter's Ladybug Blanket


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge Day 21: Least Favorite Item Made

Posted by USS Crafty | Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Categories:
I love my pink camo yarn, and I usually make pink camo hats with a cute big flower. However, one day, I decided to make a pink camo hat with a big raspberry pink bow. I hate this hat. As soon as I finished it, I knew I didn't like it. I still don't like it. I consider it a blooper... 

pink camo hat with a really big bow

Monday, October 20, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge Day 20: Favorite Item Made

Posted by USS Crafty | Monday, October 20, 2014 Categories:
It's hard picking a favorite item that I've made. I think the most beautiful afghan I've ever made was one that I made for my mom not long after I learned how to crochet, and I don't have a picture of it, but it had a bunch of small granny squares and was made with different shades of Caron's Simply Soft Country Blue yarn. Next time I visit, I've got to get a picture of that afghan! I made a similar afghan for my husband, but after taking it out to sea a couple times, it was ruined. I smelled like chemicals and had holes in it that I just could not repair. Shame on him!

Right now I feel like my favorite project is the fish afghan I recently finished for my baby boy. I like it because I tried something new. When it comes to blankets/afghans, I usually stick to granny squares. But I saw the crochet book with the pattern for this afghan in a store, and I fell in love with it.
fish blanket for my baby boy

30 Day Crochet Challenge Day 19: Pink

Posted by USS Crafty | Monday, October 20, 2014 Categories:
Since I have a little girl, I have made a few crochet projects that feature the color pink. My favorite pink yarn is Caron Simply Soft's Watermelon, and I also love Red Heart's Pink Camo.

Krissy's Pink Camo Hat & Booties... I LOVE this picture of her!
Pink Camo Owl Hat
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