Previous Next
  • Submarine Sunday #94

    Welcome to Submarine Sunday! I hope you all are enjoying the weekend. We spent yesterday at a few local antique shops, and I purchased two items. I was looking for a bookshelf (a large boat shelf), but I ended up buying a hutch. It is now in our living room displaying our DVD collection. I found a dresser for my daughter. It needed a little work...

  • Krissy's Chalkboard Dresser

    Yesterday my little family and I went to some local antique stores. We were on the hunt for a dresser for Krissy's room and a bookshelf (preferably a boat shelf) for the living room. Krissy will be three next month, and she still had a dresser/changing table in her room. That thing annoyed me because we purchased it from Wal-Mart (so it's not real wood), and the bottoms of the drawers kept coming apart...

  • 7 Quick Takes Friday

    We spent last week in Clarksville, TN visiting family. My parents were in the middle of moving into their new house, so my husband helped my father move some of the furniture over. Now my parents have everything they need in the house to live in it, but they still have stuff in boxes in the garage and there's still stuff at their old house. My parents' new house is out in the country... Like seriously... Their neighbors are cows and donkeys...

  • I Love Sewing Mug Rug

    I've finally gotten around to making a mug rug for myself. I recently made two Mickey Mouse mug rugs for my mother. For my latest mug rug, I used a pattern from a book that I bought. I didn't follow the pattern exactly. The mug rug in the book features a sewing machine with a felt flower on top, and there are also two felt hearts beside the sewing machine. I decided to leave off the flower and the hearts...

  • White Picket Fence Wreath

    A few weeks ago, I picked up some fabric samples from a local furniture store. The store had advertised on Facebook that they were giving away the fabric sample books because the company discontinued those fabrics. Once I picked them up, I was trying to figure out what I'd do with them. Well, I came up with one project. I decided to used the fabric on a wreath....

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Trendy Tot Tuesday: Ladybug Shortalls

Posted by T'onna Peters | Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Categories:
I love dressing my daughter in cute outfits that feature ladybugs. So while shopping in Jacksonville one day, I found a cute outfit that included denim shortalls with a ladybug applique and a red and white striped shirt. I thought it was so cute, and I just had to buy it for my Krissy Pooh. She's worn this outfit a couple of times, and she wears it with white sames and red and white hair bows.








Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Trendy Tot Tuesday: Daycare Fun

Posted by T'onna Peters | Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Categories:
Today while I was at my physical therapy appointment, my daughter was having fun at the base daycare. When I dropped her off, the kids were on the playground with freeze pops. Krissy was so excited that she didn't sit with the group right away, she ran around and slid down the slide. I got her to calm down a little, and she sat and enjoyed her freeze pop with the other children. When I take her to daycare, I try to make sure that I dress her in something that she can play and run comfortably in, and that I don't mind her getting dirty. So no dresses.... no super cute sandals... So here's what she wore to daycare today:

Krissy is tired from a few hours of playing at daycare.

These are her new "sneakers."

Here's my Krissy Pooh wearing the same outfit during a trip to the Commissary. She's wearing my favorite pair of sandals.


http://moderncamelot.com/

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Submarine Sunday #94

Posted by T'onna Peters | Sunday, July 27, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday! I hope you all are enjoying the weekend. We spent yesterday at a few local antique shops, and I purchased two items. I was looking for a bookshelf (a large boat shelf), but I ended up buying a hutch. It is now in our living room displaying our DVD collection. I found a dresser for my daughter. It needed a little work. I had to remove some veneer, fix a couple drawers, and paint it. It's been a lot of work, and I hate waiting for paint to dry! Anyhoo, what have you been up to lately? It's party time! Link up our latest creations below!

Krissy's Chalkboard Dresser

Posted by T'onna Peters | Sunday, July 27, 2014 Categories: ,


Yesterday my little family and I went to some local antique stores. We were on the hunt for a dresser for Krissy's room and a bookshelf (preferably a boat shelf) for the living room. Krissy will be three next month, and she still had a dresser/changing table in her room. That thing annoyed me because we purchased it from Wal-Mart (so it's not real wood), and the bottoms of the drawers kept coming apart. In order to open the middle drawer, we have to open the bottom drawer, and they both slide out together. I am holding on to this dresser/changing table to use in our son's nursery, but once he's too old for the changing table, he'll get a new dresser as well. Anyhoo, I was happy when we found this sturdy, white dresser, but I was unsure about the veneer popping off the side. The store owner suggested that I just pop it off and paint over it, so that's what I did.

I knew I wanted to use chalkboard paint, but I felt that black chalkboard paint alone would be too dark for a little girl's room. At first, I considered painting the drawers with the chalkboard paint and the rest of the dresser pink. But then I imagined a large Pepto pink dresser, and that didn't appeal to me. So I noticed that the drawers have squares and rectangles on them. I decided to paint those squares and rectangles with the colors pink, green, and tan to match the ladybug paintings I made for her nursery that matched her crib bedding.


I painted this dress on a blanket in my living/dining room.

We slid the dresser/changing table into her closet. I think it looks cool in there.


Of course, I had to write on it! I labeled the drawers.

I love the handles on the drawers. They're one reason I fell in love with this dresser.

Krissy's Kreatures Wreath and Ladybug Paintings


Ladybug Paintings and Bookshelves

So here's a before and after pic. What do you think? 

 Oh, I almost forgot to share a pic of the "shelf" we bought. It's actually a hutch. It's painted black, and it's fine for now, but whoever painted it, got lint and stuff trapped in the paint. I'll probably fix that later...
It's holding most of our DVD collection. I know one of the teacup planters has yarn and the other doesn't. I actually want to put something else decorative in them. I'll get to it eventually.



LINKING UP HERE: 
SUNDAY: Think Pink Sundays | Share It Sunday | Bewitching Projects Block Party | Nifty Thrifty Sunday | Sunday Best Link Party | Share Your Creativity | The Sunday Showcase | MONDAY: Creative Mondays | Off the Hook Monday | Block Party | Monday Funday | Much Ado About Monday | Anything Goes Mondays | Inspiration Monday | Lou Lou Girls | TUESDAY: Turn It Up Tuesday | Inspiration Board: Creative Party | Take a Look Tuesday | Do Tell Tuesday | Hit Me With Your Best Shot | The MakersTweak It Tuesday | Show Me What Ya Got |From Dream To Reality | Twirl & Take a Bow | Tuesday PIN-spiration | WEDNESDAY: Fluster's Creative Muster |Hookin' On Hump Day | Made By Me | A Little Bird Told Me | Project Stash | What We Accomplished Wednesday | Moonlight & Mason Jars | Whatever Goes Wednesday | Creative Spark Link Party | Pin It Party | WorthwhileWednesdays | THURSDAY:  Inspire Us Thursday |Artsy Corner | Crafty Thursday Obsession | All Things Thursday Blog Hop | Great Idea ThursdaysHandmade Hangout | FRIDAY: Creative Collection Link Party | Pinworthy Projects | Weekend Retreat Link Party | Link Party Palooza | Craft Frenzy Friday | Pin Me | Creativity Unleashed | The Party Bunch | Fridays Unfolded | T.G.I.F. Link Party | BFF Open House | Inspiration Spotlight | SATURDAY: Saturday Sparks | Show Stopper Saturday | Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Showcase | Super Saturday | Reasons to Skip the Housework | Bouquet of Talent | Say G'Day Saturday |

Thursday, July 24, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday

Posted by T'onna Peters | Thursday, July 24, 2014 Categories:
---1---
We spent last week in Clarksville, TN visiting family. My parents were in the middle of moving into their new house, so my husband helped my father move some of the furniture over. Now my parents have everything they need in the house to live in it, but they still have stuff in boxes in the garage and there's still stuff at their old house. My parents' new house is out in the country... Like seriously... Their neighbors are cows and donkeys.





Tuesday, July 22, 2014

(Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.)
If you have been curious about the Julep Maven Beauty Box or have been waiting for just the right time to become a Maven, now is your opportunity! Right now, new Maven subscribers can get a Nautical inspired welcome box that includes 3 beautiful, bright nail colors plus two of our most loved products (a 5-piece set, valued at $80) for free when you sign up for Julep Maven.

Limited Edition Nautical Welcome Box

The Julep Maven subscription box is the perfect way to treat yourself to new nail color and beauty products each month. Just a few of the perks you get as a Maven subscriber include:
  • A fully customizable box of limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations delivered to your door each month
  • $40+ of full-size products in every box for just $24.99 per month or save $15 by choosing the 3 month pre-paid option
  • Free shipping and 20% off on julep.com all day, everyday
These Nautical by Nature Welcome Boxes are here for a limited time and they are an exceptional value! Become a Maven today and don't forget to use the code SHIPSHAPE to get your own Limited Edition Nautical by Nature Welcome Box for FREE - just pay $2.99 for shipping.

Limited Edition Nautical Welcome Box

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Submarine Sunday #93

Posted by T'onna Peters | Sunday, July 20, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday! I hope you all are enjoying the weekend. We returned from our week long trip to Tennessee yesterday. My parents were busy moving their things from their old house to their new house. My husband helped my dad with moving a lot of their large, antique furniture. I really like their new house. It's out in the country. Their neighbors have a farm with cows and donkeys. Anyhoo, since I was busy visiting family, I didn't get any crafting done. I gave my mother her Mickey Mouse mug rugs, and she loved them. So what have you all been working on? Please link up below, and remember to visit other party participants!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Submarine Sunday #92

Posted by T'onna Peters | Saturday, July 12, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday! I hope you all are enjoying the weekend. We've had a super busy week, and the busyness will continue into next week, so I haven't created anything new to share, and I also haven't chosen any features. Sorry! I look forward to seeing what you all have been up to, so please link up whatever you've been working on and visit others.

Friday, July 11, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday

Posted by T'onna Peters | Friday, July 11, 2014 Categories:
---1---
This week has been a busy week for me. Tuesday, I had an appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. I had blood drawn, an MRI, and a talk with my surgeon. Thankfully, everything is still in place, and the tumor has NOT returned. There is a 25% chance that the tumor could return, and the surgeon said that usually it would return within the first two years after the surgery. The MRI machine was different from the one I was in at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville. This one was more coffin like. I folded my arms across my chest, and it really felt like I was in a coffin. Thank God I'm not claustrophobic!
outside at the Mayo Clinic

---2---
Wednesday, I finally had my first physical therapy appointment. The physical therapist said that my limp is terrible! He asked if my back hurts. YES it had been hurting a lot, but I thought it was because I'm pregnant. He said that my back hurts because when I limp, I also learn a lot to the left. So not only do I have to work on strengthening my leg, but I have to focus on walking without limping and leaning. He said it's not only physical, but mental.

---3---
My daughter and I went grocery shopping at the Commissary yesterday. When I walked in, I walked in without a cart, and one of the cashiers that knows me asked me why I was limping (told you my limp is terrible). And I reminded her about my surgery, but she said she'd never seen me limp like that before. I told her because she's used to seeing me behind a shopping cart.

---4---
I am so glad that Zales just called me to let me know that my ring is ready! We're planning a trip to Tennessee to visit family, and I didn't want to leave without my ring, so I am so glad that they just called me like a minute ago! I guess we'll make a trip to the mall tomorrow. I can't wait to get my ring back. I've been wearing my husband's old silver wedding band. That thing is so plain.



---5--- 
 Speaking of rings... I'm missing my favorite right hand ring. I bought it at Old Navy last summer, and I wore it a lot. I checked my purses and my jewelry box, but I haven't found it. I'm hoping it will turn up, or I hope Old Navy still has them.



---6---
Yesterday, I decided to make some banana pudding. It was yummy! However, my daughter wouldn't eat it. My husband hates bananas, so I guess it's all mine!



---7---
We found out that we will be stuck here in southern Georgia until November. I'm due to have the baby in November, and I really don't want to fly with a newborn, but driving across the country in the winter doesn't seem like a good idea.  This move is going to be very interesting. We still have 4 more months, and I'm already ready for this move to be over with! I am looking forward to being back in Washington (state), new/bigger/better housing, cooler weather, my old gym, and being near my good friend. I have already warned my parents that I will NOT be flying back and forth for visits with two small children, so they'll need to fly out to WA. My mother visited once when we lived there before, and my father never visited. I bet he'll visit since he'll have a grandson! 


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Submarine Sunday #91

Posted by T'onna Peters | Sunday, July 06, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday! I hope all my American friends enjoyed the 4th of July weekend. I finally made a mug rug for myself, but no, I still haven't finished my husband's blanket. So what have you all be working on???  Link it up below!

I Love Sewing Mug Rug

Posted by T'onna Peters | Sunday, July 06, 2014 Categories: ,



I've finally gotten around to making a mug rug for myself. I recently made two Mickey Mouse mug rugs for my mother. For my latest mug rug, I used a pattern from a book that I bought. I didn't follow the pattern exactly. The mug rug in the book features a sewing machine with a felt flower on top, and there are also two felt hearts beside the sewing machine. I decided to leave off the flower and the hearts.

When I started making the mug rug, I thought cutting out and appliqueing the sewing machine was the hardest part... Then I thought hand embroidering " I heart sewing" was the hardest part.  But in the end, the border ended up being the hardest part! I think I will just use bias tape for my next mug rug, but I definitely need to practice sewing on borders. I didn't do any quilting on this mug rug, but I wish I had. Maybe once I get better, I'll make a better version of this mug rug.

This is my first attempt at embroidering I heart sewing. I wasn't happy with the heart, and I used an adhesive that left stains on the fabric, so I had to redo it.

I heart sewing...

front

back


the thread

The thread goes through the needle.

with a mug

\
with a huge mason jar mug.
LINKING UP HERE:
SUNDAY: Think Pink Sundays | Share It Sunday | Bewitch Me & Titi | Nifty Thrifty Sunday | Sunday Best Link Party | Share Your Creativity | The Sunday Showcase | MONDAY: Creative Mondays | Block Party | Monday Funday | Much Ado About Monday | Anything Goes Mondays | Lou Lou Girls | TUESDAY: Turn It Up Tuesday | Inspiration Board: Creative Party | Take a Look Tuesday | Do Tell Tuesday | Hit Me With Your Best Shot | The Makers | Tuesday To Do | Tweak It Tuesday | Show Me What Ya Got |From Dream To Reality | Twirl & Take a Bow | Tuesday PIN-spiration | WEDNESDAY: Fluster's Creative Muster |Hookin' On Hump Day | Made By Me | A Little Bird Told Me | Project Stash | What We Accomplished Wednesday | Moonlight & Mason Jars | Whatever Goes Wednesday | Creative Spark Link Party | Pin It Party | THURSDAY:  Inspire Us Thursday |Artsy Corner | Crafty Thursday Obsession | All Things Thursday Blog Hop | Great Idea ThursdaysHandmade Hangout | FRIDAY: Creative Collection Link Party | Pinworthy Projects | Weekend Retreat Link Party | Link Party Palooza | Craft Frenzy Friday | Pin Me | Creativity Unleashed | The Party Bunch | Fridays Unfolded | T.G.I.F. Link Party | BFF Open House | SATURDAY: Saturday Sparks | Show Stopper Saturday | Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Showcase | Super Saturday | Reasons to Skip the Housework | Bouquet of Talent | Say G'Day Saturday |
    Facebook Twitter pinterest googleplus etsy bloglovin ravelry