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  • Submarine Sunday #128

    Welcome to Submarine Sunday Aboard the USS Crafty! Thanks so much for stopping by the party! I hope you 're enjoying the weekend. Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to party with me. sorry the party is a little late. I slept in after being up until 5am working on my daughter's 4th birthday card for Sprout...

  • Goodwill and Dollaar Tree Finds

    Yesterday after a dental appointment, I did a little shopping. Whenever I am out by myself (without the husband and the kiddos), I try to get in as much shopping as I can! I stopped by Goodwill to drop off a box of clothes, and I also picked up several items. Then I went to the Dollar Tree, TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning (for the 1st time), and Michael's...

  • Crochet Larksfoot Pillow

    I've been slowly working on crochet pillows for the futon in the kids' play area in the living room. Actually... the whole living room is turning into their play area. I made this pillow to match the colors of the curtains and another pillow I crocheted...

  • DIY Laptop Sleeve

    After browsing through Pinterest for inspiration, I finally made my own laptop case sleeve. I have one that I purchased from a store, but the zipper broke, and I decided to make my own instead of buying another one. Oh, and my store bought sleeve was too big for my 11 inch laptop. Since my old sleeve was much bigger than my laptop...

  • Craft Room Tour (Update)

    I recently set up my craft room in our large hall closet, and I've added a few new pieces to my craft closet. I found a comfy chair, a Marilyn Monroe clock, a Marilyn Monroe canvas, a locker, a metal dress form, and a window! I'm so glad I finally have my own cozy room to sew, paint, and store my junk...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Submarine Sunday #128

Posted by USS Crafty | Sunday, August 02, 2015 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday Aboard the USS Crafty!  Thanks so much for stopping by the party! I hope you 're enjoying the weekend. Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to party with me. sorry the party is a little late. I slept in after being up until 5am working on my daughter's 4th birthday card for Sprout. Even after staying up all night, I'm still not done. There's one more thing I want to add to it. Once I'm done, I'll definitely write a post about the card. I was up so late because Baby KJ didn't want to go to sleep. He thought it was play time! He didn't go to sleep until after 1 am. Anyhoo, so what have you been working on?!?!? Please share below and check out this week's fabulous featured creation.

Friday, July 31, 2015

7 Quick Takes Friday: Goodwill & Dollar Tree Finds

Posted by USS Crafty | Friday, July 31, 2015 Categories:
Yesterday after a dental appointment, I did a little shopping. Whenever I am out by myself (without the husband and the kiddos), I try to get in as much shopping as I can! I stopped by Goodwill to drop off a box of clothes, and I also picked up several items. Then I went to the Dollar Tree, TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning (for the 1st time), and Michael's.

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My daughter loves Frozen, so I was happy to find these puzzles. We've already done a couple puzzles and put them on her wall, so now we have more for her Frozen themed room.

The lady behind me in line asked if I had seen the Frozen figurines, and I was like, "No! Where are they?!?!" She told me to go ahead and grab some. I like when I run into nice people who are looking out for you. I'm not sure exactly what I'll do with these, but I saw another blogger use these as cake toppers. Or I could put them on a wreath...maybe...

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I plan on making a wreath for the laundry room door using clothespins. 

I need to organize my brooms and mops!

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I found these at Goodwill. They look pretty good. I may keep them as is, or use them as pillow forms. They were only $2.99 each!

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For the last 2 years, I've sent a homemade card to the Sprout channel for my daughter's birthday, and both times the card was shown on TV. I need to get the card put together this weekend and send it off.

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I bought these for the craft room. These are two Ikea spice racks and a desktop mail organizer. I love using the spice racks as bookshelves, but I may use them to hold my craft paint. And the mail organizer will hold my crochet pattern books.

 I may put paint or something in this... It's going in my craft room.

I love birdhouses, and I tried to resist this one, but I couldn't. It's going in my craft room.

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I couldn't resist these two skeins of yarn. I've donated yarn to Goodwill before, too.

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Debbie Macomber is one of my mom's favorite authors, so I bought these for her. Debbie Macomber lives here in WA, and she has a yarn shop where she has knit alongs. I want to stop by and crochet 




Sunday, July 26, 2015

Larksfoot Crochet Pillow

Posted by USS Crafty | Sunday, July 26, 2015 Categories: ,

I've been slowly working on crochet pillows for the futon in the kids' play area in the living room. Actually... the whole living room is turning into their play area. I made this pillow to match the colors of the curtains and another pillow I crocheted.

Submarine Sunday #127

Posted by USS Crafty | Sunday, July 26, 2015 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday Aboard the USS Crafty!  Thanks so much for stopping by the party! I hope you 're enjoying the weekend. Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to party with me. I just finished another crochet pillow for the futon in the kid's play area in the living room. And after I'm done posting this, I'm going to rearrange the wooden fish on the fish wall in my son's nursery. So what have you been up to? I hope you'll link up below!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Shop ModCloth in San Francisco

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Submarine Sunday #126

Posted by USS Crafty | Saturday, July 18, 2015 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday Aboard the USS Crafty!  Thanks so much for stopping by the party! I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to party with me. I've been having one of those weeks where I just want to stay inside, so I haven't been anywhere since last Saturday! I'll leave when I need more craft supplies... So while I've been inside, I made a laptop sleeve. You can check it out below and click the link to read the full blog post about that project. So what have you been working on??? Please link up below and check out the posts of other party participants and leave lovely comments! :-)

Friday, July 17, 2015

7 Quick Takes Friday (7|17|15)

Posted by USS Crafty | Friday, July 17, 2015 Categories:
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Last Friday I wrote on my 7 Quick Takes post about a gorgeous, red Marilyn Monroe canvas that I saw at a store, but didn't buy. Well... I went back the next day and bought it. I had to! Now, it looks amazing on my craft room wall! I was so surprised that it was still in the store when I went back the next day, but I guess it was meant to be that it was meant for me!


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A couple weeks ago, the zipper on my laptop sleeve broke, so I finally got around to making one to replace it. 

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I've written before that I'm working on a wall of fish for my son's nursery. I'm still waiting on a couple fish shaped wooden picture frames that I ordered to arrive, so I can complete the wall, but I also found another large fish at Goodwill that I need to paint. I can't wait to get the wall done!

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Last weekend, I also found a new pincushion. For years, I have been using the little tomato pincushion that came with my sewing box, but I've been wanting to either buy or make a more interesting pincushion. I have making a caravan pincushion on my list of things to make, but I found a teapot shaped pincushion at Goodwill for a couple bucks, and I think it'll do for now.


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Whenever I'm hiding out, blogging, or crafting in my craft closet room, I have to put the baby gate up to keep my daughter out. My craft room is right next to her bedroom, and after she's been put to bed, she'll sneak out of her room, and try to play with me in my craft room. If the gate isn't up, she'll bring several toys and blankets in there. I tried to be nice and let her watch cartoons in there with me until she got sleepy, but no... She thought it was playtime and knocked over my folding screen, and she kept moving stuff. And we crafters know that when we craft, we use some pretty dangerous tools like hot glue guns, sewing pins, and sharp scissors. So the craft room is a kid-free zone.

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I've decided that I'm going to work on being frugal. We paid off one of our vehicles in April, but I'm not seeing where that extra money is going... My husband says it all goes into my craft room, and he's right. I did spend a lot while getting it set up, but now that it's perfect, I don't need anything else. I don't need anymore fabric... yarn... decor items... I'm going to TRY to really use up a bunch of my yarn stash of over 100 skeins and my large Thirty-One tote and drawers full of fabric before I buy anymore... I think... I'll try!
 
I joined a stash buster challenge a couple years ago, but I still have most of these yarns, and I've bought more. However, now instead of storing them in my bedroom, I bought an antique wardrobe just to store all my yarn. It's full... Yeah... I don't need anymore yarn, and I'm going to start a new crochet project tonight! Can't wait to share!

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Speaking of crocheting... My Etsy shop is pretty bare. I plan to make a bunch of baby items to fill my Etsy shop with. I love making baby hats and booties!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

DIY Laptop Sleeve

Posted by USS Crafty | Thursday, July 16, 2015 Categories:
After browsing through Pinterest for inspiration, I finally made my own laptop case sleeve. I have one that I purchased from a store, but the zipper broke, and I decided to make my own instead of buying another one. Oh, and my store bought sleeve was too big for my 11 inch laptop. Since my old sleeve was much bigger than my laptop, I used to also store my mouse, mouse pad, and power cord in the case with my laptop. My husband is really into electronics and gadgets, and he said I shouldn't do that, so the sleeve I made is big enough just for my laptop. Later on, I'll make a laptop case that's big enough for my computer and the other stuff.

Cricut Design Inspirations

Posted by USS Crafty | Thursday, July 16, 2015 Categories:
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Now that you’re more familiar with Cricut Explore One™, Cricut Explore Air™ and Cricut Design Space™, it’s time to chat about some of the really neat things you can create when you put it all together.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Submarine Sunday #125

Posted by USS Crafty | Sunday, July 12, 2015 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday aboard the USS Crafty!  Thanks so much for stopping by the party! I've added a few new items to my craft room, and I've been busy painting fish to create a wall of fish in my son's nursery. I can't wait to finish it, so I can share it with you all. Also, I bought some more embroidery hoops and Frozen fabric to put on a wall in my daughter's room. So may projects and not enough hours in the day! So what have you been working on? I hope you'll link up below and check out this week's gorgeous featured craft!
WHAT I'VE BEEN WORKING ON:


Check out the new additions to my craft room.




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Now it's time to party! By linking up, you are giving me permission to feature your project(s) on my blog and my Submarine Sunday Features Pinterest Board. Here are the rules for this party:
      1. Please grab my link party button below or link back with a text link wherever you put your party buttons/links.
      2. I'd love for you to follow my blog via Facebook, Google+, and/or BlogLovin, so you'll know when the new party is up and running. 
      3. You can link up as many CRAFTS (sewing projects, crochet/knitting projects, crafts, recipes, furniture diy, jewelry) as you want. NO LINK PARTIES OR POSTS CONNECTED TO LINK PARTIES, SHOPS/ETSY, or GIVEAWAYS!
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