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  • Submarine Sunday #99

    Welcome to the Submarine Sunday Link Party! Last week I completed an outfit for my daughter that will be part of GYCT Design's Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Short Pattern Tour. My post will go live Monday, so make sure to stop by again to check it out and let me know what you think...

  • Blue Camo Crochet Hat, Booties, and Bib

    I am currently 29 weeks pregnant with a baby boy, and I still have not made anything new for him yet. However, I had a blue camouflage hat, booties, and bib set for sale in my Etsy shop, and it's listing recently expired. So I'm going keep it for my baby boy...

  • Krissy's 3rd Birthday Card on Sprout

    Earlier this month I shared the card that I created for my daughter to send to the Sprout channel in hopes that they would show it on the Sunny Side Up Show. Well, they did! I was excited, of course! Last year, I don't think Krissy understood that her birthday card was being read on TV, but this year, she was excited! My little girl is growing up! I can't believe she is 3 years old already! Of course, I made a video of her card being read on the Sprout Channel, and here it is...

  • Hubby's Crochet Blanket with Submarine

    I am pleased to announce that after a year and a half of working on this blanket off and on, I have FINALLY completed my husband's blanket! Yay! It has 56 granny squares and a submarine applique. My husband helped me decide how I should make the submarine, but he always makes sure to remind me that submarines don't have windows. I've been on a submarine. I know that real subs don't have windows, but this appliqued submarine does...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tinley Tee & Love Me Knot Shorts Blog Tour (& Pattern Giveaway)

Posted by T'onna Peters | Monday, September 01, 2014 Categories: , , ,

A couple months ago Chelsea from GYCT Designs asked me to review a couple patterns for her Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Shorts blog tour. Of course, I said yes! I'm always looking for fun new patterns to try. When I saw pictures of the shorts and the shirt, I thought they were both too cute, and I knew I wanted to make them as a matching outfit for my daughter Krissy. I just love the keyholes on the sides of the shorts.  On top of the cuteness, both patterns were very easy to follow.


Being the navy wife and army brat that I am, I just HAD to use pink camo fabric and army green fabric for the shirt. The pattern provides four sleeve options (flutter sleeve, gathered cap sleeve, long sleeve, and short sleeve); I chose the gathered cap sleeve. I decided to add large pink, green, and brown buttons to one shoulder of the shirt, which is not a part of the pattern instructions.

For the shorts, I used an old pair of my husband's jeans that had somehow become too short for him. (Did he grow? Shouldn't he be done growing by now? I mean, he's 31.) I chose the jeans because they were black and brown, and I think the black/brown goes well with the dark brown in the pink camo shirt. The pattern requires bias tape for the hem of the shorts and keyholes. I chose army green to match with the army green sleeves, neck band, and waist band of the Tinley Tee. Also, the pattern gives you the option of placing the pockets straight or at an angle. Of course, I chose an angle to make them more fun! With the keyhole, you can either make the ties long enough to tie them in a bow like I did, or you can make them shorter if you just want to tie them in a knot. If you have a 3 year old like mine, you may want to keep them short and just tie them in a knot. Krissy kept untying the shorts all morning.

front

the side view.. check out the keyhole in the shorts

the back

just hanging out on the stairs...

running through the grass... The outfit seems very comfortable to play in.

My daughter wore her new outfit to daycare Friday while I went to my physical therapy appointment. She received several compliments, and when I told the daycare ladies that I sewed this outfit myself, they were very impressed. We also stopped by a friend's house, and she really liked this outfit, as well.


If you love these patterns as much as I do, then enter the giveaway below to for a chance to win them!
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Or if you must have them right now, these patterns are available to purchase as a bundle or individually in GYCT Designs' Etsy shop and use the coupon code save15 to save 15%! 
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Submarine Sunday #99

Posted by T'onna Peters | Saturday, August 30, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to the Submarine Sunday Link Party! Last week I completed an outfit for my daughter that will be part of GYCT Design's Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Short Pattern Tour. My post will go live Monday, so make sure to stop by again to check it out and let me know what you think! This week I will begin working on a crochet fish blanket for my baby boy. I can't wait to see how it turns out. So what have you all been working on? After checking out this week's features, link up your recent crafty creations below! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

ModCloth's Casting Call for All

Posted by T'onna Peters | Friday, August 29, 2014 Categories: ,
**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Fashion mavens, rejoice! ModCloth is inviting you to come showcase your unique style at their #FASHIONTRUTH Casting Call for ALL event in New York City on September 3rd. All you have to do is show up in your cutest outfit and you could be featured on ModCloth and across their social platforms. Anyone and everyone is invited, so if you’re in the area, grab your friends and go -- this is an event you won’t want to miss! Head to the ModCloth blog for more details and RSVP info.




LuLu*s Labor Day Sale!

Posted by T'onna Peters | Friday, August 29, 2014 Categories: ,
Shop LuLu*s Labor Day Sale! **DISCLOSURE: This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you make a purchase using those links.

Let's face it. We all love a great sale at our favorite store. We anticipate holiday weekends not only for the extra days off work, but for the fantastic shopping opportunities that await. Lucky for us, LuLu*s has delivered! They have some amazing deals this Labor Day Weekend - including up to $35 off site wide! You can shop this great deal here. Happy Shopping!




Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Krissy's 3rd Birthday Card on Sprout

Posted by T'onna Peters | Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Categories: , ,
Earlier this month I shared the card that I created for my daughter to send to the Sprout channel in hopes that they would show it on the Sunny Side Up Show. Well, they did! I was excited, of course! Last year, I don't think Krissy understood that her birthday card was being read on TV, but this year, she was excited! My little girl is growing up! I can't believe she is 3 years old already! Of course, I made a video of her card being read on the Sprout Channel, and here it is:






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Gymboree Labor Day Sale

Posted by T'onna Peters | Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Categories: ,
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As many of you know, I have a 3 year old daughter who loves to dress cute. And when it comes to buying fashionable clothes for my darling daughter, Gymboree is one of my go-to stores for adorable children's clothing. Right now Gymboree is offering 40% off everything during the Gymboree Labor Day Sale! So hurry over to Gymboree now! This sale is valid while supplies last.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Submarine Sunday #98

Posted by T'onna Peters | Sunday, August 24, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to the Submarine Sunday Link Party! This week I'm sharing a crochet hat, booties, and bib set I made. I'm currently working on an outfit for my daughter, and I can't wait to finish it and share it with you all. My daughter's 3rd birthday is Tuesday, so we'll be watching the Sprout channel to see if they show the birthday card I made for her. Anyhoo, what have you been working on?? Link up your latest creations below and be sure to visit a couple other crafters!
 

Blue Camo Crochet Hat, Booties, and Bib Set

Posted by T'onna Peters | Sunday, August 24, 2014 Categories: , , , ,
 
I am currently 29 weeks pregnant with a baby boy, and I still have not made anything new for him yet. However, I had a blue camouflage hat, booties, and bib set for sale in my Etsy shop, and it's listing recently expired. So I'm going keep it for my baby boy. I'm currently working on a sewing project for my daughter. I was asked by another blogger to review a couple patterns, and I'll review those and share them here next week. As for the hat, booties, and bib set, I will personalize them after I've completed the outfit for my daughter. I'm not sure if I was to add an anchor to the bib or a to the hat or both! Or maybe I'll add his initials. I haven't decided yet, but I'll be sure to post updated pics as soon as I do.




Once I finish my daughter's outfit and personalize this set, I have a few other projects I'd like to create for my baby boy. I've been browsing Pinterest for ideas and here are a few of the things that have {p}inspired me:

















There are two projects that I am nervous about tackling: recovering the stroller and car seat. My daughter's old stroller and car seat are pink, brown, orange and white. I've already bought some fabric featuring jungle animals that I'd love to use to recover the car seat and stroller, so my baby boy can ride in style. I'm also considering making his bedding and curtains if I can find nautical fabric that I like... Or I might just buy a set.


LINKING UP HERE: 
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Submarine Sunday #97

Posted by T'onna Peters | Saturday, August 16, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to the Submarine Sunday Link Party! I am pleased to announce that I finally finished my husband's crochet blanket! Now that I've completed that project, I feel like I am free to finally get started on projects for my baby boy. I can't believe that I am 28 weeks pregnant, and I haven't made anything for my baby yet. I will definitely start on baby projects this week. Also, I am very proud to announce that my daughter is potty trained! She hasn't had any accidents today, not even during naptime. Anyhoo, I can't wait to see what all my crafty blogger friends have been working on. Check out my husband's blanket, the fabulous features, and link up below! 

Crochet Granny Square Blanket w/Submarine

Posted by T'onna Peters | Saturday, August 16, 2014 Categories: ,
I am pleased to announce that after a year and a half of working on this blanket off and on, I have FINALLY completed my husband's blanket! Yay! It has 56 granny squares and a submarine applique. My husband helped me decide how I should make the submarine, but he always makes sure to remind me that submarines don't have windows. I've been on a submarine. I know that real subs don't have windows, but this appliqued submarine does! My husband asked me if I was going to put a submarine on each square... Ummm No! Now that I have complete this project, I can get started on things for the baby I am 7 months pregnant, and I still have not made anything for my baby boy. I plan on crocheting a baby blanket that features fish. I also want to make some a couple bibs and cardigan onesies for him. Anyhoo, check out pics of the blanket that is no longer a WIP (work in progress).
This is how big it is on my king sized bed.

I added a crochet submarine applique.







LINKING UP HERE: 
SUNDAY: Think Pink Sundays | Share It Sunday | Bewitching Projects Block Party | Nifty Thrifty Sunday | Share Your Creativity | Share It One More Time | The Sunday Showcase | MONDAY: Creative Mondays | Off the Hook Monday | Weekly Block Party | Monday Funday | Much Ado About Monday | Inspiration Monday | Lou Lou Girls | Project Inspire{d} | TUESDAY: Turn It Up Tuesday | Inspiration Board: Creative Party | Hit Me With Your Best Shot | The Makers | From Dream to Reality | Twirl & Take a Bow | Tuesday PIN-spiration | Project Parade | WEDNESDAY: Fluster's Creative Muster |Hookin' On Hump Day | A Little Bird Told Me | Project Stash | Moonlight & Mason Jars | Whatever Goes Wednesday | Creative Spark Link Party Worthwhile Wednesdays | Wildly Original Link Party | Before & After Wednesday | Yarn AlongLink & Share Wednesday Party | THURSDAY:  Inspire Us Thursday |Artsy Corner | The Pin It Party | Create It Thursday | inspiration² | All Things Thursday Blog Hop | Great Idea ThursdaysHandmade Hangout | On Display Thursday | Be. You. Tiful | Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. |Sweet Haute | FRIDAY: Creative Collection Link Party | Pinworthy Projects | 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 | DIY Inspired | SATURDAY: Saturday Sparks | Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Showcase | Super Saturday | Reasons to Skip the Housework | Bouquet of Talent | Say G'Day Saturday |



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Friday, August 15, 2014

Craftsy Quilt Giveaway

Posted by T'onna Peters | Friday, August 15, 2014 Categories: , ,
*This post contains affiliate links.*

Which quilt would you love to win? One randomly selected quilter will get to choose their prize, whether it's the starry True Blue Quilt Kit OR the elegant Blue Garden Quilt Kit. (Psst ... the prize also comes with the coordinated backing for the quilt!)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Craftsy Cupcake Decorating Set & Class Giveaway!

Posted by T'onna Peters | Thursday, August 14, 2014 Categories: , ,
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Would you enjoy a free cupcake decorating class? Wouldn't it be nice to also get a free cupcake decorating set? Craftsy is giving away a 55-piece Ateco Stainless-Steel Decorating Set plus free enrollment in the new online Craftsy class The Perfect Cupcake. No purchase necessary. One entry per contestant. Winner will be selected on/about August 27, 2014.


*Contest open to residents of United States and Canada.*



Saturday, August 9, 2014

Submarine Sunday #96

Posted by T'onna Peters | Saturday, August 09, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to the Submarine Sunday Link Party! I'm so glad you stopped by. This weekend we're giving potty training another try. So far today, my daughter has successfully used the potty twice today, and she's had several accidents, but it appears that today she has enjoyed sitting on the potty. We've tried potty training her many times. This time we're trying to make sure that we don't make a big fuss over accidents. I mean, they're gonna happen. I just hope it works this time. I'm trying to get her potty trained before she turns 3. She'll be 3 in 17 days. Wish us luck! Anyhoo, what crafts have you been working on? I don't have anything to share yet, but I definitely have some great projects to come really soon. My pregnancy naps have been interfering with my crafting time. I usually craft while my daughter is napping, but lately, I've been napping when she naps. Anyhoo, check out the great features and link up your latest creations below!
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