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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:...

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

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.




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