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  • Our Denim Christmas Stockings

    A couple years ago, I made three denim Christmas stockings for our little family. Now that we have a new member, I made a denim Christmas stocking for him as well. I had to find a pair of jeans that kind of matched the shade of denim in the stockings that I already made...

  • 7 Quick Takes: Christmas Shopping

    Today my daughter helped me put ornaments on our Christmas tree. I feel like we're so late getting the tree up, but we've only been in our new home for a week, and we've been so busy unpacking and getting things in their places. It just didn't feel like Christmas. Finally having the tree up helps...

  • 7 Quick Takes: Baby KJ and Moving

    I had the baby! My son KJ was born Thursday, November 6th. He was 7 pounds 11 ounces and 19.5 pounds. So today he is 8 days old, and he's doing fine. He just melts my heart! Our daughter is still adjusting to having a baby brother around. At first, she didn't want anything to do with me when I was holding him. Now, she'll sit next to me, and she'll give brother kisses on the forehead. I can't wait for us all to get moved across the country and settled into our new home...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Wreaths

Posted by USS Crafty | Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Categories: ,
For this Christmas, I had planned on creating a mesh wreath. I bought a candy cane wreath form while visiting my mom in Tennessee during the summer, but I didn't get around to actually putting the wreath together. So I'm still displaying my fiery red Christmas wreath, but a couple ornaments fell off or were damaged during the move. I glued back on the ornaments that weren't damaged, but the two green ornaments at the bottom of the wreath were missing some glitter, so I replaced them.
This wreath is hanging up inside our new home. I removed two green ornaments from the bottom and replaced them with pine cones, silver apples, and a gold present.

Upcycled Christmas Denim Stockings

Posted by USS Crafty | Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Categories: , ,

A couple years ago, I made three denim Christmas stockings for our little family. Now that we have a new member, I made a denim Christmas stocking for him as well. I had to find a pair of jeans that kind of matched the shade of denim in the stockings that I already made. Once I did that, I used my stocking pattern and cut out the denim, and then cut out the toe and heel parts in a Christmas fabric. I also used red and gold glitter to write our names on our stockings.

Friday, December 12, 2014

7 Quick Takes: Christmas Shopping

Posted by USS Crafty | Friday, December 12, 2014 Categories:
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Today my daughter helped me put ornaments on our Christmas tree. I feel like we're so late getting the tree up, but we've only been in our new home for a week, and we've been so busy unpacking and getting things in their places. It just didn't feel like Christmas. Finally having the tree up helps. I sprayed fake snow on a wreath and hung it up on our front door, but I want to add a bird or pine cone or something to it. I was going to hang up our stockings, but I only have 3! There are 4 of us now! I may go ahead and make another stocking for our baby boy, or I just won't hang them at all. We don't actually put anything in them anyway...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hello!

Posted by USS Crafty | Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Categories:
Hi! Just checking in. I'm still around. We are in our new home, and we finally got cable/phone/internet today. We're just about done unpacking. We're still working on getting everything in its place. Hopefully, I'll finish that tomorrow and can hang pictures and finally put up our Christmas tree. I can't wait to get back to crafting! I still have to make a few items for the baby's nursery. Okay gotta go put the children's books on the shelves in their play area downstairs before I can head to bed. It's been a long day!

Friday, November 14, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday: Baby KJ & Moving

Posted by USS Crafty | Friday, November 14, 2014 Categories:
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I had the baby! My son KJ was born Thursday, November 6th. He was 7 pounds 11 ounces and 19.5 inches. So today he is 8 days old, and he's doing fine. He just melts my heart! Our daughter is still adjusting to having a baby brother around. At first, she didn't want anything to do with me when I was holding him. Now, she'll sit next to me, and she'll give brother kisses on the forehead. I can't wait for us all to get moved across the country and settled into our new home.
KJ
Proud Papa
Krissy & KJ

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Keep Calm...

Posted by USS Crafty | Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Categories:
I'm moving! No, not the blog... in REAL LIFE! Since we're a Navy family, the time has come for use to make a permanent change of station, so we're moving back to the Pacific Northwest. I'm so excited. I appreciate all prayers for a safe trip! :-)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

ModCloth's Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by USS Crafty | Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Categories: ,
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'Tis the season for gifting! And ModCloth wants to help you find the perfect presents for everyone on your list with their 2014 Holiday Gift Gift. Shop using their handy categories, or check out presents inspired by trendsetting bloggers, including A Beautiful Mess, Oh Joy!, Girl with Curves. Utterly unique and endlessly fab. Their vast collection of utterly unique gifts is the perfect place to find something to wow your favorite gal (or guy)! In fact, I've picked a few things for a some very special people in my life. 
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Little Passports has a wonderful new program for preschoolers, called Early Explorers. Children ages 3 to 5 can experience the joy of learning about new cultures.
Each month, your child will be introduced to a new theme like animals, music, and landmarks. Early Explorers is designed with preschoolers in mind and provides fun and educational activities, souvenirs and stickers. During the first month, a Traveler's Kit arrives in a fun orange suitcase. It holds everything a child needs to start learning about the world:

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Submarine Sunday #108 Features

Posted by USS Crafty | Sunday, November 09, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday! This week's party will only feature the Star Shipmates from last week's party. I'm currently busy with a newborn and preparing to move across the country again. I'm not sure when the party will be back, but it's going to be on hiatus for a little bit until we get settled in our new home. I have been working on sewing items for the baby's nursery. So far, I've created the crib quilt, diaper stacker, crib skirt, and a pirate puppy plush. I was going to make the fabric part of a folding hamper, but I decided to just add a sparkly red anchor to the hamper that I purchased for my baby boy's nursery. Once we get settled in our new home, I will create a faux roman shade for the nursery. I'm planning on creating nautical embroidery hoop wall art for the nursery while on the road to WA. I can't wait to share the finished nursery here on the blog.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge Day 30: Random

Posted by USS Crafty | Sunday, November 02, 2014 Categories:
For my random projects, I thought I'd share a few things that I've never shared on the blog before. Some of the projects are on my Ravelry projects list, and others are in my craftoholic pictures folder on my computer.
This Autumn Red Keyhole Scarf sold on Etsy.

Pink Baby Booties I made for my daughter

This is the first baby hat I ever made. I hate that I didn't use the dark blue yarn to sew on the ears. Anyhoo, I made this hat for a friend's baby.

crochet earrings with huge wooden beads...

another pair of crochet earrings

blue owl hat

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Submarine Sunday #108

Posted by USS Crafty | Saturday, November 01, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday! Happy weekend! Thanks for partying with me! I hope every one had a fun and safe Halloween. We sure did. Krissy really enjoyed going trick or treating. She said, "Trick or Treat" or "Chuck E. Cheese" (lol) to each person handing out candy. And she was polite, and said, "Thank you!" While we saw several Elsa's, none of them had on the same Elsa costume as my little Elsa. Now that Halloween is over, we're preparing for the baby to arrive and preparing for our move this month. November is going to be crazy busy and really exciting for out little family as we welcome a new member of the family and move across the country within a matter of weeks! Eek! Anyhoo, what have you all be working on? Link up below! Oh, Also check out the Olaf trick or treat bucket I put together for my little Elsa.

7 Quick Takes (Halloween)

Posted by USS Crafty | Saturday, November 01, 2014 Categories: , ,
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Yesterday was Halloween, and my husband and I took our daughter trick or treating. She had a good time, but fell asleep on the last street. We went to our old street and visited friends and got candy from them, and then we visited a couple other streets before calling it a night. We saw several other Elsas, but none of them had on the same Elsa costume as Krissy. One of my former neighbors thought that I made it. Unfortunately, I cannot take credit for her adorable costume; that goes to Party City, but I did make her Olaf bucket.
our little Elsa... I'm 39 weeks pregnant.
Since Party City was sold out of the Elsa slippers, I bought her Elsa sneakers. I was not aware that they light up, but Krissy loved that, of course.
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