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  • 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...

  • Submarine Sunday #125

    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...

  • 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...

  • Father's Day Terrarium

    I asked my husband what he wanted for Father's Day, and of course his answer was a video game. I bought him the video game he wanted, but I also wanted to get him something else that I knew he'd like. So since he loves plants, I bought him a terrarium garden kit....

  • Entryway Bench for a Shoe-Free Home

    Just the other day I was telling my husband that I wanted a bench to place in the entryway for guests to sit on to take off their shoes before stepping on our carpet. I don't want germy shoes on our carpets since we have a 7 month old baby who loves rolling around on the floor...

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:
---1---
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!


---2---
A couple weeks ago, the zipper on my laptop sleeve broke, so I finally got around to making one to replace it. 

---3---
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!

---4---
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.


---5---
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.

---6---
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!

---7---
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!
      4. Remember to link up a specific post, not your entire blog.
      5. Visit others and leave them lovely comments, please!






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      Saturday, July 11, 2015

      Where Bloggers Create 2015

      Posted by USS Crafty | Saturday, July 11, 2015 Categories: ,

      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.

      Friday, July 10, 2015

      Seven Quick Takes Friday

      Posted by USS Crafty | Friday, July 10, 2015 Categories:
      ---ONE---
      The kiddos and I went out shopping this morning. We stopped by TJ Maxx, Ross, and Jo-Anns. I went to TJ Maxx and Ross searching for another fish shaped picture frame for my son's nursery. I have three already, but I wanted one more for his fish wall. Each fish picture frame has a slot for three pictures, so I wanted to use them to display a picture of him from age 1 month through 12 months (he just turned 8 months earlier this week). But since I wasn't able to find the frame, I ordered a couple similar picture frames online. They're coming from the UK, so I hope they arrive fast.


      ---TWO---
      Speaking of fish, I've been working on the fish wall in my son's nursery. I'm going to redo it once the fish picture frames I ordered online arrive. I put the fish too close to the closet. I'm not sure if I should keep them in rows are randomly place them on the wall.


      ---THREE---
      Although I didn't find the fish I was looking for at Ross or TJ Maxx, I did buy five books for the kiddos. My daughter loves books and being read, too. When I bought the five books, the cashier told me the total, and said, "Wow, I've paid that much for one book."


      ---FOUR---
      Recently, I made a canopy for my daughter's room, but I still have some work to do in there to complete her Frozen themed room. I've been trying to figure out what to do with one big wall in her room. I found some cute Olaf and Elsa fabric, and I'm going to put it in embroidery hoops and hang them on the wall. I have a couple other Frozen fabrics in my stash that I'm going to use, too. I also found something for the wall featuring Anna. While the woman was cutting our fabric, she asked my daughter if she liked Elsa or Anna more, and my daughter said Anna. I was surprised! I'm all about Elsa!



      ---FIVE---
      I really like fairy gardens, so I just had to buy a few of the fairy garden items that were on sale.


      ---SIX---
      I ordered a metal dress form online, and it arrived earlier this week. I love it! I feel like I need to hurry up and make an apron or something to put on it. It's in my craft room now. I've added a couple new items to my craft room, so I plan to do an updated craft room tour post soon after I clean up. The room is still organized but you know how it gets when you work on a few projects. I need to vacuum and put away some fabric.


      ---SEVEN---
      Everyone who knows me knows that I love Marilyn Monroe. However, when I stumbled upon an amazing Marilyn Monroe canvas, I left it in the store. I did think it would look perfect in my craft room, but I've bought so much Marilyn Monroe memorabilia over the years that I just can't imagine buying anymore.
      Wait.. This is gorgeous. I might have to go back and get it. 


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