Thursday, March 25, 2010

I've created a monster!!

Ok a few more baby bows... I keep making them and I just can't stop.

And a quick pic of Ruth in my belly : ) we got a new camera today and we have been having a blast learning all about it

Tutu Time

I am having tons of fun teaching myself how to do easy crafts. When tulle was on sale the other day at Hobby Lobby, I knew it was time to test out my tutu skills!

Here are some pictures of what I came up with. It should fit a newborn to six month old baby girl if I did my measuring right. I still need to sew up the seam one day when my machine is out.
On a side note, the hubby and I had our first birthing class tonight. We would be the only people in the class who couldn't keep it together during the relaxation time. Oh well. I am sure we will be able to buck up at birth time and stop our giggling. We just couldn't stop thinking about the movie Baby Mama (one of our favorites). If only our birthing class teacher had a funny lisp...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I'm hair bow crazy!

I am super obsessed with cute baby hair bows lately! They are so overpriced on etsy and in baby boutiques. So, I figured I would just whip some up with some vintage ribbon I found at a dime store by the Plaza in KC.

Here are some pics of Adelyn, my precious niece, modeling a few that I sent her. She is pretty much the cutest little girl ever : )

Getting Back to Blogging

I don't have any idea why I took a 6 month break from blogging. Life got a little busier and my stomach got a little bigger : ) Whatever my reasons were - I am back!!

I have been crafting up a storm for our little baby girl on the way. So it is a perfect time to make lots of posts about all of my knitting, baking, crafting, and crazy creations!

Last Saturday was my first baby shower! My girlfriends threw it and it was picture are the pics!

The lovely shower guests!
Adorable shoes from Amanda!! I even got to bring home the umbrellas behind me for a little flair in Ruth's nursery.
Shailey's wonderful table-scape.... beat that Sandra Lee
And of course... cinnamon rolls for breakfast before the shower. They are so easy to make - here is the recipe:
2 Envelopes Active Dry Yeast
1/4 c. warm water (100-110 degrees)
1 1/2 C. warm buttermilk
1/2 c. vegetable oil
3 TBSP granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
4 3/4 c. flour
1/4 c. butter softened
3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (I use WAYYY more)
raisins and nuts are optional
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar and 2 tbsp milk for frosting

1. combine yeast and warm water in a 1 c liquid measuring cup; let stand for 5 min. Combine buttermilk and next 4 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add yeast mixture; mix well. Add 2 cups flour, beating at med speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Gradually stir in enough flour that remains to make a soft dough
2. Turn dough on a lightly floured surface and knead lightly for 5 min (I don't do this, I just knead it in the bowl with my hands). cover and let rest 5 min.
3. Roll dough into an 18 x 9 inch rectangle; spread butter over dough ( I double the amount of butter). sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over butter. Roll up dough starting at long side pressing firmly to eliminate air pockets and pinch seam to seal
4. cut roll into 12 slices. place slices in a greased 13 x 9 inch pan. cover and let rise until doubled in bulk (about 30 min)
5. preheat oven to 350
6. bake for 20 min, cool 10 min and drizzle icing over rolls