Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Blankets, Bibs, and Blocks....Oh My!

You may not remember but earlier this year, I mentioned that I was working on some craft projects that I would eventually show you. I was making them as baby gifts for one of my good friends and I couldn't post them on here until I gave them to her. Well, several things have come up and I JUST sent them to her even though I finished them several months ago. I know, I'm horrible! But I guess better late than never, huh?

Her and her husband race cars so I wanted to incorporate some type of "car" theme. She was using a color scheme in his bedroom that was mainly primary colors so I was pleased with the fabrics that I found.

This is a small blanket (about 15"x15") with ribbons that he can play with. The white fabric on the back is super soft so he can cuddle with it.


This is similar to the blanket above except it's much smaller (about 4"x4") and I sewed a crinkly plastic bag inside so that it makes noise when he plays with it.

How cute is this little turtle bib?

And this crab bib?

Finally, I made these soft buidling blocks with his initials in checkerboard fabric to go along with the race car theme. I added several bells in each block so he can shake (and hopefully not annoy his mommy and daddy).

I've received word that he's already been playing with his blocks and that makes me oh-so-happy! As of right now, I don't have many sewing projects planned anytime soon but I've been brainstorming some DIY projects that I want to do in my new house. So that's what you have to look forward to in the world of The Crafty Bachelorette! :-)

The Office Quote of the Day:
Michael: What the hell is that?
Phylis: It's the only gavel I could find.
Michael: It squeaks when you bang it - that's what she said.

Tippy Tuesday

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Tippy Tuesday! Here is a pic from Tippy's first bath. What mom does not take pictures of her baby's first bath? She obviously had no clue what I was doing to her and she stood there shakin'. Could she BE any cuter?!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I Need Opinions....

Man, has my hair gotten long! I go through phases with my hair and I like drastic changes (with the length, not color).....I let it grow, then cut it all off, let it grow, then cut it all off, let it grow, cut it all off, let it grow.....well, you get the point. However, I can't remember a time that I let it get THIS long! My hair is super duper thin so short hair probably suits me better. I'm kinda liking the long hair expect for it getting pulled out by the strap of purse when it's on my shoulder or when it gets caught in my armpit. Other than that, I like my long braided pig tails and messy buns on top of my head. Over the weekend, my sister told me that I should get about 4" cut off. In the midst of contemplating what the next phase of my hair is going to be, I came across this blog today. Those hairstyles were sooo cute and it really gave me an itchin'.....and not the irritating kind. Should I cut it? Reading about her donating her hair really made me want to donate it. I've done it once before and would love to do it again. Suggestions?


Front view....and yes, I'm wearing a Britney Spears t-shirt. Don't hate.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New blog feature: Tippy Tuesday!

So I've decided to add a new feature to my blog: Tippy Tuesday! There are so many people that just can't seem to get enough of Tippy so Tippy Tuesday is just for you! For those of you that think Tippy is ugly (yes, shocking, I know) or think she looks like a "wom-bat"....well tough $#*&!! So I'm going to (try my best to) make sure that I post a weekly picture or video of Tippy.

The first edition of Tippy Tuesday goes waaay back. Waaay back as in, pre-underbite. She was only about 3 months old here and she technically wasn't even mine but I kept her overnight to give Danielle a little break from having all 5 pups. This is when I fell in love with her and decided she was going to be my first born!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there, especially mine! And what says HAPPY FATHER'S DAY like a homemade Father's Day card from your kids and grand-dogs?

A close-up of our self-portraits. Left to right: Shauna, Casey, me (the short one), Abbey, Rocky, and Tippy.

They don't call me the Crafty Bachelorette for nothin'! Oh, and if you're wondering if this was all we got him, don't worry. Remember the smoker that he cooked the filet mignon, ribs, and lamb in from this post? Well, that was his Father's Day present. :) And I think we love it just as much as he does!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

R.I.P. Bella

My heart is absolutely broken. I found out that Tippy's sister died yesterday. Bella was from the same litter as Tippy but they had different daddies because Lucy (the momma) was a little promiscuous and got knocked up by my brother's dog (a chihuahua) AND a yorkie. Bella was definitely part yorkie. She was a little funny looking but soooo cute and soooo sweet! The weird thing is, I was just thinking about her earlier that day before I heard the bad news. I was thinking about how Tippy is so stand-offish to new people and how I wished she was more like Bella in that she would love on anybody that would love on her. My heart goes out to Danielle who raised this sweet pup along with Lucy. I can only imagine how Lucy is handling it too. Even though she's just a dog, she knows that Bella was her baby and her best friend for the last year and a half. If you're not a dog-lover, then you're probably reading this thinking I'm crazy but this sort of thing absolutely kills me and my heart breaks when a dog loses its life.

It's a good thing that Tippy isn't very smart because if she understood what I was saying when I told her that her sister went to doggy heaven, she would have been really upset too.

Here are a few pics of Bella throughout her short little life.....

Bella was definitely the smallest one of the litter. I think she was under 3 pounds full-grown.



Never saw anything like her!

Their 1st family reunion....Daddy Rocky, Mama Lucy and Sisters Tippy and Bella

One cute little family :)

Precious video of Bella/"Grandma"
video

Tippy & Bella's 1st Birthday party

Bella opening her presents
This tissue paper looks comfy to lay on!


Rest In Peace Bella.....you were one special dog that was loved very much.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Domestic blog post?....WHAAAAT?!?!

This is HUGE people! It's HUGE!!! My first (and could possibly be my last) somewhat-domestic blog. So I felt obligated to share. Last week we celebrated my co-worker's birthday. We were pretty much "caked-out" since we had birthday cake for 2 of our students workers a couple days before and birthday cake for me the week before so I thought I would make a fruit pizza! I gotta say, I think it turned out pretty cute. I was happy with "Happy" (lol) but the "B-Day" got a little WoNkY. Oh well, it still tasted good.


My friend Erin from high school is the queen of fruit pizzas. Mine didn't taste quite as good as hers but here's the recipe I used if you're interested:

1 roll of sugar cookie dough
2 bars of cream cheese
1/2 cup of sugar (not powdered sugar)
1 tsp of vanilla
Whatever fruit you wanna use

Roll the cookie dough out on a pizza pan and bake it according to the directions on the package. Put the cream cheese in the microwave until it competely softens. Add the sugar and vanilla and spread onto the cookie once it cools. Add your fruit!

In case you're wondering this is the second time that I have used my oven since I moved into my new place. Yay me!

My domestic-ability didn't end there folks! I had these 2 pots that have been sitting outside that had last year's dead flowers, which were basically little twigs now. I wanted something pretty so I headed on over to Lowes and planted these!



I'll go ahead and say, it wasn't pretty and I was covered in dirt. Word of advice, it's kinda hard to shovel dirt in pots when the wind is blowing.

The Office Quote of the Day:
Hello. Time to make the donuts. Oh, Halpert, wow! Boner patrol! Arrest that man. Your donuts make me go nuts!
~Michael

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Another bday celebration....at another Mexican restaurant

We all came home to celebrate my birthday and my mom's birthday over Memorial weekend. I'm sure you can guess where we celebrated....at El Azul's of course!

My mom and I before they sang to us....and put whip cream all over our face.
They brought out to me (not mom) a Mexican flag shot....and lit it on fire.

Then they brought out the ice cream. I love this part....remember, I'm the one that likes to put my hands in my cake :)

Dessert Round 2: Mom baked a chocolate cake with peanut butter icing.
The next day, all my cousins came to the house for a cookout. Here are the 3 little ones of the family....Miles, Audrey and Mason.

I love this face! Even with pieces of broccoli on it.

Dad's new toy....a smoker!

Have I mentioned how awesome of a cook my dad is? We had fillet mignon, rack of lamb, and ribs.....smoked AND grilled. Yumm!!

Tippy really enjoyed the meal too!


The Office Quote of the Day:

They have new phone systems now that can ring directly to a salesman, or someone presses "star" and they go to accounting. Basically 95 percent of my job. But I'd like to see a machine that puts out candy for everyone!....Vending machine.

~Pam