Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
another fancy twist to the friendship bracelet.
these are cute, easy, and they fit right in with the valentine's day frenzy. they would be perfect for a little gift for some friends.
|scotch tape, 2 colors of embroidery floss, a pair of scissors|
AlRiGhT, here we go.
|cut 4 strands of each color. each strand should be at least 2 feet long (probably longer)|
|tie a knot at the top of the 8 strings and arrange them in a mirror image of each other. the color of the heart should be on the outside.|
The Forward Knot
|so do the first "v" of a friendship bracelet|
|then a blue v|
|this part is weird. take the blue string (that was the 2nd string) and do a backward not on the left side and a forward knot on the right so that the blue is on the outside.|
|then leave the blue on the outside and take the red and finish the v.|
|now take the red and move IT to the outside. ^same as before with the blue^|
|finish the v with the blue|
|then do a normal red v. it's a heart! :)|
and there you have it. go ahead - wear it with pride! ;)
Saturday, February 9, 2013
I've been craving them lately.
today is my first day of carnival break. i have nothing to do except chores.
so I decided it's time to tackle this hair bow project.
|fabric scrap [9 1/2 inches (24 1/2 cm) x 7 inches (18 cm)], needle and thread, scissors|
Now let's get goin'.
|fold it the other way, with the edges slightly overlapping once again.|
|flip it and scrunch/pinch the center until you're satisfied with the results.|
|stitch through the center where you pinched it until secure.|
|get a small strip of extra fabric.|
|take the small strip and once again, fold longways|
|wrap the folded strip around the center of the bow|
|stitch it shut in the back.|
|^hey lookie there - it's your very own bow!^|
And there you have it. now try wearing it.
(i just slipped a bobby pin through the back of mine)
see ya, guys! hope to bump into you again soon. :)
Saturday, February 2, 2013
i love 'em. almost as much as wolves.
this summer, when i was in Nederland, Colorado visiting family before we moved, i stayed in the
mountains and got to see a lot of amazing wildlife: wildflowers, deer, birds, rabbits, and beautiful sunrises. but the best of all? foxes. one in particular though. he was a black fox and he liked to hang around the house we stayed at. he was pretty darn cute and he let me get really close to him. so i took the opportunity to take plenty of pictures of him.
ok we're going to try a hair post now...
this is my first attempt at a hair tutorial -- let's see how it goes.
every time i wear my hair in this bun, i get a lot of compliments and "HOW DID YOU DO THAT??!" i explain how simple it is, and then they say, "oh i don't think i could do that." believe me: you can. :)
Here goes nothin'.
|brush out your hair, or if you're me, straighten it first...|
|gather it into a high ponytail. wherever your ponytail is, that's where your bun will be.|
|divide the pony in half and braid both halves as far as possible. you can secure the ends with clear elastics, or temporary elastics and then pin them later, like i do.|
|take the messier of the 2 braids and widen it by gently pulling: this will be your base braid|
|take the braid you just widened, and wrap it around the base of your ponytail (make sure the other braid stays in the center). pin in place.|