Sunday, November 3, 2013

elastic, hairbands, and headbands, oh my!

but seriously.

i've noticed a trend in both the US (when i went home this summer) and in the netherlands as well. shops and boutiques are selling these beautiful but ridiculously priced elastic hair bands. i mean people, i've seen a set of four priced at $12 or 10 euros! it's ridiculous. i got this elastic at the market and it was .75 ¢ (?) for half of a meter. so in all, for four hair elastics, it was 1.50 euros?

i also got some thicker elastic and used them to make a headband rather than extra super duper strong hairbands.

it took a surprisingly short time... *snip* *knot* *done*.

i think i had half a meter of each kind of elastic. when i bought the pinkish elastic, i thought it was tan. but no. *sigh*


cut off 10 inches (25.4 centimeters) or however much you think you need according to your hair. this really depends on the thickness of your hair -- decide for yourself. nobody knows your hair like you. 
fold it in half -- it's 5 inches now.... aka 12.7 cm
and tie a knot. (when i wrote that i heard it in my mind as k-not. as in the k wasn't silent. bahaha irrelevant stuff ftw!)


fold it "inside out" and run some stitches over the ends with a sewing machine -- they don't have to be pretty, just strong.
"right side out."

well that's that.

if you think about it, that is a really obvious statement: that is that. anywho, as a goodbye note, i'd just like to share a verse with you.

i have this hanging on my mirror every morning, and it brings such encouragement some days. i do a lot of these word art type things before i go to bed. it's an excellent way to reflect on scripture.

adios, amigos! (and amigas)...

Saturday, November 2, 2013

the UK

roadtrips for the win!

YES, I'M ALIVE !  AND I'M BACK. [dun dun DUN!] and i don't really have anything worth while to show you because i've been so incredibly busy with school and work, work, and more work. so you get to look at my photos from the break. i went on a roadtrip in the UK, and it was really, really fun. and i have evidence.  >:) 

somewhere in the English Channel....
Edinburgh, Scotland

and now some stranger is on my blog... >:) my life as a photographer has officially begun.
the Lake District.
St. Paul's Cathedral -- Mary Poppins, anyone?
the changing of the guard.
Buckingham Palace

so there ya are.

i'm planning to do some more posts this weekend. some DIY's. maybe a hair post. hmmm i'll think on it tonight. and i am going to come back. soon. pinky promise. 

{if you don't come back i'll send my dinosaur to hunt you down... he lives about 10 minutes away.}