Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dressy hairdo

A pretty easy hairstyle that looks super cool.  :)  It doesn't take too much time, but still looks elegant.


For this hairstyle, I start with dry hair (either air dried or blow dried) and pin my bangs back.  Then, starting at the top of the back of my head, I take a section of hair, wrap it around two fingers (to get the curl starting), slide it off of my fingers, keep rolling it up to my head, and pin the side of the curl closest to my head with two bobby pins crisscrossed.  I add bobby pins as needed to help the curls stay in a curl. 


(If you need more details, here's the tutorial that was my inspiration source: http://rapunzelsresource.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/authentic-18th-century-2/.)

A bonus of this style is that it curls your hair while you wear it and gives you great volume when you take it down.  :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Wedding card update

Here's a photo of the finished wedding card from a while ago.  I tied three strands of hemp around the card and then tied a sheer blue ribbon on the hemp knot.  I took the hemp strands off the card and handstitched the ribbon on the hemp to make sure it would stay put, then slid it all back on the card and voila!  Finally done!  :)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

More angry bird stuff :)

Finally catching up on photo uploading today.  Yay!  :)

Here's the yellow angry bird I made (tutorial here):

And here's the pig (tutorial here): 


More pics later.  :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Yikes!

It has been a while since I've updated.  :)  I did add some hemp string and a ribbon to the card in the last post.  I took pictures, but I haven't uploaded them yet.  I also have been wearing my hair up the past couple of days and took pictures of the styles, but I haven't uploaded them either.  I guess I know what's on the agenda for the next blog post...  :)  Oh, and while we are talking about photos that I need to post, I did make a yellow angry bird and a pig and took photos, but you know the drill.  :)  Yeah, they're still on the memory card.

Downton Abbey season 2 has come and gone.  It ended on a happier note than season 1 did.  :)  Season 3 is currently being filmed.  And we wait again.  :)

And let's end this post with one of my favorite music groups - Straight No Chaser (10 guys singing acapella) - with their version of "Fix You."  [Warning: you may want to have a rather excessive amount of tissues nearby.  :) ]

Saturday, January 28, 2012

DIY card

I made a card today for a wedding that is this afternoon.  I used Stamping Up stamps and ink, a scrapbook paper pack from Hobby Lobby, a card and envelope from Hobby Lobby, and my sewing machine.  :)  I just might be a paper-sewing addict.  :)




Yes, it does have a matching envelope.  :)

I'm not sure that it is finished.  It seems like it needs something - buttons, hemp string, or something else.

Friday, January 27, 2012

It's Friday! :)

And that's wonderful!  :)

The Three Little Pigs.  Done in Old English.  Enjoy!  :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fidgety

That's exactly what I am when it comes to creating a new blog.  Fidgety about the design.  Fidgety about the posts.  Fidgety about the blog-hosting-site.  Just fidgety in general.

Now Facebook has me getting fidgety about their new Timeline profile design.  In response, I want to go through my FB posts, write down all the good information (journaling in retrospect, perhaps?), and make it easier for me to delete my FB account if I want to.  I don't know why they keep changing it.

Maybe the switch will help this blog flourish as a substitute of sorts.  Maybe it will inspire me to journal (Hahaha!  Hang on - let me go wipe away my tears of hysterical laughter from such an idea!  :)  ) .  Maybe it will give me the momentum I need to start communicating with friends in a more tangible way (face-to-face, letters, cards, etc.).  Whatever the outcome, I guess the most unchanging aspect of FB is its changeability.

Anyway, the fidgety-about-the-design deal that I mentioned in the first paragraph?  Well, I changed it.  For now, I might stay with this background picture.  I finally went to the Florida beach (for the first time in my life!) last year.  It is quite wonderful.  :)  We saw dolphins!!!  (Yes, they were far away, and yes, we were looking at them through binoculars, but that still counts!  :)  )  I spent hours picking up shells.  Actually, I put two of them on earring bases and am wearing them right now.  :)  Found out when I was 23 that I am a beach bum.  :)  The things you learn...  :)