Showing posts with label crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crafts. Show all posts

Friday, January 2, 2015

Week Five- Ballerina Inspired Updo

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Week five is here! For those of you who are new to the blog, welcome! Click here for more information about the series. Today, I will show you a hairstyle you could use for class or a fun night out! 


    Start with tangle-free hair. My lovely model has very straight hair, but this hairstyle works for all different types. Part your hair in a flattering place for you.


    Take about 2in. by 1in. of hair {this doesn't need to be exact)} and begin to braid. Once you have reached the end of the hair, do not use a rubber hairband {unless you are doing it on yourself}. You can have your client work those arm muscles :-) 


 Repeat the same process on the other side. 


Your head should now look like this-


While keeping the braids in front, gather the rest of the hair into a ponytail and secure it with a hairband.

Now take the braids, and cris-cross them above the ponytail. Take a second hairband and rap it around. 

Pull the hair slightly away from the head, and make a hole in the hair. Twist the hair upwards, and through the hole. 



Repeate this 2-3 times depending on the length of your hair. On the last twist, tuck the ends in and put in bobby pins {or hair pins} to keep in in place. 
And villa! 

{she's so cute}

Ballerinas- to wear for class, just follow until the braids are secured with a ponytail holder. Then make your bun as usual :-)

Questions? Comment below! Also, I want to see pictures of your results! :-) 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Martha Stewart Fever Hits

         Dear Jayna,
  Martha Stewart fever hit! My inner crafty side is coming hard and fast....to the joy of my fellow family members. You see, the thing about me is whenever I start to clean I start to get a little distracted with how cute this would look, or how the furniture would look great like this, or how I should start organizing my scrap booking stuff, ect. So when I took of on the great event of cleaning my room, I was ready. Ok, maybe I was a little more ready then usual because I had already partly cleaned my room a few days before, but never finished the job. Anyways, that confession is over with. So I turned on my Britt Nicole and cleaned my little heart out. So maybe there really wasn't that much to be done, but it was all that little clutter that you are not really sure what to do with....so that got me a little side tracked. But after I got most everything cleaned up, I started to make my bed and you know that old fuzzy green pillow that is on my bed? Well, lately, that really has been rubbing me in the wrong way. (getting green fuzz all over my bed, looking limp, and I finally came to to terms with the fact that it really doesn't match the rest of the room) So, I have had this supper cute fabric that I hadn't done anything with so I decided to take out the stuffing and reuse it and make some cute throw pillows. Cheap? yes. Creative? I would like to think. Crafty? you could say so. Cute? you bet. (ok, so maybe I am running out of C words) They look great! I used a sewing machine and they really didn't take that long. Here are the pictures.

 my green pillow in the middle of surgery



the pillows:)


The sad little green pillow

Tell me what you think!
Love,
         Elissa