Monday, January 12, 2015

Hair style achieved

I always wanted to put my hair up in a coronet, peasant-style, whatever you call it. But it never worked. They always slipped or didn't stick and there were bits everywhere. But I finally figured it out! First, you have to use one braid instead of two (this does require very long hair). Secondly, clips not pins! I actually got the idea for trying it this way from a picture of an author on Publishers Weekly Children's Bookshelf. I can't remember her name at all, but she's got very thick, dark hair and had it up in a braided crown with bright pink clips that looked like butterflies. And I thought AH HA!! and it totally works. It's really comfortable and easy. I think it looks much better from the front than the back, but why are you staring at the back of my head anyways?
And all the four year old girls are drooling in envy of my hair. 
My life is complete.

It is not easy to take pictures of the back of your own head

and this is a horrible picture. whatever.

Quilts in progress

One section laid out

It probably won't look like this when I've actually sewed it together

So I took lots of pictures now!

If the squares don't match, I just chop off the edges. That's how I sew

Lots of quilt tops - still deciding to put them together or make separate mini quilts

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Quilts in progress

Owl and leaf earrings

I've had these for a while, but they were just the owls. I didn't wear them much, because the owls are so tiny you can hardly see them and I felt like I'd made the chains too long for the tiny owls. So, in my fit of #sickbutproductive energy, I added leaves! I like them better now.

Clay flower earrings

My earrings tend to be super simple - either hook a cool bead directly onto the earring thingy, or maybe get fancy and add a little chain to make it dangly. However, I am experimenting! I hooked multiple beads onto a chain! It's new territory! I wore them today and, happily, the smell of Sculpey that has lingered about the beads the entire time I'd had them does not reach my nose when they are on my ears.