Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hair Tips and Other Randomness

Have you heard of Pinterest?  If you haven't you should go check it out. All the cool kids are doing it!  And if you aren't the kind of person to lemming your way over the cliff,  I also found this awesome hair tutorial just poking around.  I've tried it, its AWESOME.  I put my hair up after washing it and wear it out that way.  I always  get "That's so pretty! How did you do that?".  And then I sleep on it and the next day my straight hair has this wonderful old-Hollywood curl. It lasted two days.  I might try doing rag roll curls for up-dos too.

 I think it will be awesome with some of the looks I'm going for in my planned wardrobe sewing. Which so far is mostly just pattern tracing, modifications, and a bit of fabric shopping.  After tracing patterns I've been putting them and the fabric into a gallon size ziplock bag.  I've also made some modifications to my sewing plan from what I posted, but I always seem to do that.  The awesome news being I finally decided what to do with my Liberty of London fabric.

I also decided to try doing rag curls on my daughter.  Her normally somewhat wavy hair turned into a massive head of curls. It was phenomenally easier than trying to use those stupid little foam things. Do you know what I'm talking about? Anywho, pictures!

Before Hair
After Rag Roll Curls.

I mentioned we're in the midst of renovations.  The garage is becoming a bedroom* instead of a storage unit for junk.  We have a shed outback that will hold most everything after we rearrange and get a dumpster to to haul all the other crap off.   And a few modifications to the under-house storage I can have all my garden tools easily accessible.   In the mean time my yard looks like this:

Blerg, but the carpets been hauled off at least.
The garage door is now a wall.  The ceiling is up, most of the insulation put in and its now wired to the breaker box. WOO!  My brother-in-law has done the bulk of the work and mostly I've been keeping him hydrated and fed. The kids are excited they get their own rooms again.  So that's what I've been doing in a nutshell. That and hiding from the world a bit.   Tomorrow night its back to work.  

*As a side note, if you ever wondered how I have time for as much sewing as I do with kids and a job the answer is my roommate.  Since he was never able to find a decent job and we needed a babysitter we worked out a deal.  Free room and board for being the Nanny.  I often get funny looks when I mention that my nanny is a 6'3" hairy Scottish looking man.  But hey, no one messes with my kids.


  1. Oh, brilliant! Thanks for sharing the video - I'm so going to give that a go. :-)

  2. Thanks for the hair tips! My hair's naturally curly but a bit unruly so the putting it up and leaving it trick might actually help tame it a bit. Love how the rag curls look on your daughter. Also wanted to comment on the wedding dress from the last post--really beautiful!