I was a little slow at getting this drawing done--- I wasn't really feeling it. I kind of feel a little blah about Girly Do's right now. I love doing it and I have so many idea's in my head, but I just feel like the love isn't there anymore. So I have some thinking to do--- maybe I will just do my hair do's on my family blog for those who are readers and stop this one--- maybe I am just finished.

Not a cry fest--- don't worry about that--- I just am going to school full time, have two kids in school and a baby with milk allergies, sleep apnea and needing tonsils out. If I can throw something on the chopping block I would think it would be Girly Do's if we are done--- let me know. I still love Girly Do's and it is a nice relaxing way to spend my time, but if you aren't feeling it then... who knows.

As for the winners of these flowers:

For the one with the white head band we had number 37:
Anonymous said...

so cute!!


For the pink one it was number 5:
Are You Serious! said...

♥ Again cute!!! I'm blogging as we speak or type or whatever! :)

Congratulations! Hook me up with your address and I will get these in the mail by the end of the week.

Beans has been needing a change in her hair style and has been asking me all kinds of ways we could change it--- We finally agreed on one--- tune in later this week to see what we end up doing. Unless (of course) we decide we are done here.

A Giveaway for EVERYONE--->

Before you ask---- I made these. Not the headband part, but the two flowers that go with each headband. I just picked the headband part up at a cute little craft store.
No reason for this giveaway--- just wanted to do something nice for my favorite blog readers. No standard to meet--- you can leave a message on this one and you are entered in to win. You can scroll down to the other giveaway and get in on that one by doing the extra stuff.



To get in on the giveaway for this one you just need to
1. blog about my giveaway on your blog in the main body of a post. (Not just on the side bar)
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You can have one entry for each--- so you can get in on this one three times total. If you want you can snag this button to link it on your blog--- its funny stuff.


Two Do's--- One Start

It was brought to my attention a while ago that some of my old hair do's pictures have up and disappeared. I swear once this school semester is done I will fix those pictures. I can not tell you how busy life is. Mostly because I am sure everyone can relate. But this time of year is when a lot of people want cute hair do's for parties and pictures. So I will do my best to stay on top of posting new hair do's. I've been given a few suggestions of what people want and need. I will do my best to get what you ordered on the table... but any suggestions you have feel free to drop a line and I will do my best.

I was in the mood for a pretty up do. So I started playing with an idea I had-- it turned into two hair do's. So you get a treat with today's hair do. I will show you the one I stumbled upon first and then the one I had in mind as my second hair do.First you are going to want to have individual pony tails all the way across the top of the head. Their really is no set number, just what ever amount you are able to fit on the head you are working on.
Next you need to part off the top and take a section from the bottom to do the same thing with. Secure the hair you are not using in a pony tail holder out of your way.
Next section out the hair to secure with rubber bands.
Secure along the bottom how ever many you would like.
Now take the hair not used in the single pony tails and secure it into a pony tail of its own.
Now you are going to take each individual pony tail to combine together. Take half the hair from each pony tail and combine it with the half from a pony tail next to one another.
Have your helper hold the pony tail out of your way when you are working on the bottom pony tails.
Keep going until you have gone as far as you want. This is totally up to you.
Now for your first option---- OPTION #1

Take each individual hair and turn them under the woven area.
Turn it under and tuck the left over hair underneath. You may need some bobby pins to secure this out of sight.
Or use small clips like I did and just use the hair to hide these.
Do that with every one until they are out of sight. You will need to tuck and weave the last two pony tails.
Then mess up the pony into your favorite bun. Its like a halo around the bun. So pretty and elegant.
Now for option number two--- OPTION #2
Back to before you twisting them under.
Now take each pony tail and twist it into a loop. You are going to tuck this into the bun and make it a part of the bun.
Tuck it inside the bun and use bobby pins to anchor it into place.
Do this with every pony tail until you have a beehive type bun. Isn't that just about the prettiest bun ever? I love it-- it turned out just like I saw it in my mind.
Its a beehive that doesn't sit too high on top of her head--- it is practically perfect in every way. Have fun with it and remember to send me the pictures of your version. I love seeing what you come up with.

Locks of Love Updates

I am so happy with the response of people who have taken on the Locks of Love challenge. A few weeks back I got an update from Rachelle and her daughters donation. She finally grew her hair out to the required length and went in for the chop! Oh my gosh how beautiful she looks with her new short bob! And what a great thing she did for another little girl out there in donating her hair to this great cause. Thank you Ash!!! You are a great example.
Look at all that hair and that cute new do!!!

What are you doin'?

Hey all--- I have a few hair do's to show off that were submitted from you guys! This is good stuff. I love seeing what you are doing so if you would like to send me your picture and possibly have it featured here on Girly Do's please send them to me by email at girlydos(at)hotmail(dot)com. I look forward to seeing what you have done.
Erin showed me her spider do she did on her daughter for Halloween. This inspiration started with my Lady Gaga hair do. I love seeing how you can take one of my idea's and tweak it into something this cool. This one should have won an award for being so rad! I love it!
Melissa be-jeweled this beautiful princess hair do with my Got Time hair style. The pictures have gone missing on that tutorial, but I am aware and I will get that fixed as soon as I get enough time to look into what happened. Sorry guys! But she did the climbers all the way around and then added scrapbook jewels to give it even more flair. I can just imagine how much she felt like a princess all dressed up and looking sparkly like a true princess. So beautiful.
Kelly sent over her star hair do. She reports that this one lasts through swimming, sleeping and the rough play that only kids can pull off. This one is a long lasting one and beautiful. I love this one because you can make it work even for little ones with shorter hair. Taryn has tried almost every girly do hair style. She is an original follower I think. She's been around for a long time and she is very talented. I love getting emails and comments from Taryn because just knowing she is still hanging around and has been for such a long time makes me know I am doing okay still. :) Thanks Taryn. She submitted two a while back. One of the star and the one of the ribbon weave. Both look great.
Thanks you for sharing these fun hair styles.

On another note--- Have you ever clicked on my Juice Box Jungle widget on my side bar? They often talk about different topics that are of great interest to mom's. Right now the are featuring an article from The New York Times about how first born children have a higher I.Q. they had one about disciplining your children and how yelling at them only teaches them to yell at people in turn. Since this is a site also dedicated to building a relationship of trust with your kids I thought pointing that would be beneficial to those who would like to participate in fun what kind of mom are you quizzes and great articles to help you parent in a more effective style. There are poles that you can take and all kinds of fun video's. So check it out if you are in need of a mommy boost!

One, to Two Do and Answers

Thanks for all the comment love on my last post. I had a lot of fun working on those costumes. So just to answer some of your questions about those costumes I thought I would take another non related to hair minute, but this will be followed by quick new tutorial. (LOL)

Q. It was asked several times about Lou's horns. How did I make those horns?

A. What I wouldn't give to go back to the end of September and to have taken pictures of the whole process. It was actually fun to see it come together. My best explanation is a link to this site I stumbled upon. Clearly I did mine different, but that is basically where I got the idea from. I formed mine out of cardboard. I should say well thought out strategically formed cardboard. I had to do each step of the curving one triangle type shape at a time. Because I needed them to be mirrored for the curving I had to do each step on one and copy it doing the opposite on the other horn. I know very confusing! That was the hardest part.

Once that was done I wrapped it with tape to be nice and solid. Because I didn't want it to have sharp angles I then covered it with gauze. Then I mod podged the heck out of it. I think I did two coats of the mod podge. Then I took string and wrapped it all the way around the horns to give them there grove. Again check out that first link to see that step from where I got the idea. After that I Mod Podges again about five layers thick to get it transitioning very smooth.

I painted them last with a glossy white acrylic paint. I know the tutorial I followed gave a better suggestion that I wanted to try, but I didn't do my homework on finding that stuff. I just kind of did whatever to make them look good. Last step was attaching them to his head. I got a red baseball cap and attached them to that with my trusty hot glue gun. It held up great.

Everyone loved Lou! I had so many people ask if I had entered it into a contest. I almost wish I had. But I never had competition in mind. I just couldn't talk the boy into being something different and I wanted to make Lou happen for him. I was just so happy with how it turned out.

Q. What was used for the Aurora crown?

A. I followed the pattern for everything on her costume. It is an out of print pattern, so if you need it you are going to have to hunt it down on Ebay. It wasn't the easiest to find, but we started out hunt early enough. The crown calls for a type of material called tissue lame. You cut out two crown pieces and iron it to some heavy weight fusible interfacing. Glue it to the back and then use a glitter glue to go around all the edges to finish the edges. It was supposed to be all one piece, but on the back I threw in some stretchy elastic so I could use it more like a head band rather than just a crown on top. It worked out nicely.

Hopefully that helped and wasn't to painful to read. Without my pictures I don't know if I explain things very well. I may throw something together as far as the crown goes eventually. It was so easy and turned out great for a dress up accessory for Bean's collection.

On to today's hair do. I have to say how behind I am on hair do's being posted. I was doing good getting caught up the last two weeks. I was able to get a lot posted. Those are all ones that have been sitting in my files just waiting to be posted. I haven't actually shot a new tutorial for about two week. Yes I am behind a bit. But that is okay! Life does that every once in a while right?
Start this one with just a half way down french braid.
Flip it out of your way and gather hair from underneath. NOT ALL of the underneath hair. Just a little bit. When I did the braid part I actually didn't go clear to her ears like I normally would with a half braid. I actually finished the first braid about an inch-and-a-half above her ear. Then I took that inch and a half down to her ear for this part gathered underneath.
Split it in half and drop that first braid right in the middle.
Secure with a rubber band.
Knot that little pony tail by slipping it back through that separation where the braid is.
You have a knot with the pony tail hanging down and he braid behind it. But it kind of looks like you pulled a Houdini on this hair do. Kind of tricky.
Braid that second little pony tail. Now you have the two headed snake thing going on.
Flip them so you can work from the underneath part.
And connect them with a bobby pin.
Now they are stuck together.
Rubber band that bottom part together.
Throw in a hair pretty and you are done!

Easy, but with a little trick in the middle.



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