Monday, December 8, 2008

I'm BACK..with a WINNER

Sorry guys..I've been exhausted. We had a LONG Disney trip (which included winning the Dream Suite one night! WOOT). Anyway, here's our winner!


YAY!

As for the person who referred the most people..it would be Cynthia @ Confessions of a Yummy Mummy. Cynthia..I see that you're having a hard time right now..so if you get the time, email me your address..if not, it'll be waiting until you can. *hugs*

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Giveaway!! Cutearrific!

Cheekybabyboutique is donating another bow! I'm so excited for this one too. It's just beyond adorable. I decided to do this one while I'm gone so it'll be up for a LOOOOONG time. Today through at LEAST Sunday the 7th (I know, right?) MAKE SURE TO CHECK BACK. I've had some people enter and not check back and not leave a way for me to contact them so they miss out!

Now, on to the giveaway.




The winner will receive ONE snowperson bow. You pick snowman or snowgirl. (Snowgirl's bow color can be changed)

If you'd like to purchase these, she said she'd take off 1 dollar off for mentioning that you came from RockinShorty. (Purchase but don't pay, let her know where you're from and she'll invoice you) She can do pairs however you want them, just let her know! She can also help you check out if you don't have an etsy site if you email her at cheekybabyboutique@gmail.com.

HOW TO WIN:
Post a reply (gasp!)

HOW TO WIN SOMETHING EXTRA:
Refer people. And tell them to tell me where they came from in their reply. If you refer the most people, you'll win something too!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Down to basics

A few people asked if I'd do some simpler stuff and some of the basics because their shorty doesn't have as much as mine. So I did these all in one sitting which should cover the excuses of A- hey those are sloppy and uneven, B- nice faces, kid and C- Uhm what's with the gross looking bows.


The closer in the middle piggies. These look good with boutique bows..makes them close together.


Yes. It IS a Christmas stocking.


These are piggies pulled down further on the head, the bows didn't wanna stay in this one today. In this one you can have the bows in front of the piggies (like I did in this) or you can have them on the sides (so on the top of the head).


Piggies in back


Some people didn't quite 'get' my version of messy pony. (Ya it's a Christmas tree.)
So moving on from the tree. Stop staring at it. Thanksgiving is next weekend ok.
No really, moving on.

Wrap the rubber band around a few times and then hold the band..


Like this


Then roll it down over the hair.


Then just tug here and there to messy it up


Straighten the hair underneath to sorta 'fan' out.


Yes. More trees. Look at the pony. Focus.




This one looks GREAT with a small bow in front, perfect for ballet class.




I did a video too..I was just going to do the video but some people don't like watching videos and some people NEED videos, so there. Now we have both. Note that shorty agrees with my tutorial.


video

Friday, November 7, 2008

Well..shoot. Zig Zags puffy braids..or something

So really, this was gonna be MUCH cooler than it is. I WAS going to do this all around her head, but she would NOT sit still. So I took a bunch out and stuck with the top, which wasn't as effective looking. I'll post it anyway, and you can see what I was GOING to do and try that for yourself.

This is what WAS going to happen.


Did it all the way around..


Then I did a sort of zig zag with them..so they slanted off to one side. You can see a remaining green band over her ear, that was later removed along with all the others except the top three.

Then I did one more zag and went back the other way.



As you can see, the plan was to go all the way around the head, which would work if your girly will sit still. Then end up in the middle wherever you want..I'd probably do some big curls and pin them in the middle if I were to do it.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Wha? A new post?! Slanted piggies

Ya. Halloween. Stuff. N junk. I really have no other reason for not blogging. Oh and her short hair. BUT you will be SHOCKED and AMAZED that this one worked..pay attention 'short in back' girls :D

Jauna did this one and sent it to me. YAY Yet another that works for thin curly and thin straight!

Here's Jauna's first and then I'll post mine and step by step :)





I made a slanted part to start. I didn't ask Jauna, but I'm not sure this is possible WITHOUT making your part first.


Then just climbers.


Same across the top! The most important part is watching where you end up. You finish the bottom one right above the ear, you gotta finish the top one right above the other ear. We were in a big hurry so the parts aren't straight and I didn't try to get all the little strays back in the ponies. Also, I think I did more elastics on the bottom than the top. Next time I'll get the numbers the same. (yup just counted. 5 top 6 bottom)






Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I've been tagged, yo!

And really, because I haven't done a hairstyle in a while..I'm doing it. You know you always wanted to know more about me. Admit it. Eileen from Whimsy Portraits tagged me.


1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.

4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.




Fact 1: I'm addicted to Diet Coke. I've decided to stop saying I can quit whenever I want. I can't. And I won't. And you can't make me.



Fact 2: I have two tattoos! Uh ohs. A mommy with tattoos! A religious one at that! OH MY!



Fact 3: I'm a shutterbug and dream of having a nice camera to play with someday. (And some lessons. I have the 'eye' but not the technical aspect.)



Fact 4: I can't stand to see people rub their feet on cement. Or hands for that matter, but mostly feet. I just dry heaved thinking about it. Think..fingernails on chalkboard.



Fact 5: Germaphobe. HOLLA (I hate when people say holla..that tidbit's a freebie)



Fact 6: I was a radio DJ for a couple years.



Fact 7: I play the piano and the flute..well. I did. I don't now.


As for the tagging..well..since this is a pretty open blog, I don't know many of the people who would read this enough to be tagged (aside from my friends..who HAVE to read it...they know who they are). So instead of tagging you, I'd love to say you're tagged if you wanna be, but you HAVE to link me to yours when you do it through a comment. I wanna see :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Butterfly

Sort of a throwback to the flower but it's a butterfly and not braided. And it's held in place with a rubber band which means, at least for us, it'll stay better.

High Pony it


Separate the hair. I started top half/bottom half


Then top/bottom


Pomade (WHAT! I can't help doing this picture every time..oh my, hey everyone, look at our WII Wheels! WOO! Did I mention I'm still on pain pills? Wow that's a mess. I'm not normally down this low on the floor..this is a really long paranthasee'd parentheses )


Then you bobby pin them down so you can get the band around. I tried to keep it close to the inner pony so it wouldn't be too difficult to get the band around.


Put the band around and you have this.



So you can see how it all got in that other band.


Then you can sorta play with the pieces and separate them making them more defined.



Monday, October 13, 2008

And the winner ISSSS

Number 41!


And the good news is, Strep is gone! So back to the hair drawing board this week. I'll see what else I can come up with. Thanks for all the well wishes :) You guys rock harder than um..rocks.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Halloween Giveaway! Itsy Bitsy Spider bows!

Okay, well you all know Jauna from her little Kyleigh hair model on my blog..and now she's decided to set up her own etsy shop!

I am IN LOVE with these. You have no idea. I already bought some! She's generously donating her talents for us!! Check out her etsy site here, she's still getting new stuff added. Check out her Thanksgiving Turkey too!!

Without further Ado, SPIDERS!!!!!

Leave me a comment to be entered. I'll get a random winner and post it Monday. (I like including weekenders :) )

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I hope everyone can forgive me

I'm sick. Very sick. I *think* I have strep, and my gland in my neck is the size of a baby's fist. SO, I haven't forgotten everyone, I just can't bring myself to do much!

If anyone has any ideas they want me to post for them, email me. I'd be more than happy to put up pics and direct to your blog until I get feeling better.

Bllllaaahhhhhhhhhhhh

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Triangles 'n' wormy bunz

We started out doing something entirely different. This one just happened. I love the parts, I have to say. The wormy bunz will take some work. Getting the rubber bands at the base is probably the trickiest part.

First make a triangle part in the center of the hair. Then you twist the hair really tight over and over until it starts to curl in on itself.

Then you let it wrap around and around until the hair is all wrapped. Put a rubber band at the base to hold the bun.



Then continue making triangle parts..inverting every other one. (This wasn't very technical, I was in a hurry)