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11  Re: Show off your hair! And questions about hair styles! in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by feedthesquirrels on: January 15, 2006 10:37:04 PM
I think I posted a picture of my "do" a long time ago, and I haven't done much to it since, so I thought I would post a few:  I made my own extensions and wore a few tracks of them right behind each of my ears for a while.  I have a very sharply angled a-line and wanted a little bit of fullness behind my ears; this resulted in an a-line mullet type hairdo that I was quite pleased with:
--pretty much anything below my mouth is fake.  Please excuse the really geeky excited face, I have a new pet!

Then I got some new hair, dyed it grey and added it to my own freshly dyed grey hair!  It's curly and kinda wild so you can't really see the extensions, and probably don't even notice them if you don't know what my hair looks like without them..  It looks blue and blackish in these pictures, but it really was grey!  I loved it!  I kept it for a month or so and then grew tired of it.

I have since gone back to my natural dark red, but have added some bright red highlights in the front... I need to take a photo.
Do you think they grey suited me?  I had soooo many comments on it from older women, my 60 year old boss, who dyes her hair bright purple, was giving me sass about it because she fights her grey so much!  I think every option deserves a test drive before I can say I don't like it, so I went for it, and found it to be quite lovely when done voluntarily.

wow...I love the grey actually! I've thought about doing it more of a silver before, but didn't think grey dye existed. How the hell did you find that? Or am I just not looking at all?

by the way, my purple came out looking like a color-changing hot wheels car:

excuse the dorky glasses, I didn't feel like shoving plastic up my eyelids today.

I can't decide if I like it or hate it. It'd be great if the red wasn't showing through  Undecided
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12  Re: Show off your hair! And questions about hair styles! in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by feedthesquirrels on: January 13, 2006 12:57:49 PM
I have some questions about extensions...

I made the common mistake of letting a friend cut my hair about a week ago (I have sort of an a-line cut) and she did a great job with the back. But when she tried to layer the front she wound up taking a huge slice out of the front of my hair! So now the front of my hair is just below my chin except for this one part of the right side which was cut bluntly just above my ear and just sort of flops there at my cheek if I don't pin it back. But it looks fine if I part my hair way over to the side (which I do normally anyway) and pin the front part down 60's style. Still, I don't want to have to do this all the time...I miss my hair so much, I was trying to grow that part out and I wish I'd never let her touch it.

So I was seriously wanting to get some extensions in the front. I don't know anything about these, except what little I've read, and I live in a small town so I doubt there would be any stylists around here that would do it. But I travel a lot, so I'd be willing to have someone in the city do it while I'm visiting. I was hoping that they could put a few in the front and layer it so that it doesn't look so noticible. But then I'm worried about the tracks showing. I know I've seen girls with extensions in the front before, but I can't remember what they did to keep those from showing. Do you think this is even worth it?

Here is a picture of my hair now...

The little piece hanging down under my sunglasses is how short she cut the entire piece. I'm in the process of dying it purple right now, but as soon as I finish I'll try to get a pic of what it looks like not pinned.

If extensions are entirely not possible, I need to come up with some type of cut that would blend the front pieces together. But then it would be WAY too short. Maybe bangs? Blah...I just grew out bangs a year ago, I really don't want them back...but maybe it wouldn't be so bad. Any ideas?
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13  lacey polka dotted skirt goodness! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by feedthesquirrels on: November 03, 2005 07:30:01 PM
I orginally made this skirt about 8 months ago...it was the first skirt I'd ever made so it was pretty wonky and had a lot of messups. For one, I lined it with fabric that was way too stiff so it stuck out like something from the Jetsons...two, it had some plastic black dots sewn to the hem as fringe and they were soooo cute but it just weighed the skirt down and made a lot of noise when I walked...third, I had no idea how to insert a waistband and that just worked out horribly!

So this really cute messed up skirt has been hanging in my closet since. I wanted to just make another one but now I can't find this fabric ANYWHERE...so I decided the whole thing had to be reconstructed. It was a major pain to rip out all the seams (I had a lot of them and they were tiny) but I finally got this thing put back together the right way.

I replaced the plastic dot fringe on the bottom with black lace...I had to put some black lace under the waistband to cover up where I had to rip the seams out from the old waistband. I think it turned out nicely, and you can't tell it was ever messed up.

Here's a detailed photo of the waistband and the white tulle gathered underneath.

I wish I had thought to take a picture of the original version. It really didn't look bad unless you looked closely at the seams but man, this is an improvement! I love it...wish it wasn't so damn cold outside now or I'd wear it everywhere!
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14  Re: Show off your hair! in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by feedthesquirrels on: October 05, 2005 01:14:30 AM
Not a very good picture but it's the only decent one I have on this computer at the moment...

It's black in the back, although I'm trying to grow the black out now...so I've been dying my roots red. I'm afraid I may be forced to go back to something reletively natural soon and I'm going to miss it so much. I've had these red highlights for a year now, I'm really attached to them and I think they suit me well.

I first had it done when I agreed to be in a hair show waaaay back and thought "ah well, I have funky hair anyway...I'm sure they can't possibly do anything too horrible." Here's what I turned out with:

HA! And that's my reaction when I first looked in the mirror (I actually had to parade myself around the convention for a while before they'd even let me see it). But once I went home, took off all that rediculous makeup and combed it down, it actually looked really good and I've been dying it myself ever since.
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15  Venture Brothers reconstructed striped tank top in Stenciling: Completed Projects by feedthesquirrels on: May 31, 2005 09:51:16 PM

I was going through all these old clothes with my mom today, and came across this really old striped short sleeve shirt. So I made it into a tank top and decided to proclaim my silly fangirlness with a Venture Brothers stencil. I usually use transfer pens (which are awesome) but I was out of ink, so this is my first actual stencil project. The white paint on the top layer bled a lot b/c I didn't blot my sponge before applying...so I had to do a LOT of touching up. But it turned out rather nicely, I think...still waiting for the paint to dry so I can actually try it on.

Go team Venture indeed!
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