Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dreamy 'Dos and a Little Ham

I've lately been taking up my passion for braids again (I was a braiding nut as a kid). Marguerite has such pretty hair that I can't help but try out stuff on it (not like my mom. DEFINITELY not like my mom who fancied herself a hairdresser and subjected us to trim and perm experiments in the '80s. In the '80s! Our hair was toast.). I'm currently fascinated by those dreamy, pretty, romantic (old-fashioned too) hairstyles (stuff that only "professionals" or time travelers from the Victorian era can do, lol) and since I started trying to do them, I'm practically jonesing on them, lol. I have to have a daily fix. So yesterday, while Marguerite was busy watching her hamsters, I decided to try flat twists and a herringbone (also called fishtail, I believe) braid on her. I got the idea for flat twists from Curly Hairdo Ideas. I'm not sure if I did it right though.


I could have used better accessories, but those were the ones lying around, lol. After playing with the hamsters, we pretended to be puppets. The puppets I made can't adopt facial expressions, so we decided to ham it up ourselves. We'd already done quite a few before I thought to get the camera and take pictures of Marguerite mugging behind the theater. I think I caught "shy", "angry" (look out for that dirty foot), "sad" and "silly" (whereupon the theater collapsed around her, lol).

16 comments:

Abbi said...

The puppet faces are so cute!

Her hair looks very nice too. That makes me want to do some fun stuff on my daugters' hair too.

Nikka said...

I love the last photo! I'm actually terrified of Hero's hair growing long enough to braid. I was always a ponytail-and-out-the-door kinda girl. The curse of the curly!

carinamodella said...

she's so cute in trying to make different faces :)

Silvergirl said...

hahaha she is so cute in puppet show :) she looks great with her hairdo.. haba kasi ng hair :)

swirlyagelessmind said...

do my hair next!

w0rkingAth0mE said...

nice hair, everytime i braid my daughter's hair it turns to ugly one i'm not good on this. Anyway, your daughter's was having a cute faces here, made me smile.

yen said...

cute little girl

spinninglovelydays said...

@Abbi: Thanks. Isn't it awesome that hair is something that we can be creative with too? :)

@Nikka: Thanks. As another curly top, I often resort to ponytails for myself too (even Midge, when we have to go somewhere) as there's hardly ever time to fuss with hair when I have to go out. Hero's hair looks like it's going to be straight though. How fortunate that our kids ended up with better hair, lol

@carinamodella: Thanks, she's so entertaining when she's being theatrical for fun, lol

@Silvergirl: Thanks, I've actually already cut that. Thankfully, she submits more easily to combing her hair now, lol

@Chip: Sure. At least I know you'll be keeping still, lol

@workingathome: Thanks. Little girls are wiggly customers, so it's pretty hard to do neat braids on them. :)

@Yen: Thank you :)

Suzanne said...

I just love doing my youngest's hair...sigh. someday she will start doing it herself and not want mum's help:-)

spinninglovelydays said...

We should definitely enjoy it while it lasts. :)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

She's very cute, and I'm all in favor of developing the drama gene!

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks, I do see theater workshops in the future. She's part of the host of angels in the Christmas pageant this year (alongside the other 3-4 yr-olds, lol)

I Love-Hate America by Bing said...

These photos remind me of when I was young doing a puppet show too....I was so into it that I did everything from the production to the voice-over....hehehe

spinninglovelydays said...

It's such a creative activity, isn't it? Definitely the kind of play I like. :)

zoan said...

i super like the puppet faces.i cant wait to see my son grow up, and the day that we can play together without him being so full of tantrums. :D

spinninglovelydays said...

All in time, Zoan. That stage has plenty to offer too and I know you'll miss it when it's over. :)