Thursday, February 11, 2010

Granny Squares and Pin Curls

Cozy Wrapping Paper

My Mom went to Idaho with some school friends and came back with this wonderful wrapping paper.  It has 3 sheets of hexagon granny squares (can a hexagon be a square?).  I am in love with it but not quite sure what to do with it.  One option is to buy a corkboad and cover it with the paper to use as decoration in my crafty corner.  The other option is to let is sit on the the roll just to look at and never use.  I have a hard time doing that, I want to use everything life is to short. 

{To be entered into my give-a-way: comment on this post to give me an idea what to do with with my new paper. You have until Tuesday February 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm PT to enter.  You will win some vintage patterns and some other stitchy goodies to be determined.  It is open to everyone, I will ship internationally.  You can get extra entries if you put this on your blog.  Just send me an email bekahv{at} and let me know where you posted it.}

Pin Curls - Have you done them??  I had not until Monday night.  I am not sure what got into my head but I decided I was tired of my long straight hair and I did not want to cut it all off so I looked up ways to add curl that would stay.  I have stick straight fine hair all terrible things to have if you want curly hair. 

Pin CurlsI used this tutorial, it worked very well.  A little to well to be exact, on Tuesday morning it was super curly (think Shirley Temple and poodle combined) and I used to much product so it was gummy and gross.  Then on Tuesday night I washed my hair and set it again.  This time new hair product (Fiber Gum Putty) and larger pin curls, it worked better, but still to curly.  This bring us to last night and this morning.  Better it is lighter and curly but no so curly it makes me look like a poodle.  I like it and it is less work than hot rollers and it stays in all day.  I mean all day no hair spray.  This might be the start of a beautiful friendship.  The picture is after an 8 hour work day and it is raining outside too. I am impressed.
Now to figure out how to style it so far the curls are great but the crown needs a bit of body.  Any ideas?  Should I get more layers ad bangs?  hmmm to many choices.

{Do do not forget to post your suggestions for the paper to be entered into the give-a-way.  Have a wonderful night.}



Drewzel said...

I've never done pin curls, my hair does the curl thing on it's own...well more waves...anyway. Super cute though on you.

But OMG the granny square paper! How lucky are you!! What I'd maybe use it for is a section of vertical backing in a shelf or bookcase...say if you've got a display area of your fave knick knacks, line the shelf behind it with the paper and it would look fab. Can't wait to see what you do with it :) steph

Brook said...

oooohhhh the love of pin curls... you will get poof fuzz and frizz... its all about the brushing... you can find pages of info here lottabody works really well and they sell it at Sallys beauty.

Rebekah said...

Thanks for putting me on your blog and I like your idea too. Now to find room for a shelf. I have a small corner in a small room the other part of the room is Brian's music room so you can imagine all his instruments taking up lots of room.

Brook, thank you for the wonderful link I got lost in it today at work. So much to learn and I will have to check out the lottabody when I go back into town.
I have always loved your hair so much I wish I could copy it but my hair has a mind of its own so it will never happen and I am not sure I could pull off that blonde of hair but I sure would love to try.

Toni Brockliss said...

I just popped in from beautiful Steph's blog about your fantastic granny paper. What a find!
This is not my idea, but one from Dottie Angel.....gluing your paper onto some old wooden furniture, (such as a table top)then varnishing the paper so it will stay put and won't mark. Imagine it on an old sewing table or a chest of draws. (go to Dottie's blog and scroll back a little to see her table top and her tv cabinet).

Your pin curls are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

can you say blonde bombshell ;) looks awesome lady!

I joined the button swap and probably only caught it in time because of your post so I want to say merci :)

erin - rectangel

Rebekah said...


I am so glad you joined the swap just in time. I barely saw it I am very thankful I joined the facebook group otherwise I might not have seen it until it was to late as well.