Never buy a new bed! If you do, you must remove the old one and everything that is under it to make room....
We made the mistake of buying two new beds this weekend. The bad news? The above problem. The good news? Now I will have two beds to store things under. Shhhh....Don't tell Walter!
We decided to put a bed back in April's old room.(computer room) There was only one bed in the house....Ours. Now there will be two.
Anyway, I found a Magnolia, a Harrison, a Sweetheart, the contest kit for this this year from Greenleaf and a mobile home that Kathi, from Beautiful Mini Blessingshttp://beautifulminiblessings.blogspot.com/, sent me a couple of months ago. Thanks again Kathi!
I pulled the kits out the the front hallway by the family room. As soon as I did, Tessie and Zar started arguing. They are trying to claim the kits and both want new builds NOW.
I have news for them. It is going to take me another week to get everything back to where I can work on the ones I have started, let alone new ones.
A couple of people made comments yesterday, saying that the new 30s hairdo didn't look that easy to do. It really is, if you have the right hair in the first place. The trick is the viscose curls that you can get at the mini shows. I imagine that you could find it somewhere on line also. I have never tried to find it though. It is much softer than the mohair that comes in a braid. There is a lot less in the viscose package.
The other trick is not to mess with the hair too much. I start at one end and try to fan it out about a half inch from there.
It will look like the piece in the first photo. Both ends are still coiled and the center is unfurled.
Once you get it to this shape, fit it around the lady's head, starting at the center back with one end.
When you lay it around the head, make sure that you can stretch the center edge to cover the whole skull.
Take it off, cover the head with white glue, where you want the hair to stick. I use Aleene's Fast Grab. Replace the hair on the head and fuss with it a bit until you are sure that the whole thing is arranged the way that you want it. Then cut of the end that is not being used. You may have to trim the back a bit and poke at it to make it the way that you want it. Don't press down too hard unless you want the flat look.
You can add a bun to the back if you like. I am going to leave this one just as it is.
I have to get back now. The argument is still going on in the family room....From what I can hear, it sounds like Zar is getting the house trailer and Tessie is getting everything else. I hope that she likes living in flat houses under the bed. I am not starting another building for her until I finish some of the others that are half done....
See you tomorrow.