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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Redheads Have Way More Fun!

Don't tell Tessie that I got this shot! This morning she came to me whinging and whining, "I still have paint hair! Zar didn't do his job... Some hair stylist he is!"

By the time she was done, the whinging and whining had turned into ranting and raving, so I took her in hand.

The nice thing about her hair is, it is about the easiest style that you can do with mohair.

I took of her old hair. That's when, with camera in right and hair in left, I took the photo. If she ever finds out, she is going to have a hissy fit. That's the worst kind in her repertoire.

After peeling it off, I pulled out the "hair drawer" and she pawed through all of the colors. I knew that she would pick the same color that she always does, but she likes to have a choice.

She settled for her "natural" red and we went to work....We didn't invite Zar to help...

I took one end of the braid of mohair and fanned it out. Then I cut it across the end in a straight line, making sure that the very end turned under, towards her face.

As I was trying it on, she told me, "I could have been in that "Tangled" movie. Seventy feet of hair is nothing. OK, so she was a blond....That's OK. Everybody knows that redheads have waaaay more fun!". Then she followed that with, "Take me for example."

I kept moving. I glued the hair around her head, with the trimmed end circling her face. I cut the hair off at the back of her head, very close.

Then I took three strands of the hair, about six inches long. Each strand was about 1/8" wide.

I made Tessie hold one end and I braided the other. Then I wound it around into a snail shape, tucking the end under the edge and simply glued the whole thing to the back of her head, covering the cut ends at the back.

When we had everything in place, I called Zar into the room for the finishing touches. We put a purple band around the bun to match today's apron. Tessie pulled the plug on him when he tried to use the dryer on her finished hair. So, instead he shot hairspray on the whole thing and she was done.

Now on to the rest of the day. We are going to a movie and an early dinner to celebrate New Year's Eve.

Happy New Year's Eve!!!

See you tomorrow.


Simon said...

Hi Casey, I'm please you managed to fix tessie's hair without too much hassle - Keep that picture somewhere safe though, Heaven knows what she'd do if she saw it!
Wishing you all the very best for 2012.

Fabiola said...

Happy new year to you and yours!
Kiss Faby

Lucille said...

You did a great job on her hair, Casey. I hope you and Walter will have a wonderful day! Happy New Year's Eve.

Merri said...

Let's and Zar are both very talented with doll hair, and...right about now you're both getting nailed to the wall because Tessie got online and saw the pic you took!

Another year ending just about right, huh? HAPPY NEW YEAR, to you three, and all your family!

jeanuhlik said...

OUCH!!!I'll bet that hurt when you pulled off her hair, did she get her fill of bug beer in preparation??? I would like to have seen a picture of the back of her hair when you were finished. Hope your New Year's Eve was the BEST!!! ((HUGGS))

Kathi said...

Happy New Year!

Thanks for the hair tips. Grandma is still bald! LOL Soon, soon, soon she will have hair again! I promise.

Obscure Creations said...

I haven't even thought about dolls for the house I'm building but your post makes me think...

From Tyla @

Susan said...

Tessie has made a great start to the new year, very smart I must say. Happy New Year to all the crew and many thanks for your fab blog posts!

M.Narbon said...

Happy New year to you!!!

Chelle said...

Happy New Year,

Julia said...

Happy new year :0)
Julia xx

Catherine / Mooghiscath said...

Bonne année 2012

Moka Moh said...

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