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Friday, July 4, 2014

Red, White and Blue...

 OK.  It's the Fourth of July... What better way to celebrate than make a Red, White and Blue project?

Tessie came to me this morning, complaining..."My hair is a mess.  I need to spend a day of beautifying...

In other words, she needed new hair.

She agreed to let me take one photo after I stripped her head, only if she could hide her face and be anonymous.

I said I would, then I snapped this part before she could completely cover her face.  Sorry Tessie...
 She quickly slapped the hair on her lap onto her head and let out a shriek and a stream of curses... I dodged them all or I would be running around in a cockroach's body right now.  Thank goodness, I'm fast.

The hair that you see on her lap is all I need to make a braid for the back of her hair... Yup.  Same hairdo.  Same color...She's in a rut.  Has been for about 400 years.
Incidentally, if you want to braid hair for a little person, the easiest way is to do it on a clipboard, before you put it on her head.

The braid was made from about 5" of the mohair, when stretched out. It is about 4" when braided.  No standard measures.  I make it longer than I need and then just cut off the excess.
I simply did a snail coil of the braid and used white glue to fasten it to the back of her head and then put a new lace "crown" around it.

She is now a perfect picture of Red, White and Blue.

Happy Forth of July to those who celebrate it.  I hope that everybody has a great day!

See you tomorrow.


Vivian Fox said...

Happy 4th of July, Casey. Poor you, Tessie certainly keeps you busy!
All the best

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: Happy 4th of July. Great hair. Keep in touch

Lucille said...

Hope you're having a great 4th of July, Casey! The weather has been nice and cool here today. So nice! Hope Tessie likes her hair. It looks great!

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
Tessie looks lovely. Nothing like a day at the beauty parlor!
Big hug,