Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sewn Stars and the Giveaway Winners!

Thanks to anyone who entered my Summer Giveaway "Part 2". I love reading peoples comments! I picked the winners through Random.org. Congrats to the winners, who are......

#91- Lisa and #99 Amber. Hey girls neither of you left contact info so I left comments on your blogs!!! Hopefully you get them. I need to hear from you with-in 48 hours or I will draw new winners! Thanks again and don't forget, there will be one more part to my summer giveaway and it WILL be hair-related. Not sure how soon it will be....but soon:)


Here is another idea for those of you feeling patriotic! This was pretty quick and it was cute....not my favorite in the whole world or anything but she really liked the stars! I have several other fourth of July styles, so sorry if you get sick of seeing them!


I'm sure many of you have seen these sock buns before, but for those of you who haven't I will explain how I did it. All you do is cut the tip of a sock off and roll it up like in the picture. Roll it up until you can't roll it anymore.

I did her hair is some high piggy tails and slipped the hole of the sock around each one.
Next, take the hair from the piggy tail and wrap it around the sock so it covers it.
To get it to stay I carefully slid a stretchy hair thing over it.


I sectioned off a piece of hair and clipped it out of the way. This piece will be needed to wrap around the base of the bun.


I used this plastic craft needle to thread some thin blue ribbon through.
I slid it under the elastic and tied a knot so the ribbon would not slip off.
Then I used the needle to start sewing a star.
Each time I crossed the ribbon over the bun I only sewed it underneath the elastic.

Once my star was formed I tied the ribbon in another knot around the elastic.
Using the sectioned off piece from earlier I twisted it and then wrapped it around the base of the bun bobby pinning it into place. Repeat on the other side. If you wanted you could always just do 1 bun to cut down on time.

Top View

Side View

Back view


Close-up
She looks like a little Princess Leah in this picture, don't you think?

28 comments:

Tranquility said...

Those are adorable! I've never seen the sock buns before, but what a great idea - I'll have to try that out on my niece!

Heather said...

Stopping over from SITS! And I LOVE your hair-dos! They're sooo cute!! The only problem I have is that I have 3 boys! LOL! But I'm going to have to steal my best friend's daughter and try the star out on her!! :)

Alicia said...

hey thanks for coming by!! i'm ready to put miracle grow on my daughters head, her hair is taking forever to grow! granted, she is only 6 months =) love the dos!

thatgirlblogs said...

you are so talented! these are all amazing.

PetalsYoga said...

She is adorable and I can't even imagine my daughter sitting still for any of this. My girl just donated her super long hair to locks of love two days ago so I guess it's a moot point now anyway. Glad to have found your blog through SITS.

Marina said...

I soooo need to grow my daughter's hair super fast now. This is so beautiful...very very chic I must add!

Come bunny hop over to http://energizerbunnysmommyreports.blogspot.com/ and enter 4 great giveaways (atleast I think they're great! ;>)

Smiles,

MJ (Hoppin' over from SITS)

Mommynightowl said...

stopping by from SITS.

I love all your hairstyles. my daughter is only two so i dont think she would sit still that long. i cant wait to start doing some of these on her though

please keep them coming

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog, lovely to have you there! Your daughter has a glorious head of hair and you must be so patient to do all these fantastic hairstyles. My daughter has really curly hair which can be hard to style.

Love Collette x

Anna said...

Wow! You have such cute ideas. I can't wait until my daughter is older and has some hair to play with!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

bluecottonmemory said...

How absolutely cool! Just popping by from SITS! I wish I had girls when I see hair styles like this:)

Jaye @ canadian-mom.ca said...

They look great!!

Tiffany said...

I love that I found your blog, my favorite hair blog stopped posting and I'v been in search of a new fav. Stopped by from SITS, and I'll be back!

Meaghan said...

Another awesome style :) LOVE your work!

Clare said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog by why of SITS. Your blog is ace! Have you heard of a sophist a twist? When I had long hair it was the very best

Strommer Family said...

Once again ABSOLUTELY awesome..keep 'em coming because I love seeing the holiday hair styles!! ;)

Mama Mel said...

Hi from SITS! Your daughter has great hair! I've always had thin hair, so I couldn't do much with it. These are some creative ideas for hair... I'll have to keep them in mind in case I ever have a girl... :)

♥ bfs - Mimi ♥ said...

Here from SITS!! Looks like you will have a super sweet weekend! What adorable 'do's!!!!

BookLady said...

Visiting from SITS! You are very talented and your daughters' hair is gorgeous!!! Love the styles you come up with! :)

greedygrace said...

Cute! Your model must be very patient... my little miss would never sit still for that! Plus her hair is so curly that I can barely get a comb through it!

I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're happy to have you with us!

Mommyof2girlz said...

That is the coolest thing I have ever seen!! Stopping by to Welcome you to SITS!! :)

thatgirlblogs said...

what a good girl to sit still that long ;)

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Aww, that's adorable! I never thought about the sock trick but those buns are great. I'll have to try it.

P.S. I'm hosting my first giveaway! Check it out if you get a chance :)

sandy said...

That's awesome!

I stopped by to welcome you to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood!

Sarah said...

Oh my wow! Not only is your daughter a cutie - she's incredibly patient too! You are so creative! Hope you don't mind me following... (I found you over at SITS) Have a fantastic week!

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

How cute. Love the sock idea.

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

you make these look so easy! I love your blog. Hope you dont mind if I follow!

Dawn

Dirty Mouth Mama said...

My daughter's hair is a little short to do these just yet, but I hope I remember how to do these sock buns. Very interesting.

Totally Princess Leah

Debbie in Nashville said...

Love this one! You are so creative!