When I was little, my favorite dress-up hair-do was looped pigtail braids. So, when Charlotte agreed to get Christmas-ed up for a recent photoshoot with a vintage theme, looped pigtail braids were the must-do hair-do.
I couldn't remember what my mom would do with the ends of my braids though. This required a phonecall. Turns out she tucked them up under the rubberbands that held my pigtails in place, so the ends of my hair were hidden next to my scalp.
Of course, I had to try this hair-do out with Trash Ties. The result was much tidier than my previous attempts with rubberbands. Because I could just wrap a Trash Tie around each looped braid to secure it -- and I didn't have to stretch a rubberband around the braid over and over -- the braid didn't get all frayed and fuzzy. And I could easily adjust the loops to match each other.
The snowflakes? Those were trimmed off of a felt garland I picked up at Hobby Lobby. The same Trash Tie that's holding each braid in a loop is holding each snowflake in place. I just hooked the ends of the Trash Ties through the centers of the snowflakes. Kinda like tucking paper into a paperclip.
Why am I going on about the hair-do? Who knows. I'm nostalgic for looped braids, I guess. What I really should be rambling on about is this adorable little girl who is every bit as sweet and wonderful when her hair is askew and dreaded up with popsicle juice.
The red & white dress makes me giddy too. It gets my right in my Annie spot.
I don't believe I can sneak-peek the Christmas projects from the Creating Keepsakes article this early, but I can certainly sneak-peek the little sweetie who helped me with the shoot.