Saturday, April 4, 2009
look what I did!
After years of the boys refusing to let me braid their hair, I finally have a little girl to practice hairdos on! Of course, in the beginning, the hair was a huge issue, so just getting it brushed was an accomplishment in itself. Now, as we've been having more fun doing Sofia's hair it was time to find something new. But I've been stuck in a rut. We've done braids, french braids, ponytails, pigtails and curls, but not much else because I'm not really creative. However, this week I clicked on a link on a link on a link, etc. on someone's blog and ended up in a whole new blogworld - one of mommies showing off their daughters' dos, and several of them with step-by-step how-to instructions. Yippee! After looking through one blog's hairdos and watching some of the instructional videos, Sofia picked this hairstyle as the first one we would try (she even said she would sit as still as the little girl in the video:).
The style is called "French Twist Piggies".
It involved 2 french twist braids on the top of the head and 2 french twists at the back worked into buns with the ends sticking out.
I think it turned out pretty good for our first try, although the buns are hard for me to figure out and look like they're about to fall out.
At bedtime, we undid the buns and she slept with the piggies in, so that is how she's worn her hair today, although it looks a bit messy.
I'm looking forward to trying something else soon!
Created by Barb at 3:01 PM
The outskirts of St. Pete
Saint Petersburg: Sankt-Peterburg, Russian pronunciation: is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The city's other names were Petrograd (1914–1924) and Leningrad (1924–1991). Founded by Tsar Peter I of Russia on 27 May, 1703, it was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years (1713–1728, 1732–1918). Saint Petersburg is home to more than two hundred museums, many of them hosted in historic buildings. The largest of the museums is the Hermitage Museum, featuring interiors of the former imperial residence and a vast collection of art. Celebrating the 300th anniversary of its foundation, Saint Petersburg was selected as the main motif in a recent Finnish commemorative coin, the €10 Mannerheim and Saint Petersburg commemorative coin, minted in 2003. The reverse of the coin features a view of Saint Petersburg, with the Peter and Paul Fortress and its three turrets. In the coin the words "St. Petersburg 1703-2003" can be seen.