Sources: (from top left to right going down) Daisy Loom, Puffy Daisy, Daisy Stitch, Roman Holiday Scarf, Daisy Stitch Cozy, Vintage Bedspread & Pillow Pattern, Chrevron Blanket, Bobble Scarf, Clock (this is a knit pattern, but you could easily do this in rows of single crochet!), Pop Stitch Scarf, Granny Stool Cover, Crocheted Edge Vintage Card Box, Log Cabin Quilt, Bubblegum Scarf, Crocheted Lampshade
I've been on a crochet kick lately with all of these crochet projects I've been working on. I've fallen down the Ravelry Rabbit Hole all week and it's addicting! Of course, like any crafter, I have a looooong Crafty To-Do List that is always growing, but I never seem to be chipping away at it much. And even though I have TOO MANY unfinished projects and shouldn't be looking at new ones, it's still fun to browse and dream.
As you can see above, I love anything with the Bobble Stitch (or Pop-Stitch?)... I guess there are variations on this look, but the combination of crochet and that cute gumball shape is irresistable.
I've been eyeing vintage macrame lampshade patterns online, and was happy to find a crochet version as well! (bottom right corner above) Totally love.
The log cabin red/white/blue blanket motif is so totally mod! I love it!
And I've always wanted to crochet the edges of old vintage cards. I always love those projects when I stumble onto them.
I've never tried that daisy stitch.. it's pretty adorable.
And the "Roman Holiday" neck tie is pretty perfect. I'm going to make that soon because I think it will go well with my new super short hairdo.
In the Old Navy dressing room. (I needed jeans badly! But how cute is that top?)
If you follow me on Twitter, you probably heard my whining about my haircut this week. (I apologize.) I have had MANY a bad hair experiences over my lifetime. Those deserve a post of their own. I had the same girl that always does my hair cut it this week. It was the same haircut I've been getting for a while now, but it just didn't have that edge I was looking for. Not that I have edgy style... I'm retro girl remember?
But it was still long enough on top that I'm always having to put my hair behind my ears. So what's the point of that? It's like having long hair but you always put it in a pony tail? Know what I mean?
So I was like.. I just want that hair gone. So that I don't have to put it behind my ears. So that means, shorter and layered on top. This look pretty much:
(You may look at my pic and say "well it looks the same".. but it's so not. My hair is like almost SHAVED on the side & in back!)
I went to a different salon to get someone to "fix" it.
This was probably a mistake and a good thing all at the same time.
A mistake because: the guy gave me a hipster-'do. I am no hipster.
A good thing: because I do think this salon (and stylist) "get it" with styling.
The other salon I go to is more of a "pageant" type salon.. kwim? If you live in the South, you get that. ; ) These people just don't have edge. It's all fake tans and poofey hair.
So, while my hair is WAY too short on one side and in the back, it will grow.
But I do feel quite odd walking around with my hipster haircut. It's not me. But I'm trying to channel more of a Twiggy or Mia Farrow.
I feel like a hipster-dude actually. Like I need a tiny mustache, with skinny jeans, a scarf around my neck (or bowtie?).. or maybe I'm out of touch with what a hipster dude looks like? In my head though: I am hipster-dude.
Sigh. I'm going to the best, high-end salons in Atlanta, folks. These kinds of things should not be happening.
Hair woes aside.. it's hair! And it GROWS. In a month or so it should be just right. Hallelujah.
Feel free to share your hair nightmares in the comments. We can all commiserate.
Have a great weekend!