yes ☺ more teensie stick bears are coming! these guys are a wee 3 1/2" tall. any smaller would require string jointing since i'm already using the tiniest hard disc/ cotter pins there is! you are looking at a pair of black mohair on muted green backing and a pair of lovely white/ sable tie dye. i just love making these. they have their ears on and will be ready for adoption quite sooooon :)
here's my 6 month progress of natural/ neglect/ free form dreadlocks. i took them out right after these pics were taken- armed with a bottle of conditioner, jojoba oil, a fork and a lot of patience! i managed to detangle 6 months of dreads in a few hours with Rob's help too. it was a cool dreadlock journey and no regrets. it may be hard to see on my dark hair, but i had 3 really solid locks in the back (i called them the 3 musketeers).
at 6 months my hair was starting to dread like crazy, though the sides were taking forever to dread. shoulder length hair was shrinking up to chin-length. crazy swiggles, loops and matted knots forming a calligraphy of it's own. though i loved the wildness and organic changes that were occurring, there were some cons:
my dreads were picking up lint which showed up easily in dark hair, and i was going cross-eyed tweezering it out. it seems unavoidable unless you cover your hair all the time which i'd rather not do.
split ends on old hair, again which showed up easily on dark hair.
the pulling feeling at the scalp on some of my more solid dreads.
dreads getting caught on jackets, seat belts, etc.
ultimately, i felt the dreadlocks just weren't suiting me. so out they went! then i gave myself a hair cut using the ponytail layering method, which works pretty well:
another good ponytail hair cut tutorial here. self-reliance is what i'm talking about ;)
stay tuned for bear sneak peek tomorroooow! have a great saturday ❈
yes, i am still breathing! a lot has happened in one month~ we just returned from our semi-impromtu trip visiting family out east and i took my 6 month dreadlocks out (more on that later). now that we are back, i'm raring to get sewing again! this sweet pair of wee pups i made a while ago (adopted together) but just wanted to show ya :)
i'll be listing some new bears before the end of the month, so stay tuned for sneak peeks too! have a terrific tuesday ☺☺☺