In Love With Twists

My Niece visited us over summer and on the last day when she was leaving she wanted me to do her hair. So this is what i did. Every one loved it and when she went back to her relatives house they all were praising it.


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Step 1: Take some hair from the centre and make a half pony tail.

Step 2: Divide the pony tail into two and make two twisted rope braids.

Step 3: Divide the remaining hair into two sections and make pony tails adding in each of the little rope braids.

Step 4: Gather all the hair and make two rope braids.



A Twisted up-do!

This easy style can be great for first day back at school. It is quick to do and stays the whole day if secured well.

The link to this style can be found here.

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Step 1 – Part hair down the middle

Step 2 – Start at the temple and divide out small section of hair

Step 3 – Divide that section of hair in 2 pieces

Step 4 – Cross bottom piece over the top piece

Step 5 – Add hair into bottom piece and cross it over the top piece

Step 6 – Continue adding hair & crossing/twisting it

Step 7 – Once you reach the nape of the neck stop adding hair

Step 8 – Make a rope braid with remaining hair & secure end with elastic

Step 9 – Repeat on the opposite side

Step 10 – Wind each rope braid up into a loose bun & secure with bobby pins as needed.


Bee’s Diamond :)


This one is really self-explanatory… It’s easy to make too if u get your toddler to sit still. I had to take help from the princess and lure her with two toothbrushes.. and finally my cell phone (which as always she promptly threw on the ground)

Make a partition in the front tie a loose pony tail. Then using a U-Pin, pull the hair through the pony tail. I really wanted to take a picture of this step but I just couldn’t get Bee to sit still. Hope u understand from the pic below.


Then part that pony in to two and add them to the other two pony tails (the pink rubber bands) and then combine all that into one last pony tail below.



My mom loved it so much when she saw it. more than that she liked how Bee sat still through it…

Two up dos :)

This was done on April 20. We had Puja here in my mom’s colony. The instructions can be found here.

I made micro braids in the front to keep away the fly-away hair. In the last section, instead of curling her tail end, i braided them too and wrapped them around the bun. And yes minus the spiders :)

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This one i did yesterday for an engagement party. I started with a dutch braid on the front and continued braiding once all the hair was added. I made a circle of this braid on her head like a crown. Like so:

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Then i made a braid of the remaining hair and rolled it like a flower and pinned it completely all over so that it doesn’t fall off with all the running around that she usually does…


In the end added that little flower pin and it looked cute…


Craft… bookmarks

I’ve started reading (again) recently thanks to a dear friend who happily lends her books to me and doesn’t pester me to return them back. :)

So I made some bookmarks to return them with the books I took from her. Some of these are actually cloth tags which were fancy enough to be used as one. :P












This next one was given to the princess at her school as a christmas gift.













This one is made after cutting the corner of an envelope in he shape of a heart and a teddy bear and roses from an old wrapping paper.

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And another similar cloth tag… to cool to throw away….













Introducing the bee… my second kiddo…

This post is pecial to me. Today i will be posting my second daughter’s pics for the first time. She is a naughty and bubbky 15 month old chubby kid. and has quite a head of hair on her. :)

Here are few pictures of her hair.

Little-est Messy Buns












And a single pony, turned in at the last twist to look like a bun.












Lots of elastics and ponies and a lot of cajoling by her dad to stay still ended up giving this result :)












Her dad is holding her still (and stealing a kiss in the mean time) for this pic. :) # tooadorable

Thanks for watching….Ciao

Hello there… back again

I m very sorry for being away for so long… but i kinda got caught up in a lot things, the kids’ sickness being one of them. Seems like i have been in and out of clinics forever….

But enough of that, here are a few things that i did manage to do….

Here are a few photos of the princess’s hair.

This is a waterfall twist braid, one of the popular variation of the “waterfall” braid. The link to this can be found here.












This is just 3 uneven braids that I did. it turned out by accident. i was practising my French braid on her hair and i had three braids. I braided them together and this is what became of it. I think it looks cool kinda casual.



This is just standard Indian braid with ribbons. Here you start with a standard 3 strand braid (A) and when u reach the end, u add a ribbon to two of the strands and continue braiding right till the end of hair. Then make the second braid (B) and end it the same way. lastly, take the ribbon from strand A and tie it at the start of strand B and vice versa. The result is what u see below. I will try and add step by step pics next time.












Thanks for being patient. Ciao….

Looong time…. back with a craft project.

Hi all,

Sorry had been busy last month. But i did get to make a cute li’l craft for my Princess’ school project. Here are the step by step pics. Let me tell u everything that is used here was at home. We hadn’t purchased anything. :)

First i took a cardboard and cut it into the shape of tiny feet. I used the foot measurement of my brother’s 2 yr old daughter for this. But u can eyeball it too. Photo0143

Then i made slits like so. 2 at the top for the thumb and 2 in the middle for the foot. first I marked the lines and then used a knife to slit them.



Then i covered it in some left over gifting paper carefully made slit again.



Then I took a regular drinking straw and flattened it with a knife for making the bands.


cut it appropriately in to two pieces, one small and one big, to put into the slits we made before

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Then I stuck the pieces at the back with hot glue as shown above. (second pic)

Finally i gave the finished slipper to my daughter and she added the bling and it turned out like this….


Neat huh?


Christmas Party

Hi, The Princess had a Christmas party in her school on Friday 14th Dec. She had already decided on her dress and wanted a fancy hair do to go with it. So i decided to go a really nice and easy hairstyle which i could do in minutes. The tutorial for that hairstyle can be found here.

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The original style has only the bun, but the princess’ hair at the front is very fine and frays away a lot. So i made my fav micro braids at the front – 5 of them. I added little metallic dots that i had found at a local store. The Princess loved her hair and her dress so did everyone at the school. She said that her teacher just praised her a lot and even called in the other teachers to show the hair. Her friends did not believe that it was her own hair. :)   Wishing all the readers a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. We are going to a vacation to Mumbai our native so I’ll be posting only after i come back. I will click pics for sure if Ido get to make some styles on my Diva :)   Bye