SOCIAL MEDIA

08 May 2016

Turquoise Hair + Yellow Duckies





A week ago, my sister arrived here with plans to spend the next two months of her summer break in Malaysia. If that weren't cool enough, she also brought suitcases full of awesome stuff, including a couple bottles of haircolor for me, which was a major relief since I haven't been able to find semi- or demi-permanent brights anywhere here. I mixed a pastel turquoise and a blue that she'd brought for the results you see here. The turquoise was stronger than I thought it would be, which means I can officially add one more color to my history of haircolors (see this really old post for fuchsia, purple, and blue). BTW....I've had some really awesome hair, haven't I?

Since the turquoise hair wasn't enough creativity for one week, I woke up one morning and decided to cross-stitch myself some yellow rubber duckie earrings. I didn't actually have any earring hooks, but I asked my family to scrounge around and see if they had any earrings that were missing mates, or rusty, or had missing rhinestones, or something of that sort that made them unwearable--and the quest was successful! I stitched two layers of cross-stitch fabric together to cover up the ugly backside of the stitched duckie, attached them to the earring hooks with a jump ring, and they were everything I hoped they would be! I have a couple more pairs of scrounged earring backs so I won't be surprised if I make a couple more pairs of cross-stitch earrings in the future. They are a very satisfying tiny craft.

So tell me, what did you do that was awesome last week? I dare you to beat turquoise hair and tiny duckies. Although if you do beat that, I will be very happy, because the more awesomeness in the world, the better.
Anonymous said...

I love that color! It especially looks good with your natural hair color. So pretty!

AnneMarie said...

I love the cross-stitched earrings! Those are so cute and it is such a creative idea! The turquoise also looks really good. I'm usually not one for "weird" haircolors, but I think that turquoise tends to look really good on people. One of my friends once dyed a strip of my hair turquoise (temporary dye) and I quite liked it! One of the awesome things that I did last week was visit The American Pigeon Museum with a friend of mine. Apparently Oklahoma City is the National Pigeon Racing headquarters, and pigeons are a big deal here (who knew?). The museum was pretty small but quaint, and there were cages with about 9 or so super fancy schmancy pigeons and we got to hold some of them! It was very, very awesomely exciting :)

Carolynn Markey said...

Those earring are so cute! I also love your hair!

Suzanne Carillo said...

I do so love your bold hair colour!

Those earrings are ingenious.

We went to an estate sale where I scored four impeccable vintage dresses. For once someone didn't arrive before me and scoop up what I was looking for.

bisous
Suzanne

Ali Hval said...

"I woke up one morning and decided to cross-stitch myself some earrings." I absolutely love this about you. If you want to make something or do something, you just do it!! Those earrings are absolutely precious--you have so many hidden talents I don't know of yet! And your hair, of course, is impeccable. :)

Susannah said...

You're so cute! I love that you just randomly decided to cross-stitch some earrings. ;-)

Nikki-ann said...

Your hair looks great! A friend of mine quite often goes for bright colours like turquoise and purple and I think it's suits here. Well done on the cross-stitch earrings too, very random! :)

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Bethany Magnie said...

Well I did nothing as cool as the duckies, but yesterday I did make pate choux pastry for the first time, and had a hair dying accident. It makes your turquoise streak look really, really cool in comparison lol.

Joules (from Pocketful of Joules) said...

Love that turquoise strip o' hair!

Katie Arnold said...

Love it, girl!

LeighAnn Searle said...

Love the color! It looks great with your hair!!
XOXO,
LA
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Storybook Apothecary said...

how cute! love the teal and your earrings look so fun!

Shann said...

I can't believe you made those earrings...so cute! I really love your blue hair streak too. So fun that your sister is staying for 2 months.

SveetesKapes said...

That earring is darling, you are so talented to make it yourself! The turquoise hair and the yellow duckies are really a sweet combo, you look so cute.
xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

mypixieblog said...

Those earrings are soooo stinkin cute! Love them :) And your hair looks great!

Charlene Maugeri said...

Your hair and your duckies are so fun! Glad you have your sister home and she brought goodies!

The Lady Okie said...

I would not even try to beat tiny duckies ;)

More Than 3 Wishes said...

What fun! I love your hair! Someday I will be daring and add some fun color to my locks for a brighter presentation. I also love the earrings. I used to cross stitch all of the time, but have long since fallen out of the habit. Perhaps I will need to pull out the needle and floss. :)

Deux Bella said...

Haha! I am not sure i did anything as awesome as that! I did some stuff that was really meaningful for me spreading awareness for child trafficking but nothing that was super "fun". I got out my paints today but I didn't get to them- BUT I left them out so tomorrow morning I hope I can create something or begin. :) Love your hair AND the duckies! So cute and I love that you just whipped them up!

Christie Brown said...

Oooh! That turquoise looks amazing against the brown of your hair, and can we all just take a moment to appreciate those earrings?! Ducks are my favourite so I died when I saw them. :3

Christie's Take on Life. x

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Love that you just randomly decided to make cross stick duckie earrings. Adorable! And I love the turquoise hair!

Jessica Reyna Brogan said...

I just refreshed my purple hair and I feel so much more like myself now, lol! Thank goodness your sister arrived to save the day!

Rebecca Hicks said...

I love the hair color! It's so vibrant and unique. You are awesome!