little red bows

I recently noticed some tiny red bows in the dollar bins at Target. They are meant to be xmas package decoration, I think, and they came with little double-sided foam tape dots on them. These dots were just barely sticking to them in the first place, though, so they were super easy to peel off. The bows are made of felt and that doesn’t always stick to tape very well.

I’m always on the lookout for Blythe-sized things and these definitely are. After I got them home and de-tape-dot-ed them, I grabbed the E-6000 and some tiny red hair clips. A small amount of drying time later and voila:

Little red bow hairclips I made today

Pretty cute, eh? Perfect for the holiday season, too. I only made two, figuring that I rarely desire more than two of any particular hair accoutrement, so I have the other four bows (they came in a six-pack) left for future crafty projects or to make into clips and give as gifts.

Little red bow hairclips I made today

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many mani

I’ve been experimenting more with different ways of doing my nails. I found some Halloween nail stickers in the $1 bins at Joann and couldn’t resist picking some up. They’re designed for kids to use, to just be stickers you put on your nails, but I put some top coat over them so that they’ll stay put longer, and it works pretty well.

For this one, I used Midori and Envy, and added a Frankenstein sticker on each middle fingernail.

Frankenstein manicure

I didn’t manage to remember to take a photo of this mani until after over a week, so it’s not looking super awesome in these shots, and you can see how dry my skin is. Live with it, Internet!

Frankenstein manicure

After that, I went with a bat/Dracula theme, using Carmen and Ibiza.

Dracula and Bat manicure

Dracula and Bat manicure

Given that these stickers are designed for kids to use, they are actually a bit on the large side. I had to trim off a little tip of the bat’s wing in order to fit it on my nail, and the vampire would only fit on my thumbnail.

Dracula and Bat manicure

Dracula and Bat manicure

He’s so cute, though, isn’t he? His grin is a thousand miles wide – I like to picture that he’s saying “ta-da!”

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