Thursday, 24 September 2015

More stuff

Life is busy with school and lots of homework, but I've had time to make some more stuff for my shop. I'm also participating in my first self-made swap on TLHC, so some time is spent making stuff for my giftee too. I'm not fussing much about my hair anymore, I just let it do its thing. It's currently around hip length, so I'm planning on letting it grow a bit longer and then cut back to waist or something. 

Sunday, 30 August 2015


I received some more ribbons the other day (because I definitely needed more!), and one of them was in a lovely fuchsia colour. I decided to make myself a cherry blossom comb with it, and here's the result. I was thinking of putting it in the shop, but then I changed my mind. I'd rather keep it myself. I haven't made any hair flowers for myself in ages, mainly because of the summer swap on TLHC. That reminds me, I need to buy some more yellow flower stamen. Off to ebay!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Kittybird's Flowershop

Hi! Yeah, I know, I'm a terrible blogger. I'm just so terribly busy doing all the things, like being a student and working! Today I'm dropping by with some shameless self-promotion great news! I think I've mentioned before that I make kanzashi flowers, right? Well, now I've started selling them too! I opened up a shop on etsy a few days ago, and so far I've got 3 items up and not a whole lot of information, but I'm working on it. Here's a link to my shop. Hopefully I'll be able to put more items up soon. :)

Thursday, 9 April 2015

A breath of spring

A new flexi-8 from arrived yesterday. Silver dragonfly with blue beads and blue danglies. I absolutely adore this one. 

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Vermillion Red

A week ago I decided to spice up my red hair colour with some Directions dye. I used Vermillion Red on the top layer and Pillarbox red on the bottom layer, but I can't see any difference between the colours. Next time I'll stick to one colour all over. I really enjoy the deeper red I get from using temporary dyes over the henna, and it's not too much of a hassle to do either. It took about 1 hour or maybe a bit less to apply, and I left it on for around 2 hours. I know that you're supposed to leave it on for much longer, but I'm too impatient for that. I still think I got a great result. 

I've only washed once since I dyed, and I'm trying to stretch washes a bit in order to make the colour last longer. I usually wash every 3-4 days, but this time I went 7 days without washing.
I want to try Flame or Fire next time, and I'm also toying with the idea of using Cerise some day, because I love that colour.

After rinsing out the dye and drying my hair:

Next day, after curling my hair a bit with bendy rollers:

Today, after washing and drying:
I made the ponytail by taking two sections of nape hair, putting them around the remaining hair and securing them on top with a flexi-8 in size XS.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Emerald Dream and Brilliant Bluem

Two new members of the "Itty Bitty Flexi-8 Committee" arrived yesterday! I already have Emerald Dream in size L and Brilliant Bluem in size XL, and I love both of them. When I saw that Emerald Dream suddenly was available on LillaRose again, I knew that I needed a tiny one for half-ups. Both of these are in XS. Sadly I didn't get action pictures, because my camera ran out of battery. 

Monday, 23 March 2015

Messy bun and other things

Smashed my hair into a big, messy bun and clamped it down with two Ficcares today. I had to put it up somehow, and I ended up with this. It's very comfortable, and I'll definitely try to recreate it tomorrow. 

In other news, I only have one week left of my nursing home internship! Can't believe I'm almost done, these last 7 weeks have gone incredibly fast. I've learned a lot and I've had so much fun there. I'm a bit sad that this is my last week, but at the same time, it's going to be great to get back to school after the easter break. I'm ready to do some hardcore studying to prepare for my exam in june. June is still far away, but I have two enormous books about diseases and medical conditions that I need to read and learn, and I also have a ton of other assignments and projects at school. I think I'll be pretty exhausted by the time this semester is over.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015


I finally broke down and bought a Pearlized Caramel clip from I've wanted one for ages, because I love the colour and swirly pattern. It's not as warm and orange-ish as it looks in the pictures on cultmate, but still very pretty. I really want a Dark Topaz Jewel too, but that will have to wait. I also have to say that I'm incredibly impressed with how fast this clip arrived. I bought it last tuesday, and it was here on saturday! Cultmate is awesome =D

With flash

Daylight, no flash.
I call this "the peanut butter jelly bun" =D

Monday, 9 March 2015

Big chop

I finally cut my hair! My original plan was to wait until Easter break, but then I changed my mind. I cut off 30-35 cm in the end of February, and I love it. I'm now back to around waist-hip with layers and a U-hemline. My hair feels great, so silky and soft, and it's super-easy to detangle. I wear half-ups a lot, and only bun when I'm at work. Bunning is a bit of an issue due to the thickness of my hair, but I usually manage to get it up somehow. I love my Ficcares, because that's pretty much the only clip that can keep my hair in place. I also use a lot of bobby pins, and I have to keep some in my purse or pocket, just in case my updo explodes =P

A few hours after the cut, hair slightly wet.

The day after, combed out and very fluffy.

Half-up buns with claw clips

Half-up with small flexi-8, after doing sock bun curls

Friday, 20 February 2015

Cherry Blossoms

Like almost every other member on LHC, I've been drooling over Stella K's gorgeous satin cherry blossoms. I didn't have the correct size ribbons and I didn't have any green ribbons, but I decided to give it a go anyway. The result isn't perfect, but I'm still pretty happy. I glued my flowers to a pice of felt, so I could use it as a flower slide for my Ficcares. I'll try to get some pictures in daylight tomorrow.
I think I want to make one with just the light pink and cream ribbons next time.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Insert Exciting Title Here

I think we should just conclude that I'm a terrible blogger. Seriously. I didn't forget about the blog, I just kept saying to myself "I'll do a post tomorrow instead". Clearly "tomorrow" means "never" in my world. Ah well. Once again I'll try to get better, but I'm not making any promises. =P

Since last time I posted, I've decided that I'll cut my hair back to waist during the easter break. I'm sick of these damaged, ratty, tangly ends, and I also want to wear my hair down more. I guess I'm just in the mood for a big change. I'll probably end up letting it grow long again after that, because I seriously doubt I'll be able to remember to cut my hair. =P
I've also learned to make fabric and satin flowers, which is a lot of fun. I made an obnoxiously huge tulip comb for myself today, and I'm so thrilled with it. I may open an etsy store some day, otherwise I'll probably drown in satin flowers.