Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Rose Gold Balayage

My hair has basically been the same for years and I've really been wanting a change. But, of course, I refused to cut my hair haha! I also love my natural hair color. I've been seeing these rose gold balayage highlights though on Pinterest and I couldn't resist.

Here's the result. I'm in love. It's just the perfect amount of change but it still looks natural.






Monday, December 21, 2015

3 Christmas Hairstyles to Help You Stand Out




This lovely hairstyle is incredibly easy to achieve! Simply create a top-knot bun and place a mini wreath over it. You can find some gorgeous mini wreaths here: https://www.etsy.com





                    

For this hairstyle, I twisted my hair back on both sides. I then created a twisted, low bun and used bobby pins to hold. I tucked the holly into my bun and used bobby pins to secure it. 






This is my personal favorite! For this hairstyle I twisted my hair to one side and then created a side-braid. I then twisted the braid into a bun. I used a garland that is usually used to decorate our Christmas tree! I secured it in my hair with a bobby pin. 





 I hope you enjoyed these lovely Christmas Hairstyles!



Sunday, December 6, 2015

Mustard Cable Knit Scarf

Just thought I'd show off this beauty! Available on Etsy

This lovely mustard yellow scarf has a cabled pattern and can be worn multiple ways. 

-Hand-knit with chunky yarn
-75% acrylic, 25% wool 
-stretchy and fits both men and women 
-comes from pet-free & smoke-free home
-machine washable on gentle cycle, lay flat to dry




Monday, November 16, 2015

Quick Knit Gifts

Christmas is only a month away! We're running out of time to knit - too many projects, too little time. If you're like me, then you like to knit gifts for your whole family and friends too. The key is  getting everything done in time. Below I have my go-to projects for when I'm tight on time. These are all knitting projects that shouldn't take more then 2 days to complete (if you're committed)!



Cable Knit Headband
This is a gift most girls would LOVE to receive! I can whip up one of these headbands in two hours. I sit down to watch a movie and by the end I always have a headband finished. 
Find the pattern for sale here: https://www.etsy.com/listing

                             

Knit Ornaments 
I love making these as gifts for friends. I can make one ornament in about an hour. Once you memorize the pattern it's really easy to whip up a set of them. 
You can purchase the pattern here:https://www.etsy.com/listing


Knit Coasters 
These knit coasters are so easy you don't really even need a pattern. I use cotton yarn for these and knit a simple square with a boarder. You can knit a set of four within a day. 

 

Knit iPhone Case 
I always have left-over yarn from my headbands so I started making these. This is a great pattern to use up left over yarn. I can finish one of these cases in a day. They are super cute and great gifts. 



Drawstring Christmas Bag 
I knit a few of these last year and gave them away with gifts inside. I love knitting these because they require minimal sewing and can be completed in 2 days. They are perfect bags for giving jewelry or ornaments. 
Find free and simple knitting instructions here: http://lexalex-lexa.blogspot.com


Cable Knit Cowl
I just finished the pattern for this cowl since it has been so popular. I can knit this in 2 days - if I'm determined. If you're more chill this pattern could take you up to 4 days. If you have lots of time to spare, it's a great last minute gift. 
Buy the pattern here: https://www.etsy.com/listing


Friday, November 13, 2015

Cable Knit Cowl Pattern

Here's the third cowl I added to my Etsy shop. I knit this cowl with a super soft, non-pilling acrylic yarn.  You can purchase the scarf here: https://www.etsy.com/listing

This Cable Knit Cowl Pattern is a great project as Christmas approaches. The scarf can easily be finished in a few days and is a great gift. The pattern involves cabling and a three-needle bind-off. If you aren't familiar with these techniques - don't worry! The pattern includes links to tutorials so you won't get lost. I can finish one of these scarves in 3 or 4 days. If you are determined it could easily be finished in 2 days. 

You can purchase the pattern here: https://www.etsy.com/listing











White Cable Knit Cowl

I made this scarf with a new yarn I just bought and I really love how it turned out. The yarn is a blend of cotton, acrylic and wool. It's a chunkier, more stiff yarn that is perfect for cowl knitting. I plan on creating the pattern for this cowl soon so let me know if you're interested! :) 




 





Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Grey Knit Infinity Scarf

Just finished photographing this beautiful scarf. I'm in love.
You can purchase this in my Etsy store :)










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