It’s good to be back writing on my blog. I want to wish everyone in the northern hemisphere a
~*~ very happy 1st Day of Autumn & Autumn Equinox ~*~
🦉 🍁 🐿️ 🌒 🌞 🍁 🦉
and everyone in the southern hemisphere
~*~ a very happy 1st Day of Spring & Vernal Equinox! ~*~
🌷 🌸 🐰 🐣 🌱 🌸 🌷
(I know these dates probably occurred a day or two ago for you…I’m running a little late 😉).
Also, as several of our pixie friends have already acknowledged, this past week on September 19th was the 4th year anniversary of Pixie Hollow’s Closing. As I shared in a comment on Crystal’s blog, perhaps it should be called the closing of Pixie Hollow, the Game, as Pixie Hollow is never truly closed to the believing heart. ❤️ 🧚
To commemorate the event myself I have put together collages of some of my favorite photographs around the Hollow. I hope you enjoy them.
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To all pixies – Let’s celebrate our love for Pixie Hollow together by doing something special on this 4th anniversary.
❤️ Faith Fancypuff
As promised, I’m continuing my Introduction to DIY Braiding series. As you may recall, I shared in my last DIY braiding post a tutorial on how to fishtail braid. For this post I will be helping you learn how to french braid ❤
To begin, let’s go over some basics about french braiding. The french braid is considered the “basic” or “classic” braid because it is the braid on which many other braiding techniques build. What this means is that if you learn how to french braid you can easily progress to dutch braiding, waterfall braiding, and lace braiding from there, as well as to french and dutch fishtail braiding. It may all sound complicated or overwhelming now, but I promise, once you learn how make a french braid yourself all the other styles will come naturally.
I’ve selected two DIY tutorials on french braiding. From personal experience I know that it is easier to learn how to french braid if you first practice on the front of your head so that you can see what you’re doing. In this 1st tutorial you will learn every step of the french braid and will be able to look in the mirror as you do it.
~*~ (Melissa is one of my favorite hair bloggers. In this video she shows you the basic three strand, french, and dutch braids. Skip to 1:12 for the french braiding section.) How to Braid for Beginners ~*~
~*~ In this 2nd tutorial you will be guided step-by-step in creating the french braid down the back of your head. This style is a little trickier only because you can’t see what you’re doing. As you continue practicing, though, you will learn the feel of the braid & become confident [I promise!]. Honestly, in all of braiding, this is probably the most difficult challenge you will face. Once you can do this, you can do anything!! How to French Braid for Beginners ~*~
✨ Tips ✨
- When practicing french braiding, it can be a tremendous help to you if you are able to practice on another person, rather than just yourself. You will gain a much better visual of what you are doing and for how to pick up and add in the sections of hair. Ask your mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, or friend if you can practice french-braiding their hair. It will probably feel very relaxing to them, as well!
- Always brush your hair well before braiding.
- The sections that you add into your braid can be as small or as big as you want. The bigger the section of hair you add in, the softer and more romantic the braid will look.
- If you lose track of which strand is which and get stuck, that’s okay. It’s part of the learning process (or was for me at least! :P) You can try to keep going, or undo the braid and start over, or undo it and practice again later.
- Be kind & patient with yourself. Your mind is learning something completely new and it just needs a little time to catch on.
- You can do it!! ❤
✨ Tips for once your braid is complete ✨
- To enhance the look of your french braid, gently tug on the main portion of your braid (the part that runs down the middle, not the added-in strands) to fluff it up. This adds a bit of volume and creates a softer look.
Please feel free to leave a comment or email me if you have any questions.
Happy braiding ❤
🎈 🎈 🎇 🎉 Congratulations to you, Rose Morningmist, for your flitterific accomplishment of 300 posts on your blog Pixie Hollow – Our Biggest Secret. 🎉 🎇 🎈 🎈
To celebrate this happy occasion I’ve made you a little gift. I hope you like it ❤
❤ your friend,
Hi fairies, I’ve decided to participate in my 3rd Pixie Poetry Challenge. I have written this poem for the photograph of Lily in her garden:
under starlight shine.
In misty twilight,
demure dandelions droop and sigh.
A gentle downpour, garden fairy’s delight.
Raindrops on poppies’ petals
clear and cool on clovers’ leaves
plip-plop in shallow pools,
placid and peaceful.
Blushing peonies and succulent blackberries, a midsummer promise
Sweetly scented posies glisten pristine as jewels.
❤ Faith Fancypuff
Good afternoon pixies!
I’m back with my ~3rd Pixie Poetry Challenge~ 😀
For this challenge you have the option to write a poem for 1 or 2 photographs. I hope you like the selections I made. All participants will earn a hand-made badge.
It’s time to set your creative spirit free & have fun!!!
Here are the rules for the challenge:
🌿 Write a poem for one or both of the pictures below.
🌿 Email your poetry to me at: email@example.com.
🌿 Poetry must be submitted by July 27, 2017.
🌿 Anyone can participate
Best of luck to you all & happy writing ❤
Good morning pixies,
I’m fluttering in for a quick note about my recent inactivity. I have been more inactive on my blog in recent history than I ever have been. It’s only because of some changes happening in my life at the moment. I am finishing up a summer intensive course, packing, cleaning the house, making arrangements for things, and flying back home.
I haven’t forgotten about you guys! (Never 😉 ) I have really enjoyed reading all of your recent blog posts. I will be back to posting on my blog sometime in the near future. I have plans to host another Pixie Poetry Challenge 😀
So in all, I just wanted to let you all know that everything is okay, and no need to worry.
I hope you all are having a lovely start to your summer or winter. I personally love both seasons. Each is full of its own unique magic.
Wishing you all a sparkletastic week,
❤ Faith Fancypuff