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Fan Bun

“What God is like to Him I serve?
What Saviour like to mine?
O never let me from Thee swerve,
For truly I am Thine.

“My thankful mouth shall speak Thy praise,
My tongue shall talk of Thee;
On high my heart O do Thou raise
For what Thou’st done for me.”

— Anne Bradstreet

Today’s tutorial is for the Fan bun/updo.  Recently, this has been my go-to hair style for days when I want something a little nicer than a basic french twist but don’t have a lot of time.  It’s a soft, easy look that will work on all hair types.

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A Double Bun Variation


Thanks to my brother for taking the picture!

John 1:6-7

“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light,
that all men through him might believe.”

May we, like John the Baptist, reflect the light of Christ to the world.

This is a variation of the Double Bun style that I did a while back.  It was pretty easy and took about five minutes. The only thing I changed from that tutorial was that, instead of  shell buns, I made folded twists and coiled them into the two buns.  The flowers are attached to two separate clips, and here’s how I made my hair flowers.

Ta-da!  Have a Fabulous Friday!!!

p.s. More pictures of the dress on my sewing website here.

Double Bun Updo: Both Video and Picture Intructions

John 12:3

“Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly,
and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair.”

Have you given that which cost you most and that which is most precious to you for the glory of Christ?

Finally a new tutorial!! I call this one the double-bun Edwardian-inspired updo. This style is super easy– In the video, I did it in three minutes. If your hair turns into Dr. Seuss-type squiggles when you wash it like mine, here’s a great way to use that texture to your advantage. And yes, this is my hair’s natural, freshly-washed texture. 🙂

For those looking for a messy bun for super long hair, here’s what I use. Soft, puffy, and romantic–everything a good updo should be. If my hair curls more than it did today, I like to pull some little bits out around my ears and neck. Also, if your hair gives you headaches when it’s up, splitting the weight like this is very comfortable.


Wow, I talked way too fast during the intro! Sorry about that. In fact, the intro in general isn’t that great. 😦 ( I really didn’t want to do another take.)  For this video, we’re back in ye olde bathroom. I’ve figured out an angle were I can kind of see what I’m doing in the mirror. Yay!

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Gibson Roll

Colossians 3:15-17

15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
to which also ye are called in one body, and be ye thankful.

16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom,
teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

17And whatsoever ye do in word or deed,
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father by Him.

Today’s tutorial is for the Gibson Roll. There’s a popular hair book out there that has this style called the Gibson Tuck. It’s very pretty and virtually impossible if your hair is longer than shoulder-length. But anything short hair can do, long hair can do better, right? 🙂 This is a very useful style to have in your arsenal. I love its Edwardian flair, perfect for Anne Shirley. The low profile is good for hats. In the past, I’ve dressed it up with flowers or sparkly pins for weddings, recitals, and other formal events.

But before we get to that, I have some news for you ladies. Some of you may have already heard about . . . him. You see, I’ve found someone. We met online in May, and I’d definitely say it was love at first sight. All of my family and friends from church, homeschool, and otherwise heartily approve. We’ve spending over 2 hours a day together, and it just keeps getting better and better. He is the answer to my heart’s duet.

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Figure Eight Bun

Jeremiah 9:23-24

23Thus saith the LORD: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
neither let the mighty man glory in his might; let not the rich man glory in his riches.
24But let him that glorieth glory in this: that he understandeth and knoweth Me,
that I am the LORD who exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth;
for in these things I delight,” saith the LORD.

This is a pretty basic style, the figure-eight bun. Even though it is simple, I keep coming back to it for an everyday style. This also works really well for wearing hats. There are many tutorials for this style, but this is the way I do it; I’m sure someone else has come up with this method before. One caution, however: this ‘do eats pins! You’ll need at least moderately long hair for this to work, but if you have shorter hair, it will work as a half-up. Continue reading