As Sparkle Jane has grown into a young woman and learned to take care of her hair, we have allowed it to grow out from a bob to well past her shoulders. While it is quite fine-textured, it is very thick and naturally sun-streaked. There are certainly worse problems for a girl to have.
Sunday she spoke (delivering a sermon) in our general church meeting, known as Sacrament Meeting. She shared her thoughts on the importance of the covenant of sacrament/communion.
The occasion called for, or at least was a good excuse for, elaborate hair. This took about 10 or 15 minutes, but it is a pretty good idea that would be even more fun with more time spent. The big challenge with elaborate hair is making it structurally sound so it will hold up to the rigors of the day. These pictures were taken in the afternoon, so it did fairly well.
What fun it is to have a doll of my very own to play with!