Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Arrivals: Grahtoe Forks and A Gift

I'm hoping this post will catch me up on all the new stuff I have (minus one fork that is hiding in some boxes.)

First up is the fork Grahtoe made just for me when they read here that I wanted one. It's apple wood with a perched owl in my favorite design, the mermaid's tail.

This next fork is the stunning ebony mermaid's tail. It had occlusions in the wood which were filled with silver. I actually really like the little silver spots; they remind me of stars in a night sky.

Although you can't tell from the picture, I'm wearing both mini forks in this picture. These forks really surprised me. They're so comfortable and really hold my hair up. Sleeping in them is easier than sleeping in other forks. I figured these would be too small for me, but they work just like any other kind of hair pin. I really love these! I just wish they sold them in four packs. I'd never buy another hair pin as long as I live.

My sister in law spent a semester in France and found this next one in a street market. I don't know anything about it except that. It's a much more delicate fork than my work-horse Grahtoes. It's not an everyday kind of hair fork, but it certainly is eye catching.

The one that's missing is my cardinal wood skeleton cameo fork. I took it out of my hair while unpacking and set it amongst some boxes. While I know what area it's in, I haven't quite finished tackling all the boxes yet, so the picture of that particular fork will have to wait for a bit.

What  do you guys think of my new forks?


  1. Thank you so much for the pictures!! and i am really glad for your feedback on the little micro forks, they amaze me too! we didn't know what amount would be right, so the suggestion for 4 is awesome!! they will start to show up in 4 packs next :D and of course, i knew the ebony would be striking in your hair!!The apple wood shows up really nicely, i thought it would blend more but i am glad its visible with its little gaurdian owl!!
    You rock!!
    Have fun unpacking!
    Love to you

  2. I love the mermaid tail, too. The owl is too cute! :)

  3. Beautiful hair forks!

    I just found your blog and youtube videos through the long hair forums. I'm at that re-evaluating how I treat my hair stage, and would like to protect my hair and grow it long. I'm at bra-strap length, which is where I usually let my hair get before cutting it dramatically - then a year or two later I'm back at BSL... but have never let it get any longer.

    Anyway, I've looked around your blog and haven't seen the answer so here's my question. What do you do with your hair at night to protect it while you sleep?


  4. A braid is a pretty good protective night hair style. Also, a cinnabun is pretty good, too. If you get some Amish hair pins, a cinnabun will hold through the night, although you may wake up with hair pins all over your bed.