Wow. Now I feel silly. All the readjusting of bobby pins each time I've used them..
I can't french braid either, but bobbypins are super easy! I danced ballet for 7 years so bobbypins are a huge part of my skill set. :-) Just make sure you put the crooked edge down (on your head) and that helps hold them in place so they don't fall out.
VERY pretty but would take me hours to figure out. Wish I could, I have tried. :( I can't even get bobby pins figured out. Anything with a french braid is also completely out of the question. I'm not sure how I can't do hair AT ALL considering I grew up in a house FULL of girls.