I’ve been spinning in spare time at work, but I haven’t taken any new photos of this yarn yet. I’ll get on that later this week.

I started the replacement tassels for Nat’s dance belt, and after making tassels and attaching two of them, I took photos in the early morning sunshine yesterday.

Tassel attachment loop has button-thread core, wrapped in hand-spun bulky wool

I like the attachment, but the tops of the tassels are not fancy enough for me yet. I may go back and embroider a better wrap for each of the tassels.

Two bulky yarns used: Blue and Multi-colored.
Half the tassels are wrapped in blue, half in the multi-color yarn.

More tassel photos: http://www.cayswann.com/v/Projects/2011/tassels/

No new finished floral hair clips yet, but I’ve been experimenting with adding glitter to the tips of some fabric flowers. The photos are bizarre, but they give me the impression that I might work with different glue on the next round. These were dipped into a white craft glue then dipped into glitter. I’m not sure I like how solid the glitter looks. I think I’d rather see a lighter (more sparce) application.

Geranium garland: flowers removed, separated.
Then petals tipped in glue and glitter.

Besides the glitter projects (which require more patience, since the glue has to dry before I can use the flowers), I spent some time adding receipts and inventory numbers into a spreadsheet. The data will eventually help me avoid over-stocking materials, as well as charge accurately for the price of my materials and my efforts.

More glitter flower pictures: http://www.cayswann.com/v/Projects/2011/floral_supplies/

Tonight: Off to pick up some custom feathers I ordered! *grin*