Frankly, finishing as much work as needed to be done was not going to happen. And I had an axiety attack. So nothing was completed and I had to cancel last minute.
Which actually worked out well for my photographer too so it's still ok.
I was able to pick up this beauty from JapaneseSilkFlowers on Etsy and DevianART. They are closing shop after 3 years and I am very sorry to see them go. You can tell why, their work is fantastic. They did everything completely 100% traditional. And were very accomplished.
I am going to use this piece not only to study how they made it to make a better one from chirimen, but also to use in the up coming photoshoot I will get to eventually.
I made it to 90 pine needles! It was a long hard run, but the worst is over. Next I have to start assembling my needles onto a stem, and thread wrap them into place. I am nervous, but I know it is silly. It is only because I have never made a piece like this before. I have enough conifdence now I know when I can and can't accomplish something, instead of believing can't all the time
I have a ton of projects in the works. More fabric headbands to be made, for my shop and my daughter's shop. I have another round of tie dye to accomplish, plus the last bouquet kanzashi I was making and never finished, AND the kanzashi I need to make for TZArtisan. I have more craft books and sewing books than will fit on my shelves and I am in a good place with that. Don't even get me started that I was reminded that I need to start building up stock for the christmas season.
I also have a strange personal project, finding my son an autism service dog. I dont know how much fundraising that is going to entail, but it will most likely be substantial. I am certainly going to be having a clearance sale dedicated to that when I have some legitimate numbers for reference. And a garage sale, and I have to sell my house. And I haven't exactly been in the best health.