The main focus of my time has been kumihimo. Now that I have finished my bookmark lots I have moved on to kumihimo weaving. I have been making long cords in various patterns like the one on the right. Now that I have 5-6 of these I can move on to making them into bracelets.
I started another kanzashi bouquet I have probably talked about before. I managed the shidare petals and just had to quit. I am kanzashi-ed out. All that is left of this bouquet is framework and threadwrapping, but I just can't bring myself to go back to it yet.
I also have a ton of individual blossoms to go on hair sticks, along with the bobby pins I made. I haven't finished those yet either, but it will be soon. I have a new idea of how I want to attach them, so we shall see if it works. I am worried about durability of the rayon thread and might have to move back to the nylon crochet thread to keep it on the stick.
Though my personal life has become another whirlwind affair, I am trying to keep up with store stuff. I started an instagram account under my birth name, which you can also find on the facebook feed. (Virginia DePauw) But I am having a hard time keeping up with various websites that require daily activity. Pintrest has been a huge help, and I have been spending some time on that. It's been a huge help for kumihimo patterns and kanzashi examples. You can find me on there under LilyAshes Emporium.