ANYWAY, my mother-in-law invited me to a zumba class she takes with her sisters, daughters, a niece, some friends and my hubby made me go. "Honey, its LIKE twitter and facebook, but its REAL LIFE!" So off I went and it was actually really fun (and pretty darn hillarious). I guess the trend in zumba right now is to add in some belly dancing moves, complete with the jingly hip scarves. They're fun and all, and I have a couple coming, but they're just slave labor, really and that kinda breaks my heart. So I checked Etsy for bellydancing hip scarves and found like, 10. Some were just reselling the slave labor chiffon numbers (shame on you!) and others were really just scarves you *could* use as a hip scarf and none really suited me.
I was at BigLots during my "mom break" yesterday and found yarn there. Pretty, sparkly, barbie color yarn. But I couldn't use it for a hat because of its ribbon-like qualities. So I bought it anyway. Because I'm like that with yarn. And played with it last night and came up with this:
(Excuse the thighs . . . I'm working on them, ok? I've only been to a couple classes . . . ) Anyhow. Its not really the finished product yet. Today I ordered some jingly jangly gold coins to thread up and hang. They'll be around the edge of the V and in the large open diamonds, ends of the ties and tassel . . . it'll be fab.