This is my very first official posting! It is so much fun to see what other creative people are doing and visiting their beautiful homes! Years ago when DIY shows were brand new I caught a segment showing how to make tassels. They actually handwrapped the wooden spools with various colors of silk threads. That was before you could go to the computer and look up instructions from the show and so I promptly forgot how they did it! But I always wanted to try it...then for my mother's 75th birthday my nephew's wife made my mother 2 unique and wonderful tassels! The time had come to try my hand at this and voila! This adorable little bird sits on a nest of various ribbons and a little beaded fringe for sparkle. My best friend loved it and it's hanging in her kitchen now!