That seems to have fixed that issue. At least it's successfully making palm frond fans and using them.
However, it's even doing this in preference to using moths when in bird form. This seems off to me, since the palm fronds are costing 100 each, leaving the fans at 200 for ~40 MP. Moths are 100 meat in the mall for ~30 MP (not to mention that I'm accumulating them by farming them out of ronin on the battlefield).
This character also has access to MMJ, so I'm not certain that the fans are the best deal even normally, unless you factor in their HP restoring ability.