I usually get banned to the bedroom to watch anything remotely crafty and Christmassy.
I don’t mind. It means I can indulge in the spirit of Christmas without interruption of Mr Scrooge and his Bah Humbug comments on programs I love.
The Great British Sewing Bee Christmas Special was a little lame. I wasn’t really inspired to go out and re create any of the makes. But it was a pleasant program to watch and it was a lovely reminder of the surprise hit of a show.
The Kirstie Allsop’s Crafty Christmas was the expected fun seasonal mixture of things I wouldn’t dream of gifting (tie dye knickers anyone?) and items beyond my skill set and equipment ( a beautiful neon star).
BUT, I did come away with one thing I simply had to go out and buy, immediately. A POM POM maker! Those of you in America, far in advance of us in the UK in the craft world, will have probably been making pom poms with these for decades but it was a complete revelation to me.
This little gadget allows you to create a Pom Pom in less than 5 minutues instead of the ardous threading of wool continuously through a cardboard disc.
Whilst I was in Hobbycraft five other ladies purchased the same item!
I’m on the look out for a larger sized one, but they seem pretty rare on the ground, most of them being sent over from America which doesn’t suit my ‘I want it now!’ frame of mind.
Last night I set to work.
I’ve lots of ideas including a pom pom garland and a pom pom wreath but I started with these.
Love, Lucie xx
- 5 Days of Crafty Christmas: Day 3 – Pom Pom Garland (bobblesandbaubles.com)
- Pom Poms (stitchnsewcreates.wordpress.com)
- Holiday Yarn Pom Pom Garland (loveoffelt.wordpress.com)