Pom Pom Phenomenon....

Been busy... you know how it is. Christmas n'all that. I don't think that excuses the state of my work surface though? *shameful blush*
Nor does it excuse my lack of blogging... But guess what??? we had sunshine today - for a full 10 minutes!!! it was glorious and i became somewhat delirious - bathing in shafts of golden light, twas like a week on a beach i swear (note: delirium in bathroom mirror shot)

So i had a quick opportunity to photograph some stuffs i have been working on.
The PomPom phenomenon happens during each annual festive run-up. I love making PomPoms - who doesn't? so repetative and refreshingly mind-numbing.
I used to make them alot with my 'Kids' who needed a bit of "Time out"
Funny to watch hard-faced teenagers and 'Offenders' turn wool into fluffy balls....
But, more than that, i never fail to get adult attention when Pompom-ing in public: "wow" they exclaim, " i remember making PomPoms and now i've totally forgotten how"... Last year, if i had been selling them at Craft Fairs i think i would have made some real money. Everybody loved to watch the PomPom being born...

Mostly i make mine white and silver to hang like Snowballs. This year i have gone "all colour" and i've been making them to hang in groups of 3. Purple, Pink and Lime - with contrasting gingham ribbons.

What's not to love? They are adorable and i find, even the men like them. Something to do with hairy balls? maybe. But i rather like to think of them as nostalgic and a real moment placed back in One's childhood when we knew Christmas as a time a little simpler, with fewer pressures.

My advice? For what it's worth... don't sweat the big stuff. Bring Christmas back to it's basics: Food, friends, family and Pompoms. Have fun :)

11 comments:

jfidz said...

I agree - the big stuff usually has a habit of taking care of itself! It's funny, but I tend to find that creative crafting brings out the best in most folk - like you say, even the little tough nuts.

That Crafty Fish! said...

yep x

Mollimoo said...

Aah, such true words spoken, especially about the hairy balls! ha ha ha ha x

Jennifer Rose said...

"Something to do with hairy balls?" o.0 lol

hmm don't think I've made pompoms for years. better not start again or they will take over like the tribbles :p

TopCat76 said...

aah, the power of the pom pom... love it! just bought a pom pom disc thingy-whatsit yesterday, guess what I'm doing this weekend!

That Crafty Fish! said...

huzzah!!

yumptatious said...

I've just been given a load of yarn from a chum that's perfect for pompoms, which I'd make now if I were more awake *falls asleep on keyboard*
You have such lovely balls, Mrs Fish. (someone had to say it)

That Crafty Fish! said...

ooooh Mayyyytron....

Menopausal musing said...

Kirsty Fish, you have a way with a camera and with words........ that picture of you in the mirror had me roaring with laughter as did your "Oooooh, Mayyyyytron" comment............ :O))))

Emma-Jayne said...

Ooh think I may have to make some pompoms right now. Snowballs for my bare looking tree. U r a genius my dear.

Bigbluebed said...

Hello

I thought I would let you know that you inspired me to make pom poms with the children at the After School Club where I work. The loved it. I blogged about it.

So thank you.

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