With a cup of cocoa nearby, something entertaining playing on the computer, scissors in one hand and yarn in the other, I discovered that these things multiply like tribbles.
In case you're wondering, I tried both the "finger wrapping" method and the pom pom maker method, and while both yield similar results, the pom pom maker is a bit faster and wastes a lot less yarn. Two tips: 1) wrap the yarn very tightly around those pom pom maker arms and as many times as possible, leaving just enough space to close the gadget, and 2) trim the yarn shorter than you expect for a more uniform pom pom.
By the way, the link to the pom pom maker says it's available only online, but I was able to pick up a set at my local JoAnn's, with a 50% off coupon, score!
The pom poms are destined for Christmas packages and/or tree ornaments, and the fabric? I'm feeling a little infatuated with the red/pink/aqua color combo right now. As soon as I put it on the table I knew I needed to make something with it ASAP.
So I turned teensy scraps from my fabric stack into this cute little triangle hexie pincushion:
I can already tell that I'm not finished playing with this color combo...hmmm...what other good things are to come?
Also, a little off topic, but I wanted to let you know--as I mentioned Friday--I listed some fabric bundles in the shop. A few harder-to-find Heather Ross and Amy Butler prints and good deals on some other discontinued prints.
Have a great week!