Friday, October 23, 2009

peppermint pom poms

Last night and this morning, I made a whole fuzzy bundle of peppermint coloured (not flavoured) stripy pom poms. Don't you just want to snuggle with them? Or is that just me? I am loving them!
They are just so cute and seventies, and so much fun to make.
They have a handy loop so that you can hang them on your christmas tree (sorry! I know it's only October!) or anywhere else you fancy.
Or you could attach them to parcels to jazz up/seventies up/snuggle up your gift wrapping.

I think I will be selling these, certainly at markets and maybe online too, but not until it's a wee bit closer to the festive season!

I've had kind of a busy week, making lots of things, catching up with a few friends and doing a job interview. I'm still waiting to hear back from that. Thanks for all the responses to the gocco bulb appeal and to those of you who have been spreading the word. If you have emailed me already then thank you very much! I will be getting back to you very soon. I'm just trying to sort out an address for you to send the bulbs to, as the post to my home address is far from reliable. Grrr. I'll also be investigating the claim that the bulbs are highly toxic before proceeding - maybe landfill is the best place for them after all! :( Anyone know anything about their toxicity?

Right, back to the wool storm, also known as pom pom making!


  1. I love the pompoms! But list them now - I am already selling lots of Christmas things.

    My first reaction to your gocco bulb thing was also the toxic thing. There's a thread about it on the Flickr group I think. They do smell horrific after you flash them.

  2. Yay! I will take your advice - I'm itching to list them anyway :)

    Thanks for your input on the bulb thing too - I looked on the flickr group and you were right. No more playing with old bulbs for me! x


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