We’re busy here, doing better than you might think at enjoying each others company and being together. After being hectically busy, trade pretty much stopped when the Daily Mail started banging on about the weather so I was able to come home and be with the kids and Max hasn’t been so stretched either. We bumbled away the weekend, thankful to have one without manic rushing about, but yesterday we did lots of pompom making.
I bought these kits from Baker Ross and they were a big success. The best thing actually is the pompom circles in them, thick card with a slit in them which makes the winding very easy and they reuse well too. I might by more for spares as I think they are better than I could be bothered to cut out tbh!
I’ve bought reusable ones before and they were not so good; the Djeco Pom Pom Set we sell is very popular and I’m intrigued by this enough to want to buy it! And yes, I know that you can just cut card ones out, I just used to hate doing it, though I realised many years later that the reason the scissors hurt so much was that I used right handed ones; unfortunately, having learned to cut using them, I can’t use left handed ones, so now I’m stuck with the pain!
Anyway, the Baker Ross sets look like this when done and are a bit gorgeous and cute.
It’s sparked a bit of a craze here too, particularly in view of a remembered window decoration at Monsoon a year or two back so we’ve been making some to string together in a chain. Walked past their window today and they were reusing them. TheyÂ look very lovely and it is a pleasantly communal, companionable, craft.