The world has gone crazy for pom poms! Everyone's banging on about how they're the next "big thing" - attached to beanies, shoes, bags, you name it. This annoys me. I was onto this at least six months ago - this isn't just a band wagon I've jumped on; I was there chopping down the trees to build the wagon. (note, obviously I know that pom poms haven't just been invented - like most people, I made them with cardboard rings at school, but they do now seem to be "back").
In about October last year I bought a fabulous pom pom making device (see the photo above, and here on Amazon) - I was dubious this was necessary and thought I could rely on the cardboard method to create fluffly wool magic, but for £5 and swayed by rave Amazon reviews, I purchased the life changing pom pom maker! It means you can create pom poms in no time and in two sizes. Most people's dream come true - surely?
I made small red pom poms as little tails for some soft toys I made for my growing tribe of neices, nephews and god children. Then I made a large grey pom pom and attached it to my beanie. Then ... well ... then I was desperate to keep making them and ... ummm ... attached them all the way around the hem of this checked skirt I inherited from my grandma. Yes, it's a tad crazy, but it's a bit of fun. Everyone else will be wearing them in 6 months time. Just wait.