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« on: June 01, 2006 08:38:32 PM »

I really wanted to do this challenge, and I really wanted to limit myself to the supplies on the list. 
I had a vision.  A vision of pom-poms.  Lots of pom-poms. 
I went to Hobby Lobby, and found a big, cheap bag of 'em.

That's a lotta pom poms.

I used quilting thread to make a looooong string o' poms.  Here it is at 25' long.  When I got into the project, I squished them tightly together, and the string was more like 8' long.


I had colored popsicle sticks, so I arranged them like so....

...glued large popsicle sticks perpendicular to these on the back, and sealed with polyurethane because the colors have a tendency to run.  This became the base of the purse.

I tied the string of pom poms to the base with quilting thread, and began to wrap.  And tie.  And wrap.  And tie.  And tie.  And tie.  And wrap.  I tied thread to thread, and did it tightly so it wouldn't show.  When I got to the top, I tied on two shorter strings of pom poms for handles.


Then came the Easter grass!  I never thought I'd use Easter grass!  I tied strands together and knitted an i-cord with help from the Knitting Knobby.


I added light blue pom poms to stick out from the front, and tied the i-cord through the back to make a closure.



Fewer than 125 stragglers and factory seconds remain.



600-Pom-Pom Purse!


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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2006 08:42:20 PM »

that is unbelievably cool.  it looks like the momeraths in Alice in Wonderland... all huddled together on your purse!
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2006 09:05:33 PM »

so cute!!! I WANT ONE!!! hehe, great great job and so inspiring

I wish I had seen this before I gave away my huge bag of black pompoms Sad
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2006 10:34:54 PM »

Lovely kitschy pom-om heaven!  You must be a) done with school or b) trying to forget you have finals!
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2006 02:52:51 AM »

Lovely kitschy pom-om heaven!  You must be a) done with school or b) trying to forget you have finals!
The correct answer is b)
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2006 03:52:31 AM »

Incredible.  Shocked

I would never have the patience.

What are your plans for the remaining poms?
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2006 03:56:14 AM »

Incredible.  Shocked

I would never have the patience.

What are your plans for the remaining poms?
Plans?  Um, right now I'm using them to clutter the dining room table.  I think I might just let them continue with that job for a while longer.   Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2006 04:10:39 AM »

It reminds me of these crazy stuffed animal pants that Flea wore in the Red Hot Chili Pepper's video for "Higher Ground" way back when!
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2006 06:08:00 AM »

This is a purse that I want to hug.
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2006 06:35:46 AM »

Incredible.  Shocked

I would never have the patience.

What are your plans for the remaining poms?

I can picture some lovely Pom pom bows . . . .
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