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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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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2006 11:16:31 AM »

That is so cool.  One of my favorite things is to take odd items and turn them into fantastic accessories that no one expects.  Good job!
I think pompoms are becoming my most coveted craft supply.  I think I must go shopping today.... Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2006 11:18:33 AM »

Wow! That is such an eye-catcher!  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2006 11:24:32 AM »

Holy fricking cow. I had no idea pom poms could be put to such uses. That bag screams to be taken out and about.
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2006 01:41:53 PM »

Great job! I love purses from items not meant to make purses, as you know. Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2006 06:02:34 PM »

wow, I must have it!  That's like the epitomy of coolness.  Man, if I ever saw you on the street I would have to tell you just how much I admire that purse.  Great job
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« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2006 06:16:22 PM »

quoting myself from about 30 seconds ago "that's coool. i lIke it!"
maybe one of my boredom projects  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2006 03:46:32 PM »

Wow.. genius! I love it! it's crazy and original and simply amazing!
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« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2006 10:35:03 AM »

wow! that's so cool! have you used it?  i hope you do!
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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2006 01:14:38 PM »

Aww, your pom pom purse is so cute and cudly! I want to hug it!!
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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2006 01:57:23 PM »

So, don't take this the wrong way, but that is the most hideous creation I have ever laid eyes on.  And yet, in some strange way, it's fabulous.
Ha ha! When I was tying the rows of pom poms together, I commented to my friend that it looked like a 1970s rabbit coat on LSD.  And that it looked rather like a bunch of poor Muppets gave their lives for my crazy plan.   Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2006 02:20:44 PM »

holy cow!   that's awesome!!!!
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« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2006 12:06:13 PM »

Finally!  It's time to vote!  While all the entries are clever I just love this purse and all its pom pommy goodness!
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« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2006 05:55:19 PM »

i never thought easter grass would look so beautiful all knitted up !
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