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Title: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: Bigmouth 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!




Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: smarmyclothes 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!


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: Kitty Pryde 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 :(


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: gingerquilts 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!


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: Bigmouth 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)
 :P


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: rackycoo on June 02, 2006 03:52:31 AM
Incredible.  :o

I would never have the patience.

What are your plans for the remaining poms?


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: Bigmouth on June 02, 2006 03:56:14 AM
Incredible.  :o

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.   :P


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: PinkyK 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!


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: bourgeois manque on June 02, 2006 06:08:00 AM
This is a purse that I want to hug.


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: gingerquilts on June 02, 2006 06:35:46 AM
Incredible.  :o

I would never have the patience.

What are your plans for the remaining poms?

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


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: norianai 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.... :)


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: grrrromit on June 02, 2006 11:18:33 AM
Wow! That is such an eye-catcher!  :)


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: serialdeviant 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.


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: Stifflersmom on June 02, 2006 01:41:53 PM
Great job! I love purses from items not meant to make purses, as you know. :D


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: geewillikers 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


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: ragdoll193 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  ::)


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: fluffysam on June 03, 2006 03:46:32 PM
Wow.. genius! I love it! it's crazy and original and simply amazing!


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: BlackMarketBaby on June 04, 2006 10:35:03 AM
wow! that's so cool! have you used it?  i hope you do!


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: lil_ballet_girl on June 05, 2006 01:14:38 PM
Aww, your pom pom purse is so cute and cudly! I want to hug it!!


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: Bigmouth 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.   :D


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: ewedevil on June 05, 2006 02:20:44 PM
holy cow!   that's awesome!!!!


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: gingerquilts 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!


Title: Re: The 600-Pom-Pom Purse
Post by: Fever on June 09, 2006 05:55:19 PM
i never thought easter grass would look so beautiful all knitted up !