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on: June 01, 2006 08:38:32 PM 
Started by Bigmouth, Message by Bigmouth
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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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