A different kind of Advent

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I was reading over at Meet Me at Mikes, home of the lovely Pip Lincolne of Blog with Pip fame. Pip is making A Pom Pom a Day in December. She is hanging them on a special re-purposed stick from her local park, and is her special kind of Advent Calendar.

Pompom_12smlI thought this was a lovely idea. Of course, we can’t possibly hang them on a stick in this house ~ Moo would not understand the idea of miscellaneous sticks that did not belong to her ~ but I’m sure we will come up with Plan B very quickly.

I guess we’re stretching the truth a little to call this an advent “calendar”, but once we take into account the Important Facts (IF), I think we will all agree that it’s just the right thing to do.

IF No. 1: Pom poms are easy, quick, and so much fun to make.
IF No. 2: Pom poms use up left-over yarn stash at an alarmingly speedy rate.
IF No. 3: You can never have too many pom poms.
IF No. 4. Pom poms are just so much fun to photograph!
IF No 5: Moo loves pom poms!

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Pom_14smlI hope you’re all having a splendid Monday.

Love Terri and Moo xxx

PS Have you entered our Christmas Star Garland Giveaway yet? If not, please do!

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Just because…

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I stumbled across a new blog today. I can’t remember how I got there – I never quite can – but I think reading about Matt and his life is going to be fun… and he hands down has the cutest blog header I’ve seen (I’m a little focused on blog header pictures at the moment)!

Anyway, what struck me was this post, where he talks about not being able to write a blog post until he’s finished a project – e.g. “each blog post MUST contain a perfectly photographed newly finished not-seen-before project”.

Yes, you’ve guessed it – no finished project here today 😀

I do have these rather scrumptious little pom poms though. They are my guilty pleasure… so easily whipped up in a few seconds, instead of emptying the dishwasher, doing the ironing, washing my hair….

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I believe, they have plans to become a huge round pom-pom rug for my sewing room.

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They’ll have to multiply by about 650 before then though.

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Oh, and I’m this close to finishing a new project… actually, it would be done by now if not for the interfering pompoms.

…. ok, off to wash my hair…

I have no idea how it happened…

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Completely innocently, I went into the sewing room to do the ironing.

….. and somehow these happened!

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They made themselves so quickly and it was such fun, and all the little yarn scraps got themselves new homes.

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I’m really not sure where this one came from. He’s quite hairy, isn’t he?

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…. Moo is a worrier though… and was not quite sure about these pom pom things… and she knows the ironing will not do itself.

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