So many of you know that earlier in the year I started a part time job in a rather large craft chain. I was looking for something to get me out of the house as writing most days on my own can become quite lonely and I felt it was time I entered the world again and socialized with people in person rather than just online. However what I didn’t expect when I took the job, was to rediscover my passion for craft. When I first started this blog back in 2009, I used to feature a lot of my scrapbooking pages. Now I’m crafting again, I want to be able to showcase some of the things I’ve made. These posts will run sporadically on a weekend; this way they won’t affect the book reviews and author posts which I usually run during the week. So the weekend, is time out for other interests from now on.
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been really busy making things for work and for home. So be prepared for a few regular posts as I update you on my makes.
If you follow me on Twitter, I’m sorry if you have already seen these pictures. I’m just so darn excited about the things I’ve learnt to do and make in the past couple of months.
This week, I wanted to share with you my pom pom wreath. I was asked to make it for work for a demonstration evening. If I’m honest, when I agreed to it, I didn’t have a clue if I could actually make it look nice. So I was quite blown away by my own achievement.
This is the what it looked like when it was completely finished. I needed help from one of my colleagues with the bow as I can’t tie them. The little silver ones were bought already made and added on. I used Snowflake wool to make the pompoms using a pompom maker. If you’ve never used a pompom maker, then I would highly recommend it. Not only is it therapeutic, but it is so much easier than the round bits of card often used to make them. I also stuck the pompoms on a polystyrene ring which gave it the depth it needed. Also the best thing to stick the pompoms on with is a glue gun.
This wreath is now on display at our store for the next month. I enjoyed making it so much that I’m now making another one for home. I’ve put in some pictures below of the products used, in case you get the urge to make one yourself.
I hope you enjoyed this post and will pop back over the next couple of weeks to see more of my creations.