Sunday, January 26, 2014

Pom-pom and Circumstance....

I love pom-poms. I have said before that they are the razzle dazzle of life or at least one of the razzle dazzles. I was thinking the other day about the origin of the word, pom-pom. At first I thought of Pomp and Circumstance, you know magnificent splendour. Certainly costumes trimmed in an array of luscious pom-poms suggest a grand entrance, something worthy of a Sarah Bernhardt.

Yes, I know that you can make snowmen and cute little caterpillars by stringing together a few colourful pom-poms and these creations have their place. But to think of pom-poms as just small craft projects, is to take away their splendour. They are ornaments in the most opulent sense of the word. They should be used with gay abandon!! OK, we do put them on hats and add them tastefully to mittens, however, I love to see them strung along the border of a shawl or added to knitted blankets and afghans, for a start. They can also fancy up socks, finish a sweater or two and create accents for gorgeous home decor items. Pom-poms, for example, make wonderful wreaths for all seasons, excellent table decorations and adorn cushions to die for!

Heart Shaped Pom-pom maker from Clover

The word pom-pom is actually French, as was Sarah Bernhardt. It means a fluffy ornament of feathers or other light material worn in the hair. Something this sophisticated needs a proper pom-pom maker. I know that you can use bits of cardboard or forks to make them, but these props can be awkward and much of the joy of making something is in the quality of the tools used.

Few of us would use a dull kitchen knife to chop onions. So why not use a first class pom-pom maker to add a little razzle dazzle to your life. I love the fact that I distribute, from Clover, 5 of the very best pom-pom makers in the world. As Henkel is to knives, so Clover is to craft tools. We have 4 regular pom-pom makers, from extra small to extra large and a heart shaped pom-pom maker. Check them out on the site by keying "pom-pom maker" into the search engine there.

Have an opulent day!!

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