pillow week: four

November 11th, 2010

I’m not sure if I like this pillow or not. It’s definitely the goofiest one yet and the most labor intensive–if you can call making pompoms labor.  The first time I made pompoms I thought it was messy and ridiculous and a pain in the butt, but this time the more I made the more I enjoyed the process. If you slap the words “as meditation” after any activity it immediately becomes less annoying and oddly spiritual: pompom making as meditation, washing dishes as meditation, folding laundry as meditation, (look! my whole day is one long zen retreat).

I’ve been dreaming about all the christmas decorations I can make with pompoms (while I was mediating), so there will be more here I’m sure. If you don’t know how to make them, or forgot, there is a nice little tutorial on bella dia for making pompoms with your fingers.

And hey, look at all the awesome pillows from pillow week on flickr. I’m in love with this one.

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15 Responses to pillow week: four

  1. monica says:

    I think it’s cute.

  2. Jo says:

    LOVE the pom pom detailing. I’m just wondering, did you attach them to the fabric with one piece of wool from each pom pom?

  3. Wendy says:

    Well I love it, but what I love even more is how you have managed to turn your entire day into a Zen retreat!

  4. I’ve been having my kids make pom poms lately with a view to doing ‘something’ with them for Christmas…

    I did make a pom pom snowman last year:

  5. Ali says:

    I love your new ‘as meditation’ mantra – going to try that one!

  6. nanette says:

    Now that there is serious blazzam.

  7. Oona says:

    This pillow is a teensy bit goofy, but in the absolute best possible way. I love it! It’s super fun.

    I am totally going to have to make pom-poms now.

  8. Antoinette says:

    Love the new pillow! Your pompoms are so full. I only don’t like pompoms when they are skimpy. Makes me want to use that obnoxiously thick yarn and make a gigantic pompom. I think I will.

  9. Becky says:

    Last year we used pompoms on all of our Christmas packages instead of bows. We’ve been using and reusing a stash of ribbon for the last several years, but our supply was looking really ratty and this was so much cheaper than replacing yards and yards of holiday ribbon. Adorable too!

  10. samlamb says:

    pompom making is very addictive. last year i picked up clover pompom makers on sale which made the whole process tolerable and then sadie and i couldn’t stop making them. we trimmed every gift with one and turned a few into ornaments. this xmas i’m thinking of making a garland of them…pompoms are such a great way to burn through a knitting stash.

    oh, and cute pillow!

  11. Cassi says:

    Thanks so much for linking to my pompom tutorial! I love how they look on your pillow – gotta try that :)

  12. cheryl says:

    This is really fantastic, I would absolutely put it on my couch! Although, the only toy that my cats will play with is a pom-pom, so it probably wouldn’t be safe. Haha.

  13. Rebecca says:

    I like it. The world needs more pompoms.

  14. Erika says:

    A great use for pompoms! My sister and I once decorated our whole Christmas tree with them…it was glorious.

  15. Sandra says:

    Thank YOU! I am sitting here laughing OUT LOUD. “(look! my whole day is one long zen retreat).” Amen, sister. We’re in process of determining if, and trying to, schedule cancer treatment for my husband. Trust me, my days seems like One Long Zen Retreat. Please, may I use this line? I had a melt down today and have had your blog open most of the day; decided to check your blog one more time, before bed, and am ever so glad I did.
    Hurry, let me “submit comment” so I can come back and subscribe.
    Merry Christmas and God’s blessings on you, yours and the work of your hands and heart.