Thursday, October 23, 2008
The Trouble with Tribbles...and left-over yarn
I used to have so much fun making these pom poms out of yarn when I was a kid. Maybe it was because I was an artistic kid who like to make stuff...or maybe it's just because they remind me of the only Star Trek episode that I really remember as a little girl..."the Trouble with Tribbles!"
Not only are they fun to make, but they are a great way to use up the yarn you have left-over from past projects.
Check out this great rug on the ReadyMade blog made entirely out of yarn pom poms! I just want to dive into it, it looks so cozy!
There are many, many cheesy projects online that use pom poms, but this is by far the coolest. I don't think I have enough extra yarn in my stash yet to make something this big, but maybe someday I will give it a try! I often see whole aisles of left-over yarn at thrift stores as well, which is a great way to get a bunch of colors for small projects.
What's going on in the world of Junk Mail Gems, along with other cool, hand-made "green" products, DIY projects, and more!