After spending the past several weeks focusing on making things for the shoppe, I was in need of some quality "just for fun" crafting time. Last weekend I spent most of my free time [aka naptime or sleeptime for the boys] making my new summer skirts as well as sprucing up our breakfast nook. I wanted to make some tissue paper pom poms after seeing Martha's new kit in the store. But instead of buying the kit [I wasn't too keen on the tissue paper colors], I just used my own tissue paper + wire and followed the online tutorial. Easy peasy.
I love the grey pom poms, they bring a coolness to the room as they float and sway when the patio door is open. We have a bright orange pom pom floating around in the living room and I also experimented making a pom pom using two different tissue paper colors. I think using patterned tissue paper would also be cute. Big J made a few pom poms, but I didn't get a chance to take any photographs before they were kicked around the house and shredded to pieces [didn't you know pom poms also make great "beach balls"?].
And I finally got around to making a patchwork + runner, it has been on my "to do" list for a long time.
I pieced together strips of fabric, added a layer of thin batting and machine quilted the whole thing. The backing is a solid grey fabric, but next time around I will either embroider a design or make another patchwork piece so the runner can be reversible.
Hooray for "just for fun" crafting!