Eating pomegranates — a task most others find incredibly tedious — I find great pleasure in breaking through the rind, peeling away the membrane, and meticulously popping each individual seed off the pith, followed by the joy of eating the juicy little starbursts of sweet tartness!
Perhaps it’s related to the many hours I spent as a child obsessed with peeling the bark off dead branches and collecting a clean pile of perfectly groomed kindling; or cutting pictures from magazines or newspaper comics, covering them with scotch tape and then grabbing the scissors to finish the edges once again to create my own ‘waterproof’ paper toys; or even my most recent attempt at folding 1000 paper cranes is indicative of my compulsion to commit to a repetitious project with either tasty or artful results.
So, when I fell in love with the look of these colourful pompom Christmas decorations made of felted balls, I thought this would be the perfect DIY project.
After reading how to make felted balls and then how to make a pompom wreath at Pickles, I think this will be an undertaking of epic madness! If I start tonight, maybe I’ll be finished by Christmas 2011. Anyone crazy enough to join me?
The pleasure in poms, pompoms, and DIY projects.