Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pom Poms & Pumpkins, Plus more!

today was a lovely day!
we finally got out the paper, scissors and glue and made some decorations for out little home. Halloween is in the air and we love it!Alyn loooves to paint! She would sit with me all day and do whatever crafty thing i was working on and be content. She definately is like her mommy... thru and thru!Arly... oh Arly... she likes to craft for a few minutes at a time. Then, she'd rather go sort toys, books or whatever her overly active brain is thinking of at the moment. She's always thinking! looove!Bats + Spiders!One of my friends gave me some more owls she found thrifting... i love them! but do you think it's getting to be a little much? :( my collection is growing out of control!The girls and I are big fans of Miss Elsie's ghosts! so we created our own for our front door... and we love web too!Next up... pom poms!
Don't you love the little pom pom maker that my bestie Leah's daddio made me? i looove it! you can make them any size you want... it's adjustable!
and here are the little steps to make one on this fantastic contraption!

place the two knobbed sticks (ha! is there a better description??!?!) into the desired holes... (ok, this is sounding bad but i don't know how else to state it :)
take your yarn and wrap wrap wrap away!
tie a knot around the center of the pom pom.
slide it off... cut the looped endsand VOILA! a pom pom!!! yay! (you'll still need to trim the pom pom of course)here's my little stack of the ones i made tonight... seriously, this only took me about 30 minutes to make all of these!

The rest of the nights was spent going through 4 garbage bags FULL OF YARN that was given to me by my sweet friend. so Rachel, Vivs & Holly... I'm ready to learn how to knit! :)



hollysarah said...

yayyyy! Knitting is fun. I was knitting tonight while we watched Project Runway. I'm sure you'll catch on and make something amazing. :D

RachelDenbow said...

OMG! That's so much yarn.

LOVE that pom pom thingybopper.

corinne said...

wowwwww that is amazing that you were given that much yarn! such beautiful colours!!!!
i love love your decorations! and the owls! you can never have too many :)

jari spry said...

thanks ladies!
the yarn was her mothers... she passed at the beginning of the year and had all these craft supplies. and how sweet that kelly thought of me. i need to knit her something special! :)

Carrie said...

love the owls and so much yarn you luck girl you!

Cute decorations!

Miss Wanderlust said...

What a fun momma you are! And your house looks so cutie!!