Thursday, May 24, 2007
Many months back, I treated Simeon to a bookstore shopping spree as a reward for something I can't remember now. He spotted a book about making your own pom-pom pets and brought it to me all excited... until he noticed the editor was American Girl.
"Do you think this book is just for girls?" He asked disappointed.
I thought a moment as I thumbed through the pages remembering the happy times I spent as a child making my own pom-poms from cardboard and string. The ideas in this book kit are simple and sweet and the new plastic pom-pom makers intrigued me. Fluffy animal pets don't strike me as something for girls only, especially when they include directions for making an owl, a polar bear, and even a skunk. We bought it. Today, we made this bunny.
Good, simple fun.
The book kit is not very generous with yarn. We had to supplement. We also bought some props as pictured in the book: see silk lettuce above.