This was sort of an experiment. I bought this shirt that was too loose and flowy, I wanted it to fit tighter below the bewbs so I thought I’d make a little belt. The shirt still doesn’t fit all that flatteringly but the belt is kinda cute? I’m sort of undecided as to whether or not I like it but figured I’d post it anyway! There are buttons on the back of the bow btw.
I think I need to make one in black because this shirt is too colorful for me. That seems to be my solution to everything. Make it in black. You’d probably think I’m a really colorful person because my whole blog is colorful. But really, I wear a lot of neutrals and colors scare me sometimes. :P
If you missed part 1 of the pom pom experiment, it’ll show you how I made the tool I’m using to make these. For part 2, I’m going to show you my experiment with different ways of layering the yarn to get different styles of pom poms.
Half & half: Wrap each half of the circle with a different color.
Tri-color: Wrap each third of the circle with a different color.
Speckled: Cut small pieces of various colors of yarn and wrap them in random spots. Wrap the entire circle with your main color. Do more small pieces then finish wrapping with your main color.
Striped: Wrap the entire circle with a layer of the outer color, then wrap the entire circle with a layer of the center color, then wrap the entire circle with a layer of the outer color.
I wanted to find a quicker and easier way to make pom poms than with the little tool I’ve been using. I had one of these simple round pom pom makers but you have to cut pieces of yarn and use a needle to go through the hole on it. Then I saw these ones that open up and thought that seemed a lot easier, so you can just wrap the yarn around. But I was being cheap and thought I could probably just make my own! So here’s what I did:
Cut two circles out of cardboard (the exact same) and cut through one side up to the center hole.
Hold the two pieces together and wrap your yarn around and around!
I couldn’t go all the way up to the cut because the yarn would slide off but it doesn’t matter.
Insert your scissors between the two pieces of cardboard and cut the yarn all the way around.
Cut a piece of yarn to tie around the center of the pom pom, between the two pieces of cardboard. Tie a really tight knot. Then you can slip the cardboard off and you’re done!
I thought this was definitely quicker than the tool that requires you to use a needle. It’ll be especially useful if you want to make a really large pom pom! If you try it, let me know what you think. :)
Be sure to check back tomorrow for part two of the pom pom experiment! I’m going to show you how to do all of the different style pom poms in the picture above.
Yep, I’m still going with the jar projects! This is another idea that I found on Pinterest. It’s really simple. Wrap yarn around jars, spray paint, then remove the yarn! You can find a tutorial here. These didn’t really photograph all that well but if you try making them, I promise they look better in person! ;)
I tried several different yarns but I think the thicker ones worked best. These three are my favorites. I used (left to right) Loops & Threads Country Loom, Loops & Threads Tempo, Lion Brand Homespun for the three above.
If you try this, make sure to get all of the sticky from the label off. If you don’t, the paint will crack like the one on the left. I had trouble with a couple of them. My adhesive remover wasn’t working so I just tried to paint it anyway.
I made another triangle fringe scarf on Christmas day while I was chillin with my family. You can see my first one here, in case you missed it. I used Serenity Garden yarn again, in the color called Hibiscus. I really need to write a review for this yarn, it’s good stuff! I think this scarf came out a little bigger than the first one I made. I just kept going until I was out of yarn. I keep getting emails from people asking me to send them this pattern or if they can buy it from me. It’s not my pattern, but you can find it in this book: Crochet Boutique by Rachael Oglesby, which I reviewed here. :)
Please excuse the bed hed/yesterday’s hair. I’m so sick. I was in no mood to model but the blogging must continue! I’m really not good at being sick. I have such a hard time staying home and resting. I always try my hardest to just keep going with life as usual. It’s a little awkward though when you’re out in public, have a coughing fit, and everyone looks at you like you’re gross. I should probably just stay home for a while! :P