You may have caught a mention of pom poms on The Little Mumma in the last few days. You may have thought to yourself, Why does The Little Mumma keep banging on about pom poms? What the hell is with all the pom pom talk? What is she? Some kind of repressed cheerleader?
In answer to your last question, yes, if you must know, yes, I am a repressed cheerleader. And why? Because we don't have cheerleaders here in Australia. Well, we do for some professional sports but it's not an institution in schools the way it is in America. There is no try-outs ritual here as there is in the States.
And if you must know, I would have been the cutest cheerleader ALIVE.
Now, moving on.
My current pom pom obsession has less than zero to do with my repressed cheerleader-ness.
And everything to do with that picture you spied up the top of this page.
Pom Pom flowers.
More and more, I am losing the sleek, shiny, new sensibilities I started favouring in my late 20's and am headed back to vintage is beautiful and DIY is the shizz vibe of my (penniless) youth.
For one, conserving dollars is always a bonus. But beyond that, there is beauty in old stuff. A retro piece of furniture, for instance, is likely to have been made with craftsmanship that a brand new piece just ain't. Which is so sad really.
And then, there's the whole green issue. Reusing, recycling and the uber-cool upcycling (don't ask, I don't really know myself).
In related news, we have NOT found a new place yet.
Every minute we spend in this house I know we're not staying in is a frustration to me. I'm bored with my space but I'm stuck, in limbo, in so many ways. There are changes I would like to make, redecorating I would like to do but it seems pointless to begin anything until we are in our new place…wherever that may be.
So I'm trying to find beautiful, creative ideas to take to our new home. Things I can make myself, unusual ideas that don't cost the earth and that I won't see in a Fantastic Furniture catalogue.
So, pom pom flowers. I'm starting with pom pom flowers!
I have already made several 'test' pom poms that LD is currently loving – "FLYING POM POM!" He is quite the thrower of things which gets him into endless trouble but pom poms can be thrown with virtually no negative fallout. Go the pom pom!
I've been trawling my local op shop looking for unusual glass bottles and need to find some twiggy branches and then, voila! pretty pretty pom pom flowers!
I found the pom pom flowers on Pinterest, my other current obsession. Have you seen it? A virtual pinboard, Pinterest allows you to 'pin' a picture from anywhere on the internet to your 'boards.' So great when you see something and want to remember it – hairstyles, toys, anything. And an endless source of amazing images that other people have pinned. It's very cool.
For instance, I am hoping our new place might look like this:
Or possibly, this:
What are your current obsessions? Anything I should know about?