|awww cute tea-cup-pup
She-Who-Still-Worships-Pink found this wonderful Pompom Puppies kit, in a local book store, and not only has given her hours of delight, but it's been a stand out winner for birthday gifts. The parents of the recipients may not thank me for the mess, but what little girl doesn't like this tri-fecta; making stuff, puppies and soft toys?
The kit contains everything you need, instructions and materials, to make your own collection of puppies.
|Pompom puppies kit contents
Be warned though, these projects are something you'll need supervise and/or help with; for under-nines. Tying off pompoms can be very tricky and the trimming instructions, especially on the tri-coloured pups, take a bit of concentration and patience. But the results are uber-cute. I would suggest anyone start with the Chihuahua.
Pinkster has made up some of her own, her first attempt at design was the little blue pup below, with hand-made felt eyes. We've also been up cycling cat food tins to make tea cups.
|blue puppy's eyes are made from black felt circles with a tiny dot of white paint.
I've shown her how to cut out the ears more efficiently (so as not to waste fabric) and how to part and position the fur before gluing eyes and ears on. Now, so long as she has help tying off the pompoms, at seven years old she can pretty much handle a single colour puppy by herself.