Regular readers will know that every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and
have had a drawer full of unopened kits – but no more! I’ve been making more time for grown up crafting and I love to make the kits and hopefully try something new.
Mollie Makes pom pom love birds kit
The pom pom love birds kit from issue 88 was designed by Christine Leech and contained a pom pom maker, pink, blue and black wool, as well as small pieces of green, yellow and peach felt.
I’ve made a few pom poms before but never really tried to make them into anything else. This little craft kit came with instructions to make 4 different things – pom pom birds, pom pom earrings, pom pom hairclips or pom pom macaron. I decided to make the pom pom birds since I saw the most amazing workshop called OMG Those PomPoms are amazing run by London Craft Club. In it you learned how to make the most amazing pom pom rabbit heads using the PomMaker. I would love to go but the price tag put me off. Anyway, my expectations were high for my Mollie Makes kit. But were they met?
Sadly not. I found the plastic pom pom maker really cheap and it kept falling apart every time I tried to wind the wool round it. This destroyed the fun of it really and I could have done with an extra hand! The instructions were pretty good though and, once I had figured out how to set up the two parts of the pom pom maker, it was easy to make a pom pom.
I used blue and pink wool to make the pom pom bird, embellishing it with two black eyes, a little felt beak and felt wings. I don’t think my little pom pom love bird will be winning any prizes but it was fun to make.
Here are some of my previous makes from Mollie Makes magazine:
Mollie Makes Floral Hoop Kit
Mollie Makes Reindeer Tree Decoration
Mollie Makes Advent Village
Mollie Makes Custard Cream Keyring Kit
Mollie Makes Papercut Book
Mollie Makes Felt Florals Wreath Kit
Mollie Makes Embroidery Purse Kit
Mollie Makes Scandi Florals Hoop Kit
Mollie Makes Jersey Yarn Macrame Wall Art
Mollie Makes Dachshund Brooch Kit
Mollie Makes Mini Cracker Kit
Mollie Makes crochet flower garland
Mollie Makes Felt Bouquet
Mollie Makes Cacti & Succulent Mini Hoop Art kit
Mollie Makes Crochet Flower Pincushion kit
Mollie Makes Patchwork Project Book
Mollie Makes Mr Fox & Pals Decorations
Mollie Makes Papercut Book
Mollie Makes Paper Gems Kit
Mollie Makes Gold Succulent Kit
Mollie Makes Felt Pine Cone Decorations
Mollie Makes Wall Hanging Loom Kit
Mollie Makes crochet charms bracelet
Mollie Makes Sparkly Fruit Brooches
Mollie Makes Easy Sew Banner Kit
Mollie Makes dream catcher kit
Mollie Makes cross stitch jewellery kit
Mollie Makes star hoop stitch kit