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Pom Pom Rug

In an effort to reduce and organize my yarn stash, I’ve been trying to think of ways to use my leftovers instead of throwing them out. I’m currently working on a yo-yo throw, but I’m only using a certain type of yarn for that project. What do I do with all the rest? Then I came across the pom pom rug. They are so stinkin’ cute! Here are some I found in my searches…

And here is my version of the pom pom rug. It seemed like it was going to be somewhat bigger until I started stitching it together. I strung the poms onto long strands of yarn, then I formed them into a circle and stitched them together.

I wrapped the yarn around my fingers 40-60 times depending on the thickness of the yarn.

The completed rug...for now.

I can't wait to add more to it and make it larger!

This project was completed over the course of three days. You definitely need time to sit and work on it. I thought my yarn stash would go farther than this, but it makes for a nice reading cushion. However, I do plan to add more and make it a larger rug. It’s so squishy and soft!

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I have a new LOVE

….for Pinterest that is! 🙂 If you have not set up an account for Pinterest, you totally have to. If you do, let me know so I can follow your board! It’s a place where you can pin your favorites from the internet and other boards and save them into categories. I totally love this place! I always find neat ideas, recipes or styles, and I often forget where they are. Pinterest helps you keep track of them. It’s so easy and fun! Here are some of my Pinterest favorites so far…

 

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Crime, Punishment & Castles

Since we moved into our new home back in November, we’ve had grand ideas for decorating each room. However, I was eight months pregnant at the time, and my husband wouldn’t let me anywhere near a paint can. We knew that we could only afford to complete one project at a time, but we had no idea where to start first. That was until our three year old decided to help us out! Within one month of our daughter’s birth in January, our son had decorated our new home with SEVEN murals!!! Geez! Some form of regression? Acting out? Jealousy? Terrible threes? Who knows! I wanted to freak out at first, but I had to take a step back and remind myself that I would one day miss those crayon marks on the walls. So I decided to take pictures for his scrapbook then put him to work…..

The pictures I’m not showing are the ones where he finally broke down into tears. Sad, I know, but he had to get the point that coloring all over the walls is not acceptable. So it looks like we’ll be starting our decorating in his room! We have grand ideas of a castle themed room, and I can’t wait. The paint is bought…has been for about three months now…We’ll get to it eventually. In the mean time, I’m having a blast gathering ideas. 🙂

(All images are linked to original sites!)

How cute is this?!

Inspiration for curtains, maybe?

Definitely have to do this!

 I can’t wait to get started!

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