These are the cutest little itty bitty mini pom poms which I bought on a complete whim in the summer.
They are soooo cute and dinky and colourful, I am quite enchanted by them.
I also love love love that on the reverse of the packet it translates the words "mini pom poms" into some very unusual and wonderful sounding languages which made me laugh out loud.
In Hungary they're called mini pom-pomok and in Czechoslovakia Czech Republic *sorry for my error* they are male bambulky.
Last night I sat with a needle and a long long length of cotton and began threading.
It takes a long time to thread itty bitty mini pom poms one by one onto a needle.
The resulting pom pom garland grows sloooooowly.
But it's hugely satisfying work.
This morning I sat with a coffee and a mini mince pie and I finished off the pom pom threading that I was not able to finish last night.
Then I re-strung my hooky snowflakes from last year, threading them carefully onto my colourful itty bitty mini pom pom garland.
And now it's adding a lovely dollop of Festive Creativity to my fireplace, it was worth the time and effort it took to make.
Prior to the itty bitty mini pom pom threading, I was occupied with the paper snowflakes made by the Little People a few weeks ago.
I've been stringing them vertically onto thread to hang them from the ceiling.
It takes a long time to string paper snowflakes onto cotton thread with a needle.
The resulting decoration happens sloooooowly.
But oh oh such fun!!
It's lovely to see them adding a beautifully delicate and seasonal display to the bay window area.
I sat underneath them today with Little B and we watched them dancing and floating and twirling about.
Somewhere in between the snowflake threading and the itty bitty mini pom pom garland construction, I also began to make paper chains.
Not just any old papery paper chains, no, these ones are super-shiny festive coloured foily type ones.
The colours......ahhhhhhhhhhhh the colours are so amazing.
They shine and shimmer and make me think of all the festive creativity of my childhood, when metallic paper and card (and glitter) was such a Magical Thing.
Making these paper chains has been hugely nostalgic.
I'm making 4 x 3m chains to hang from the four corners of our dining room so that they gather at the top of my decopatched light.
As of now, two are up and two have yet to be made.
That's tomorrows job.
Gosh I am having quite a lot of quiet pleasure in my private Creative Festive Zone.