Editor's note: We are in a time of intense upheaval, with daily outrageous, unprecedented attacks on our country. Lately I spend a lot of my creativity on crafting just the right slogan for the next protest or postcard. However, I do believe in the value of Taking Breaks and Avoiding Overload. I recommend feeding your soul with a bit of frivolity from time to time, as a self-preservation measure. It doesn't make you (or me) any less resolute.
So: here's a fun post from a vintage crafting magazine.
The crafty ladies of 1968 covered their bases with this headline:
I like that they call the pom-pom critters "weird," and they don't mean it in a bad way. That's fairly hip for a women's magazine in the '60s. They also aren't wrong.
Sorry, no directions included here — there were many very-wrinkled pages of them, and I trust that you can tackle these on your own. If you need a pom-pom making tutorial, I recommend made everyday's — she uses the ultra-simple method I use. For a tutorial showing a multi-colored pom, try A Lovely Lark.
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.