I have fond memories of my Mom taking me to church bazaars and craft sales. Delicious baked goods (made by the finest senior citizen bakers,) crochet toilet paper roll covers, and pom poms cats! I loved seeing tables full of pom pom cats, piled on top of each other, in any color you could want. Last year at holiday time, I found a local church bazaar and excitedly told my husband about the hilarious pom pom cats we’d find there. He agreed to go with me to see these hilarious pom pom cats that I promised were at every single church bazaar. There were no pom pom cats. There were only 3 craft tables, it was definitely not the type of bazaar I was used to, but that’s beside the point. I decided that it was up to me to keep the tradition of pom pom cats alive in Rhode Island.
Firstly, I had my sister send me photos of our old pom pom cats we’d picked up at bazaars. I showed these to my husband so that he would know the awesomeness (and strangeness) that is a pom pom cat.
That’s Yarnez. While you’re judging my color choices, keep in mind that I’ve probably had Yarnez for over 15 years. Back then, pink and green was my favorite color combination, Yarnez was made for me.
Next we have Syndey, my sister Monica’s pom pom cat purchased from a different pom pom cat-maker.
Since Yarnez and Sydney are in another country, it was up to me to make pom pom cats. I found a pattern on Craftster and I used it to make these two little guys, Fergus and Barney:
I used plastic safety eyes that I bought at Joann and I opted to use pink felt for the nose instead of a plastic one.
Now I think I want to try it again, but bigger and more like Sydney, my sister’s pom pom cat. That’s for another blog post though, we’ll see how these pom poms turn out.