So I've become a bit obsessed with making pom-poms this week....It all started with this crafty crow project and snowballed from there. After watching this video on youtube I began my pom-pom adventure. O had to have a doggy and T requested an alien. These little buggers are easy to make and universally loved (at least at my house).
I was listening to NPR's coverage of the humanitarian crisis in Haiti while making these little beasts. Suddenly, I was stuck by the frivolity of my endeavor. As I sat playing with my yarn millions of people were struggling just to survive. I called in the children and gently broached the subject with them. We have decided to count up are pennies and make a donation to Doctors Without Borders. I also plan on becoming a blood donor for the first time next week. Are any of you helping Haiti? Does anyone have any suggestion for how to make a small difference there? I must say that in light of the crisis in Haiti it seems a bit callous of me to be spending my days creating pom-pom creatures....but hey at least they are cute:)