Okay, sorted? Excellent.
Well, as you saw, things ended rather enigmatically when I said that I now make use of my button collection by attaching them to bags, cushions and other things beginning with 'p'.
Now that it's 'p' day I can reveal (although anyone with half a brain cell will probably have worked out, having read the title of this bloglet) that the other thing I use my buttons for is pom poms. Not the tinsely cheerleading ones, no sir. The ones you make out of wool.
This is a pretty good website which explains how to make a pom pom if you've never had a go yourself and are wondering what the chickens I'm talking about.
So anyway, let me introduce some of my creations. I should quickly mention, though, that I was given this book for my birthday, which has greatly influenced my designs - I can't take the credit for all of them being my idea.
First up is Moby, the biggest of the pom poms creatures, whom I made for my sister (since she clearly needed a woollen toy whale). He's pretty cool. He has a pipe cleaner spout of water spouting out his head.
This is Cyclops. Obviously. One eye, kinda scary, looks the type who would eat grown men as if they were puppies (Classics joke - The Odyssey, book 9 if you're interested).
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Mr Kissy Lips. I'm not sure whether I like him or not. He freaks me out a bit.
Yep it's another one with only one eye. Nope, he's not also called Cyclops. That would be silly. This is Mike, so named because I think he looks like Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc.
Mike isn't actually finished yet. He needs feet.
Apologies the photo is blurry, I was trying to multi-task (the beak makes him overbalance so I had to hold him up and take the photo at the same time).
This little dude needs a name. Suggestions on a post card, please.
Paolo was raised on the tough streets of Detroit and has seen some things in his time ... hence the slightly mad/vaccant expression on his face.
Tyger also isn't finished yet. He needs a mouth but the one I made for him made him look like a bat, so he rejected it.