• The Bearmaker

The more it snows (tiddely pom)

Updated: Apr 14, 2018

This week I had a Spring teddy planned and then, would you believe it, the snow came ... and boy did it come! The 'Beast of the East' arrived from Siberia in a howling blizzard, living right up to its name. So, instead of watching Spring flowers bloom, we have been freezing our way through drifts of deep snow and slip-sliding on icy pavements, as the emerging daffodils and crocuses were buried under heavy snow.

Between very chilly dog walks, I have been staying indoors to work on my little Spring teddy bear 'Primrose', in the somewhat vain hope Spring might still be just around the corner.

This afternoon it is so icy underfoot, I couldn't even risk taking my dogs for a walk, so I have been sat on the sofa, with one eye on the telly and the other on a pom-pom for Primrose's cute hat. It made me remember my early school days when my girlfriends and I would hide in the school cloakroom during cold winter lunch breaks, to avoid dinner ladies hauling us out into the playground. We would perch, quiet as little mice, with our backs against the rack of coats, weaving wool we had 'borrowed' from our mums' knitting bags, round and round pieces of cardboard cut from cereal packets, to make colourful pom-poms.

I wonder if children still enjoy the craft of pom-pom making ... or have such simple crafts long since been dismissed in favour of mobile phones and screen based games?

I do hope not.

Update: Primrose has been adopted and will be moving to Germany!

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