On the sixth day of Christmas…

Now we venture into the repairs portion of my holiday crafting.

My aunt and cousin arrived at our little mountain paradise earlier this week.  Yesterday, my aunt very sweetly asked for my assistance with a small problem.  You see, she had purchased as a Christmas present for my cousin, a really awesome kitty hat – a Cat Hat, if you will.

However, Cat Hat was missing a pom pom.  It may have been missing already by the time of purchase, but my Aunt was just so thrilled to find something her daughter would so dearly love that she just didn’t even notice the status of the pom pom until after the giving of the gift.

Her request to me:
“Can you think of some way to replace this pom pom?”

In the course of investigating the construction of the remaining pom, I realized that it was far too dense to properly analyze.  Shortly thereafter, I came to the conclusion that the thing could probably be cut off and split into two poms, which would likely still be very full and fluffy.

Tonight I did just that.  I was able to find the knots holding the pom on and together, and as I cautiously pulled out chunks of string, my aunt diligently straightened and grouped the strings so that they could then be retied and reattached.

The finished product, I am pleased to report, looked perfect.