Adele Is Selling Handmade Pom Poms On Etsy Because Why Not?

What else is a girl to do when she finish touring?

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Having first hinted she may never tour again (opens in new tab) while on stage in Auckland in March ("The only reason I've toured is you. I'm not sure if touring is my bag."), earlier this week Adele took pen to paper to explain to her adoring fans why she feels reluctant to hit the road again after 15 months of touring.

In her concert, she explained: "Touring is a peculiar thing, it doesn't suit me particularly well. I'm a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things. Plus I'm dramatic and have a terrible history of touring.

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"Until now that is! I've done 119 shows and these last 4 will take me up to 123, it has been hard out an absolute thrill and pleasure to have done. I only ever did this tour for you and to hopefully have an impact on you the way that some of my favorite artist have had on me live,' she added.

And while you know Adele loves singing along to the Spice Girls, spending time with her song Angelo, sipping on several cups of tea a day (opens in new tab) and gushing over Beyoncé (opens in new tab), I'm a tad concerned about what the 28-year-old will do with so much spare time on her hands if she stops touring for good.

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However, Adele is quick to point out she won't be twiddling her thumbs any time soon, having joking with her Wembley Stadium crowd earlier this week that she's set up a craft store to sell fluffy pom poms.

Yup, that's right. Adele is a pom pom-maker.

Following months of tour dates, Adele admitted on Wednesday evening that she's been keeping busy on the road by making fluffy balls.

"I've got a new secret hobby," she told the crowd. "I mean I say hobby, it'll probably only last a few days!

"I have a new hobby making pom poms. I'm quite good at it! I am such a natural – I made a real cat on purpose," she revealed.

"I've even set up an Etsy account," she added.

This might just be the best thing I've heard all day. And, given the fact the "Someone Like You" star reportedly spat out a whopping 56 expletives during her concert on Wednesday night, here's hoping her pom poms might have some subtle swear words embroidered onto them.

Adele was recently spotted visiting victims and servicemen and women (opens in new tab) following the Grenfell Tower tragedy earlier this month, and has recently taken the time during the latter section of her tour to ask her fans to donate to charities that are helping those affected.

She told the crowd that having seen the aftermath of the tragedy first hand, it was "one of the most intense experiences of my lives."

"They're not receiving the things we think they are. It's a f*cking mess. No information is getting through, people feel helpless," she added.

Explaining they raised over £100,000 the day before, she told her fans: "I'm raising money for the survivors and it's important they get money they get to control.

"There's no plan for the aftermath so I'll look after that money until they know how they want to spend it. I've met the people who wrote the letters and were ignored. They're still being ignored," she added.

Please don't leave, Adele.

A pom pom from Etsy can't replace your presence in everyone's lives.

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Katie O'Malley
Katie O'Malley

Katie O’Malley is the Deputy Digital Editor, at ELLE UK. On a daily basis you’ll find her managing all digital workflow, editing site, video and social media content, liaising with commercial and sales teams on new partnerships and deals, implementing new digital strategies and compiling endless data traffic, SEO and ecomm reports. Since joining in 2016, Katie has written features on everything from sex addiction, and the use of tear gas during protests to virtual cuddling, ‘friendship fade’ and access to contraception post Brexit. Her list of interviewees over the years include those with Oprah Winfrey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Zoe Kravitz etc.