Sunday, April 28, 2013

Join Me for Some PomPom Fun !

Welcome! Hope you are enjoying the blog hop so far. Those are some amazingly talented women out there sharing with us! Here is the list of today's participants:
April 29th
 

This  blog hop has been so fun. Lots of creative ideas. When I heard about it, it reminded me of all the pom poms we used to make when our kids were little. Of course back then there were no cool pom pom makers like Clover makes now. We had cardboard that we wrapped yarn around.  I LOVE the Clover pom pom makers. Fast and easy! They really make it easy to make 2 colored pom poms as well as solid color pom poms.  Different yarn makes different textured pom poms. If I want it more fluffy, I use a comb specifically for crafting and "comb" the pom pom yarn, then trim it. (see the photo of the two toned pom pom. I made it two toned to make it easier to see the difference of before and after trimming the pom pom. It started like the solid green one. The white portion, I combed then trimmed.)

 
I decided I wanted to make something cute from pom poms since my granddaughter had been visiting. I thought a fairy with pom pom body and hair, beige chenille stems for arms/legs and gold glitter chenille stems for high heels. She needed something to sit on, so I made a pompom tree with a swing.



 
 
Once I was done with the fairy and tree, I was hooked on making pom poms. I made a mouse with a lace skirt, a bunny with a pom pom nose, a chick hatching from a walnut "egg", a Christmas elf, and a Santa napkin ring. Some were with store bought pom poms from my stash as I needed tiny ones.
 
 
 
I thought I needed to start working on my bird projects, but that reminded me of the cute pencil toppers we used to make. So I made a couple pencils toppers. The bird one is glued to the pencil eraser, the google eyed one is glued to a chenille stem that is wrapped around the pencil. The little raccoon has a loop on the back of his tree stump to loop on the pencil.


 


I have included a photo of an apron ornament that I made for 2012 Christmas. I wanted you to see the cute tinsel pom pom trim I found in the ribbon department of a local craft store.

 
A big Thanks to Madame Samm who creates all these awesome blog hops and runs SewWeQuilt.com and Thearica from Pig Tales and Quilts who is our cheerleader.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the hop!


59 comments:

  1. Wonderful projects. Your pom pom fairy and tree is so creative!

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  2. These are adorable. You are very creative. The fairy tree is amazing ... so detailed! Your granddaughter must love it. I think the mouse is my favorite. Thanks for explaining how to comb the pom-poms to make them fluffy. I have wondered how that was done, but never figured it out. Now I know. Thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

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  3. Love all your Pom Pom projects! The tree and the fairy are so cute and creative! I love that she can take a rest on her little swing. I am sure your granddaughter was quite happy with it! Great work!

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  4. Absolutely fantastic projects! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Cute projects and love that little swing for your fairy. Those fairy shoes are something fancy! Jane

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  6. Cute and original work, thanks for sharing it!

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  7. So cute all your work. Fantastic projects. Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  8. You have made so many cute and awesome projects. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  9. Very cute things all made with pom poms! Love the fairy and tree.

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  10. Fabulous projects! I don't know which is my favorite... but I do have to say that fairy tree is really out of the box! Great job!

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  11. Cute projects! Pom-poms aren't my thing but you have done a great job!

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  12. Pom poms are everywhere! Love them and thanks for sharing!

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  13. Great pom pom projects. Very very creative indeed.

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  14. Sweet variety of projects you have there.

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  15. You have been busy with Pom Pom projects! Great job!

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  16. I think your little mouse is so cute! A true story book mouse for sure!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  17. Can you be my grandma. I love all these little creatures you have made, especially the little mouse. I am sure that a lot of tales will be told around your wonderful tree.
    Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous pompom creations.

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  18. How cute! I know your granddaughter is thrilled!!

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  19. All of your pom poms are great and i betcha your grandaughter loves them too....great job

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  20. love the fairy tree. cute nice job on all your projects

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  21. All so cute. I had forgotten about those cute Santa napkin rings we used to make. The mouse is ever so cute too.

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  22. That tinsel pompom trim is really cool--I'll have to look for some of that this Christmas. You've certainly been busy with all your cute little pompom projects. I think the chick hatching from the "egg" is hilarious!

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  23. So many cute pom pom ideas...love it! Your little fairy and her tree are just adorable. :O)

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  24. love the fairy and her tree. Thanks for sharing all of your projects. vickise at gmail dot com

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  25. The fairy in the tree is just adorable. What a fun time your grand kids must have at your house!

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  26. It looks like you were having a blast playing with all manner of pom poms. The fairy would be my favorite too but the others are adorable as well. I agree with the commenter above---your grands must really look forward to coming to visit if they get to do fun stuff like this!

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  27. Cute as can be! Your grand kids must consider themselves lucky to visit!

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  28. This is perfect! Love the fairy swingning in her tree

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  29. Lots of fun stuff happening here :)

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  30. Your projects are ALL adorable. I especially like the mouse!

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  31. Thank you for sharing all your pom pom projects!
    I've only ever made pom poms with a piece of cardboard - until this hop I didn't know about the Clover gadget!

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  32. Fun pom pom projects. I have never tried the Clover gadget but it looks like they come out perfect. WIll have to try one myself.

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  33. Rosemary B here: I adore the little animals you made, they are superbly cute!
    Thank you for sharing all of your sweet ideas!

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  34. Adorable! I have to get one of those Clover thingys now.
    Jan

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  35. Look at all the fun you had. Great little projects. Now I now that they are addictive-you proved it!

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  36. Ohhh Roxanne the detail in all of your pieces..truly inspiring..love that tree

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  37. Your fairy on the swing is wonderful! What a lucky granddaughter you have. Love your other cute projects too.

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  38. You made some darn cute projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. That is a very cute fairy. Nicely done.

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  40. How creative! I love the little fairy, she is so cute.

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  41. What a wonderful collection of pompom characters you've created. Great job.

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  42. Everything is so cute but the mouse in the skirt is my favorite.

    Thanks for sponsoring this Blog Hop giveaway.

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  43. Look at all those pom pom critters!! Adorable. I loved the pom pom tree; the perfect place for a swing.

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  44. You were speaking of the creativity of other ladies - have you looked in the mirror? Wow! I don't even know where to begin. I really didn't know where you were headed with combing and trimming the pom pom. Maybe we need to make sure the two-sided pillow with the lady is not getting a trim - lol I bet your grandgirl is in heaven. Oh my! I know it's not a pom,yet I love the fairy's high heels. The tree is very clever. Well, what isn't clever. Thank you for participating in the blog hop; sharing your creativity; allowing your grandgirl to share you with us; entertaining us (at least me - I had a wonderful time reading your blog); and inspiring us to try new things.

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  45. Wow! Your pom pom projects are SO creative, I would never have thought of all that ... you have a very lucky granddaughter!!!

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  46. Hi!!! Wow!!! Love them all!!!! The bird is too cute!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

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  47. All you little creations are beautiful! It is all very fun

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  48. Cute. Thanks for sharing all the little creatures.

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  49. You have been very busy shaking your pom poms. I love your little mouse.

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  50. Such cute creations! Thank you for sharing with us. :)

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  51. very creative, so cute projects.
    Thanks for sharing!

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