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 and Thearica from Pig Tales and Quilts who is our cheerleader.

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

Sunday, April 7, 2013

April Showers Blog Hop Schedule

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy
Patty @ A Stitch in Time
Jenny @ Squawk That
Stacey @ The Tilted Quilt
Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio
Lisa @ In The Boon Docks
Julie @ Jolie Maxtin: the project girl
Beluah @ Sowing Stitches
Karen @ Bungalow Bay Quilts
Cyndi @ Stitch, Stitch, Stitch
DeAnna @ Georgia Girl Quilter
Gina @ Sew Much and More
Sharon @ Vroomans Quilts
Theresa @ Bumbleberry Stitches
Jennet @ The Feathered Nest Studio
Patti @ A Yankee in Queen Liz's Court
Gene @ Gene Black - Alabama Artist
Susan @ Susan's Scrappy Domain
Bente @ I Like to Quiltblog
Deb @ Quilting & Other Craft Therapy
Megan @ AnnieOak Designs
Hayley @ Mrs. Pickles
Karen @ Sew Much 2 Luv
Mélanie @ Les passions de Cliodana
Cindy @ Quilt Doodle Doodles
Jamie @ Busy Bee Quilts
Judy @ That Other Blog
Regena @ The Distracted Domestic
Amy @ Domesticity and other Ponderous Things
Denise @ My Whittle Adventures
Heather @ a Reformed Heath'n
Marica @ ~Englating~
Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures
Jill @ Apple Avenue Quilts
Cathy @ Cathy's Chatter
Quilter Kathy @ Kathy's Quilts
Marsha @ Quilter in Motion
Pat @ Life in the Scrapatch
Connie @ Shepody Mountain Crafter
Vickey @ Gingersnaps Quilts
Danielle @ A Geeky Crafty Life
Gwen @ Get More Done...Today
Rachel @ Sew Happily Ever After!
Bobbie @ From This to That
Leslie @ Les Quilts
Kristen @ Meadowbrook
Lavonna @ ZellerWear
Lynn @ Thimblemouse & Spouse
Amy @ Sew Incredibly Crazy
Martha @ Living Life
Shawn @ Creative Inspiraciones
Rhonda @ Sunrise at Ravelly's!
Toye @ Quilting Adventures of a Ginger
Cathy @ Cate's Linens
Nicola @ Sunshine Reflections
Martina @ Sunshinequilting
Judith @ Frimart
Anita @ Anita's quilts en handwerken
Linda @ Sew Nicely
Kris @ krislovesfabric
Laura Ann @ The Fuzzy Hat Quilter
Carol @ Just let me Quilt
Selina @ Selina Quilts
Mary @ Crooked Gulley Art Quilts
Marisa @ Passion et Couture
Cathi @ Quilt Obsession
Jane @ Jane's Fabrics and Quilts
Heidi @ Nutz4Redwork
Cherry @ Cherry'sPrairiePrimatives
Christine @ Quilt Monster in my Closet
Vickie @ More Stars in Comanche
Pauline @ Stekje
Jan @ Jan's Art Friendzy
Nissa @ Nissa Made Stuff
Robin @ As Sweet As Peaches
Lyndsey @ Sew Many Yarns
Eleni @ That Other Blog
Wednesday, April 17
Jen @ Quilter in the Closet
Marjorie @ Marjorie's Busy Corner
Elita @ A Pieceful Perspective
Green @ So Sew Green
Mara @ Greco Mara
Wendy @ Why Knot Kwilt?
Gmama Jane @ GrandMama's Stories
Debby @ Debby Kratovil Quilts
Britt-Inger @ Hill Valley Quilter
Connie @ Freemotion by the River
Beth @ Words and Stitches
Kathy @ iHeartSquishy
Thursday April 18
Merry Gay @ Merry Gay in Stitches
Mary @ Sew Maybe I Can
Joanne @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Linda @ Buzzing and Bumbling
Mary @ NeedledMom
Sherry @ Peanuts Patchwork
Fredrika @ Feltfree på Åsly
Shauna @ Welcome to Shauna's World
Sharon @ Dancing thru Threads
Madame Samm @ !Sew WE Quilt!

Monday, April 1, 2013

My Sewing/Craft Room

We had a wonderful visit with our Granddaughter last week. We visited the Alamo, Mission Concepcion, one of the "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" restaurants, the Riverwalk in San Antonio, NASA, Galveston and the Gulf of Mexico, Ice Cream Factory and a 50's diner, a peacock farm and we went letterboxing. 

Mission Concepcion


Baby Ducks at Peacock Farm



Southern Flyer Diner

I posted about my new sewing/craft room a while back, but it was not even remotely organized so no photos. Well, it's still a work in progress, but I have a few photos. The awesome cutting table in the center of the room was built by my DH from old cabinets we weren't using anymore. He flipped them upside down, added casters to one side so I could move it easily if needed, yet didn't move unless I wanted it to move. He made a new top that extended out a bit longer than my cutting board for pin holders and my coffee mug. I love it! On the left side of the room and against the windows are my scrapbooking and cardmaking tables/shelves. On the right is shelving for quilting, my design wall, my tabletop ironing board and my sewing machine. It's a terrific room and hopefully will be organized soon.