Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shake Your Pom Poms

Today is the big kickoff for shaking your pom poms brought to you by Madam Samm and Thearica.  These gals have done a wonderful job putting the hop together and I am shaking my pom poms to cheer for them.   Rah...rah....shishcumba!!!!!

Whatever could I do with pom poms?????  I had no idea when I signed up for this hop, but I remembered wrapping yarn around pieces of cardboard when I was younger as I tried to make pom poms.  After all....we did made our cheerleader pom poms ourselves waaaaay back then.  Nowadays, Clover has an amazing pom pom maker tool.  They make different sizes of pom poms too...easy...peasy.

Taking inspiration from the abundance of new bunnies in the yard this month, I started with one.....




Then I grabbed more yarn out of the basket and some fabrics to coordinate with it to create this.



Of course there are all kinds of pom poms one can make.  If made a bit longer they are called tassles.  I used these on an afghan that I made. 




Do you know how it is when you have something on your mind and you can't "shake" the idea?  Well....I was walking down the sidewalk and saw these pods.  Thinking pom poms, can you guess what idea came to my mind?



Ta da!!!!  TINY little pom poms!!!   Beady eyes and all.



Be sure to visit the rest of the pom pom makers from today and the rest of the hop.  I am sure we will see many fabulous ideas and you will soon be out shaking YOUR pom poms.


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105 comments:

Theresa said...

Great projects! Thanks for sharing!

Patty C. said...

So creative! - enjoy the hop ;)

apple blossom said...

cute projects

Wacky Woman said...

Very, very cute!

Heide said...

That bunny is so cute. And those mice, they are precious.

Janet said...

Wonderful projects all, but the mice are super cute!

Judy B said...

Love you projects! The little mice are adorable. Thank you for sharing.

Jeanneke said...

your mini pom poms are maxi cute!

Nati said...

Love the bunny and those mice are cute and very clever!

tmcc4 said...

Haha the mice are so cute!!! Love the bunny too

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just love all the project and then you zinged us with the tiny mice! How cute!!

Amy said...

Love all you little pom pom projects, but the little mice are my favorite. Too cute!!!

feltfree på Åsly said...

So nice these projects. I love the bunny.
Thanks for sharing.
Frederika

Britt-Inger said...

You have made so many adorable projects. The mice are my favorites. Thanks for sharing

Kristen King said...

Very creative! :)

Gill said...

I love the little mice - so cute!
Do you know what the pods are?? they're fabulous!
Thank you for sharing!

charlotte said...

I love all your projects, but your sweet little mice are adorable. How creative you are.

Sharon said...

Your projects look great and love the little mice.....

Thearica said...

Mary!!!!! Those little mice are adorable!!! Love your pillows and afghan too but those mice... yep! adorable!

Debby said...

That bunny is just the BEST! Perfect place for that one fluffy pom pom. I love it!

Lesley said...

Very creative use of pompoms! Love the bunny...adorable!

Madame Samm said...

I am totally into all of your creations...the pillows...perfection..you will see why...your afghan, is a gorgeous pattern....ohhh I love that...and your wee mouse....simply cute as a button..( what kind of shells are those)

Terry said...

Your little mice are so cute! :0)

Maria said...

Loving all your Pom Poms but the wee mice have to be my favorite....

Jeanie said...

I was noticing the cute bunny butts the other morning, while they were playing in the morning dew. Cute! Love the little mousies too....thanks for sharing!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Nice projects but the mice top the list. They are cute.

Fiesta said...

Cool ideas Mary.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Fantastic, love the bunny and the mice!

Sandy D said...

Awesome ideas. Your bunny is so cute.

Beth said...

Very creative projects! Thank you for sharing.

Cathy said...

Love what you`ve done! Your pillow and the mice are my favorites.

Sowing Stitches said...

Don't you just love how one thing leads to another? :) Looks like you've had a blast with this project and personally think you've saved the best for last...your little mice are Precious! :)

carla said...

Hi!!! Love the bunny!!! Love love the little mice!!!! Adorable!!! Thank You

Dorian said...

What lovely creations. Those mice are just adorable! Great job.

Julia said...

Congrats on being Mdm. Samm's top 2 pick for the day! Love the bunny pillow.

Vickie said...

Congrats ! Your creations are beautiful !

Mommarock said...

I do so love the bunny rabbit!

krislovesfabric said...

Beautiful projects :)

Pat S. said...

You do such beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!!

Gwen said...

A nice little assortment of projects--I love those mice! They're so cute!

andsewon said...

All your projects are adorable!Rather have your cute mice than the real kind any day!;-)

Linda said...

How cute!! I love the mice! What in the world are they made of? I don't think I've ever seen pods like that. The mice are precious!!!

Linda J said...

What fun! You ARE right about finding inspiration in other places when you are working on a certain theme!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Super cute mice very creative!!

Emily C said...

Great projects. Love the bunny tail. too cute.

Carol said...

I love that bunny pillow--too cute! Your other pillow and mice are so creative, too. Beautiful afghan...wow!

Annette Schultz said...

great projects!!
I think those little noses are even smaller pompoms than I made.
thanks sew much for sharing today.
in stitches

Lyndsey said...

Great projects. The bunny pillow is so cute and perfect for spring.

Patty said...

I like them all today, but love the mice. How cute.

patchouli moon studio said...

I love your projects, but that last one of the mice is so stinking cute! How clever you are.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Mary!!!! I love it all...then I got to the mice,,,how did you ever think of that one?? Adorable!!

Kathy H said...

Very cute ideas. Love the bunny with his pompom tail the best!

Just Quilt It said...

What a cute bunny pillow! Lovely work. Your little mice made me smile.

Scrapatches said...

Your projects are all adorable. I love the mice! My original idea was a bunny tail pom-pom ... you did this one sew well, I am glad I came up with a 2nd plan. I post on Friday. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Breathtaking!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Gorgeous and fun! Thank you for sharing :)

JanesQuilting said...

WOW, I didn't think of Pom Poms like that but you sure have a point there. They are all so cute.

Lou said...

Cute ideas:)

DeAnna S. said...

You had so many great ideas. All are fabulous. I love the mice! Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Congratulations on being in top 2 today. Great job.

suz said...

love the bunny and the mice were a great idea!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: Both adorable pillows, just lovely!!
Cute little mousies too. Oh some little kids would love these for a pet.
Thank you for sharing today

Kathy said...

Love the little mice! And I remember wrapping yarn around cardboard as a kid to make pom pom's. Good memories

Janarama said...

Love all of your projects, but your pillows are to die for. Thank you for sharing.

robin said...

Those mice are ADORABLE!

Sandra said...

Love the bunny pillow.

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tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Lindos e CRIATIVOS!Gosto de ver inovações e estes mouse são o que eu colocaria até na árvore de natal.Parabéns!!!!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Sweet bunny and mice! Congrats on being one of the chosen.

Quiltsmiles said...

Very creative!!! Love those mice can you just imagine having oodles of them with red beady eyes during the Fall season fro decorations! Loved the bunny. Jane

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness. Thes are super cute. I love those little seed pod mice....cute cute cute.

Michele said...

I love them all! Especially the mice :-)

Cliodana said...

so cute those little mouses, love your bunny tail!

barbara woods said...

love your little mice , would never have thought of that.

Megan said...

These are all so cute!! For some reason though I am especially drawn to the mice ... they are just irresistible and I don't even like mice, lol!

tink's mom said...

All of your creations are wonderful but I am really drawn to the beady eye guys.

Debra Lee said...

The little mice are cute!

Christine M said...

I love your bunny cushion.

Little Quilt Shop said...

Very Very Nice work! Awesome actually!! Thank you so much!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love the bunny! blessings, marlene

Val said...

Seriously? Is there anything you can't do? I have bunnies in my yard too!

Kat said...

What sweet projects! I especially love the bunny pillow and the pod mice. So creative!

sandra said...

Cute projects, love the bunny, thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

What neat and creative projects Mary! I love the bunny pillow and of course those little mice......perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Lavonna ZWB said...

Very clever ideas. Thank you for sharing with us. :)

Cathy's Chatter said...

Uh Oh, looks like you are addicted! Love the mice!

evelyn said...

Bunny is awesome, but I love your mieces to pieces!

Lisa said...

I love your mice!

Cyn said...

Wonderful projects, Mary. Sew much fun reading this post. Love it.

Suze said...

Your projects are inspiring! I love the bunny. His or her powder puff tail is so cute. It is perfection! The little poms on the pillow match the colors in the other block to a tee. Your fringe is an exact match to one of the shades in the block, too. The mice are so cute with their pink noses and beady eyes. Thank you for participating in the hop and inspring all of us.

lefuntz said...

Sew creative! Congrats on a top spot. Your bunny is very cute but I really like what you did with those pods.

Just Sew Sue said...

I love his fluffy tail.

hueisei said...

Very cute projects!!!

Pauline said...

I love your bunny pillow, the other pillow is cute. I love your afghan. The mice are adorable.

LJ said...

Oh for goodness sakes, those mice are so darn cute; what a creative mind you have!! Love your bunny's sweet little tail. :)

Mhairi said...

I love the tiny mice at the end with the pompom noses. They are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

MoeWest said...

Great projects! I love that bunny pillow!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

wonderful projects, thank you very much for sharing!

Cindy said...

LOL, I"m shaking all over now. GIGGLING OUTLOUD!!

Lynne said...

The little mice are so cute!
Love, love, love the knitted afghan (all those cables wow!) -- it looks so cosy!

Sheila said...

Love the bunny and the mice are so cute .thanks for sharing.

Kay Lynne said...

Very cute projects! Hope you're having a great week :)

Barbara said...

Mary the cushions are beautiful and what a great way to use some pom poms. So creative.

nancygrayce said...

Sweet bunnies! I was reading this post and had my husband come look at the gorgeous things you make! He was very impressed! Those little mice are just adorable!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Ha! look at those adorable mice! You are so clever. :)

Nat Palaskas said...

Thanks for the links to the Pom Pom hops. I only visited a few today, will come back for more later. My DD is a Pom Poms queen - Hugs Nat