I share my day with this group of quilters/ bloggers/ pom pom crafters so please hop on over to see what they have been up when your visit is over here------
So without further delay how about I share what I have been making since the pom pom theme was announced? I started off first with a row of bunnies with pom pom tails since I needed to have this done in April for the quilt guild row of the month.
I opted to use an Appli-quilt bunny (Tonee White) rather than the one in the "Seasons in a Row" pattern this month. The bunnies were made from warm and natural batting and stitched down with perle cotton---not the easiest thing to needle, in retrospect, but I like the textural look of them.
Around here however, white pom poms in particular are cat toys. Skyler was doing his darnedest to get that pom pom off the bunny but alas, no front claws. Biting at it didn't work either!
Then I moved on to my main entry----and I had the hot glue burns to show for it. A few Christmases back I had to toss my old, bedraggled looking wreaths. I had spent some time looking in Pinterest for ideas and came upon a tutorial at Crosbie Crew. I needed a crafty looking wreath so here was my chance!! Kill two birds with one stone, right??
12 inch styrofoam form covered front and back primarily because I could quit figure out where to stop hot gluing. I think I went with through about 10 bags of pom poms to make this and even then had to rob Skyler's stash of white "puff balls" as we call them around here, LOL
White is hard to photograph I found as either it glares with the flash or looks slightly purple. ( Shown from a slightly different angle here). The tutorial showed using traditionally colored Christmas sparkly pom poms but I love these little neon colored ones. Actually it goes rather well with the print fabrics I am going to use for a tree skirt for my niece. HMMMM think she gets this one or I make another??
You guessed it, Skyler still wanted to play with this too! He likes the sparkly ones as it turns out and ran off with this one when I was still trying to glue them in place. I think he thinks they are bugs or something as he has really gotten rambunctious with them, more than the boring white ones.
Here, he is attacking the wreath itself from another angle.
I also wanted to play with the pom pom makers. These are just plain fun! Mdm. Samm is right about them making a full, nicely packed pom pom. Very little trimming required to shape them. I made one in each size just to show the size that they span. Really I don't see a lot of difference between the two smallest ones, only about 5 mm which is not much while the others jump in size more dramatically. I wish I had had these when I had to make my husband a set of golf head covers as that dinner plate sized one would have been great!
I did knit up two hats so I could use them for their intended purpose. Since the fall of 2012 I have been knitting a bit to help a long time friend who makes them for school kids in her area of Tennessee. When the box is full, I mail them off. I believe I have made about 25 or 30 or so at this point??? (Thanks to my pal Marilyn for letting me borrow her wig form!) I may have to knit more hats just to use the pom poms I did up, LOL.
Lastly, when I was ordering all those bags of pom poms I saw these little cat key rings kits. You know I love kitties so even if I really didn't need these, I made them anyway. After all, the packaging said something like fun for kids from 7 to 100 or some such thing, LOL. I fit in there somewhere!
There you have it----thanks for stopping by to see what I made for the hop. Now give your pom poms a shake and stop by to brighten another bloggers day as you have mine! Two more days remain in the hop and I know I have certainly enjoyed seeing with the others have done.