All posts tagged: pompoms

Pom poms in the Springtime!

Yesterday I made a few pom poms with my new pom pom makers and I can’t believe how quick it is to make these little fluffy cuties with a proper ‘maker’!  I feel like a cheat, but I am sure I will get over that.  So. Darn. Quick.  Hurrah.  I am actually thinking that a pom pom rug might not take the rest of my life now! Anyway, less rugs, more Spring. I made some little Springtime critters and of course some carrots for them to eat. I started with a pile of pom poms all ready to sew together. Here’s how. To make the carrots, I made three poms in graduating sizes and them sewed them together.  I made a very loose pom pom with green wool and cut it unevenly and sewed it on the bigger end to make the carrot leaves.  I trimmed them a little to get a better carrot shape, but not much.  Now we need a bunny to eat the carrots. The bunny is two pom poms, one big, …

February 2014 Photo a Day

There goes February, a short month and a chilly one too, we had snow and ice and rain and sunshine.  Hopefully March will bring Spring out from hiding behind Winter.  Come on out Spring, we are all friendly and can’t wait to see you! Here are my daily photo offerings for February, I follow the prompts supplied by lovely Chantelle at Fat Mum Slim. 1. You.  Circa 1984, in a homemade and dyed dress. 2. Favourite.  Finding old beads and charms to make into something. 3. Something Orange 4. Childhood 5.Square 6. C is for ….meow 7. Utensil 8. Water 9. Details. 10. I am…. 11. Mistake.  Walking on that ice would be. 12. Out + About.  Detail of a local bridge. 13. Perfect.  The perfect Valentine’s haul from school. 14. Heart 15. My drink of choice.  Homemade frothy coffee. 16. Create 17. Vegetable.  Pom pom carrot! 18. Magic.  First flower on the Rosemary. 19. Feet 20. Peace 21. Funny.  This guy. 22. An act of Kindness 23. This where I relax 24. Half 25. …

How to make a Pom Pom Carrot

Pom pom carrot!  I know, a pom pom carrot sounds bonkers and of course it is.  So what else to do, but to make one. Here’s how. Make three pom poms in graduating sizes, I used a cereal packet to cut my pom pom bases out and increased the size of each circle by 2cm each time, ending up with  4cm, 6cm and 8cm discs.  I used orange fluffy wool but any orange wool will be great. For the leafy top, I loosely wrapped some green wool around my hand a few times in an uneven manner and tied it like a pom pom and trimmed open the ends.  Almost like a very loose freeform pom pom. Sew them together using the wool already on the pom, include the ‘leaves’ as you sew the three together. Fresh from the pom pom garden!  Now where is the pea green wool…… Have fun making pom pom veg and don’t forget to tell me what you made in the comments!

Pom pom Heart

I made a little pom pom heart for you.   Look! This would be a great little Valentine craft for kids, it takes a while, but not too long and they can mix in colours or make them a solid colour. I made my mini pom poms from a mix of pinks and reds. I was interested to see how the colours came through as to be honest, I have never mixed colours before, always used one colour per pom pom. I liked my little multi colour experiment and I am inspired to do more and trying to direct the colours where I want them instead of randomly like these. Want to make a pom pom heart? Make three pom poms, all the same size. I made pretty small ones (about two inches across), but you can make them any size you like. Sew the pom poms together using the same wool, two on the top, one underneath, making a basic heart shape. Leave one strand to hang with and trim the pom pom heart …

Project 365 photos 11-17

11/365  I was taking photos of the rake in the leaves to practice with my camera and the dog wandered in to glare at the rake. 12/365.  Beyond frost this morning, straight on to icy.  I caught the ice on the fallen leaves with my iPhone using Camera+.  I messed about with it in Snapseed on the iPad. 13/365.  Pickle the cat deciding whether to come in or not. 14/365.  You always knew there was a feet shot coming!  Here it is, with pom poms. 15/365.  The finished pom pom fox hiding out in the woods. 16/365.  A cloudy day peeking up at the bird feeder. 17/365.  I spotted the climbing pink leaves behind the bins and had to snap a photo with the phone. How was your week?  I think I need to make a promise to all of us to stop with the leaf photos!  The very windy day yesterday took care of that as it blew most of them down. I want to take more indoor photos on my camera, so that …

10 things I have learnt this year

1. Pom poms can be made into anything!  Look I made a fox, don’t know what he says though…  I have also made a ghost and a caterpillar and I have lots more pom pom items in my brain, just waiting to pop out. 2. It is a good idea to use a diary with a blank page with each weekly date page, now I can make even more lists to ignore, except these are in the diary, taunting me until I actually clean the bathroom. 3. I have learnt how to use photoshop for useful stuff, basic stuff, but I can do things using the dreaded photoshop now that I couldn’t even a few months ago.  I mean I can put pictures on a page and add text.  I can even add text to the picture if I want to be that daring.  Yay me! 4. I have learnt how to use a ton of photo apps on the phone/iPad.  I have since learnt to use them less. 5. Not so much learnt from …

Lots and lots of Pom Poms.

I have been making pom poms all week, it feels like it is all I have been doing all week (I have done other things, honest).  I still have a few to make and then I get to sew them together into a _____?  Can you guess?  It is a competition entry and I am totally making it up as I go along, so fingers crossed everyone please. What are you making?  Do tell.