Thursday, February 25, 2016

Pom Poms


In my last post FOUND HERE  I shared some bunnies that I had stitched up from a recycled bedspread. I spent some time yesterday relearning how to make pom poms (for bunny tails) using some very old templates that my grandmother used many years ago. My grandmother was very talented at knitting and crochet. Hats, slippers and ponchos that she made for us over the years were embellished with her handmade pom poms.


I had to dig very deep folks (in the memory banks) to remember the instructions my grandmother used to teach me to make pom poms so many years ago. I achieved pom pom success on the first try!


These were my grandmother's templates. I have no idea how old they are. I also found some that she had made out of cardboard. They worked just as well.


Here is a better view of the pom pom tail. You may be wondering in what reality do bunnies have multicolored tails? The answer is simple:  in my reality! The very same reality where bunnies are pink and wear lace, hand crocheted collars, bows, ribbon flowers and other embellishments!


I love these little pink ribbon flowers that I picked up at Joanne Fabrics.(One of these days I am going to learn how to make my own ribbon flowers!!!)  I found the white lace in a bag of vintage laces at an antique shop in Vermont. The crochet edging was simply removed from a vintage pillowcase.


It took me a couple of days to decide how to embellish my pink bunnies. Now I am off to work on the rest of my Easter Bunnies. I may even get to work out on my back porch today, which is generally unheard of in February but it is a beautiful warm, sunny day here in NH. It is supposed to be in the 50's. I'll take it!


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38 comments:

  1. Okay, I didn't think your bunnies could get any cuter, but they just did! Sweet friend, the tails are oh-so-darling and the lace around the neck...be still my heart :) Will you have some bunnies available in your shop?

    Love and hugs to you! And thanks for the delightful visit to my blog today.

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! I sure hope to have some in my shop barring any more family emergencies!!! Loved being able to visit your blog and some others today! Looking forward to that swap!!! :) Sending love,
      Linda

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  2. Your bunnies are adorable! I've always had a love affair with bunnies and not just at Easter. My oldest son's nursery was decorated with Honey Bunnies. Do you remember those from 1988ish?

    I sure do admire your sewing skills. None here.

    Thank you so much for linking with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are honored to have you.

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    1. Hi Stacey,
      I don't remember Honey Bunnies but I had babies in the 80's so it seems odd to me that I don't remember. I'll have to google them to see if I can find them. I love bunnies too! There are no particular sewing skills required for this DIY project. You just follow the pattern and stitch over the drawn line. You could do this!! :) Happy to participate! Linda

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  3. Your little bunny is just darling. I love the Pom Pom tail...you did a great job making it. :)

    Love,
    Ashley
    ashleysyarnworks.blogspot.com
    creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Ashley!
      Thank you! Gave me a reason to try my hand at making pom poms again. A blast from my way back past!!! LOL!
      Linda

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  4. It is so adorable and I agree with Stephanie. They just got cuter.

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    1. Hi Betty,
      Thank you so much! It takes me a while to decide on the finishing touches! Have a great weekend!
      Linda

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  5. How wonderful the pom pom looks to finish her off, beautiful job making them and lovely job embellishing too!!

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    1. Hello Connie!
      Thank you! I wasn't sure about the pom pom as I thought for sure I had forgotten how to make them. Guess it's like riding a bike! LOL! It's kind of fun too!
      Linda

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  6. Dear Linda, I adore your pompoms. Your grandmother would be so proud of you. Adding them to your bunnies was a great idea.
    Love the pretty accents too. You are so talented and these just turned out fabulous. You could pattern your design and sell it in your shop.
    Glad you are going to have some warmer weather. Enjoy creating on the porch!
    Have a nice weekend. Blessings xo

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    1. Hi Celeste,
      Thank you! I was pretty proud that I remembered after all these years! My gram knew her way around knitting needles and crochet hooks! Wish I had a fraction of her talent and know how! I remember looking forward to her handmade gifts at Christmas and birthdays! I still have the sweaters she made me in my late teen and early twenty years....I still wear them! Yes, happy for the spring weather but then winter was very mild here anyways--very unusual! Hope all is well. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and enjoy the weeke ahead! Sending love,
      Linda

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  7. I love the lace on the pink bunny and the pom pom tail is darling! Nancy

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    1. Thank you so much! I love lace and collect it by the bagful so pretty much everything I do is covered in lace! LOL! The pom poms were fun to make--may even make some more for another project! Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it!
      Linda

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  8. I think every well-dressed bunny should be clad in pink and lace.....just adorable! I love making pompoms and have a set of little pompom makers that I bought at Joann's, but I think it is wonderful that you have a set from your grandmother. Keep on enjoying your Spring weather.

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    1. Hi Carol, I agree!!! If I could get away with wearing pink and lace all the time, I would! Just curious if the pom pom makers are any faster or easier than the old traditional way??? Are they just discs or some other contraption that I don't know about? thanks for dropping in!
      Linda

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  9. Oh, I think they are just precious! I picked up an old purple chenille spread with the intentions of making pillows or something with it. It's ended up on my Easter table this year, but pinning this idea for next. Love the lace and the sweet tail! I co-host a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. Would love if you shared this!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann! I just stopped by to link up with Share Your Cup Thursday! You are lucky that you scored a chenille spread. I am keeping an eye out for some of those! What a great idea to use yours on the table. I have done that with some other vintage throws I have found. Enjoy your week and thank you so much for the invitation and the sweet comment!
      xo
      Linda

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  10. How creative you are dear Linda! I just adore these precious bunnies made out of a bedspread, and the pom-pom tail just the perfect embellishment, along with the lace and ribbon flowers! I too remember making pom-poms as a kid, and certainly have forgotten as well. How awesome that you remembered how on your first try! Enjoy the lovely spring weather, we had a beautiful day here yesterday, up in the 50s, wow! Then of course, the weather reports are saying it may snow this week, lol. Such is the fickle nature of spring, lol! Have a blessed and wonderful day :)

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    1. Marilyn,
      I was just thinking about you! Tea made me do it!! LOL! Yes, we had a very beautiful spring like day today and may have snow mid week. Ficklness is pretty typical of NH weather in the winter! WE did have an unseasonably warm winter and hardly any snow. Last winter we had feet and feet, storm after storm!

      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments! Always nice to "see" you here! Enjoy your spring like weather wile it lasts!!!
      xo
      Linda

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  11. Hi Linda and what darling little bunnies and I love the pom pom tails! Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Hi Sheila,
      My pleasure! Thank you for your visit too and for leaving your kind words! Have a great week!
      Linda

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  12. I love making bunnies and now mine will all want a pom pom tail! heehee! I can't wait to make some pretty things for Spring. You always inspire me! I posted a pic of some of my family that visited last week. I hope you get a chance to visit me soon. Enjoy your week! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. Hi Diane,
      I remember your cute little bunnies! Very cute! Glad you feel inspired! I'm finding that time isn't always readily available these days but trying to still work on a few projects here and there. Looking forward to moving my sewing out on to the porch. I think we may have an early spring this year which doesn't hurt my feelings at all! Loved seeing you and your family in your photos. Thanks for stopping by!
      Xoxo
      Linda

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  13. Your bunny is absolutely adorable.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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    1. Hi Carol,
      Thank you! I am happy to join in! I just stopped by your blog and saw so many things I want to read!
      Linda

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  14. Hello, Linda! Your little bunny is indeed adorable.
    It's a lovely idea to use multicoloured yarn for the pompoms.
    I don't know why I never did that. :)
    Visiting from Stephanie's blog.

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    1. Thank you Sara! It was fun making the pom poms as its been so many years since my grandmother taught me!
      Thank you for visiting and for leaving your sweet comment!
      Linda

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  15. Good morning, lovely lady! Just wanted to let you know that your precious bunnies were featured at Roses of Inspiration today. Love and hugs!

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    1. Good morning sweet Stephanie! Thank you very much for featuring my bunnies....I appreciate it so much!!!
      Sending love and gratitude,
      Linda

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  16. I love love your bunnies! They will be featured this week at SYC Thursday! Thank you for sharing. Jo

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    1. Thank you so much! I will pop over to check out the other features and listings!
      Linda

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  17. How perfect! You are featured today at Decor To Adore.

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    1. A hat trick!!! Thank you so very much. Stopping by later to check out your post!
      Linda

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  18. Hopping (no pun intended) over from Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration where I saw your sweet bunny on her featured posts. I must visit your etsy store soon. You are quite talented.

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  19. How adorable! I love how delicate the bunny looks. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned and Tweeted.

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  20. Of course you know I adore bunnies, and your bunnies the very most! Love these little bunny tails too.
    Absolutely precious!!!!
    Have a Happy Monday, my friend.
    xoxo
    Jemma

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