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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