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Monday, April 29, 2013

My Day to Shake My Pom Poms!!

This is my day to show my take on using pom poms!  This is Pom Pom Tom, the cat! Tom's arms and legs are made from pom poms, tightly threaded on a yarn and then trimmed to give a smoother contour. (Tom's body is batik, but if you made extremely large pom poms, you could use those instead!)


It's Fiesta time in San Antonio. There are parades, parties, and celebrations everywhere! Bright colors are mandatory! My second project is a banner - complete with pom poms, beads, and bells hanging from the bottom. I hung it on my patio in preparation for a Fiesta meal! (I used the Clover pom pom maker to make all of the pom poms in both of my projects). After trying to use a cardboard circle, I found I could make about 3 times as many with the Clover tool in the time it took me to make one the old fashioned way!)
 Be sure and check out the other blogs participating today! 
 

April 30
Thank you to Mdm. Samm and Thearica
for being our hosts for this event. Did you know there were so many things you could do with pom poms? 


                             
         (Here I am shaking my pom poms for you!!)
 
...and here is Sugarplum trying to get in the photo. She thought I meant HER when I said I was going to photograph my cat! NOTE: No cats were harmed in the making of this post!

61 comments:

  1. Cute projects! Looks like Sugarplum likes him.

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  2. love the bright colors in your flag with pompoms thanks for sharing

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  3. Pom Pom Tom is a real hoot! I just bet ole Sugarplum was a tad jealous...

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  4. Love your Pom Pom Tom and the Fiesta banner! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I love both your projects, but the banner most of all! What a fantastic idea!

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  6. Your cat is so cute and the Fiesta banner is awesome. Thanks for sharing your great projects

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  7. I love your pom pom cat and fiesta banner. I'm thinking a celebration banner for birthdays may be a good idea. I'll have to drag out the pom pom maker again!

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  8. What a wonderful and festive banner, I love the tree wallhanging you made also, beautiful quilting.

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  9. What a cute cat. This balances out all the dogs today. Your banner is delightful and festive.

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  10. Cool Cat! Your Fiesta banner is so cheerful. I love the bright colors.

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  11. Now that's clever! Of course, we don't allow cats in my house because of my territorial dog, but I would grant an exception to yours. And your Fiesta banner is so beautiful. I think I would enjoy living in San Antonio (I've traveled there a few times). Beautiful things today, Linda!

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  12. Pom Pom Tom looks like my little Oliver..... so cute! And your banner is bright and bold.... perfect for a fiesta!

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  13. Your banner is great! I love the way you used the pom poms on it.

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  14. Linda, it appears that Sugarplum has a new friend!

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  15. Both projects are great. It must have taken awhile to construct the cat.

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  16. Pom Pom Tom is adorable! and I LOVE that banner!

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  17. never ever did I think you could do so much with buttons...I absolutely loved your cat and hanger...you are simply inspiration over the top..thank you Linda, for always raising the bar.

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  18. I love your cat - both of them. The idea of using pompoms to make a teddy is such a brilliant idea. I have a couple of toys made from yo-yos but I have never seen pompom animals.
    Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous projects.

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  19. Linda your cat is adorable! I love your colorful fiesta banner and your lovely table setting with Fiesta Ware. I have Fiesta Ware too in several colors. Enjoy your fiesta! Ole!

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  20. Ooooo, love the pom pom cat...it looks so soft and cuddly! Looks like a great party banner, too. Are you sure the pom poms aren't for Sugarplum? :O)

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  21. Pom Pom Tom ... and Sugarplum ... are cute cats. The banner makes a wonderful fiesta decoration. Great projects, as always! Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  22. Great projects. Very creative. You had my attention with the cat. But you blew me away with the 2nd project....I just love lots of color.

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  23. Well, Pompom Tom is mighty well done, but it looks like he might have some cat competition! And your banner is just beautiful!

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  24. PomPom Tom is very cute and I like the added batik body....and the fiesta hanging is just beautiful in color , nice job....

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  25. I like the idea of the batik body on your little furry friend and your banner is lively and cute!

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  26. love the banner and fiesta idea..

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  27. I love your Pom Pom Tom! He and Sugarplum could be littermates with their coloring. How clever! Then you went over the top with the Fiesta banner. I agree that the Clover makers are the way to go----pretty slick! THX for sharing.

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  28. Your banner is just wonderful for Fiesta. The Pom Pom Tom is super cute too.

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  29. Love the kitty Tom! You did a great job. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. Pom Pom Tom is cute! The banner looks so festive, I wish you a happy Fiesta-time! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Your kitty is super cute. Your fiesta banner is beautiful. It goes well with those Fiesta dishes. My sister would love that. Beautiful work like usual!!

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  32. Love Pom Pom Tom!!!! He is just adorable!!!!!
    Your banner is very festive and will be great for all festivities! I love San Antonio! We were down last year and had a great time!!!! You are only 2 hours south of me:)
    Great job!!!

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  33. Linda I love Pom Pom Tom - is he your own pattern??
    Thank you for sharing!

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  34. Hi!!! Love Pom Pom Tom!!!! Too cute!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

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  35. How on earth, did I manage to miss this post. What adorable creations. Now I need to go back thru yesterdays blogs, and make sure I saw them all!
    Great job!

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  36. Nope, it's just me. Today was the post, and I somehow mangaged to miss it. So glad that Madame Samm put them on Pinterest!
    :-)

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  37. The cats always want in on everything! ;)

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  38. Looks like Sugarplum is sort of interested in Tom cat... better keep an eye on them.

    Thank you for sponsoring this Blog Hop giveaway.

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  39. Love both your kitties. Very cute and a great use of the pompoms!

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  40. Sweet pussy cats! Almost twin like! The youngest one could actually make itself home at my house since It wouldn't be making me sneeze. Your pom pom cat is really sweet and so adorable with those green eyes, nicely done.

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  41. I like both of your kitties! So cute, Thanks for sh;aring them. vickise at gmail dot com oh have a good fiesta too! ;)

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  42. I love your Pom Pom Tom, Linda. He is so cute!

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  43. Love your Pom Pom Tom. Hope your other kitty isn't too jealous!

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  44. Ahhh good for Sugarplum for getting in the picture! Both of your projects look just great with the pom poms!

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  45. Rosemary B here:
    You are kitty-ing (kidding), this kitty is adorable.
    I love it. I had to hang Pearl from the lamp in my sewing room. The boys want to kill him. Tom, come over quick!
    I love love love the fiesta banner, now that is a marvelous idea.
    Both of your projects are super wonderful.
    Yes, bring your kitty over and he can play with Pearl :-D

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  46. purr fect little kitty and fun banner .... looks to be party ready at your house;)
    thanks for sharing with us today
    in stitches

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  47. Very beautiful projects. Thank you for sharing them with us. :)

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  48. I love how Sugarplum stole the show! Fiesta time!

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  49. Pom Pom Tom is such a little cutie and I love the batik body!

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  50. Very cute projects and the pom pom cat looks like mine. Glad sugarplum got into the picture too. She looks like she isn't too sure about this new cat.

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  51. Sweet kitty. Fun banner! Hope the bad rain storm doesn't dampen the Fiesta!

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  52. Both of your projects are so neat. Tom is adorable and I absolutely love the brightly colored poms on the Fiesta banner. Great work!

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  54. Hello Linda,
    you really did shake the pompoms, Tom is so cute and the is banner very funny.
    thanks for sharing ☺

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