Thursday 6 March 2014

Let's Liven up a Thursday!

Hello friends
Thank you all for your warm welcome to Sally, she deserves every good wish.
Also thank you for your kind wishes for Elliott's appointment yesterday.
We are back at The Royal Marsden in two weeks and again
at the end of the month for a further MRI.
Next week we are at King's College Hospital, London we like to get around!

So how did it get to be Thursday already?
With a blink of an eye I'm back on my commuter coach and heading to my 
City job - I always feel a reluctance to leave my little shop/studio but I have
to admit I do enjoy the snooze on the coach!

So, have I mentioned Pom Poms recently??
If you have a spare day..week..month in your life visit Pinterest - it has a whole myriad 
of gorgeous projects and items including details how to make these...

I know not all of you have pom pom makers and I cannot bear the thought of 
you resorting to cardboard circles(!) so I'm giving away a set of makers,
the extra small size - these are ideal for many projects.
Made by Clover these makers are sturdy and simple to use.

All you have to do is leave a comment on today's blog post and next
week I will ask Sally to pick out a winner.
If you cannot wait to see if you win or fancy making other sizes,
 Pom Pom Makers are available here :)

Please stop by tomorrow - it's that particular day featuring a special die!
Take care friends.


Diane said...

I love the idea of Pom pom confetti! I would never have thought of that......brilliant!

Lynn said...

Morning Christine, wow pom pom hedgehogs look great, I'm sure I have a larger version of these pompom makers somewhere in my stash, I shall have to dig them out. Have a good day at work! Lynn xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, I love those pom pom hedgehogs! Hugs Carole Z xx

Unknown said...

Great pompom animals far better than the Christmas robins of my childhood heather x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Christine Loving the hedgehogs. Pom poms are all we crafty people at work talk about at the moment. Will definitely have to show them the hedgehogs. Take care. Sandra x

Jane Willis said...

Hope all goes well with Elliott's next appointments - he's costing you a fortune in McDonalds!

Those hedgehogs are absolutely gorgeous, I'd never thought of using pompoms that way

Anne O said...

Hi Christine,
I never considered pom-poms to be so versatile! I love the little bags of confetti!
Best wishes
Anne O

PharmacyMichele said...

The hedgehogs look amazing. I don't blame you-not wanting to leave your lovely shop. Neither would I.


PharmacyMichele said...

The hedgehogs look amazing. I don't blame you-not wanting to leave your lovely shop. Neither would I.


Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, I love the pom pom confetti, ingenious.
Hope your city job goes well today.
Not long to the weekend, yippee.
Elizabeth x

Unknown said...

Cants believe those hedgehogs were made from pom-poms. How the humble make with two pieces of cardboard has moved on. I. An imagine all sorts of animals and pompon embellishments on childrens knitwear. Fantastic. Have a great day. X

Magzeeann said...

Morning Christine.It's really amazing what you can do with pompoms ~my favourites today are the cute hedgehogs.Hope all of Elliott's future hospital appointments go well~no doubt McDonald's profits will receive a boost!!Have a super day. Hugs,
Maggie x

Chris said...

Hi Christine, I love those cute little pompom hedgehogs, and the confetti is a great idea too. Have a good at work.
Chris x

Anonymous said...

I've been trying to resist the pompom phase, I keep telling myself its another gadget....but those hedgehogs are so cute and the pom pom bunting....JuliaT x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
I love the hedgehog,such good ideas today.
I hope all goes well with Elliott.
Have a good day in your city job. Take care. x.

Janice said...

Hi Christine
The Pom pom's are taking over!! 😄
I caught a glimpse of them on C&C yesterday where the demonstrator made a ladybird sitting on a leaf - cute!
Pleased to see Elliot enjoying MaccieD's, must be something he looks forward to all day after a hospital visit.
Hope your journey to work is better than last Thursday's...
Janice x

Jane said...

Hi Christine. I love the pom poms and its reminded me that I have to make three for a knitting WIP. I hope your journey is better than last week's!

marg said...

Hello Christine!
I adore the Hedgehog!
Glad yesterday passed without to much upset, you seem quite upbeat so that's what I hope happened!
Take care
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. I´m getting such great ideas for when I pick up mine.
Love Val in Spain x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I hope the hospital visit went well yesterday. Glad that Elliott got his Maccy D : ) I love the hedgehogs and the tiny confetti pom poms are a brilliant idea, they must be fiddly to make though, even with the pom pom maker, it would be worth it though as they are so sweet. I hope you get your snooze and have a good day at work. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Omg I love the pom pom confetti ! Hope everything went well with Elliott, sally is a star xx

hazel young said...

Love the pompom hedgehogs i was watching a lady make ladybirds yesterday on create and craft. You can be so creative with these new pom pom makers. Glad Elliotts appointment went well and hope you trip to work is better than last weeks. Have a great day xx hazel

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Love the little hedgehogs, so cute. Pleased to hear yesterday's appointment went okak and Elliot enjoyed his MacDonald's.
Have a good day.

Yvonne Eayrs said...

Those little pom pom hats are just the cutest things!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

I really am dithering about getting one of these so it would be lovely to win one Christine! I have my new grandson who is expected in about 6 weeks and I keep thinking of the possibilities!!! I love that hedgie how adorable. Susan xx

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, Beautiful pom pom hedgehog and the hats are delightful. I remember making them into spiders when at school with pipe cleaners thru the middle before cuttings the circles! Emma xx

Oksana said...

Hi Christine, I love making pom poms (the old fashioned way), but would love to be in with a chance to win one of these! Thanks for the opportunity!xx

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. I haven't succumbed and bought a pom pom maker yet, there are only so many hours in a day and I know I'll be just as hooked as you are. Would love to win one though! I'll find some more hours from somewhere! xxMargaretxx

Lacelady said...

Wow Christine, still a lot of appt's for Elliott, I do hope all is going well with him.

I LOVE the hedgehogs! Please can we have a few pics so we know how you did them?

I have the medium and large sets, I'd love a chance of winning the little set.

Ella's Design said...

OMW, those pom pom hedgehogs are too cute, Christine! The pom pom confetti seems a lovely idea, I just wouldn't want to be the one to have to pick it all up afterwards! Ha, ha! I adored your pom pom bunting too, so would love to be in with a chance fo winning this fun little gadget!
Have a great day at work and you'll soon be back in your little shop! Good luck with the upcoming hospital visits! Hugs, Lisa x

Layerlass67 said...

Morning Christine, The pompom makers are fab. I am making a baby blanket for a nephew in Canada & his wife and have made a dozen pompoms to decorate the edge of the blanket. It's like the your scarf in pale lemon and white but instead of the tassles I put on his brother's baby blanket for their little one, which was mint/white, I am using the pompoms. These makers are a must have because they are so easy to use and the pompoms quick to make. My next project, if I get round to it is pompom bathmats! The animals are cute so will check that out too. Hope all went well yesterday for Elliott. Have a lovely day. Gemma xx

Valerie said...

The little pom poms look lush. I have looked at them but find trying to gauge the sizes difficult as none of the pictures have anything in them to give you a true idea, i.e. ruler, hand etc. Even todays packaging really could be any size as we do not know the bag size. They do look tiny and would be a nightmare to make using cardboard. But if they are really small I would use them in flowers on cards. The hedgehogs are just great. Might have to pop to the shop and really look at these little wonders. Good luck to you and Elliott for future appointments, hope all goes well. Also looking forward to seeing Sally at the shop. Valerie

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Those hedgehogs are so cute!!!

Hope you get to work without any mishaps on the roads today


Unknown said...

Why did you ask me to look at pinterest......the pom poms are amazing. So many ideas, ican see why you are getting hooked on them
Janice W

Unknown said...

Hi Christine, those little hedgehogs soooooo cute, I feel I am going to have to make them, (well try anyway) Also the confetti a good idea to put around tables at wedding or party. Take care, and come on Sally pick me out of the draw next week.
Hugs to Elliott, please tell him to keep strong
Sue x

SusieB said...

Hi Christine, Welcome to Sally! Pom pom confetti is gorgeous - as my daughter is getting married next year I might suggest it. I was only looking at pom pom makers yesterday so if i can have a chance to win......

Hope Elliott is progressing well. He really has kept me going and I wish him lots of love!!!

Have a good day

Sue x

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, love the pompom maker and the hedgehogs are beautiful. love Jean Z xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Christine, My grandaughter wears a hat almost all the time and so I ordered one for her, so that she can change her pom pom.
X Ros

Janice said...

Morning Chris, I love the pom-pom hedgehogs they are sooooo cute !!.
Will have a look on pinterest. Glad to hear you are making good use of Sally. Have a good day today with Elliott. Janice xx

Carole said...

I love the little cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

The Hardy Stamper said...

The pom pom hedgehogs are so sweet! Our two year old grandson asked me to make him a spider from a pom pom last week, so he'd love it if I could win a pom pom maker!
Wishing Elliot good luck with his upcoming hospital visits. He should have a loyalty card for Macdonalds now!

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Sorry to have been away for so long { broken Laptop } im on a borrowed one at the moment , will have to catch up with you and all the good things i have missed .
I hope you are and Elliott are well ?
Take Care
Elaine H X

Carolyn H said...

Oh Christine, how can we resist the chance to win pompom makers!!!
The little ones in the paper bags look like marshmallows -- good enough to put on top of a Hot Chocolate drink ohhh.
Those little hedgehogs are delightful.
Take care, Carolyn xx

Ann said...

Hi Christine

Glad you get time for a little snooze on your coach to the city Bless you a snooze can work wonders.
Thankyou for showing us your pics of the pom poms oooooh those little hedgehogs and mini hats (must be for pom pom persons) he he :-) and the confetti in bags how gorgeous is that.
Please can I go into the draw for the little pom pom maker I am enjoying making some pom poms and its relaxing does me good.
hugs Annxx

Sharka said...

The little hedgehogs are way too cute! Thanks for the chance to win! Hope a bit of 'nap' helps on the way home as well...

SusanP, Kent said...

Oh, I LOVE those hedgehogs! So cute. I think I could spend days making these. Not so sure about pom-pom confetti being tossed all over the place, but would add a lovely touch to cards and projects. Hmmm!

Laura O said...

these hedgehogs look fab ,they are cool the mini pompoms .Laura O

baconbits said...

Evening Christine
Love the hedgehog pompoms they look so cute.
So glad that you have some assistance in the shop if I had lived nearer I would have volunteered.
Amanda x

Sally said...

Oh Christine, such a big responsibility, I always thought that was Bellas x

I love the little hedgehogs, I think there should be a few in the window?

Hope your journey to your city job was better then last week.
Sally xx

Sally said...

....Also want to say Thank You to everyone, for welcoming me so warmly. x

LoraineC said...

Welcome to Sally, hope all Elliot's appointments go well, loved the pictures of your shop yesterday! Isn't that the cutest hedgehog looking forward to FDD tomorrow x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
The pom pom hedgehogs are so cute.
I love the idea of the pom pom confetti as well. Hope all goes well with Elliot's appointments. They had a lady on C & C making pom poms, some of them were so cute.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Wow !! what fabulous ideas for the pom-poms, loving the hedgehogs and the confetti, look really gorgeous.
I just can't believe where these weeks go, at all, it is no sooner Monday and then it's Friday in the blink of an eye, I think it's called 'age' haha, well in my case it is haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, I would love to win a pom pom maker pls :) Glad you and the boys are well xxx

ginny c said...

Didn't think you could do all these with pom poms I only thought they went on bobble hats would love the chance to
Win these. Hope everything went okay for Elliott at hospital best wishes to you all ginnyx

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine, I can remember making pom-poms when at school. Perhaps others will recollect our daily milk ration, a small bottle containing about one third of a pint of milk. It was lovely in the winter months, but during the summer, by break time, the milk had started to warm up and was less appetising. Anyway, the bottle tops consisted of cardboard disks with a small circular tab that you pushed through to accommodate the straw. Once washed the cardboard bottle tops with ready made centre openings became the bases for our pom-poms. Anne x

Planetsusie said...

These are so cute Christine, especially the mini hats and the hedgehogs. I have never even heard of these before - they are a brilliant idea.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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