Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Shake your pom poms and give away


Wow it's that time already. The next fabulous hop organised by Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt and with the lovely Thearica from Pigtales and Quilts as our cheerleader.  This is a short hop so I'm going to give you the whole schedule;
  
April 24
April 25
April 26
April 29
April 30

Now lets get on with what I have to show you. I have a little bit of quilting and a little knitting. What to show you first?  OK the knitting. Every year Innocent smoothies and Sainsbury work together to help raise money for age UK Knitters are asked to make little hats for the Innocent smoothie bottles and the company and Sainsbury donate money for every bottle sold with a little hat during October / November. This is an on going project. In August / September I post off what I have knitted and then start on the hats for the following year. Of course a hat, however small needs a pom pom. These are some I've made to send off this year.


Now the quilting project is a mini to go on our notice board at Guides. At present our board has an A4 piece of paper with our unit name on it but that is a bit boring. So the girls asked if I could make something instead. At the same time Madame Samm announced the shake your pom pom hop and so we decided that cheer leading Rainbows, Brownies and Guides were needed complete with pom poms


The background has been quilted using an all over meander. The girls have been raw edge appliquéd using bondaweb. The pom poms are made with wool.

This will be hung at the top of the notice board which is currently wasted space as no one can reach the area without using steps. It will cheer the board up and announce who owns it. I hope the girls like it.

In the past I have always used cardboard circles to make my pom poms but whilst buying some fabric I saw this pom pom maker so thought I would try it out. I found it useful and it saved alot of work. It can make 3 different sized pom poms


I have one pom pom maker to give away.  I will post anywhere in the world. If you would like a chance to win  please leave a comment on this post. You don't need to be a follower but if you wish to follow my blog it is always nice to have extra friends. The give away will remain open until midnight (GMT) on April 30th 

It's been lovely to see you today. Now hop over to the other people taking part. Here once again is today's schedule. You will find lots of lovely quilty items with pom poms to inspire you

90 comments:

  1. Oh I am a follower....lol I adore that little quilt!!!

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  2. Too cute Lyndsey :) Shake those pom poms!!

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  3. I already follow. That's why I am here. I love your notice board quilt hanging. It is a great idea. Nice job with all the little hats. I could really do with a pom pom maker. I hate trying to make a cardboard circle.

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  4. This is sew adorable! I am sure your Guides will love it. The little hats are very cute, too, and this sounds like a very worthy project. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  5. The hats are so cute! The little quilt is wonderful!!! What a great use of pom poms!

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  6. Very cute!! The hats are all so sweet, but those cheerleaders are so cute!

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  7. Those hats are so sweet! The cheerleading quilt is just wonderful!

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  8. The hats are adorable & I bet your mini quilt project will be a hit!

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  9. That quilt really turned out real nice and I bet it will put a smiles on the girl's faces when they see it.

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  10. The notice board quilt is wonderful! Lots of cheer going on there. Very nice job on all the little hats too. :)

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  11. Your quilt is so cute. Nice job!!

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  12. Love your hat and the wonderful cheerleaders quilt! Thank you for sharing.

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  13. So cute and what a wonderful charity idea! I wold love to try the pom pom maker... I still use cardboard circles and still remember when my mum told me how to make them!

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  14. Wow that's a lot of Pom poms ..awesome job

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  15. Quite a few hats you have made with cute little pom poms on top. Great work and your quilt is adorable!!

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  16. As soon as I saw you were in this blog hop I had to have another look at your cutie of a dog, I am going to follow, not just to see the photo more often! The pom pom maker is a fantastic notion, I have lost count of how many cardboard circles I have cut out.

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  17. What a great idea to use your pompoms for this hats. Love the quilt with the cheerleaders.
    Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  18. I love the little quilt with the cheer leaders. It is so awesome. And the hats are so cute.
    Thanks for sharing and a great give away

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  19. I love your mini quilt with the cheerleaders! the pom poms are just perfect!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  20. Love the little hats but the little quilt with the girl guides on it is the cutest thing ever. My girls were in scouts here, and i know they would have loved something like that. Very cute!

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  21. The hats are adorable and I love your project and so will they....have a wonderful fun day! Great job!

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  22. The little hats are so sweet! and why didn't I think of doing a quilt like that! Love it!

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  23. Lyndsey. Wonderful hats. A perfect place for a pom pom. But I REALLY love those cheerleaders with their real pom poms in your quilted project. That is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Yes yes yes you got the memo...YOU are a cheerleader....well done Lyndsey..those hats are amazing...that is a lot of yarn...and your cheerleaders..welll YEAHHHHH for you..I am cheering with you

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  25. Great hats for a good cause! Thanks for the giveaway too!

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  26. Love the little baby Hats. I didn't know that they ever made a pompom maker. Nice give away.

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  27. The cheerleader quilt is fantastic!

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  28. Great ideas using pom poms. My granddaughter will love seeing the banner for guides, she too belongs to them. Great job.

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  29. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Your notice board is wonderful. It`s full of energy and joy. Nice job!

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  31. :) Great Job! The girls are going to LOVE the addition to their notice board! As these adorable cheerleaders cheer them along throughout the year...and those hats! What a blessing!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Hi!!! I love your quilt!!! So cute!!! The hats are so sweet!!! Thank You

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  33. I love what you're doing with those hats ! Great job on all Lyndsey !

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  34. Lovely little hats!! And your cheerleaders look fabulous!

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  35. My mom used to make hats just like that growing up back in Minnesota

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  36. The little hats are quite adorable!!!

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  37. Those hats are so cute--and the pompoms really are a necessary addition! The cheerleaders are cute too!

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  38. Love the cheerleaders!! Super cute hats!!

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  39. Wow, you have had your fingers busy knitting and stitching! I love the cheerleaders and the dimensional pom poms. I bet the girls will adore it too. I have the nice clover sizes so will give my entry spot to someone else but appreciate your offer!

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  40. Great idea. awesome use of unused space.

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  41. Knitting is something I could never get the hang of so I'm just a teensie bit jealous with your wonderful talent. Those knit hats are amazing! Your cheerleaders are so cute, too. Thanks for sharing your pom pom creations!

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  42. great tiny hats I am sure they will be put to good use.
    and your cheerleader quilt...... wow what a great idea.
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  43. I like your hats and your cheerleaders. Great job on both. And I am a new follower.

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  44. All those knit hats are wonderful. I love the cheerleaders. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. How cute and a great idea to make cheerleaders. The hats a are so sweet too.

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  46. I love your little hats--adorable. I'm sure the girl scouts will love what you are doing with their bulletin board--great job! I've never used a pompom maker and would love to try. I'm following you with bloglovin.

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  47. The quilt makes me want to be a Girl Scout all over again! My favorite by far!

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  48. Love your quiltie, scouting was a big deal in our house, but for me it was boy scouts. Both are wonderful organizations for the kids. Love your hats, what a great way to share your talents for a good cause! The pom poms are perfect!

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  49. What great projects, I truly like your cheerleaders. Thank you for sharing all with us.

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  50. Great caps..they are adorable and will be loved. Great pom pom ideas. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  51. those little hats are so sweet!

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  52. Rosemary B here: love the little hats. Something like this would be great for the local hospital neonatal intensive care unit.

    I adore the sign you made!! well done and so perky.
    Thank you for sharing all of your creativity today

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  53. I love the cheerleaders and the hats they are both really cute!! Thanks for the giveaway also.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  54. What a wonderful project. Busy hands have big hearts. The cheerleaders are sew cute!

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  55. Such sweet little hats. The cheerleaders are too cute.

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  56. Wonderful use of pompoms on your quilt! I remember making these in Girl Scouts many years ago.

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  57. Love your pompon ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  58. Cute wall hanging quilt. :)

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  59. Great wall hanging for any cheerleader. Thank you for the chance to win the pompom maker.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  60. Super cute quilt. What a great cause too. I have never made pom poms. Nice to know they have tools for that too.

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  61. TEM QUE SER A VENCEDORA!!!Se neste hop você não ganhar.... EU vou te presentear com tecidos brasileiros.
    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  62. Those hats are so sweet!! I also love how you encorporated pom-poms in a quilt!!! Great idea!

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  63. Sweet pompom usage. lovely quiltthat brings back memories.

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  64. wow so many pompom with those hat! beautiful

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  65. I love all the projects you made using pom pons ... they are all so sweet!

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  66. Your pompom swinging cheerleaders are wonderful but the tiny hats are priceless.

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  67. Love your cheer leaders! The little hats are lovely too.

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  68. Woohooo! Wow!! lots of work!! as they said before.....priceless!! Thanks!!

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  69. So cute - love the hats! blessings, marlene

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  70. Love your little hats and the cheerleaders are terrific! Thanks for sharing. Please don't include my name in the drawing as I have my own set of pompom makers. That way someone who hasn't had the joy of making pompoms can have some fun.

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  71. Your little hats are so precious and love the cheerleaders!

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  72. Love the hats. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. :)

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  73. The hats are wonderful! You have the Pom Pom bug I think! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  74. Love your mini hats. What a wonderful idea for your Guide board-those girls with pom poms are wonderful.

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  75. As a hat maker I salute your project! Great idea to advertise your brownies! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. The quilt is a great idea. There is no doubt that the girls are going to love it. I knit some hats from time to time. I knit some for a hospital. Both of my daughters sons were born in the same hospital prematurely. We knew the first one was going to be premature. The doctor said the second one would not be and he was more premature than his brother. So I knit hats for the preemies there. Then I also knit hats for chidren of all ages in a cancer hospital. I'm a breast cancer survivor so that is near and dear to me. I don't put poms on either. You truly are talented and creative. You are very prolific, too. You have inspired to get my needles clinking again. Thank you for taking time in your busy, busy world to blog and share your beautiful, inspring work with us. Also, thank you for being very generous with a great giveaway.

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  77. Love all those hats. I think your cheerleaders are cheering for them too. I am a follower.

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  78. Love all those hats. My mother used to crocheted those hats for my cousins..

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  79. I love the little hats for smoothies, you knitted a lovely ones, they will be appreciated!
    Your cheerleaders are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  80. You must be a total pro when it comes to pom poms since you make so many of those hats; how generous you are. Love your little quilt and think the girls will love it! If you've always just used cardboard, I'm glad you found a faster and better way to do the poms.

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  81. The notice board will look fabulous with your cheerleader mini quilt! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  82. -the tiny hats are so cute and your cheerleader mini quilts just adorable.

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  83. Cute notice board header and cute hats! If you draw m name, redraw -- I already have a pom-pom maker and have never used it!

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  84. What a great notice board header, so bright and colourful. I am sure it will be much appreciated and loved. Thanks so much for sharing.

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