Thursday, April 25, 2013

Shaking My Pom-Poms, Part 2

My  Ice Cream Cone Pom-Pom Pincushion!

   I was one of the lucky winners of the Pom-Pom makers from
Madame Samm and  Thearica
at the start of this hop.
Sew I just had to put my nifty gifty to good use!

This was made from the package of the two smaller pom-pom makers.
I have made Pom-Poms years ago using small plastic rings but these  new ones are certainly "high-tech" pom-pom makers.
Can pom-pom makers be considered "high tech" ? ;)

For the base I used a melamine cone shaped ice cream cone dish.
I bought this dish locally a few years ago, but they a available online ...
type "ice cream cone dish melamine" into your favorite search engine.
This base is heavy and not breakable.

The pin cushion stands up nicely next to my sewing machine
I have a circle cutter that makes cutting the round for the top easy.

I do like my quilty gadgets.

It made a heavy base filled with ground walnut shells and a ball of fluffy poly batting on the top covered in the same fabric as the border on my sewing chatelaine.  I am sorry that my camera battery needed charging so I did not take pictures of this part of the process.  The cone base filled with the walnut shells is heavy enough to keep the pincushion cone upright so it does not tip over. It is actually the best pincushion I have ever used near my sewing machine.  Heavy duty and visible.

After securely gluing a piece of muslin to the top of the cone to hold the walnut shells and ball of polyfil in place, I sewed the circle to the top around the edge of the muslin then ...
I sewed on some pom-pom trim.

First "scoop" on my ice cream cone completed!
... hmmm ...
Time for another scoop!

First Butterfly and I made a "test" pom-pom.
Here Butterfly spys Katniss approaching and pulling at the yarn trail hanging off the table.  Katniss is a very playful three year old cat.
Butterfly at 12+ years prefers to watch her antics.

As I was "shaking my pom-pom"
Katniss offered to "test" the test for us.
Katniss really shook this pom-pom
... and was then lost it on the floor ...
... so Butterfly and I made another pom pom 
 winding the yarn and closing the pom-pom maker
cutting the pom-pom
 After cutting, you tie a piece of yarn securely around the middle.
 opening the two halves of the pom-pom maker.

Butterfly guarded this one for me to keep it from Katniss
who had already lost the other one somewhere and was looking for
a new one to pounce.

Then I sewed it securely on the top  of the first scoop and added
a flower garnish on top ... and ...
Butterfly Inspects and Approves
Butterfly does not try to pull out the pins and eat them
like Katniss does.
Butterfly is a smart cat. 
Here is my finished pincushion.
and I retrieved the "test" pom-pom to show
that it stood up to the Katniss test.
  I am really turning into a "gadget girl."
I am planning more pom-pom projects in the future
with my pom-pom makers.
Time for our giveaway!

15 charms - 6" squares

Some of these are left from Sophie's giveaway.
Some I added some from my stash.

2 chances to win:

1st:  Leave a comment on this post

2nd: Leave a comment on the FIRST post ...
"Shaking My Pom-Poms!"
click HERE 

For my gadget holding  pom pom shakin' sewing chatelaine click on this link
ONE random winner will be drawn
from all the comments on these two posts.

Winner will be contacted by email
so must have an email address for me to reply.

This giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world.

I use google translator to read and reply to comments in other languages.

This giveaway closes at Midnight Eastern DST on April 30th.

Winner will be announced and emailed on May 1st.

Good luck wishes!
Please visit my quilty friends on all of today's blogs
to see what's shaking:

Thanks to
Madame Samm @ Sew We Quilt

and to

Thearica @ Pigtails and Quilts

for this wonderful blog hop!

My quilty kitties and I say, "Thanks for visiting our scrapatch!"



  1. Love your ice cream pin cushion! Those pom pom makers look like fun. Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing.

  2. Thanks for sharing your pincushion is just wonderful

  3. Thanks for showing us exactly how the pompoms are made. I never knew! Your creations make me smile. And so does your kitty!

  4. I think you should challenge everyone to say: Pom-Pom Pin Cushion Cone three times fast!!
    I love this idea and I have loved the icecream cone bowls but knew I would never use them for icecream. Now I have a reason to go and buy some!!
    Thanks so much for sharing your great creations.

  5. That's one pretty topping on the ice cream cne. Thanks for another great tutorial. Now, I want a circle cutter. I don't know that I would ever use it, but I want it - lol The antics of those kitties are wonderful. Again, thanks for participating and entertaining as well educating us.

  6. And another tutorial, how generous! I love the cat approved pom pom pincushion cone! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love it and the ice-cream cone is adorable, I need to get a few of those somewhere!

  8. Your ice cream cone is awesome. I love it. Thanks for sharing

  9. I love ice cream cones! :)
    This one is the best.

  10. Love the ice cream pin cushion. How many pompom's did your helper get?

  11. is a cutie. Thanks for the giveaway

  12. Cute pin cushion! My cat's favorite toys are pom poms and they are all over (and under) the place!

  13. LOL I think your helpers would really rather keep those pom poms for ...batting ...around !

  14. I love your icecream cone pincushion!
    Thanks for sharing!

  15. How cute Pat! Looks like you had fun with your new gadget (love your circle cutter btw!). Your charm squares are beautiful :)

  16. So cute!! Makes my mouth water!

  17. I love that pin cushion. It is amazeing. The fabrics are awesome....And the gadgets look fabuous ...

  18. You answered all my questions in your post--where did you get the cone and how do you keep it from tipping over? I'm sure those cats all LOVE you making pompoms--what a perfect cat toy!

  19. Cute ice cream cone pincushion! Oh those kitties and yarn!!
    Lucky you to have made 2 projects with your winnings too.

  20. Ah, in my book a quilter can't have enough gadgets to make their life easier! Congrats on your pin cushion being the top 2 pick of the day.

  21. I wondered if the ice cream cone pincushion was part of your entry! THX for the tutes and the opportunity of your giveaway.

    You won one of the pom pom makers, lucky you! They ARE fun to play with.

  22. Too cute! That cone is adorable with all the decorations you added. :O)

  23. thanks for the tutorial and love love love your pincushion. thanks for the giveaway too

  24. I love your creations, your colors, and the lovely cat pictures.

  25. Nice! And Katniss looks like a lot of fun. :)

  26. Sweet pincuchion! Love your helpers too!! I have a couple of those too:)


  28. Great project and wonderful cat stories.

  29. Great pincushion! Thanks for the tut. Congrats on being one of the chosen!

    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  30. This is fabulous! love the ice cream cone look-

  31. Love your creations. Hope I win.

  32. Hi!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  33. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

  34. Cute pincushion! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway- I love the colors! ;) vickise at gmail dot com

  35. An adorable pincushion with a purple pompom...made with the asisstance of 2 helpful felines! Awesome!

  36. That pin cushion is really cute. i like the ice cream cone idea and the pom poms really added to it. My kitty does like to walk away with my pin cushions. Yours looks like it would be too heavy to actually carry away. Great idea.

  37. Love your pin cushion.. And your little helpers, sometimes we need their creative help too. Thank you for sharing.

  38. Cute pine cushion. So fun. Thanks.

  39. Sweet cone cushion, both you and the kitties will love playing with it with all those pompoms. {smile} Jane

  40. I recently made a batch of cupcake pincushions. I need an ice cream cone or three to go with them. Thanks to you and you feline friends for sharing.

  41. Yum! That pincushion looks almost good enough to eat!

  42. How cute that pincushion is! I'm a sucker for pincushions.

    dezertsuz at gmail

  43. LOL I really liked the single dip but now with the double dip it is even better. Love your helpers they look so sweet.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com


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