Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Time to Shake Your Pom Poms!



Let me introduce my favorite little baker, Bentley. 
She is busy getting tea ready for her Grandma. 

When visiting recently, she found a scrap of material with "Lightening McQueen" on it in my sewing room. She got so excited. I was really struggling with what to make for the "Shake Your Pom Poms" and all of sudden Lightening struck!


I just wish Bentley was here to model her apron! Can't wait to see her expression when she opens her present. She'll have her own "Lightening McQueen". 


 If you are interested in making an apron for that special child in your life, go here.



Here's our new "favorite" dessert. 
I saw this on Facebook recently and if it has pineapple in it, I've got to try it!

Two Minute Hawaiian Pie
This pie actually does just take a few minutes to prepare.


1 20-oz can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 box instant vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz)
8 oz sour creme
1 9-inch graham cracker crust
8 Maraschino Cherries
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 small container of Cool Whip for piping


In a large bowl, combine crushed pineapple with its syrup, dry pudding mix and sour creme. Mix well until well combined. Spoon into pie crust and decorate top with pineapple slices and cherries, sprinkle with coconut. 
Pipe with Cool Whip if so desired. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. 

I made my own graham cracker crust.  This is how I did it. 
Pre-Heat oven to 375 degrees. 

1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
1/3 cup sugar
6 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Mix ingredients and pat into pie pan.  Bake for 7 minutes. Cool before adding your pie ingredients. (After I tried this yesterday, I don't think I'll ever buy another graham cracker crust. It was that good!) 

Thanks to Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt 
for her time and effort to help us showcase our projects and talent. 


And to
Thearica at

An Awesome Cheerleader!  
Look at what I won!
I won this neat Clover Pom Pom Maker from Thearica! 
Woot Woot

Here's my first attempt. 
All I have is this pink yarn, so anxious to get over to the craft store to buy other colors. 
And practice on making better Pom Poms. The one above is a little on the thin side!
The Clover Pom Pom Maker makes short work in making Pom Poms
and sure beats using cardboard!


Be sure to visit everyone in the Blog Hop today, 
so you can get inspired to 
Shake Your Pom Poms!    

April 24
Nutz4Redwork

Thanks for stopping by!

77 comments:

  1. The little baker is so cute! Thanks for the recipe. Will be making one of these for dessert tomorrow. I love coconut ... and easy recipes. I was one of the lucky winners of these pom-pom makers, too. They are sure fun to use ... :) Pat

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  2. I agree! The little baker IS adorable! So is her apron! Great job!

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  3. Fun aprons for your sweet little baker! Thanks for the recipe.

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  4. Great use for Pom Poms - an apron fringe - well done ;)

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  5. Amazing what kids know ... I have never heard of Bentley McQueen :0. Great apron though.

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  6. What a lucky girl, the apron is fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Great apron, following the link to the tutorial I am so making one of these for the little bakers in our family!

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  8. The apron is super cute with the added little Pom Poms! I might have to make a couple of those too. Great work!!

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  9. Cute apron. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Love to make that one day.
    Thanks for sharing Frederika

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  10. The apron is so cute. Thanks for sharing

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  11. What a lovely apron - I'm sure Bentley will love it!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Oh she will love it I am sure...and thank you for the link I have a little one that this would work for...enjoy your day.

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  13. Very cute little apron. I know it will be well loved.

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  14. Bentley is going to love her Grandma to pieces for that cool apron!

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  15. Cute apron. Great idea for using pom poms.

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  16. ohhh lovely apron..what wee tots would not love these....

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  17. Nice job! I had to look closely at first to see the pom-poms! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Darling apron and I'm going to try that great pie recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. That apron is so cute! Every little girl would love to have one of those. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Very sweet apron with those great pom poms!

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  21. awwwwwwwww :) She is going to be very happy when she gets her brand new apron! :)

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  22. Hi!!! You little apron is so sweet!!! So is your little model!! That pie sounds wonderful!!! I will have to try it!!!! Thank You

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  23. good job on your pompom. the pie sounds wonderful too thanks for sharing

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  24. Looking good...I may have to go seek out one of those makers :)

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  25. Love the apron, it's sew cute!!!

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  26. I love it when family or friends say something that becomes the inspiration for a new project. Great job on the apron, i'm sure she'll love it.

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  27. Very cute and the pom poms make the perfect fringe for the apron.

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  28. Rosemary B here:
    Very cute, and the pompoms along with the cars makes it very manly!
    I love pie. thank you for the recipe and for sharing your project today

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  29. What a cute apron--I'm sure she'll absolutely love it!

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  30. Super cute aprons!! Can't wait to try the pie!!

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  31. Such a cute apron and the pom poms add a nice touch...love it and I'm sure she will, too! I think I need to run make a pie--it looks so yummy.

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  32. Your Bentley is going to love her new apron! I dare say a big girl like me would like one with pom pom trim too, LOL.

    You will turning out lovely pom poms in no time with that Clover maker!

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  33. fun touch to that little apron ... just what little ones love.
    thanks sew much for sharing today
    in stitches

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  34. What a lovely apron. I'd like one with pom pom trim as well please.

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  35. Good job on the apron, and thanks for the recipes.

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  36. What a sweet apron. Your granddaughter will love it.

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  37. Very cute apron, she will love it. Delicious recipe too.

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  38. What a lovely apron for a lucky little granddaughter. Thank you for sharing the pattern source.

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  39. Your granddaughter is going to love the apron. Thanks for the recipe it gooks delicious.

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  40. Awww such s sweet little chef and apron! Thank you for the recipe too!!

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  41. Now that is just adorable, and what a treat... Tea with gramma. Great way to dress up her special little apron. My first attempt at the pom pom maker was a little skimpy too, but I found a thicker yarn make much nicer pom poms.

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  42. Such cute aprons for a beautiful little girl. Looks like you have a lot of fun in the Kitchen. I do not have a pom pom maker, I must do my the hard way...so yours are a lot better than mine.

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  43. Cute apron! She will love it:)
    Also thanks for the recipe... I always need something quick for a sew day take along:)

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  44. Cute little apron. It's going to look adorable on her. You will have to share pics when she has it own. Thanks for the recipe. Sounds delish!

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  45. adorable apron - she's a cutie!

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  46. Bentley is going to love her new apron. Very cute.

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  47. I am sure she will love her apron.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  48. Love the apron - very sweet!!

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  49. Sweet apron, thnaks for sharing your project and that wonderful pie recipe.

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  50. What mgreat little tools we have for all kinds of projects now. Pom pom makers...Who would have ever thought...

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  51. These pom poms are such a sweet addition to the aprons, what a great idea to add some "pop"!

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  52. Great apron and wonderful dessert idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Thanks for your hospitality today!! Love the little one!! They make my world go round!! Pompom on girl!! Thanks!!

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  54. Cute...I love aprons! blessings, marlene

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  55. What a sweet little baker! Great little apron. Thanks for sharing (love the recipe....sounds like this weekend's dessert)

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  56. Very sweet. Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

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  57. Great idea! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  58. What a great idea!Thanks for pattern info.

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  59. A cute little chef with her own special apron and dessert too! Love it!

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  60. The apron is a great idea. Your grandgirl is going to be super excited when she see it. She is at an age when things from Grandma really, really excite her. I imagine she is going to play and play with the poms as well as admire the material. It took me a long time to get the hang of the pom maker. I mean a LONG time. I bet I made 30 before I really got the hang of it. They got acceptable as I progresed and then I finally got the hang of it. Please do not get discouraged and keep using it and practicing. Thank you for participating in the hop and sharing the adorable pictur of your granddaughter. You are very generous to share the apron pattern and the wonderful pie recipe with us. My stitch group guild meets next Monday. We each take our own lunch, drinks, etc. I was thinking about taking a cake this time. Now I think I'll be taking a pie. There are just 5 of us. Yummy, yummy!

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  61. Cute little chef with the cute apron

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  62. I love your apron, it will look great on your granddaughter! Thanks for the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Bentley is going to love her apron. Pom-poms are always something that kids think are wonderful; great idea.

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  64. wonderful idea and thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  65. Bentley will love her new apron! Thanks for the recipe.

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  66. I am sure that the apron will become such a favourite that it will always be worn or in the wash. Better make a second one just in case!!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Such a cute apron! My daughter loved all things Lightening McQueen when she was little too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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