Thursday, December 15, 2011

{self confident gifts}

my Christmas motto this year....... 
every gift deserves to be adorably dressed
I want my gifts to be proud of who they are.......
to feel jolly good about themselves
so I am piling on the pom-poms
making them as cute as can be 

can you ever add too many of these
roly poly woolly bits?
I think not
Just for today.......
anticipate joy 


Unknown said...

How do you make them ... they are fabulous!
Merry Christmas

Dagmar said...

hi Koralee..I totally agree with you..presents needs to be properly dressed and Pom poms are just the thing! Are you counting down the days until Friday! one more sleep until you get a break.
Love and happy blessings,

Alessandra said...

Pom-poms on presents? Great idea Koralee!


birdie blue said...

i'm sure all of your presents are adorably dressed, miss koralee. your creativity is amazing, love this idea.

merry, merry

Jill said...

I agree! one can never have to many pom-poms!! (I love to make them too!)
Your packages will most certainly be confident AND lovely!!
Happy wrapping!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear one, EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU IS JOY!!!!!!! And this is your secret, I believe:

Simple joys.
Color that exudes happiness.
Your consistent message of creativity and using what we have.

I have been so blessed to know you the last several years Koralee, and a highlight of this year has been to SEE YOU FACE TO FACE...I will never forget. You are the pom pom on the gift for me!!!!!!!! Anita

Blessed Serendipity said...

Pom Poms make me smile too. Merry Christmas to you and your family.


Privet and Holly said...

We are into felt and
paper roses, this year.
I am loving these cute
little Pom poms, too!
Enjoy making your gifts

xx Suzanne

Magpie's Mumblings said...

How cute...and perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree afterwards!

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh.. I bet your gifts look sweet with pompoms on them! What a great idea! I loved the hand sewn heart in the post below. How did the tarts turn out? I love cherries!
*M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*

Hearts Turned said...

Oh, such roly-poly balls of fun, Koralee! Love the idea of using those on Christmas jolly, homey & sweet!

Wishing you the most wonderful weekend, dear friend...Christmas is coming quickly!!!


Palomasea said...

Dear Koralee,

What wonderfully fun pom-poms!! And beautiful Anita is know, my sweet daughter (a former student of Anita's), asked for pom-pom makers for Christmas! I think I'll show her your post, she will love this:))
Gorgeous as always, sweet friend..
Have a beautiful weekend,
- Irina

Missy said...

To Cute, I will have to learn how to make those again. I had two large pom poms on my rollers skates when I was a young girl.

Terra said...

What fun to receive a gift with your pom poms on it. Adorable.

Maria said...

Hi Koralee! What pretties!
Those pom pom bows are so adorable! I'm sure there will be instant smiles!
Your red bowls in the last post look familiar! I have two of them on my counter and they are my everyday mixing bowls for small batches. Oh tonight, I had a very silly baking experience. I FORGOT the BUTTER! How can that happen? So silly of me!
My "fat free" date bars went in the freezer and will be eaten at an undetermined moment of desperation :D

Are you done until after the New Year? Oh for me... one more full week!
Next Friday, the 23rd, Jason comes home! we're so excited!

Have a fabulous Friday!
xoxo ♥ Maria

Unknown said...

I won't even get started on this picture. Lordy, it's got to be one of my favs of the year. Sidebar worthy, that's for sure.

Rosie said...

P O M ~ P O M JOY!!!!
Oh you know I have a "thing" for these "wooly bits of wonderment". Your blog is awfully CUTE these days...full of Christmas love.
My first born arrived today and we will pick up my sweet baby girl at the airport on Sunday! YIPPPEEE!
Let the festivities begin!!...hugs dear sweet friend...Rosie

GardenOfDaisies said...

I think these would make the perfect finishing touch for the packages that go under the tree. Nordic, warm and wooly, but pretty and playful too.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I think not...there's always room for pom poms!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I think your fluffy balls are adorable, another great bluebird project. I can only imagine what your Christmas presents look like all dressed up with these little fellows on top.
Have a merry merry weekend, sweet friend. Christmas is around the corner xoxoxoxox

liz said...

A gorgeous pom-pom bouquet Koralee. :) Liz xx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I have no doubt that everything you do is given that extra special touch.

I've been to Dagmar's blog. Very inspiring indeed. In fact, she had a friend who lived in Kuwait for 10 years and has family in Sri Lanka. Such a small world at times.

Best wishes to you and yours for a happy holiday. Tammy

magie said...

Gotta love pom poms! I think those will look just lovely on pressies, what a great idea :)

Deborah said...

A girl can never have too many pom poms :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

It's me said...

Filled with joy the pom

Martina said...

Sweet, so sweet! Your pompoms look adorable!

Ingrid said...

Hi Koralee I love your pom-poms too...have a nice day....

Barbara said...

What a fun idea, Koralee! Pom poms on a Christmas gift and then you can save them for all sorts of things!

andrea creates said...

very cute! i save a lot of my leftover lengths of yarn when i'm done knitting-this would be a great project for them :)

Catherine said...

I'm always under the belief that 'more is better' ~ so pom~pom away sweet girl!
xo Catherine

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Well I am going to the doctor today. I am feeling better but I must rule out pneumonia. This has lingered on too long and in my energetic efforts to keep up, I think I am spent at this point! The kids' energy is a bit much for me at the moment, and NEXT WEEK will be a wrap up for WEDNESDAY'S little party. We traditionally have a SLEDDING party over at the neighboring middle school hill. BUT WE HAVE NO SNOW!!!!!!!!! So the party will be a crafting/music/dance party indoors. THEN WE ARE OFF! Oh dearest, enjoy every countdown second!!!!! LOVE TO YOU! Anita

Blondie's Journal said...

What a cool idea! I love gifts that make you pause...


Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...

Yes! I agree and love your excellent idea!


Rizzi said...


jane said...

so cute! I need to go make pom poms...lots and lots :) x x x x x x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

KORALEE! GOOD NEWS! The doc said I just have a HEAD COLD! I knew it. But all the people around me think just 'cause I am small and slight that I must be TERRIBLY SICK! No...just a nasty cold. I go to enjoy this day OFF!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the virtual hug and are truly the best and THEE bluebird of happiness....Anita

Libbie said...

Hey Koralee! We ure have been busy! I can't imagine the business around your house with all your ventures! What fun to recive a present with so much personality!!! You always bless all those around you!

Helen Philipps said...

A lovely idea....I have put tiny candy canes, fabric hearts, felt hearts and all kinds of tags and ribbon on my gifts...but I never thought of pom poms...till now!
Have a wonderful weekend, Koralee.
Helen x

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Unknown said...

L♥Ve the idea of using pom-poms for dressing up a package! I do love a puffy pom.. reminds me of my rollerskating days .. eons ago when I was in jr high .. my skates had big puffy pink/white poms!!! So stylish - in the 80s might I say!!!

Unknown said...

pom poms most definitely = sweetness, happy, fun, festive, love, adorableness .... i should learn how to make them too! xoxo

Gloria said...

How fun,,,and cute! Love your attitude!! :)

Thanks for the gift of your JOY you always bring to us!! :)

Bless your sweet heart,

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Hi Koralee

Love all your sweet and thoughtful comments, now I have loved pom poms since I was a little girl, I have a obsession with tiny bobble trim I could put it on everything!
There is something theraputic about making pompoms, I need a few balls of wool!

All my best

Anonymous said...

I am in total agreement Koralee! XO

Ruth Yoder said...

those r super cute!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I am a pom pom lover too!

Lisa Graham said...

Pom Pom Bows! Brilliant and such a sweet homemade touch! Love it Koralee!


malia said...

totally adorable... i really need to get a pom pom maker! you are inspiring me

à la parisienne said...


This image makes me want to run to the craft store and purchase that pom maker I was contemplating on buying last winter!!! Your gift wrapping is so charming. No doubt the recipient will be delighted!