Friday, October 5, 2007

A Walk of Yo-yos



Learning how to do yo-yos this week . . . and I'm also learning that there is no spot in my house with good natural light! So out onto the sidewalk with my favorite stools and my new yo-yos.







These large yo-yos are made using the Clover large-size yo-yo maker.









The small and wee yo-yos on this stool I did the old-fashioned way. I love sewing them up this way, 'all by myself'. Can you see the beginnings of my red-white Christmas garland? and a blue + light blue winter garland?



And see the two flower-shaped yo-yos above? Those are made with the Clover flower-yo-yo maker. I need more practice on those, I think. But I can see the possibilities for yo-yo flower bouquets . . . yo-yo adorned cards . . .














Autumn comes soon . . . perfect time for making more yo-yos, and for finally sewing with these batik pieces that I purchased last year. Here they seem like laundry-day prayer flags.

5 comments:

Christina said...

Ohhh...I want to learn how to make yo yos too! Should I start just making them by hand or is it worth it to get a clover yoyo maker? I want to make a bunch in all different colors to put around the hem of a boring skirt. :)

GardenGoose said...

love the yo-yo's..aren't they addictive? so fun to make..and lots of possibilities for projects.

Beemoosie said...

Now wouldn't those make lovely seat covers right on those stools??

amy said...

those yo-yos look great. is it a lot quicker to use the clover yo-yo maker?

Appalachian Girl JEM said...

I saw the cutest idea made out of Yo-Yo's. It was of the American flag, done with Red, White and Blue Yo-Yo's and tacked together. It was so cute and would be soooo easy!