Thursday, August 18, 2011

Yo-yo's and yet more yo-yo's

Making yo-yo's
I've finally started making some yo-yo's for Penny's 'Yo-yo along'. After finishing up my crochet blanket I needed something to keep my fingers busy at night in front of the TV as I just hate to sit and do nothing so making these yo-yo's is the perfect activity that keeps me busy but still lets me watch my favourite programmes. I've decided to do one colour group at a time so it doesn't seem such a daunting task although having a yo-yo maker certainly makes it quicker and easier. I'm up to 24 as of last night. Penny's making 1008!

Bliss yo-yo wreath
And in keeping with the yo-yo theme this is a wreath I made with some of my leftover Bliss fabrics and a few yo-yo's. What do you think?

Bliss yo-yo wreath
I really enjoy adding little details to my projects so I embellished the yo-yo's with a selection of buttons and sewed them on with some sparkly beads.
Bliss yo-yo wreath
I also wrapped some white ric-rac around the wreath and did a simple running stitch with some pale pink perle cotton to keep it in place and a ric-rac loop for hanging embellished with some simple french knots. Pretty don't you think and its for sale in my shop here.

4 comments:

Michele Pacey said...

Yay for yo-yos! Are you going to be making as many at Penny? Wow, that's a lot! What a great way to use up your scraps! :)

Your wreath is just gorgeous too! Such a pretty collection of fabrics.

Karen said...

How many are you going to make? Or aren't you going to commit yourself to a number? Your wreath is beautiful. Happy statiching.

Videa said...

Hi I love your yoyo wreath

Catherine said...

Thanks so much Videa!!

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