Going Yo-yo Crazy

Last night I finally broke out the Clover yo-yo maker I’ve had for the better part of a year. (Yes, I tend to buy things and not get around to using them. It’s a bad habit and I need to break it.)

Anyway, I have an enormous bag of scraps and decided to play around with the yo-yo maker to see if I liked the results. LOVE! I think I could spend hours stitching up these little cuties. Aren’t they adorable?

Of course, I have no idea what I’m going to do with them. Right now I’m just sticking them in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag until I get a few more, since there aren’t enough to really think about using. Well, except maybe as embellishments on purses or clothes. (Which gives me an idea for a half-finished outfit for Miss L. But I digress.)

I’ve been cruising Flickr for some inspiration and haven’t been disappointed. I love how these are displayed. This is gorgeous, but I don’t know if I have the patience for it (much less a bigger one). I’m totally going to use these as inspiration. I think the yo-yos on this purse are a nice touch. I’ve seen garlands, too, but I think I’d rather do something bigger with them. What have you sen done with yo-yos that’s cool or different?

20 Replies to “Going Yo-yo Crazy”

  1. Hello! Oh, your new site looks wonderful! And I have to say that I have major yo yo envy. I’m in love with yo yos myself but I can never understand how to make them from the instructions I’ve seen. Does a yo yo maker actually make it easier?

    I got the camera, by the way…I’ve hardly had time to play with it yet and it’s clear that I need to read the instruction manual to get the hang of it. Very exciting.

    Anyway…I’m going to go and see what else you’ve been up to since I’ve been gone.

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  2. I still have a bag of yo yos from last summer that I never used up! I was kind of obsessed for a while. I love that picture of the bag you linked to. You should def make one of those!

    Katies last blog post..Beet-astic

  3. I have seen different patterns for toys…bears, dogs, clowns, etc. They look cute.

    I have been looking at purchasing the yo-yo makers, just haven’t gotten around to it yet. What else is new…

    I would probably be like you with ziploc baggies of them and wondering what to make.

    rsislandcrafts (Robin)s last blog post..alien scarf

  4. They are so cute! I want some! Send me a couple 😉 I’ve seen people use them in scrapbooking. That photo of the ones with the flowers and buttons in the middle would be great for scrapbooking. I quite liked the frame idea too. Think it would look better with brighter colors though.

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  5. I had no idea there was a yoyo maker! And to think of all the saucers I have traced around in my lifetime! My mom made a quilt several years back and has started another. Very time consuming, but one of those projects you kind of work on for a while then put down for a while. She also made a vest front, back in the day when vests were all the rage, can we say late 80s, NKOTB! I love yoyos, I most recently used them on my daughter’s Easter dress, very tiny ones placed under a covered button. I could send you a pic if you like.

  6. I never heard of a yo yo maker.

    And that bag you linked to…nice. It’s so easy to get lost in Flickr looking around at all the wonderful images.

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  7. You know… I’m trying to dig my way out from under a pile of projects and you go and post this! I want one. …Not quite sure what I’d do with them, but I’d figure it out, right?

    …Ooo! I could make Ninja-baby brother a stuffed animal! *sneaks off to the craft store before Mr. CW gets wise.*

    Lynns last blog post..In Stitches for Charity

  8. I don’t have the yo-yo maker, but have made them by hand before, mostly as purse embellies. Once I learned how to do it, I was hooked! I think they might look cute as little girls’ hair accessories too. Don’t know why I haven’t tried that yet!

    Happy yo-yo-ing!

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  9. When I lived on Smith Avenue my neighbor across the street hand sewed her own clothes. She made yo yos and sewed them into bedspreads. She took orders and sold them. I once saw a picture of a vest with yo yos as the top layer on the front. It was very attractive and colorful. I checked out some web sites about yo yos. Someone was making very cute hair ornaments out of yo yos. Others were using them to decorate T-shirts. This is something I could do when I am sitting watching (listening to) a TV movie.

  10. Awesome video. You did a fantastic job. That’s a great project too. I’m sure your daughter’s teacher will love it.

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