In one of the bags of "stuff" sent home with me after Crafty Grandma's passing I found a bag of fabric circles. Some of the circles had been stitched (this is how I get away with it not being sewing) closed. I remember one time seeing the bag and Grandma telling me they were yo-yos. She would sit and stitch them together while watching all her favorite public television shows (we loved Are You Being Served?)
In the spirit of wanting use the things coming from Grandma I pulled them out and started stitching together the remaining circles. Now many people probably already know how this is done, but for those of you like me, still trying to figure it all out, this is how I did it (that is not to say it is the right way or anything)
|Weave needle and thread in and out|
|Pull tight as you go until get all the way around. I stitched over the beginning and then knotted the thread.|
|I added a bead to this one.|
I have done a few different things with the yoyos. I made a few into brooches. I adore them as hair accessories most of all.
and yesterday I started making some for Christmas
That is my beautiful daughter modeling them for me. This girl is not afraid of the camera at all! She loves posing for pictures.