Friday, August 6, 2010

Crazy for Yo-Yo's!!

In my last post I blogged about a new designer I came across by the name of Heather Bailey.  Her website and blog are so colorful and inspirational that you can't help but come away from it with some new ideas!  She has a simple picture tutorial on her blog about how to make yo-yo's.  Now, yo-yo's are certainly not new to the crafting world, but they are to me.  My shabby bloggy friend Debbie sells some cute yo-yo's in her etsy shop and I've been admiring them since she sent me some in the mail.  When I came across the tutorial on Heather's blog I knew I just had to give it a try and WOW are they simple and cute!  I went yo-yo crazy and I can't stop making them!  I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics and bought the most colorful fabrics and off I went!  I even got my mom and daughter making them!  Here are some of the examples of the yo-yo's we've been making:
My daughter is very crafty and she decided to make 3 yo-yo's and stack them on each other and add a flower to the top. She then attached the beautiful stack to a headband.
Isn't this just GARDEN FRESH and LOVELY!!

As you can see we have been having lots of fun around my house making yo-yo's! 
Oh if my grandmother were still alive she would be so proud!  She used to make them according to my mom and she even made a quilt out of them.  {sigh} Wish I had that quilt today!

I decided to put one of the yo-yo's on a card and see how it would look and I just love it!  I backed it with a small Martha Stewart Doiley and it is just lovely! 
I used PTI cardstock, DSP, ribbon and button. The leaf and sentiment stamp are from PTI's set "Delightful Dahlia".


I can't wait to order some of Heather's fabrics and make some yo-yo's with them!
Here is a link to Heather's Bailey's blog and the yo-yo tutorial.  Just click on enter gallery and it will take you to a picture tutorial on how to make yo-yo"s. 
Try one and you'll be hooked!

I've decided to enter my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!
I already am!
{hugs} Lisa


  1. Your yo-yo's are so great!! I have wanted to learn to make these for awhile..thanks for the link :)
    Have a great day!

  2. Very cute yo-yos! The ones I sent you came from an antique (made by someone's granny) quilt that I found at an antique show this past spring! They are super fun and quite unexpected :)

  3. u have really inspired me. your yo yos and cards r beautiful. keep up the good work, dont stop.

  4. Hehehehe! I also discovered these a while ago and I think I only made 2 but they are fab!! So thank you for reminding me!!!

  5. beautiful! I love the fabric flowers many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

  6. What a beautiful YoYo flower! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thank you for the kind words on my blog. And what fond memories Yo Yos invoke - memories of my grandmother's yo-yo clowns, flowers, and quilts. Looks like you quite enjoyed yo-yo-ing! You've inspired me to give it a try. Thanks for the how-to link.
    All good wishes,

  8. another beauty! I love yoyo's too :)
    Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week

  9. Oh Lisa, I think I'm about to be crazy for yo-yos too! What an adorable card! I had no idea that these existed (sorry, I'm a bit behind - heehee!). I do a similar version with scraps of ribbon but these are so much thicker and delightful. Wonderful take on the sketch this week, thank you so much for joining us at TPE this week!
    ~*Joni TPE DT

  10. The flowers are beautiful!! I like your blog a lot :D

  11. So cute! I love making those flowers too! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

  12. So pretty!
    Thanks for playing along with CCT this week :D
    Hugs x

  13. Super cute! Thanks for playing with us EBTKS girls!