Sunday, 22 November 2009

Christmas YoYo Fun

Last Christmas I had a lot more time, and got around to quite a few little christmassy projects, like my upcycled heart ornaments (above). I also made a Advent Calendar Tree, which, apparently, I did not photograph.

This year it looks like I'll be condensing the holiday crafting, but hope to be able to spend at least two days on it. Next Saturday has been set aside, and I was looking for something fun and easy to craft. My unsuspecting friend Lorna is coming over, and we're going to have a go at creating some yoyo christmas garlands and ornaments.

A yoyo is a circular fabric thingy that was originally popular in America between 1920 - 1940. These were used to create quilts.

This weekend I raided our local Alladdin's Cave of fabric remnants, and came home with the following loot:

The colours aren't that christmassy, but never mind!

A quick search of Flickr will show you some of the lovely things other people have created with yoyos. Here's a garland by Heather from Hello My Name is Heather. Heather also published a fantastic tutorial on making yoyos here.

A garland in more traditionally Christmassy colours by Bee Wise Bags.

Image by Bee Wise Bags
Yoyos also look lovely appliqued, for example on these lovely rustic looking stockings, available from Milkpod Studio.

I'll post some pictures of results next week!

1 comment:

Sofluid said...

Have fun and look forward to seeing the pics! :)