Yo-Yos Got My Temperature Rising

The weather is warming up nicely (at last), and I’m hand sewing like a madwoman these days.

pile of yoyos in RJR cotton supreme solids

These little beauties are all samples for my workshop as part of Camp Aloha Friends this summer.

multipcolored yoyos

Little rounds of fabric, all gathered up and pretty, waiting to be shown off.  They’re the perfect sewing project for car trips or sitting on the sofa under a quilt, having a nice long talk.  Easy to pick up and put down, and a lovely accompaniment to a cup of tea.

hot pink yoyo

The finished project will be showcased in a shadow box frame, but I’ve got some pretty fun variations that I can’t wait to share.  And plenty more swimming around my imagination: yo-yos on clothing, yo-yo quilts for the beds, yo-yo applique.  Sigh.

yoyos all in a row

Camp starts June 15, and there are still spots left if you want to come play!  If you choose the suitcase option, you’ll get a pack of lovely pre-cut fabrics sent to you just for this project, and then step-by-step video walking you through sewing these and constructing the project.

yoyos two tone

Meanwhile, I’ll be working on my yo-yo scrap project, and if all goes well, there’s even a chance the full-sized quilt will be completed to share with you when camp begins!  I’ve got yo-yo fever, yo.  Heh.  Heh.

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  • Kay Eyles
    April 17, 2014 at 3:51 am

    I love yo yos, or suffolk puffs as they are known in England. For the life of me I can’t use the yo yo makers by Clover though, and always have to make mine by hand.

    • Deborah
      April 17, 2014 at 7:45 am

      I have tried the Clover yo-yo makers, and they do work, but not faster than I can make them by hand, and it’s just one more thing to tote around. I love how portable yo-yos are, and how easy to sew in the car or on the train, so I’d much rather do them the “old-fashioned” way!

      And suffolk puffs! Love that name! Whyever are they called that? (Of course, why on Earth are they called “yo-yos” here?)


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