Monday, July 30, 2007

Yo-Yo Mania

Yo-Yo Mania, originally uploaded by confections.

My sister and I have discovered a brand-new tool by Clover which makes creating yo-yo's for quilting a simple process. We've both been quilters for over ten years, and have quite a stash of quilting fabrics to use in our yo-yo mania.

The set of Clover tools we've acquired is getting a major workout! My sister has a new handbag in mind for her steadily increasing number of yo-yo's. I haven't decided yet what I will do with mine, but I like the idea of making little brooches with them. I adorned one with a favorite faceted amazonite bead. We dipped into our stash of silk dupioni, too, and created some gleamy silk confections. I want to dip some of those into a dyebath and see what happens. I'll keep you posted.

Latest Yo-Yo's
Flower Yo-Yo


  1. oh i've seen that it really easy??? I have a craft fair to prepare for and my posey takes yo yos...what makes it worth the money??? I love gadgets but have many that don't do what i thought they would...kwim? Any advice would be great!

  2. The Clover yo-yo tools are well worth the money and work very well. The flower shapes and the hearts are a bit more complicated (as you would imagine), but those rounds in four sizes are the bee's knees! Simplicity itself!