Monday, July 27, 2009
It started with a fall & torn jeans:
I pulled out a few yo-yo makers & a pair of jeans (ratty ones that Alex grew out of).
First lesson learned ... they aren't kidding when they say to use strong thread. I tried the large flower & the thread broke when I pulled it to close the yo-yo. I tried the small flower -- did not cover the tear. I'm thinking yo-yo's weren't meant to be made out of denim -- would be easier to use cotton. Tried the large heart & doubled my quilting thread --- it turned out ok, added an old white button for the center & think my old jeans are good to go for another couple years (first picture).
If you are interested in obtaining these yo-yo makers, I find them at quilt shops, craft places (ie Michael's), and JoAnn Fabric stores. This is what the Clover packages look like:I am guessing I have one of every shape and size. And, until today, they were all in the packages. Where does all my free time go?
I even have this rose maker:Which is still in the package!!!! I will get that out one of these days & try it.