Friday, April 8, 2011

YO YO'S & FELTED WOOL



A couple of years ago my friend Cherie came to visit and while she was here we had a really fun day shopping.  I was watching my pennies and we kept finding free stuff...all the more fun!!!  We went to this really great Fabric Store called Esther's Fabrics and noticed that outside the store there was a bench piled high with these great books of fabric samples.  Next to them was a sign that said "Free...Please Take".   We went in the store and I asked the owner if it was true...were the fabric sample books free for the taking.  She said "yes" to which I said "you're kidding!" and with a VERY serious face she bent over and looked me straight in the eye and said..."I never kid about free fabric".  So there you go!  She wasn't kidding and we didn't mess around, we loaded up our arms and came home with loads of free fabric samples that were amazing! 

I found that these swatches of fabrics were the perfect size for making YO-YO's.  When my friend Cherie went back home she found these cool gadgets for making YO-YO's and sent them to me.  So I have been makin YO-YO's for a few years now.  One of my first blog posts I showed this cute curtain that I made from YO-YO's and now I came up with this:


I think it's going to be a pillow...definitely just a decorative one.  I had some Felted Wool and combined them and then sewed the patches together.  I love the way the top came out and am excited to finish it up. 

Have a great weekend!

Meagan

7 comments:

  1. I love this Meagan! Just gorgeous!
    My Aunt Sophie used to have me making yo-yos for her projects when I was a little girl...nice memories.
    Happy Saturday! xo Joan

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  2. Fabric samples......what a wonderful "find" that was! AND the yo yo's are just too cute! I read about your laundry room curtain and I adore it.....ideas are floating all around in my head this morning, inspired by you. I am a new Follower...and will love keeping up with your projects and your thoughts. hugs, Phyllis

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  3. Thanks for the sweet comments! I'm glad that you like my yo yo project. I am working on the rest of it and can't wait to show you how it turned out!
    Take care!
    Meagan

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  4. beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!! You are as creative and alented with textiles as you are with paint, Meg!! You never cease to amaze me, friend.

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  5. Felt is wonderful...I love how it feels in your hands! I've done a few projects with it, years ago in another life. lol...

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  6. how cute is this?! And what a great idea for the fabric samples. I have a little box of them in my basement that I've been hoarding for decades, knowing that someday I would have "the perfect project" for them... this is a great idea!
    But back to your cuter-than-cute pillow, this really is adorable, and I wish you luck keeping a decorative-pillow in a houseful of boys. I share my house with only one "boy" but I know...

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