Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Last week I posted about my new yo yo maker here.  Well, I'm happy to report that Monday night I was able to sit down and whip out a few yo yos! 

It took me a minute with the first one to figure out the instructions.  I must tell you though, I am HORRIBLE with directions.  My brain is just not wired to accept them.  I want to do things my way and I'm way to impatient to read anything.  So when it comes to something like this, I have a very difficult time sitting and reading what I'm supposed to do.  Plus it used really big words like "superimposed".  Haha!  After I figured it out with the first yo yo (which was the orange one) I couldn't stop making them!  They only took minutes and the worst part was lining  up the plates correctly and tying the knot in my thread!  The other concern I had was after I took the fabric off the plate, you have to pull the threads to gather your yo yo up.  My fabric started to get all wonky, but you just have to play with it a little bit and it turns out perfect!  Also, be very careful, if you get overzealous, like me, your thread might break.  :) If you're interested in making yo yos for your layouts or cards, I would suggested getting this tool!  They sell it in different sizes and even different shapes too!

Now, hopefully, my next yo yo post will be a project with these puppies!  I'm so excited with how they turned out and can't wait to make something with them.

Are you having a good Wednesday so far?  I can't believe we're halfway through the week already!  Have an awesome day and I'll chat with you later!  Thanks for popping in today :)


  1. wow those turned out awesome! i cant wait to see how you use them!!!!

  2. Very cool!! Those would be great for headbands too!

  3. Be careful! Making those are addictive.

  4. I'll have to look for that tool. I can so see some yo-yo's on a layout in my future. TFS!:-)

  5. Wow....this is so cool..I'll have to check this out!! :)

  6. These are so cool. I have seen them on sewing projects for years. I notice a lot crafts that were made for sewing has come into the scrapbooking/cardmaking world.
    I can see those getting addicting.
    I am with you on reading instructions, maybe thats why my cricut isn't being used as much as it should be ;)