Monday, March 28, 2011

Ode to Yo-yos

Ok. So, my brother that I love so much got me a Michael's gift card for my birthday. Yay! So, I used some of it to get these tools to make fabric yo-yos. Double Yay! I have purchased yo-yos in the past from various Etsy shops, but I thought I should give it a shot myself. A quick trip to Joann's for some fat quarters of pretty fabric and I have been a yo-yo makin' fool ever since. Seriously addicting. They take a little bit of time to make, but it's quiet, alone, napping kids yo-yo making time and it has been lovely. Seriously people, if you don't yo-yo, you really should :)
As you can see below, I have made some yo-yo hair clips and you will soon see them in my Etsy shop. I used some fun feathers and my grandma's vintage button collection to fancy them up a bit. As far as Etsy goes, I'm trying to keep the same colorful fun vibe in my shop while stocking a good variety of products. It's always "in progress" but I like where these little clips are taking the shop. Chic, vintage, one of a kind, and adorable (if I do say so myself, ha ha).

This little shabby chic one is my first-ever yo-yo so Hayden gets to keep it ;)
Keep a look out for these little guys in my shop. I'm sure there will be many a yo-yo makin' nap times in my future :) Happy Monday!


  1. yo to, mallory, i love the yo-yos! ;)
    seriously they are so adorable- perfect!

    ode to yo-yos, by cassie
    i had a little yo-yo,
    as cute as it could be
    i had a little yo-yo,
    i made it just for me
    but my little yo-yo
    was lonely on its own
    so i put my little yo-yo
    with a feather on a bow,
    and now my little yo-yo
    is in a happy place,
    and my little yo-yo
    puts a smile on babygirl's face.

  2. Ali, do you have them in your shop now? I looked but did not see them...I love those, my Addie would be so in love with one or two of those....comment me when you have them for sale!!! So cute!

  3. OH MY! You are right...I'm so in love with these!! I will be checking out your etsy for a cute pink one! lol!

  4. I've never seen those crafty yo yos before. I love the hair clips and newest addition to your shop. My favorite is your presentation of each and every item you make. You are so talented...

    Take care,

  5. How sweet, and you have the best little model!

  6. Super cute! I love a project that you can sit and do while you watch TV! I'll have to go check out that yo-yo making thingy from Michaels. And big props to your bro' for the Michaels GC! And big, big props to Cassie for writing a yo-yo poem! Seriously, I don't think I've ever seen anyone comment in the form of a poem :)

  7. These are adorable! You are so creative. The cards you've made to attch them to are beautiful.

  8. Those clippies and yo-yo's are adorable. You did a great job! It kind of makes me want to learn all about yo-yo-ing!

  9. Okay first I have to comment on cassie's poem...hilarious! Second...LOVE the yo yo clips. can you believe I have the makers but have never actually made a yo yo. Crazy, I know!


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