April 26, 2010

~Hey...yo yo~

Isn't it fun to find a craft at a yard sale that was once started by someone else...
...but now gets to be finished by you? 
And the more vintage...the better!
When I worked at the Pine Needle, a quilt shop, we called them "UFO's"...
...unfinished objects...
{the remnants of those quilts we start to make but never seem to finish.}

I was happy to find this little UFO from 1977!
Remember these "Yo Yo Animals"?
It's got all the pattern pieces and some of the vintage fabric circles too.

Yo Yo  animals are still being made today...just a little more up-to-date!



And yo yos are used in so many different ways too...

~in quilts~
~a beautiful garland~

~even a purse~

The possibilities are endless with these little fabric gathered circles....
Have you ever used yoyos in your creations?




35 comments:

Marie said...

How sweet Carrie! I love yoyo's! What a lucky find!!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

Looks like fun!
I'd love to FINISH something :)

Mags said...

Oh I must have that yoyo monkey! The grandbabe's nursery is done in monkies and that would be so cute in with the rest of his monkey busyness.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh yes! I was born in 61 and I remember my yo-yo doll. It had a wizard's hat. I loved feeling the yo-yos! Those fabrics you got are great! If I didn't *absolutely* hate to sew, I'd make yo-yos because I think they're so cute!

Thanks for cheering me on concerning our move! ♥

Kelly said...

They are great and really effective! So which are you going to make?

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Those yoyos are so much fun indeed. Thank you so so much for reminding me... I have a craft kit in my 'craft cupboard' Will dive right into it right NOW!
Have a happy day, Carrie. xx

Lori said...

how fun Carrie...i love the yo yo bunny and purse...too cute!!!

vivian said...

yoyos are fun. Are you going to finish that project and what will you make out of them?

Pam said...

I love finding vintage crafts at garage sales! And I love that yo yo purse! I think I need to make one.

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

The fact that I remember that pattern dates me, doesn't it? lol! But, I never have tried to hide my age so that's ok.

And, I'm guilty of selling my own UFO's at yard sales.

Florence and Mary said...

I can't wait to see what yoyos you make!

Victoria x

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

What a coincidence! I just made my first Yo-yos from my brother's shirt for hair clips for his granddaughters! I love making them and am thinking about using them as flower pins for purses..the new animals are soo fun and the old pattern is a real find :-)

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Oh fun! Can't wait to see you finish it!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've never made a yo yo...but I love the cute look! Maybe I should try! ♥

Chow and Chatter said...

oh these are so cool, thanks for the kind comment on my blog love ya

Rebecca

koralee said...

I sooooo love yoyos they are something I can make and they look adorable. Brings back childhood memories. xoxoxo

Jenny said...

What a great post! That purse is adorable! I love that you call them UFO's that is cute :)

Kady said...

I had that original pattern once upon a time. I'm really dating myself here, but it was early in my crafting days. Love the look of yo-yos. Love your blog.

Kissed by an Angel said...

They are gorgeous!! I don't remember seeing them before though!!!

Deborah said...

How FUN! You and your garage sales up there make me a wee bit green...you always find the best stuff!
**happy smiles** Deb

Gracefully Vintage said...

Those are Adorable- what cute little gifts, Love Those Yard Sales- The Blog is Amazing- love the look...
Karryann

grammy said...

How fun is that
was that a UFO of your own, or did you get it at a garage sale?
I love the old ones and the new pattern too. The monkey is sweet (o:

Love the Decor! said...

THOSE ARE CUTE!
I never got in on that craze but that monkey is adorable. Thanks for your sweet visits.
I feel like I have neglected my blog friends but I
will get to every one soon

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh yes! Lindsey and I make yo-yo's all the time! We make garlands from them and Lindsey uses them in her scrapbooking layouts. We have piles of them that are waiting to be used! Twyla

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I just LOVE finds like that too!!

I can't wait to see your finished project.

Praying you are having a BLESSED week.

Kim~

Happy@Home said...

No, I have never made any yo yo's. I'm afraid I'm the type who creates UFO's. I have a few of them in my closet (all cross stitch).

Amy said...

How cute are those!

Country Dreaming said...

Looks like fun!
My Mom started some YO-Yo's and now I have them.

Have fun.

Melinda

Cherry's Jubilee said...

OHHH this brings back such sweet childhood memories....love yo yos!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

I am a huge yoyo fan...and what fun to find that vintage pattern and even some nice circles already cut to go with! Have fun!
Smiles, Karen

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I forgot all about yo-yo animals. What a cute reminder. I use them for flowers and I am making a yo-yo quilt for my cousin, but I may have to consider a cute little bunny...Great find and thanks for the reminder.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Yo-yo....wuz up? ....sorry, couldn't help myself!

I love yo-yos!!!! My Nanny made the yo-yo clowns when I was a kid. Wish I had one of them!

xo
Becky

Just Breathe said...

They are adorable. What a cute idea.

GardenofDaisies said...

the little yoyo animals are adorable!

Nishant said...

I had that original pattern once upon a time.
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