2 crafty. 2 many ideas. 2 much yarn. 2 many pattern books. 2 many craft supplies collecting dust. Time to get moving. Past time to define myself. This begins my journey.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Something New Saturday - Yo Yos
I decided that Saturday would be a good day to learn something new. I have a lot of ideas to try, so I'll have a lot of full Saturdays coming up. Today I wanted to figure out how to make fabric Yo-Yos. I started out looking for a pair of good scissors so I could cut out some diaper shirts for the charity I volunteer for. Someone suggested a rotary cutter. I have several already - for paper crafts and for fleece projects. But I never thought about cutting anything more than a straight line. So - off to the internet to research. I discovered a whole new world of what you can do with a rotary cutter. I'll have to save my $$$ and coupons, though, for my wish list - including templates to use with rotary cutters. While on this search, I saw some cool-looking templates for making yo-yos. So - I gathered my supplies - bought some I didn't already have, and spent the day making yo-yos. I should also mention the helpful video tutorial at http://www.sewthankful.com/. It was a slow start, but after the first few I found myself on a roll. It will take a lot of these little babies to make a coverlet for the bed, so I'll just make them when I'm in the mood and collect them in a jar.