Alrighty then, with Halloween under my belt, I don’t feel so awful about doing a Christmas project! Heck, Christmas music is now being played at work and the grocery stores have the Christmas candy isle all set up. So, now I am in earnest to finish my yo-yo garland for this years tree!
If you have never made a yo-yo, mores the pity LOL. You start out with a circle twice the size you want the finished yo-yo to be. I have a 3 and 1/4″ circle cut out of cardboard. I use a sharpie and trace the cardboard on to my fabric. You can use either side of the fabric because the marker will not be seen either way.
I have sewn sooooooo mannnny that I am cross eyed, he he he. Now the fun part starts.
Add some metallic beads, hemp string, and hooks and eyes I am set to begin stringing my yo-yo’s. There isn’t any rhyme or reason to the pattern, just play around with the colors you choose and the pattern will reveal itself.
I must admit I am not crazy about the buttons, they have added too much weight. So they will be removed, all in all I love it and am going to run with it.Tah dah. I added in a larger yo-yo sporadically also. This will take me a while, that is for sure. I work at it until my hand cramps, then save it for the next day. Makes me look forward to decorating my tree! My son, Shamus, said I couldn’t be a “Bah Humbugger” this year! I guess when I went to work I was too tired to enjoy the holiday season last year. So, I am making a concerted effort to make jolly this year.
Give it a try……….. or twist my idea into your own…………… Cyn