Sunday, June 20, 2010

Yo-Yo Crazy

Don't forget about my giveaway...... HERE

Who doesn't love Yo-Yo's??? My kids love them. As I was making my yo-yo's, they were playing with them. I was collecting them in a jar, and every time I turned around, they had them out. They made path ways and pretended they were people. Who knew they could spend an hour playing with yo-yo's?

I saw this idea in a Mary Engelbreit book. I just love it. Gives your pillow case a vintage look.

I made a bunch of yo-yo's and sewed them on the front end of the pillow case.

Here is the end product. My little girl has claimed this for her pillow case.

(I know that yo-yo's is not a possessive noun; however, the word looks better with an apostrophe to make it plural)

Boy and his best friend... well ... not exactly.
Bryce is a little rough with Daisy Mae, and
he wonders why she growls and want lay with
him and cuddle....

I'm linking my project to.............
Keeping It Simple

The Girl Creative

Show Off Your Cottage Monday


MJ said...

What a good idea!! I have been making yoyos as well just because it is the best craft to do during lunch time at work and now I have so many I dont know what to do with them LOL. I might give this a try :)

Shelia said...

Oh, I love your idea! I love yo yos too! I may have to steal, um, I mean borrow this idea from you! I hope you don't mind! This is just too cute! Love that cute little man of yours and the little dog is adorable.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy said...

This is a terrific idea! What fun. How would you care for it?

mle said...

I made my first yo yo over the weekend! Fun! Your pillow case is so festive! happy monday : )

Marie said...

I remember making those when I was younger, a home economics project and enjoyed making them. I didn't know what they were called. But it brings back memories of my high school days. They look good added to a pillowcase. Great job! Stopping by from SOYCM.

nannykim said...

I love that idea---I hate making the yo-yos however! I helped make some for a church project......but one could actually just do a single row I suppose.....thinkin

My post is not at my nannykim blog but at this one here:

Cindy said...

Hi Erin! Cute blog.Yes you can join our group of making apron banner-tags!! We would love to have you.

You can e-mail me at
I need an e-mail from you and which group do you want to be in..Mary E. aprons..or the vintage ones.Or you can do
Just let me know..I make the list tomorrow.

I need to learn how to make it hard..where do I get the pattern from?

Cindy from Rick-Rack and gingham

Pam said...

I LOVE yoyos! Your pillowcase is so charming; I'd never seen that project before. This craft is so addictive, isn't it? I've made a yoyo scarf and a yoyo table runner, now I'm working on a yoyo table cloth. lol Wish me luck! Following you now thru Motivate Me Monday. Pam @ Sallygoodin

Chris said...

I love how this looks! What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing.

Atelier de Charo said...

Lovely colorful pillow!


Gretchen Seefried said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Yo Yo's! Darling pillowcase! Please could you come over to Midchix and link it up in the cRafty Mamas Flock?
Sign in and go to the for Craty Mamas and link this purty up for all to see!

Kaysi said...

How fun! I love all of the yoyo's, they are great!

kraftenkrazy3 said...

Erin! How cute is that! What a lovely way to spunk up a pillow! I absolutely adore yoyo's. That must have taken a while. Nice job!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Your kids have great imaginations! Sounds like my daughter. Just about anything can become a toy. I think your yo-yos are so cute and I love them on this pillowcase. I think you've just made an heirloom. :)

Creative Breathing said...

I have seen your comment several times now on my blog Creative Breathing and always think to myself, "What a great blog title." Checking into your profile I already know I like you because you know about one of my most favorite movies, "Return to Me". For that alone, thank you! I love in this post that you have the same problem I have when it comes to nouns that aren't possessive but sure seem like they need that comma. Love that! Your cabinet doors are such a wonderful idea. Your blog is just lovely. I am very happy to have discovered your blog and thank you again for visiting mine. Elizabeth

kraftenkrazy3 said...

Hey! Love your site! Love the pillowcase too! I gave you the stylish blogger award. Drop by and check it out!

Vanessa from
The Sew*er, The Caker, The CopyCat Maker @

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