Monday, October 3, 2011


Thought I would start out the week by showing you a neat little "trick" for quick & easy projects & gifts. 

Above is a brooch made using a fabric yoyo for a base with an antique shell button enhanced with tatting mounted to it.  Another way to use the fabric yoyos is to tat directly on them.  I just run my needle through and tat away, joining as I go.  Beads, buttons, and various other neat findings can be added for accents.  Brooches, pendants, millinery & clothing accents are a few of the ways I've used this idea.
Pictured above is a Halloween yoyo made using the Clover yoyo maker.  I love these things!   It is a great way to use up your fabric scraps and remnants.  What is the above yoyo going to be made into???  Well.... you will have to tune in to the blog tomorrow for that treat!  The Valdani thread pictured with it is going to be tatted into the embellishment.  It is color M7 "Falling Leaves" to be exact.  You never know what sort of ONE DAY SPECIAL EVENT I may have up my sleeve!!!

It took quite a while to dig the Halloween fabric out of my stash.  I have oodles of Christmas fabrics, but very little Halloween or Fall themed fabric.  This will soon be rectified.  I must visit my LQS and stock up.  Shall I do a blog post and share my favorite local quilt shop with you?

I will leave you with the reminder that the October Event Deadline is the 24th!  Be sure to follow the blog for your chance to win the goodies featured in yesterday's post and tune in for a special "treat" tomorrow!!!
Until then~
Happy Tatting!