dinsdag 21 juni 2011

Cleaning and organizing: creating time and space for new projects.

Hello everybody,

since I came back from my 'fabric trip' to Amsterdam I have been busy organizing the patchwork and fabric mess  that was heaping in different rooms of my house.
Before I may start a new project I have to clean up and organize the whole lot in Zondagssteek - House, (I force myself) because I can impossibly work in a messy place. Cleaning and organizing also creates time, hours I can spend the way I like, want or have to.
The templates for the Homespun Houses quilt, the one I want to make from the 25 different Dutch folklore fabrics, are ready. Next step is to cut them out of the fabric. O, I can hardly wait.
But at the moment I am a bit busy making yo-yos in various shapes. Yo-yos...... :>/... ???? Yes.

Let me explain what I'm talking about: Mr. or Mrs. Clover, producer of needlecraft necessaries, developed the yo-yo maker. I quote: " A new quick and easy way to make nicely shaped yo-yos!".  Here are some pictures. I hope they can reveal the yo-yo secret:

A few examples are shown. I used thin cotton fabric, polyester and organza. And sewing needle and sewing or quilting thread, ofcourse!
The Clover yo-yo makers are available in quilt(web)shops. I bought mine at De Quiltkoffer.
Start yo-yo'ing, join the yo-yo club and have fun! Twenty- five more yo-yos to go before I allow myself to start with the Homespun Houses quilt.

En-yo-yo-ur evening!

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Meid meid meid wat een beeldjes. Ik ben zelf helemaal wég van die hartjes. En oooooh maak jij pic pac knopen met geruite stof????
    Akelig mens :)
    Voor het geval je het nog niet wist(haha) ik ben een echte ruiten- en stippengek. En ze staan zó schattig!
    Ik zie het al voor me als je die huisjesquilt af hebt. Een art quilt! Met daarin een blok vol met hartjes?
    Fijne avond nog enne..ik mail je zo nog even...


  2. Now I know what a yo yo maker is ... I adore those little hearts ... so very pretty ... you are very talented ... My Grandmother was Swiss and she too was always sewing or knitting ...

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