Sunday, July 15, 2012

Yo Yo Pillow!

DSC05993 by janellcl
DSC05993, a photo by janellcl on Flickr.

We must have made these yo yo's quite a while ago and put them away for a special project. Somehow I spied them and they just seemed to need some buttons added.

Next thing I knew, I had made a little envelope pillow case for my 7 inch square pillow and settled down to watch NCIS!

All I needed was 16 yo yo's, 16 buttons, a piece of fabric 8" X 18" and a square pillow form. I like the vintage look and plan to make another right away for Jeanne. Maybe the next one will be bright neon yo yo's! I think I saw some in the studio.

My feeling of accomplishment was nice-taking things and combining them into something new. That's what it's all about!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Patriotic Hot Pad

DSC05972 by janellcl
DSC05972, a photo by janellcl on Flickr.

Digging around in my sewing studio I happened upon a bag of little red/white/and blue yo yo's all made up, just waiting for a project. In the same bag was a piece of flag fabric. Hmmmm....

Next thing I knew they had come together into a hot pad-just right to be sitting in the middle of my table on the 4th of July! Easy to assemble yo yo's using Clover's great yo yo makers, this project could adapted to any special date using fabric that suited the occasion. I love it!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sunflowers at Neenah Farmers' Market

2012-07-07 19:34:41 +0000 by janellcl
2012-07-07 19:34:41 +0000, a photo by janellcl on Flickr.

I couldn't resist snapping a quick picture of these lovely sunflowers. I let the Iphone and Instagram select the effect and couldn't be happier. Happy Summer everyone!