Saturday, April 19, 2008

Buttons and books.............

These yo-yo fabric shapes were made with the new yo-yo maker I got recently. One makes the cute little heart-shaped pieces and the other is just a quicker way to make round ones. Once I get the hang of using the templates, it will be much faster when I need a few for a project! Oh, the little white fabric-covered button in the center has some beading started on it..........I was showing some gal pals how to make pins from fabric covered buttons (they come in several larger sizes!) by just beading onto the fabric using a focal bead (in this case a little yellow glass flower bead and a light green leaf bead; then we switched to no. 11 seed beads in the purple color. (Not a great selection, but we used what was at hand to get them started on the feel of beading.) Now on to big, fat buttons and little art dolls........there's no limit to what you can bead! This book, "Change of Heart" is my latest library book read; it was very good, as are all of Jodi Picoult's books! Now I have to tackle a little pile of magazines that have been patiently waiting their turn to be seen and read!
And the new issue of Quilting Arts came, too.............sheesh! I may not be seen for another week!!!

4 comments:

Liz said...

Aren't the yo-yo makers fun? The flower shaped one is just a bit tricky but really comes in handy for embellishments. Beading on a button cover is a super idea - I'll have to try it right away!

paru's_circle said...

msut look into these yo yo makers.. the shapes you made r so cute!

Maggie R said...

Phyl,
I LOVE the heart shaped yo yo's
You are so interesting always trying something new!!!!! LOVE IT!!
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I have Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult that I'm about to start tonight. I have read My Sister's Keeper. I love what I've ready by her so far.
I got myself a yo-yo maker at Quilting By the Bay while we were at the beach. Can't wait to try it out.