Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Baby It's Cold Outside

Merry Christmas. I made two yo-yo scarves out of a cake layer. The cake layer I used was "Nest" by Tula Pink. The first scarf I am wearing is the dark side of the spectrum. I kept this one and sent the other one as a present to my friend Jamie in Missouri. She got the one I am wearing in the next picture which is the lighter side of the spectrum. Each scarf took twenty yo-yos, and I used the Clover JUMBO yo-yo maker. Hopefully you know someone that needs a new scarf?

See the lighter colors in this scarf? Each scarf took one day to make, so if you still need a last minute gift. Why not try to make one of these fun scarves? Happy New Year, too.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Isn't this to cute Leslie has come up with more darling yoyo patterns.
They are so neat i cant stand it lol . The detail is so neat but she makes it easy in her instructions you can get all 4 in a set or you can get them by twos.

I just love these they would look good by my tree or even on my table but wait look what she all so have designed its so precious and sooooooooooooooooooo cool.. yes a darling navity set soooooooooooooooooo neat i bet they would look good next to animals wise men and a barn. You could replace that old navity set you have an put them in it lol..and the last one i want to share with you is her antique Santa You can get these patterns here at my online store.

I wanted to share her works so cool
and very talented. I just love her work
we love to here some of your comments
thank you have a good holiday hugs kat

I finished my wreath today it was very easy and fun . Leslie instructions were very easy to follow and even tho i changed the ribbons and since we have a window on our door i had to felt the back because thru the window you can see all my stitches and plastic canvas. I have many ideas now since i have made one you should make one it was fun the bells in the middle are great imagination .

Just wanted to share my christmas wreath. Happy thanksgiving!!!!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

YoYo Wreath

Looky what my friend designed isnt it beatiful and she has instructions written up in pdf format up at my ecrater and etsy. You can use various clover tools for this one and we are also offering a free christmas yoyo hotpads free with this pattern. I was thinking about this pattern once you knew how to make it you could you holiday fabric and make all kinds .. birthdays, valentines, 4th july im going to to do it. you can find cheap holiday fabric now and also gadgets to go with it.. Here is the cute hotpads she also made that you get the pattern free.

These are so pretty ..I definite making the wreath and these for my christmas party love it after i finish my thousands of never ending projects lol i still have time.. So please tell us what you think about this gorgeous wreath and any comments is welcome thank you hugs kat

And my favorite Holiday pattern is at Indigo Junction the santa clause is so cute

i think this pattern is worth the buy you get 3 cute

yoyo patterns for christmas here is the link to get it.

Im going to make the wreath and then the santa i hope

to in time if not i can make it after the holiday for next


I see they got some new ones too wow i like this one .
I really like the puppy one
soooooo cute and made
different than the other
puppy one they have You
can get it here at Indigo Junction.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Hello i just wanted to share the flowers im making they are so cute
great for cliping on purses, keychains,backpacks makes great gifts for

christmas presents for that woman or girl who has everything.

fun to make very easy.
Hugs kat

Thursday, November 6, 2008

More Creations by Leslie

Leslie has designed some cute christmas wood yoyo dolls
So cute and she uses christmas fabrics .
Her instructions are easy to follow
you can get her patterns at my online store Ecrater

Here is her current designs she is writing up so it will be up too.

she has a few more up her sleeves a wreath and some animal ones

as well as crochet ones so please come back and check out her

wonderful designs . Thank you Leslie

Saturday, November 1, 2008

New Creations

Hello i want to introduce my friends new creations with yoyos... She at the moment is debating on selling these great creations so if you have any comments please comment thank you hugs kat
Here is a little information about the designer:
I am a mother of 2 grown children who have not blessed me yet with any grandchildren. I have been sewing for 46 years, crocheting & knitting for about 30 years. I have been painting for 25 years. I like doing most crafts but what I enjoy the most is coming up with my own ideas and designs be it in clothing,crocheting, painting or yo-yo making. That's about it about me LOL Not awe inspiring but hey I'm still breathing.Hugs,Leslie

Update you can purchase these designs at my yoyo shop http://craftypiggiesgoodies.ecrater.com/

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


ok I am going to try and figure this blogging thing out,so bare with me. judyyak

Saturday, October 25, 2008

So busy

Hello been busy working on projects and trying to be well been very sick with kids bringing home cold after cold.. I went to Joanns the other day and there is in the mccall pattern section a yoyo santa and other you should go check it out and that day it was 99 cents im kicking myself for not getting it ..Its in the craft section its just like the santa in the picture.

Well i hope everone is well and yoyoing up a storm please post your projects or email me at the group and i can post them for you thank you hugs kat

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Patchwork Puppy

Frontside of Patchwork Puppy!

Yo-yo eyeball detail!

Backside of Patchwork Puppy

Hi everybody,

I made a very huge patchwork puppy. I downloaded the free pattern from Handcock Fabrics. Look under free projects. I decided to use a yo-yo eye for it. I used the extra small yo-yo maker and the medium yo-yo maker to layers. The pattern called for 4 inch squares, but I was too lazy, and I didn't have the heart to chop my charm packs up. The charm packs are five inch squares. The dog stands 31 inches tall from ear to foot and is 22 inches wide. I used two 32 oz. packages of fiber fill. It use to be called puff and stuff when I was a kid. I love that name Puff and Stuff.

Over all, I used 27 front + 27 back +30 side =84 squares total. I used two charm packs, and I had to cut the other thirty out by hand (I sound like a big complainer here). The charm packs made it pretty easy to make. Fabrics I used are Sandi Henderson's charm pack Ginger Blossom, Tula Pink's Flutterby by Moda, Vintage Reproduction Fabric from '30's and '40's. I started a fat quarter club where I get the vintage fabrics sent to me once a month. Those are turning out to be a lot of fun. The other fabric in this pillow came out of my stash. Desperately Waiting for Jumbo Yo-yo Maker to get to my house. Happy sewing. Blessings.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Well hi everyone i hope you all had a good holiday and was safe i have been busy i made this doll (baby) this week and i also made like a punk doll. They are all out of yoyos and i also used baby fleece for the baby . I sewed her hair on so she has curls. So what you think.

The doll is all in pink and different fabrics she was fun to make. My Grandson Josh made the necklace with a slipper. she is very pink. I have them up at my etsy store. Have a nice day

Monday, July 14, 2008

I just wanted to share my new yoyo piggy he is all crochet im still writing the pattern i hope to get it done by tomorrow ..it was fun to make. what do you think??

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hi all there going to be exciting news in the fabri yoyo world. There is the new jumbo yoyo tool by clover. My favorite store Indygo Junction will carry this tool in August. Im excited because this would make great yoyo dolls in size i have many ideas. Its also by the picture looks different from the other clover tools. Just wanted to share some news about the new tool. I still need to add to my collection the large yoyo maker, all the heart size i dont have any of the hearts any comments on those? I have the flower ones. Okay keep on yoyoing hehehe hugs kat

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Pats yoyo wreath

This was made over a cut in half of styrofoan circle....

this one was made over a embroidery hoop.......
Great Hostess Gift for the 4th of July and a good seller at Craft fairs...
Happy July...
Sorry I have been MIA but lots going on with my health...
Just wanted to share the wreath....you are welcome to post it on you site...
Pat from N.Y

Thank you Pat i hope you feel better hugs kat

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Come join in the fun at swap bot i just put up xtra large yoyo clover tool swap

YoYo Swap Xtra Large clover yoyo
SWap Homepage:
Swap Coordinator:
craftypiggies (contact)
Swap categories:
Number of people in swap:
Last day to signup/drop:
July 16, 2008
Date items must be sent by:
July 30, 2008
Number of swap partners:
Do you have a Xtra large YoYo clover tool. Well you can swap 25 yoyos. Put that gadget to use. Yoyos are round fabric cutouts that you can embellish items or make quilts.
You must swap 25 different fabric yoyos You must use Xtra Large YoYo clover tool. Please do not sign up if you cant finish this swap. You must have 4.0 or better to sign up. You will get one partner. Please update your record when mailing and recieving your swap. thank you kat

Halloween star quilt in progress

This was posted on my blog 3 /07/08
In case you all thought I forgot about this project, or scrapped it, I haven't; it was just put on the back burner for a while. I still plan on having it done for next Halloween. I have included one of my children as a size-sort of reference. She is a typical 6-year-old in size, if that helps all who wondered how big this was so far. End goal is big enough to fit on my double pillow-top king-size bed. I have a ways to go, to say the least.
still working on it
other posts on this quilt
For those who are curious, I am still job hunting.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

yoyo tutorials

I have quite a few tutorials on my blog for yoyos if any one is interested.
square yoyo

egg yoyo

yoyo friend just describes the body you have to make up your own head.

shamrocks from penny's hearts

brooch tutorial

yoyo Christmas ornament

yoyo advent calendar

yoyo layout assemblies for afghans and the such

yoyo flip flops

click on link to find instructions

This I posted on my blog on June 2

This is a work in progress that I work on in the car while my husband drives the first 1 hour of our commute and the last hour at night. So, it only is getting worked on two hours a day or less. When done, this will fit a 24 month/2T-size little girl. I don't have one of those; this is just an experiment with sheer fabric and yarn to try and make an image I had in my head. It needs 4 more yoyos around arm/neck openings. So far it is coming out as I thought it would. It also needs crocheted sleeves and the skirt part finished. The white part is the slip a 24 mos/2T-sized little girl would wear under the dress.
This last photo is not true to color, but it shows you how sheer the yoyos are
All the supplies in this project, from the fabric to the yarn to the thread, came from thrift stores at differnt times.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Busy Summer!

This bag is another Lazy Girl Design -Sassy! I just had to add the yo-yo detail to the front and back. I used the strip quilt foundation method because I am not good at choosing just one fabric. The directions are very clear. Make this bag; I recommend it.
This bag just screams summer. This is a modified Betty Shopper by Amy Butler. Say hi Pepper.

I used a tablecloth for the outside of the bag, and I bought it at Target for $2.98. The inside of the bag is lined with yellow, bandanna fabric and the pockets are made of a fun, yellow, strawberry print. I found this pattern diffidult to sew. That is why it is the modified Betty Shopper. I was unable to figure out the Timtex bottom, so I cut it out and finished it like a regular bookbag. This bag is very large! Pepper looks cute sitting in the bag. Overall, I am very happy with this sewing project. What a fun bag to carry around.

You can't forget the yo-yo detail. I cut this yo-yo out using the OLFA circle cutting tool on its largest setting. I so love this tool! Happy sewing!