8/7/14

Yet ANOTHER YoYo Project

Really, Sue, YoYo's! 
What next?  Pin cushions!!
 
It's not that I am burned out on the 4R's...Repurpose-Recycle-Renew-Resale...with Jewelry and Buttons, but I thought you might be.  Afterall, that has  been the focus of just about every post for the last two going on three months.
 
That's just the way I Roll.  Yep, GungHo, UpToMyNeck in what ever project I take on.  It just so happens that I am working through my 'Collections Down Sizing' Bucket List and even though I haven't been going in Alpha Order, it seemed like a good time to tackle the 'Bucket of YoYo's'.
 
That's right, I said Bucket of YoYo's!  Really there are several buckets and more bags than I can count on both hands.  So YoYo time it is!
 
As with the vintage jewelry, I need to know the origin and a bit of history about whatever project I am working on.  So I 'Googled' YoYo's.  Yikes!  There is a lot of YoYo Info out there, but briefly, this is what I found...
~Across the pond in the UK, they call them 'Suffolk Puffs' which they believe originated in Suffolk County.  Although little is known about that origin, examples of quilts using 'Puffs' can be traced back to 1601, and were popular during the Victorian era.
~YoYo's have been popular here in the US since the 1930's when 'Make Do and Mend' found the YoYo being made from worn out clothing and transformed into quilts and used as decorations for clothing and accessories.
What's Next?
YoYo Pink Pins and YoYo Pincushion Pins!
Betcha knew I'd work Pin Cushions in there! 
And more Buttons and Broken Jewelry!
Oh well, that's just the way of The 4R's.
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7 comments:

  1. Interesting new terminology to me. I see YoYo and I think of a toy. You are a fount of information

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  2. You're so talented! I love seeing what you'll come up with next!

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  3. Very talented lady. Love them and they are so cute.

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  4. Good morning Sue, I love the way you get into your projects. It makes for some delightful posts. I love vintage jewelry and the yo yo's make a wonderful subject. I happen to love them too. My sister has a wonderful vintage yo yo purple and yellow quilt in her pansy bedroom. Perfect colors. Her walls are purple too. It is so precious. I have pics and I should share then. (post idea)

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Love, Jeanne

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  5. You are one busy lady!!I love all the new creations you are doing. Vintage jewelry is something I'm always on the lookout for.
    Ann

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  6. Those are awfully cute and very creative! Something about them just makes me smile!

    Thanks so much for stopping by The Marmelade Gypsy and happy Pink Saturday (or Monday!)

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