Friday, March 25, 2011

Mum's YoYo's

In my creative space yesterday I said I was using some yoyo's......

I have many special things around my home and in my creative space that belonged to my mum...
mum has been gone 13years after losing her very short battle with cancer aged 54 years.
My mum is responsible for my creative abilities as she always encouraged , modelled and taught me skills as I was growing up.
When I had my first baby we would spend evenings together sewing clothes for my little one and I would always be learning something from her.
So I feel blessed to have things that were hers especially things made with her very own hands....she didn't have a fancy yoyo maker but patiently used a cardboard pattern and hand cut and sewed each one. I am thinking she had the idea of some quilt or bigger project in mind just never got there.

Now I dig through the basket, regularly thinking about the materials and what they were scraps from and how I can attach them to something I have now created.


  1. What a glorious pile of yoyo's...each holding a memory. How very precious indeed!!

  2. It's a great idea to do something with them so they will be shown to their best advantage. There are so many things you can do with them too.

  3. Beautiful and precious. What treasures!!

  4. Nice I love yo yos. And the new little gadgets you can get to make them with, my daughter is always saying "no" as I reach for another one! (Because I tend to buy the gadget and never actually use it!) I saw some yo yos used as an edging on a quilt in a magazine once - gave a beautiful effect.

  5. I love all these colorful yoyos. I've always thought of making some one day. Beautiful tribute to your mom XOL

  6. Im with Lynn... I love yoyos! I have some saved that were my mother-in-laws.She passed away four years ago and I am saving hers too.I am thinking a cushion as there is only a few.I made tube ones at Art school and shredded the bottoms and hung them .They looked like jelly fish it was fun.
    Good for you.

  7. a lovely post bron. i have some inherited crafty supplies and i can't help buck think about the tome that they were made the hands that fashioned them and the thoughts of the crafter as they sat and worked their magic. enjoy the connection to your loved mum

  8. I'm back :) Did I tell you how much I love your header photo - adorable.

    Thank you for joining my first Post Of The Month Club - I hope you'll join me again in April :) XOL

  9. I love these. I am unfamiliar with these yoyos, but love the basket brimming with them :)
    Stopped over from the Post of the Month club hop and glad I did. Hope you are having a good one!

  10. What a colorful reminder of your mother!

    I enjoyed my visit here...found you at Happy Homemaker

  11. Calling by from Happy Homemaker UK as participating in Post of the Month and really enjoying meeting everyone else and reading their favourite posts. What an interesting name for your beautiful scraps of material.

  12. What a treasure trove of memories your mom (er...mum. I'm American.) has left you. All the memories and skills and This post really touched my heart today. :)

    (I'm here from Happy Homemaker's blog carnival!)


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