Wednesday, January 30, 2013

No Water Flower Bouquet

I decided to make a yo-yo flower bouquet
for my precious grandmother who lives in Canada.
I thought it would be nice to give her flowers that she could enjoy for a while
and not have to water :)
I used dried poppy flower stems and holly hock stems
for my yo-yo flowers.

And I was thrilled to find this vase with a Cardinal on it
because she LOVES Cardinals.

A house needs a grandma in it. 
~ Louisa May Alcott

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day
and now the day was complete. 
~ Marcy DeMaree ~


Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while,
but our hearts forever.
~ Unknown ~

Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. 
Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love. 
~ Unknown ~


A grandmother is a little bit parent,
a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.
~ Unknown ~


A garden of Love grows in a Grandmother's heart.
~ Unknown ~


A grandma has the wisdom of long experience
and the love of an understanding heart.
~ Unknown ~

If you want to make some yo-yo flowers
then click here for the tutorial.

23 comments:

Lauren Nelson said...

I love this! Those flowers are beautiful and you did such a great job!

Kelly@CCCC said...

Those yo-yo flowers are precious! I'm definitely going to have to watch your tutorial!

Thanks for sharing!
Kelly xoxo

P.S. I have to agree with you on the quote from Elisabeth Elliot! I believe it's my new favorite quote! I'd like to share it, but I'll give credit to where I found it! Have a great weekend!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

This is so special. Your grandmother is going to be so thrilled to get these. Enjoyed all the grandmother quotes, too!

harleygirl said...

These are neat! Great job, and how nice of you to make them for her. She'll love them! :)

Mary said...

What a wonderful bouquet for your grandmother. I was just making yo-yo's yesterday! Blessings..

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Those are so pretty! What a thoughtful gift to give your gram! Im off to see your tutorial, because I have fabric and a million buttons!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

uh-oh....the link to the tutorial appears to not be working! I'll check back later!

Delisa said...

Hi Stephanie, I have never seen yo yo flowers before, how beautiful! What a cute idea. Thank you for the tutorial link. I love the grandmother quotations. My dear grandma past away when I was very little but she left me with some treasured memories. I wish I could have had her in my life a little longer. My other grandma died before I was born, but I have heard so many stories about her she feels very real to me. I hope you have a lovely day ahead, and thank you again for all of your sweet comments on my blog. With Love, Delisa :)

Meeha Meeha said...

What a splendid bouquet, very organic! The fabric assortment is simply charming :)

Lauren Davenport said...

Years ago my dear grandmother taught me how to make yo-yos and I'm always looking for ideas of how to use them. Thank you for this idea!!

Merlesworld said...

The flowers are great and I love the little quotes about grandmothers. My grandmother lived with us when I was a child, I have many fond memories we played many card games and often listened to the radio, she lived well into her 90's and I miss her still.
Merle....

Mrs R said...

So adorable! I'm sure your grandmother will be thrilled! :-)

Linda said...

This Grandmother thinks that is a perfect gift. And the quotes....beautiful!

Debbie said...

Those look just beautiful Stephanie! Grandma is going to love both the vase and the flowers made especially by you.
You do a great work with those yo yo's!

I trust you had a lovely day today.

Love you!

Ashley~ said...

Very cute... I think I'm going to try this one!
Miss you
Ashley~

Debbie said...

Oh Stephanie, that is just beautiful! She will love them. The vase is oh so special as well. How lucky to find such a treasure. Have a wonderful evening!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I had no idea those were called yo-yo flowers!
You did a great job....they will be loved.


Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina

elizabeth said...

I like your creative craft! Thanks so much for your kind comment on my centerpiece!

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty fabrics, she will love it, and such a great find with the vase. I saw a scarf made out of yo yo's that were only about an inch big, it was so pretty, can't imagine how long it would take to make that many.

Sara Blevins said...

Stephanie, what a beautiful gift, your granmother will be thrilled! I wanted to leavee a comment twice, it wouldn't allow me two days ago. The computer mind:-)!!
Thank you for visiting me and your sweet comments. Love

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your yo yo's, Stephanie. So beautifully created. I can't tell you how many hours and hundreds of these that I created many years ago, crib blankets, and all sorts of other craft items made with these treasures. Very addicting as well. Keep having fun making these beauties. Hugs, Gayle.

kitty said...

Stephanie, I love yo yo's and yours are so pretty. What a thoughtful gift for your grandma. I loved all the special quotes you interspersed throughout your post. They were all very touching to me.

Kate M said...

Love these yo-yo flowers and for once I have actually made these in the past!! The grandmother sentiments brought tears to my eyes as I recall my own grandmother and my relationship with my grandchildren - beautiful.
Love
Kate
xx

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