Wednesday, December 06, 2017

6 Days of Yo-Yo Fun....Yo-Yo Gloves

Cold hands,
warm heart.




I tend to have cold hands
and when I was a young girl, about 11 or 12-years-old,
 I remember shaking hands with a gentleman at church
and he said with a smile on his face,
"Young lady, your hands are cold,
but your heart must be warm."
I thought it was such a nice thing to say
{{smiles}}


Welcome to day 3 of the yo-yo inspiration week.
Today I have some lovely little gloves
that have been dressed up with yo-yo's.




Actually, for these gloves I made my usual fabric flowers
simply because I wanted a fuller look.
My dear, dear friend, Lynn,
whom I met several years ago during the tea cup exchange
{yes, we have stayed in touch ever since}
sent me a pair of gloves with fabric yo-yo's on them last year
or the year before for Christmas.
I thought they were just the cutest things!
So I asked sweet Lynn if I could make some gloves 
that are similar and share them on my blog. . .
of course she said, "Yes!"

Here is a picture of the gloves she made me
and you will see she used yo-yo's.




Now I know this week is about using fabric yo-yo's,
but I wanted to show you how I made a similar looking flower
with a different, but ever so easy technique.

You need to grab:

 a pair of gloves
scrap fabric
needle
thread
scissors
silk roses, buttons, 
or something for the middle of the yo-yo/fabric flower
and. . .
a cup of coffee or tea





For my little flowers I cut two strips of fabric.
One was 1 1/2-inches wide
and the smaller one was 1 1/4-inches wide.
The length was around 10-inches.
The longer the strip is the fuller your flower will be.

Fold the strip together with wrong sides facing one another
and sew a gathering stitch along the raw edge.
Pull gently to bunch up the strip 
and connect the two ends by sewing them together.




This is what it should look like
when you're done.




To make a yo-yo instead
simply cut out two circles,
one bigger than the other.
Click HERE to see how ot make a fabric yo-yo.

Now all you have to do is attach the flowers by sewing them on
or you can simply apply fabric glue to make things easier.
Make sure you place something inside the glove
before gluing on the flowers so that they don't stick to the inside.
And of course let the glue dry completely before wearing the gloves.
Don't forget to add your middle embellishment.




That's it, my friends.
A fun and easy project
with a beautiful result.




Tuck a pair of "dressed up" gloves inside a gift basket
and give to a sweet friend or loved one.




Many thanks to my friend Lynn 
for allowing me to share her lovely idea.

Have a blessed day 
and I will see you tomorrow!

Hugs and joy!

In case you missed the first two days:



24 comments:

Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing so many lovely ideas! I really like this idea to embellish gloves.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

How sweet are these!? I lose gloves SO often that I just bought a 2-pack of these cotton gloves at Target and yes, they are plan and bland. This is SUCH a cute way to make them special!

Kris said...

Oh, my gosh, Stephanie, those gloves are darling!! And I love the gift basket, did you make that too?

Pam Jackson said...

Being a fan of BLACK, I really do like those black ones. So pretty.

Tamago said...

Wow, the gloves look so beautiful! With your creation, plain gloves turned very elegant and pretty!

Cheryl said...

Oh, those are the daintiest-looking, most feminine, sweet pair of gloves I ever did see! So lovely, sweet friend, and such a great idea!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I have cold hands, but a warm heart, too, Stephanie! Those gloves are just darling and the flowers make them extra special!! ❤️

Blue Jeans And Teacups said...

I recognize those pink gloves! (smile)
Aunt Dixie said they fit perfectly. Lovely work as always my friend!

Jennifer Gail said...

That's a cute ideal;)

Debby Ray said...

Girl, those are about as cute as it gets...so dainty and pretty. I couldn't think of the words you shared about "Cold hands, warm heart" without thinking about the rest of it..."stinky feet and no sweetheart"...lol! Of course, we all know that this is NOT true for you, my dear!

Simply Linda said...

{{{big, big grins}}} I wish I had the willpower to do something like this, smiles. Beautiful, friend, beautiful.

I hope you are feeling better, smiles

Sylvia said...

Those are so pretty and PINK, my favorite color!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I completely understand the cold hands problem - for me I'd have to put the yo yo's on mittens because gloves simply aren't warm enough. I love the mittens made with recycled wool sweaters and they would look amazing with some added yo yo's.

Mari said...

What a great idea! These are so cute!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

These are adorable! I can see my 6 year old granddaughter Chloe just loving these!

Margie said...

Lynn sent me the same gloves, except mine are red and white. They're so cute and are quite durable.

Gina said...

Adorable!

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Very cute and what a great idea! How about some red gloves with Christmas fabric yo yos? would be so sweet.

hobbyloes said...

This is a lovely idea, the gloves are so pretty with the beautiful yo-yo's.

Anna said...

Perfect yo-yo !!!!
Hug
Anna

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

My goodness the possibilities are endless with these wonderful yo-yos or flowers! How sweet of your friend Lynn to send you these gloves and what fun to add your own touch of creativity with the gloves you made!!! You always share the best tutorials too!

Conniecrafter said...

very cute way to dress up some gloves!! I have cold hands also and an older gentleman at our church said the same thing to me :)

Manu said...

Your gloves are so chic!
Thanks for sharing.
Love

Red Rose Alley said...

Aren't these pretty? It looks like you are having fun working on these yo-yo projects. They are delightful and all of them special in their own way. I saw the cards above, and these gloves are really nice, Stephanie. I think those light pink ones are my favorite. : )

~Sheri

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