Monday, July 29, 2013

Blog Hop Time



Hi there!

I know it's been awhile since I've been here. Summer is going by so fast and the kids are going back to school in a couple of weeks. We're all excited, they're both going to a new school and I think they're looking forward to it.

Thanks for joining our blog hop. I'm really excited that you are here...






The exiting design team at Zeus and Zoe is leaving with a trail of pretty blooms. Of the handmade variety. Come join us for an amazing blog hop where you can learn how to make pretty blooms and win some amazing prizes along the way!

There are 6 fabulous RAKs to be won. All you need to do is leave some love at every stop along the hop. You have until 11.59pm EST on Wednesday 31 July to leave your comments for your chance to win! Winners will be announced on the Zeus and Zoe blog on 2 August.



Today, I will show you how to make yo-yo flowers the easy way. If you google search it, there are so many ways of doing it. But my way will be the quickest and simplest, but unfortunately you have to buy this tool. But it will make your life easier. All you have to do is add embellishments when you are done with the flowers.

This is a tool from Clover. Found it at Walmart for $5.95. If you're close to any hobby lobby you can get it cheaper with a 40% off coupon.




  If you are like me, (hoarder) you have an easy access to fabric that will make a great yo-yo flowers. You need a fabric with small designs or if you don't mind having the design not being the focal point of the flower, then any pattern will do. It's easier to work with cotton. I've also tried working with organza in the past, it is easy to work with. Any scarp fabric will work, even muslin.




Here is my handy-dandy tool. A medium and small size.



Cut the fabric that will fit in the circle.


Follow the instructions and you cut it to size.



Use embroidery thread that matches your fabric. Sew along the "dotted" lines. The best time to do this is when you're watching TV.

When you're done with your stitches. Remove the tool and pull the thread gently, you will see that it has formed it to a round flat pouch. Just finish your stitching and you're done.



Here's what I made.

Most flowers were embellished with brads. You can use pearls, vintage buttons, brooches. You can dress it up any way you want.
 If you live internationally and don't have access to Walmart online.

Here are some links where you can get them..



Or for the conventional way...Here is a LINK TO YO-YO flower with a template.




Here is my Blog Hop Prize. Make sure you complete the hop and leave a comment on each of them. The Design team members worked hard to make this happen.

My prize package were all handmade by me. You will get a large hand painted and hand cut paper peony, handmade tags,
and mini fabric yo-yo flowers.

Make sure you become a follower and leave me a comment to be eligible.

Your next stop is


 Here is the blog list in case you get lost.

1. DANA
 Dana Tatar 


 2. DENISE

 3. MARIVIC (You are here!)

 4. NORMA

 5. RIIKKA

 6. YVONNE

 7. ZEUS AND ZOE



Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have fun hopping with us and learning new techniques making flowers.

























44 comments:

  1. They are just gorgeous Marivic..... so clever!

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  2. Wow, they are gorgeous Marivic, talented lady. Love those fabrics.

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  3. These look so stunning, but unfortunately the only hoarded fabric I have is for gym leotards.... I wonder how they would look in sparkly pink lycra?haha

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  4. Very beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. fabulous flower....thanks for sharing.

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  6. Very gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

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  7. Loved the fabric flowers they will look any project look gorgeous ,Thanks for sharing the tutorial !

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  8. Beautiful flowers ! thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  9. A very useful tool to have...great flowers thanks for sharing

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  10. Beautiful flowers.. Loved it...Thanks for sharing..

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  11. wow so beautiful flowers and that tool is great.thanks for sharing.

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  12. Lovely flowers and thanks for the tutorial and the link to yo-yo flowers template, am following you now for more inspiring posts!!
    http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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  13. Soooo pretty!! love the way you made them...thanks for sharing :) really gorgeous!

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  14. These are very pretty Marivic! Using the tool makes it so much easier!

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  15. I really love these flowers!!!

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  16. Hope you've had a great break...these yoyo flowers are gorgeous...great tool:):):) And I lOOOOVE your rak...thanks for sharing, for being so generous, Marivic:):):)

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  17. Beautiful and elegant blooms. Thanks for sharing your technique. I so want to try these :)

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  18. Beautiful blooms Marivic...and really love the fabrics you used! Gorgeous work! ;-)

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  19. I'm absolutely hopeless with a needle and thread, but this tool looks like maybe even I could do it. I'll have to see if I can source something like it as I love the gorgeous results.

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  20. I have that tool! I need to make some more of these fun flowers, it has been ages! THanks for reminding me!!

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  21. I love this, I don't have this tool but I make them without it!

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  22. These are wonderful Marivic, thanks for sharing! Thank you so much for giving the opportunity to work with you and all of these amazing ladies :D

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  23. Gorgeous flowers Marivic! I'll have to pick up one of those tools and some pretty patterned fabric. Thanks for the inspiration! I've had a blast working with you and the Zeus and Zoe Team. =)

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  24. These yoyo flowers are very cute, but I would stick myself if I tried to make them in front of the tv! Thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

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  25. I knew I was saving all those fabric scraps for something - Thanks Marivic, I am off to Walmart to get my tool. Also, thanks for working so hard on your beautiful prize

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  26. Wow these look so vintage! Love the embellies you put on them.

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  27. what a cool tutorial! thank you so much for showing us how to make these lovely flowers! :)

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  28. pretty blooms .thanks for sharing
    megha
    http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

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  29. Such gorgeous flowers! I have to get those handy tools! Thans for the inspiration!

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  30. Cute flowers. Starting to like this blog hop thing =)

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  31. These flowers are super funky and cute! Love them!!! :D

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  32. I love yo yo flowers! I have a quilt made out of them. Will have to stop by my Walmart to look for the tool! Thanks for sharing your technique!

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  33. really nice yo-yo flowers!! I didn´t know there was a tool for this :)..I´ve always done these "freehand". TFS :)!

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  34. How clever is that machine. I love it. I am not much of a sewer but I reckon I could manage this :D

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  35. Fabulous flowers and love your tags! TFS

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  36. Pretty flowers! Thanks for Sharing!

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  37. These are so pretty! Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  38. Wow those fabrics are soo pretty. Nice flowers :)

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  39. I love the yoyo flowers!! I want these :)

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  40. What an interesting little magafter!!! Love the look of these flowers Marivic!!! Thank you for sharing this idea...

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