Monday, 15 April 2013

UKS Spring Blog Hop ...



Welcome to the UKS Spring BlogHop! You may have come to me via Alison, but if you have dropped in on me directly (or lost your way!) and want to follow the hop you can see the full list here . 

UKS are also offering a prize to a randomly chosen person who comments on all the blogs, so check the thread for details.



First of all gather your supplies, you'll need:

- paper scraps
- fabric, needle and thread
- assorted punches - scalloped, pinked, plain circles etc
- ribbon scraps
- gems, pearls, buttons
- foam pads and glue of choice


We're going to start by making some yo-yos - these are little puffs of fabric. You'll need to draw a circle onto your fabric twice the diameter of the desired yo-yo. I drew around a mug measuring 7.5cm across to get yo-yos about 3.5cm across.


Next sew a running stitch about 3mm away from the raw edge. I double up my thread but don't bother putting a knot at the end, just make sure you watch it doesn't disappear as you're sewing.


Then pull up the stictches to gather the edge. Tie your two threads together in a knot.


Arrange your folds/gather evenly.


Cotton weight fabric works well for these, but felt and denim also give good results.


Now, punch out various shapes and sizes from your paper scraps. My largest is a 2" scalloped punch 2"  going down to a 1" plain circle.


I work in colour sets, so I pull out the circles I want for my bottom layer, including the yo-yos.



Then I layer up with other circles, shapes and embellishments until I'm happy with the arrangement.


 
Once I'm happy with that I ink all the edges (I've used Distress Ink in Pumice Stone) and then glue the layers together with foam pads and glue depending on how much dimension you want - I've just put pads between the bottom 2 layers for the smaller ones. Add gems, buttons, ribbons, whatever you fancy and there you go. Cheap embellishments completely customisable to your projects.


GIVEAWAY! I'm giving away one set of the following (primary, pink or blue) to one person who follows my blog (regular or new today!). So just leave a comment saying which colour you would prefer and how you follow my blog (google reader, feedly, bloglovin etc) by Midnight 21st April. I'll choose a random winner on 22nd April.





Thanks for stopping by.

Now hop on over to Sarah.

105 comments:

Donna Irwin said...

What a fabulous idea!

Wendy said...

I lofe these and a simple way to make embellishment

Wizbit said...

These are fab, I could see them being very useful and so easy and good for using up scraps.

I especially love the red, blue and yellow ones (i have lots of olympic photos un-scrapped ;)

I have started following you via Blogger.. i used to use google reader but I understand it is shutting down (am I right?) but on my phone I use a fab app called flipboard which I great for reading blogs on.

Wizbit (Liz)

MiniOwner said...

Oh I am pinning your tutorial and will be using up my scraps. Thanks so much.
Sue x

Julie J said...

A great set of embellishments. I will be giving this a go. I follow you in google Reader (for now - not got round to transferring yet!) and I like the blue and aqua set.

Katherine (sutty) said...

Got to try and make some of these they are great :) thank you.

purply bunny said...

LOVE these, what a great idea :)

ooooh Giveaway, love them :) Followed you through the blogger follow me thing :)

purplybunny (also uks name)

purply bunny said...

ooops! forgot to say which one I'd like! If I am lucky enough to win, I would like the primary, failing that you choose.

Jennie Hart said...

I just love that puffed fabric, I am just venturing into sewing projects and that lloks like something I could have a go at, thanks for sharing.

The sets are gorgeous :) I usually follow blogs on google reader and I was so sad to hear that it is stopping. I will probably use bloglovin.

Have a good day :)

Jennie Hart said...

Oh and i'm ScribbleMonster on the blog hop :)

Alison said...

Brilliant - lovely bright colours and graphic images. Fab tut too! Love them all.

Lesley G said...

Fay, these are gorgeous, I love the blue ones, and follow via googlereader (normally)
Such clever ideas :)

misteejay said...

Great way to use up some of those scraps that none of us like to throw out.

Toni xx
(misteejay)

Natasha C said...

Loving this idea what a great way to use up lots of bits and bobs hanging around too I've not worked out how to follow yet only just created my blog yesterday so still working it all out! If I was lucky enough to win I wouldn't mind any of the sets but if I had to make a choice the primary ones please. Thanks tasha /teeshirt on UKS

Suzy said...

Absolutely gorgeous idea.

I will add you to my google reader when I get to work. Blue are my favourites

Ifa said...

Gorgeous embellishments.

Tinker said...

What a great way to use scraps! I'll definitely be giving these a go.
Tink (UKS TinkerHamilton)

debbie r said...

Ooh I love these, thanks so much

HilaryB said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
kim said...

I love these- what a great way to use up some scraps of pretty paper. I love your blog.
Kim

HilaryB said...

These look great thanks for the inspiration Tigerlady

CoventryAnn said...

Fantastically clear instructions.

Lelly said...

Great tutorial and will def have a go at making some of these.

I have followed your blog using blogger google friend connect and would love the pink coloured ones if I was so lucky

UKS lelly

x

Paulinexxx said...

Great tutorial, pinned and ready to use very soon! Following you on blogger - have spent far too long on your blog reading back! - lovely to have found you - Love PaulineD UKS

Sue said...

Great idea. Loved all of them. Thanks for the inspiration. UKS sue1952

new2this said...

I know these as Suffolk Puffs .. but whatever their name, the result is lovely. I especially like your blue set .. even though as a digi scrapper I am unlikely to ever make them myself!!
new2this.

susibee said...

A girl after my own heart - I love making these although I have never tried felt - guess what I'll be doing this morning? lol!
The finished embellies are gorgeous.

lorraine said...

love these what a fab idea..one I hope to use..I will be following you on blogger ...

love the blues...scrappybluecat uks

Sian said...

What a fantastic idea - unique embellishments every time that you can colour coordinate to your pages or cards! Love it! Thanks for sharing :) Sian aka Violaceous

Jimjams said...

These are fabulous Fay - very clear tutorial too! Jimjams x

vixen said...

Gorgeous Embellishments I really must have a go at making some of these. They are so eye catching and I love adding Dimeention to my projects :)

thanks for sharing from Boland

Christine said...

Fab instructions - I will definitely give these a go! My fave are the primary colours
I've started following your blog via blogger.
chrisrydal x

Meg baby said...

Lovely way of using sraps left from other projects.

Sarah said...

These are fab ... will add them to my list of "things to have a go at making!". I'd love to win the pink set!! Thanks Sarah x (UKS: Jayni) Ps: Already follow your blog on google!

Anne-Marie said...

These are so sweet. Thanks for the tutorial

Wendy said...

lovely way to use up scraps :-)
*here be dragons*

Jo_annepinc said...

So pretty! I need to make some :) Love the pretty pink girls ones in particular, but I would wouldn't I!!

Jampot said...

Really pretty and useful for using left over bits from other projects. Thank you. :)

Leigh xx said...

fantastic :) have loads of left overs :)

Leigh11 xx

Eileen said...

Perfect timing! I am currently on a mission to use up coordinated scraps from kits and these are great for cards or layouts. (Eileen C)

Terris chocolat said...

Terris chocolat

These are so very pretty Thank you

Sharon S said...

What a good idea and great to use up scraps and bits left over! Thank you. UKS - Sharon1973

chris said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Nikki said...

Just Gorgeous! Will have to have a go :)

cathy0536 said...

Cute project Faye! Will definitely have a go at these :)

Jacqui Godfrey said...

These are fab. I. Don't have that many punches but definately want to have a go at this. I think I may have to go and dust of my silhouette :) (uks jacqui200284)

Kim said...

What a lovely lot of embellishments! They look great altogether. I have some of those punches you used lying idle on the shelf so shall have to make use of them! (UKS Stikkachikk)

Allycat x said...

Definitely going to try these, they're gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us. I'd love the primary colors if poss, but any will do as I have a boy and a girl! :)
Good ole Google Reader for me, until it disappears!

Maria said...

Aww, what lovely flowers, and a super blog - thank you Maria in France

Karen said...

Fab tutorial for using scraps, thanks. Any colour combo :) Kitty Crafts UKS

kjjc said...

These are simply stunning. Great idea and shall give it a go. Tanks for the chance to win some. If I do I'd prefer one of the blue sets please. Have followed via google. KJJC -uks name

Allycat x said...

Doh! Sorry, forgot to include my UKS name, AllycatD

Julia said...

Those yo yos are gorgeous - think I would like the blue ones best. What a great idea! UKS - Julesarony. I've just started following you via bloglovin :)

Jackie xxx said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Jackie xxx said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Jackie xxx said...

Thanks for sharing this idea, I would love to win a mixture of colours. and I follow you via Google

Anonymous said...

Lyn

Love this idea and I would love to win some.

Anonymous said...

Lyn

Oops my UKS name is Lyn55

furrypig said...

Fab embellishments, I think I like the blue ones best (or possibly the primary set!!) I am Bloglovin you xxx

K said...

Very pretty embellishments Fay, having seen you make yoyos in person I have full confidence I could do something like this.
Hugs
K (aka Sylphraven)

Lindsay Coleman said...

Fab, I love them & will definitely be adding this to my to do list.
lindschick xx

Claire said...

These are great Fay! My favourite is the primary set x

UKS - Clairewill

Yolanda said...

Wow these are fab, really have to try them out. UKS - Scrappyyo

lynnyoung1511 said...

These are gorgeous, thanks for great inspiration :)
topsy, UKS

Tracey said...

Will give these ago, look brill
UKS- Tracey04

sue jones said...

These are FAB! I will definitely be having a go .
Soojay

House of Bears said...

We're always on the lookout for more handmade embellishments and these are fab. Thanks for your 'how to'.

Scrapdolly said...

These are gorgeous embellishments. I will be trying them for sure

Beverley said...

Very pretty yo yo embellishments! Uks... Bubbleblitt

Sarah said...

These are gorgeous and something I'd quite like to do. Thank you for the tutorial. Love, stillcrafting from UKS xx

chris said...

Love these, what a good way to use all the small scraps
Thank you
Chris55 - UKS

poetcrafty said...

These are simple yet stunning - thanks for the ideas! I will go and have a play. Love any sets of your prizes - mixed is great. Audrey -Poetcrafty un UKS xx

marionh said...

lovely idea thank you---alibi

Niki said...

WOW, I love these and will be making some tonight. Thank you for posting these little pieces of lovliness.

Chidkid said...

Great project. Tfs

gillyb's crafting blog said...

summery colours, great project.

Cantstopstampin

Anonymous said...

Great project and very cute! UKS - Tagsie

Niki said...

Forgot to leave my UKS name in my previous post.

NIKIG

Jane said...

Lovely idea for home made embellies! - Cassia

Jolene said...

Love these, they are exactly the kind of thing I love to make. I am new to your blog but this won't be the last time I visit! I love the Primary set. UKS Jolene.

Sarah said...

Beautiful...and thanks for the clear instructions, feeling very inspired now! Hugs Sarah (butterbee on UKS)

debbie r said...

Commenting again cos i forgot to add my uks user name this morning

Beanpie11 aka Debbie R

Laura G said...

Love these- especially the primary colours. they would really pop off the page!
Laura Godfrey

Fran said...

Love these embellies and so easy to make Fran - Hedgie

Joanne Walton-Calvert said...

Love these very effective

Gill said...

That's a wonderful idea
(Meggie on UKS)

Tigs said...

Gorgeous embellishments, love the blue ones you've made and so simple. Thank you for the idea.

Stacey ScrapRed said...

Can't wait to try and make these yoyos (love the name!) out of some fabric scraps. I particularly love your pink ones with the pearly bits :)

I use Blogger too

Stacey Scrapred on UKS

thriftycrafter said...

The Suffolk puffs are fun, never thought to use them on a LO before

scrappyjen said...

I LOVE this! This is so like the kind of thing we do at the crop - making our own embellishments out of scraps of stash! Pinning this one! jenx (uks wear crafts)

stitching lady said...

What a fun way of using so many bits and pieces. I always have fabric laying around so I am tempted to have a go at these.

Alison said...

These are fab......I especially love the primary ones!
Alison xx

Fifi said...

Really lovely embellishments, definitely I'll be trying this

Scrapbagleader said...

What an inspirational blog! I am so pleased that I have found this blog via the UKS blog hop. If I were lucky enough to win I would choose the blues.

Fingers crossed!

sam said...

have made these fabric circles before but never thought to use them with paper, great idea

uks - darm

Summer Sunflower said...

These are lovely, great for using up scraps.

I came via the UKS Blog hop

I would love the pink if I won!

~UKS Summer Sunflower

Rooty said...

Excellent tutorial, thanks

UKS Blog hop - UKS name Fizzydrink

TracyW said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I rarely think of using fabric on my los, must try!
I've added your blog to my BlogLovin feed, esp. love your pink embellies.
UKS - mumof4girls

Gibby Frogett said...

These are fabulous - and a great way to use up scraps. Great photos and info - thank you. Gill x UKS name is Seaside Crafter

scrappyjacky said...

These are gorgeous,Fay....and remind me of the Bloggers weekend!!
Too many lovely combinations to choose from.....but probably the primary ones are my favourite.
I follow you in Google Reader at the moment....but not for much longer it seems!!

Dawn said...

Love this, going to give this ago when I get some scrappy time!
I'm following you with google friend connect, Would love to win either the primary or blue versions.

Dawn said...

Mrs Cheshire on uks

Karen said...

Inspired to get out my needle and thread ! Thanks for sharing your lovely ideas xx
UKS PinkSparklyScrapper

alexa said...

I am a little late getting here but am wowed by your layered pompoms and never seen them done quite like this before. I love your blue set in particular :). Really clear tutorial too!

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

great idea. Will be making these myself