Yo Yo Variation (Hexagon)

The other day when I was looking for yoyo tutorials I happened on this variation.

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The tutorial can be found at:

http://mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple.blogspot.com/2008/06/tutorial-folded-hexagon-yo-yo.html

I "folded" the idea into my brain. Last night, after a conversation about making souvenir yoyo ornaments from old clothing, I figured out how I wanted to use it.

This is a picture of dear departed father-in-law removing his famous banana bread from the oven. He is wearing his favorite shirt. He had me cut the sleeves off. (Note that he asked me roll the hem to the right side. He thought it would be less irritating that way.)

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After he died I was very tempted to save the shirt, and the jeans, to make a souvenir. I couldn't think of a specific project so I resisted the urge. Yesterday I was surprised to discover that I still had the two sleeves in a drawer.

So this is my hexangonal yoyo souvenir of my father-in-law. The button is from the sleeve.

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I made this one from a 3 1/2 inch circle, which is a good size for a fridge magnet. (I did apply iron on interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric. I didn't need to do any pinning or sewing, except to sew on the button.) I think I'll make two more just a little bit bigger and make a reversible ornament.

(Postscript At Christmas I made 6 more of the reversible ornaments and gave them to my husband's brothers and sisters.)


Playing with Hexagonal Yoyos


I made these three into fridge magnets and sent them to the friend who inspired me to think about yoyos as souvenirs.

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Some more yoyos to play with...

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Pinwheel 2009

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