While making some Lavender Potpourri Suffolk Puff Pouches the other day, I was inspired to make some patriotic bling for my husbands Navy Boot Camp Graduation on August 2, 2013.
The Suffolk Puff pattern, also known as Yo-Yo’s, are used for fabric details from quilting to patches to stand-alone art pieces. I decided to make some individual yo-yos with various Navy themed charms to use for lapel pins, to stick on my purse, or to use as hair accents, and to share with the fellow moms and wives of Ship 2, Division 938 that have been keeping me company and keeping me sane during these 9 weeks away from my husband. I’m also planning on using some for baby headbands for Tessa! How cute will THAT be?!
So my mum and I went on a mini fabric and charm shopping spree over the last few days, and then wore our fingers to the bone gathering the mini circles, and tacking them down while watching re-runs of Chopped on The Food Network. I would literally break out into giddy oohs and ahhs and smiles every time I would finish a new puff, it was a joy pairing the fabrics to the charms, and exciting to be doing something in preparation for Jonathan’s graduation day. For the charms we used Navy anchors, a nautical rope knot, a heart and a glass pearl.
These were so much fun to make! Check out my Lavender Potpourri Suffolk Puff Pouch tutorial to see the how-to on the construction. The only difference is, these are not stuffed, and are pinned down in the center.