Make a Yo-yo
Here's a fun little make to do on your own or with your children, which is very versatile - yo-yos! (also known as Suffolk puffs.)
All you need to start with is some fabric scraps, needle and thread and a template, or selection of templates. There's a good tutorial on Patchwork Posse which includes templates, but all you need is something round about twice the size you want your finsished yo-yo to be. A saucer is a good size to start with, but then you can try anything else you have which is round!
Once you've made a few yo-yos, you might want to think about what you're going to do with them, so that you make them the right size. You can applique them onto , for instance, a cushion. Instructions for this are also on Patchwork Posse.
Yo-yo flowers are nice on their own, or you can glue or stitch them to all sorts of things to make napkin rings, hair decorations, bags, bunting - the list is almost endless. This flower is from Made to be a Momma, with instructions for a napking ring.
These are from Mitzi's Collectibles blog and have knitting needle stems.