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    Posted: 17 Dec 2010 at 10:43am
Looking around on the internet I noticed Suffolk Puffs are quite fashionable at the moment - or maybe they have been for a while and I wasn't aware of it? Tongue
Anyway, upon seeing them I promptly fell in love and decided to make some too.
Here are some things I made with Suffolk Puffs:

  • a necklace, inspired from the November issue of the Japanese magazine Cotton Time:



  • a brooch (where you cannot actually see the puff, since it's covered by lace & decorations Embarrassed ):



  • a wreath, with flowers made of pink crêpe paper, and leaves made of old book & music pages, and gold color paper:


The puffs are so easy to make and so adorably pretty, that I am now thoroughly addicted! Smile
Does anyone else make stuff with them? Please do show! <3





Edited by Liantasse - 17 Dec 2010 at 10:44am
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These look amazing! You could use one on a headband like in Issue 3!
How do you make them?


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Thank you very much, Milly! :)
I haven't tried them on a headband, maybe I should!

They are really easy to make - I learned from a book I borrowed from the library, but I just found this tutorial online which is nice and easy to follow: click!

Sometimes they are called 'yo-yo's'. Must confess I cringe whenever I hear that. That's the American term for them, but I much prefer the name Suffolk Puffs! :) It's so sweet and elegant, and imho fits them much much better.


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Ohhh I love the puff wreath! Tres vintage and pretty! Might give them a go since I spent three hours tidying up the craft room last night and found lots of scraps that need a home!
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wow they are fab
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Dear Making,

Thank you so very much for featuring my Suffolk Puffs necklace in Issue 5! Smile Heart
I was really overjoyed to see it the other day when I got the magazine!

Many thanks once again!
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I think it was a great idea featuring them in Making, ever since I saw them on this thread I have been making loads of them and perfecting the technique- it was so inspiring! 
I saw on the internet that they make them into quilts so i'm going to try that next!

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That wreath is really gorgeous! I love the music paper. And I agree - Suffolk Puff is a far superior name to the silly yo-yo.
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I love suffolk puffs too. We are in the throws of writing a new suffolk puff inspired tutorial at the moment. If you take a look at my blog it should be there soon.

I just think they are so quick and versatile, whilst looking fantastic. I love the pic of the necklace

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MMMMM I love the wreath. And only today I saw someone on Facebook having done some. What I am wondering is why they are called Suffolk Puffs?! I know them as Fabric YoYo's. It just goes to show that even in craft circles everything gets re invented :)
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