Some Background on Yo-yos: During the Depression, nothing was thrown away. Old clothes were worn until worn out or outgrown, and the scraps went mostly into quilts. Some women would cut circles of fabric, do a running stitch around the edges, gather, secure and sew together to make yo-yo's for quilt toppers, or pillows. Yo-yos were called Suffolk Puffs in the UK. Use either side up - display the gathered side, or concentrate on the fabric. They're both beautiful. That said, I have two pieces of handmade yo-yo's from the 40's, made of the most wonderful cotton fabrics. Use them for pillow covers, crafts, appliqued clothing touches, or mount on a frame for instant décor WOW. Found in a dusty Connecticut field at a weekend flea market, they're ready for your touch., because I have a cabinet full of modern yo-yos that I made 8 years ago, and they need my attention.
The first piece is the biggest, and is in the very best shape. Measuring 31"x16", with 17 yo yo circles across and 9 down. The smaller piece is 24"x10", and needs 5 yo-yos to be re-connected with a tiny stitch. I would either split the large piece into 2 and make two lined pillows, and use the smaller as a third, OR (this is better), frame the long piece vertically and make the smaller into a pillow nearby to tie an American folk art theme together.
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Returns & exchanges
If you have a problem, get in touch with me - customer service is part of my real-life job, and you deserve to be happy. I don't sell anything on donnapaperscissors that I'm not proud of, so when you buy from me, expect full disclosure and total honesty on vintage condition and the item(s) you are buying. Please check my reviews to read what my customers have to say, but remember that vintage items have been around for awhile, and although I only stock beautiful pieces, they aren't spanking new off the assembly line in some factory. As for shipping, if USPS tracking reports show that your item has been delivered to you, it is out of my hands and you need to deal with your local post office so that they can hunt it down. Should you decide to return an item, I will refund up to 14 days of my receiving it, provided it is in original condition. For clothing, this means no smoke, pet or perfume odors or signs of having been worn. I haven't had many returns so I must be doing something right!
About vintage: Most of the pieces in my shop are 25-75 years old, and while I only show items that are in excellent condition, please do bear in mind that these treasures are older than we are. I hope we all look that good someday. If there is an issue, I will mention it in my descriptive copy.
About Shipping Costs: If I've overestimated your shipping costs by an outrageous amount, I'll refund the difference via check in the package or PayPal. Please do remember, though, that we all spend lots of money on shipping supplies (tape, boxes, tissue, bubble wrap, labels) and my much of my vintage items come in organza storage/gift bags with handmade gift tags.