I posted the two pictures in yesterday's post on YoYo's on Flickr and got a comment from a gentleman in Brazil telling me that in his country they are called Fuxico. So I did a search and found a crafty blogger from Brazil with this really cute, floral rendition (scroll down the page until you get to her March 10th posting). She even has easy to understand visual instructions (a plus since I know about six words of Spanish, most of them unprintable).
I think Fuxico must refer to folded and gathered fabric. My search came up with both the floral version and the YoYo version. I even found a Fuxico Brazilian bikini for you more adventuresome types.
Fuxico comes from the word 'fuxicar' which means to gossip - what you do when you are sitting around with your girlfriends, making these.
I whipped up the blue and red one in about five minutes (I wish I had paid better attention to the order of my fabrics - I wouldn't have had the same print side by side). I think a vintage button would make a better center and I also think they look cuter when the petals are all the same color. Look at this version with a crocheted center - further proof I need to learn how to crochet.
I'm enamored with these little gossipy blossoms but I'll stick with my YoYo's for now. I'm already committed, seeing as how I have seven of them done (not a lot of progress was made today, as you can see).