Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tussy Mussy Holders

Tussy Mussy are a small bouquet of fragrance flowers. Here is a link that tells more about the Tussy Mussy http://www.ehow.com/how_2143831_victorian-tussy-mussy.html . I made the blue one on the left some time ago. I used some blue handmade paper, white lace and little silk flowers. I just made the one on the right today. My husband had given me the pretty lady figurine when we were first married. She had a run in one day with my son's ball. I tried to repair her with some glue and if you didn't look too close.....well. When I was unpacking her from our last move it seems she had broken again? The crafter in me couldn't bring myself to throw her away!! I had so much fun making the blue Tussy Mussy holder knew I wanted to make some more. I decided I should make one to put my pretty lady in!! I had bought two pink doilies a few months ago. I loved them, they were so delicate looking. I wrapped one of them around the velvet blue paper I used to make the cone shape. I made the lady a skirt of white tulle. Tucked her in the Tussy Mussy holder and added some vintage flowers I bought at a garage sale last summer. I think it is the perfect home for her!! Now I can enjoy her again!!!





13 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful make and such a lovely way to keep your treasured and loved gift. XOXO Zoe

Rebecca said...

Oh how sweet, very pretty.
Blessings today!
Rebecca

Chicken Licken said...

Donna she is sooo pretty! Clever you to recycle her in such a special way!

Wanda said...

I agree it is a great place to display her. I am making a tussie for an exchange, it is my first one, and you are right it is so much fun to make them. Yours are very lovely. TTFN

Lesley said...

Oh my goodness but these are so pretty!!!! I can see why you didn't want to throw the lovely lady away.

And look at that magnolia in your garden - my favourite of all flowering trees.....I've always wanted a garden big enough to have a magnolia tree.

Lesley xx

sue law said...

Hi Donna,
It's so good to see you blogging again. I saw your book on Lesley's blog, its brilliant!

What a lovely way to display your special figurine she looks very beautiful.
sue
x

Angel said...

Morning,

Thankyou for stopping by by blog.
Glad you like my tutorial.
Great blog BTW.

Huggies Angel

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Your Tussy Mussy holders are gorgeous and what a clever save of a precious keepsake.

Wendy -x-

Sandy Michelle said...

So pretty and a fantastic idea to put a broken doll inside!!

Sandy xox

Nancy said...

What a perfect way to keep her.....these are beautiful.....

and yes, you can come and sit on my porch and chatter any time......wouldn't that be great....

Hugs and blessings

Hazel said...

Have never heard of tussies before but I like the ones you have made. Well done on saving your figurine. Hazel x

Laurie said...

Very sweet -- so cheerful!

Cathee said...

thanks for opping in at my blog..love these tussy's and your cup of comforts!! :)