Monday, 16 August 2010

Tussie Mussie

I have been itching to upload this!

I made this as a present for my good friend Jan who has a birthday coming up very soon.... Jan is known for opening presents as soon as she gets them irrespective of if they're sent 3 weeks early! She is currently enjoying herself on holiday (and no doubt buying up everything at every craft shop in the vicinity) with Maureen and as usual could not wait until her birthday to open the present I'd left for her.
I have fancied making one of these for a long time and have seen some absolutely awesome examples on blogs owned by people with far more creativity than me - but - am real pleased with the way this turned out - particularly as this was my first attempt!

It's basically a paper cone made from some gorgeous DCWV paper embellished with lace, pearls and ribbons. I used a row of tiny pearl beads to create a hanger (don't think this shows very well on the pic...)

I popped in some dark chocs which are Jan's favourite (and yes the box I bought did have too many in it to fit in the tussie so I reluctantly had to eat the left overs!).

22 comments:

Yvonne said...

WOW, Viv, this is so stunning!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Thanks Viv for visit my blog.
I have see your blog ( and this creation) and the details and the are very very beautiful.
Il will follow you and I hope so you like it.

craftattack said...

Looks gorgeous - enjoy the rest of the chocs!

vintage wil said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!!

Diana Evans said...

oh this is spectacular and reminds me of all things Victorian!!! beautiful work....I can see some of my lavender in this tussie!!!!

DF - Heidi said...

long time no see.....this is totally lush

PetraB said...

This is stunning! I love every little detail , it looks so elegant and exquisite ... No wonder that Jan couldn't wait to open it ... especially with the chocolates in it(LOL).

Meggymay said...

Stunning she will love it.

Amy said...

really pretty! Lovely lace

Jenxo said...

oh its very pretty Viv, i bet your friend loves it..

Pia said...

wooow what a great work, beautiful details Il will follow you. Thanks for visit my blog.
hugs Pia

Sherry said...

What a special gift Viv - I'm not surprised Jan loved it!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's wonderful.

Jan said...

IT'S MINE.......and it's totally GORGEOUS!!!!!! The photo doesn't do it justice and when I opened it (Viv had given me permission to do so despite what she says lol)I was speechless because it really is beautiful. The soft colours, the lace and pearls etc are quite breathtaking.
Thank you my friend for the thought and all the work that was involved and, of course, the CHOCS
which didn't last 5 minutes! xxxxx

Maureen said...

It really is lovely and Jan was thrilled with it!!!!

Stampin' D'Amour said...

WOW!!! Your friend is lucky! This is quite exquisite! :)

-pamela

Cheryl said...

This tussie-mussie is darling! Well done!

My name is CINDY...... said...

This is just gorgeous!! Lucky Jan.

Nan said...

What a beautiful and yummy gift! I love the lace and oearls you used!

Sarpreet said...

This is stunning wow

Diane said...

Oh, Viv - this is absolutely stunning! Such a beautiful piece - what a lucky friend you have :-) Diane

Sarah said...

What do you mean people with more talent than you! Your work is amazing, this is so pretty and definitely vintage. Love it. Going to have to hop round some of your blogging buddies.