Tuesday, 5 May 2015


Tussie Mussie -  Definition - a cone shaped holder for a flower bouquet - or a cone shaped holder that you can fill with choccies or nice smelly bath bits and give to someone you like!
Well that's what I did anyway - (the choccies not the flowers and the other stuff.....)
I had made one of these a long time ago and  have been promising myself each year since that I would make another! 
NOTE TO SELF - these things are THE WORST  EVER to photograph!!

Used a sheet of dark blue and white pretty K and Co paper (very old - had eons) to make the actual cone - it has vintage roses printed on it and I loved it so much I wouldn't use it.. but all things have to be used up eventually...

So cone shape duly cut out, I lined the inside with some strong white card, then dragged out the lace and bits box.
The pale blue and cream lace was stitched to the top of the cone, along with a piece of dark cream heavy vintage lace.
I used 2 more bits of the same blue/cream lace and stitched it down the centre then assembled the cone.

The very slim 'tassels' were made simply by separating an oddment of a bit of silky twine stuff, a short length of which was found in the box and then tied round a teeny pearl string handle (which you can't see very well in the photo) and secured to the edge of the cream lace.
The gold and pearl embellishment from my stash was  threaded through a bit of pale blue ribbon and tied through the lace at the top and finally the scrap of organza rose trim glued in place.

All the lace and trim used where left over pieces - so am hoping this qualifies as 'snippets' and despite the grotty weather I am going into the Playground.

Challenges -
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Feminine
Eclectic Ellapu - Tussy Mussy
CFTH - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Anything But A Card
All Crafts - Anything But A Card
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Enjoy the rest of your day whatever you're doing! x


Lynne said...

Wow Viv this is stunning. Loving all the lace.
Lynne xxx

brenda said...

Oh my Viv, this is most definitely so very feminine and vintage, love it my friend.

B x

Canonbury creations said...

So beautiful Viv! Not the best name for something so gorgeous :)
Val x

Sarn said...

WOW - very vintage and lacy. Lovely.

Hugs, Darnie xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Viv this is stunning and I love the vintage look....your colour are stunning


Di said...

Gosh Viv, this really is beautiful! A stunning result indeed - and a darling gift even minus the choccies!


Di xx

AO Creations said...

Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts, good luck!!! Amy DT

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is gorgeous. Love the details with all the lace in shape of a bouquet. Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina GDT Member 613 Avenue Create xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Viv. I love the design and all your detailing is so beautiful.
Sue xx

Pia S said...

Oh, what a fabulous job you did with this one! Love its vintage, nostalgic look, fantastic ultra feminine little project!

Kathleen said...

How elegant and what lovely lace, brilliant make.

Kath x

Jacee said...

This is stunning Viv, just wonderful!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Meggymay said...

Wow, Viv this looks gorgeous lovely details and soft colour.
Yvonne xx

MaryH said...

So very feminine and lovely! The days when ladies carried a Tussy Mussy were such a gentle time...too bad we don't do that any longer. This one is just the prettiest & most delicate lacey creation. What a wonderful gift it would make for someone very special. TFS

Vickie Y said...

Wow! Your Tussie Mussie is gorgeous! Love all the elements you used and the lace is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your Tussie Mussie with us at Eclectic Ellapu.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful way to give chocolates, it is so pretty :o)
Jackie xx

sallysbitz2 said...

Your cone is stunning. So much work has gone into it, and it shows x
You will have to put posh chocolates in that!!

hugs sally x

Michelle said...

This is very amazing project. I love the paper you used and the uniqueness of the way this turned out. Thank You for joining us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

Michelle (DT)


A fabulous piece of vintage gorgeousness Viv! Love all the detail and beautiful lace. Such a shame we don't see more of these elegant items any more.
Hope your weather has improved today !
Sylvia xx

Chana Malkah said...

This is quite beautiful! Marvelous Victorian look and the lace and other embellishments are spot on! Very well crafted, indeed! Thanks bunches for leaving this hanging on our door at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

aussie aNNie said...

Viv oh wow...Gorgeous creation and fabulous colours...that lace is also so awesome...have a great week ahead..xxx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Irish Cherokee said...

Very Victorian and I love it. Too bad ice cream would ruin it. LOL. Gorgeous creation. VIV.

Hugs and Blessings

Deepti said...

Wow this is soooooooooo creative !

Claire said...

Gorgeous project Viv and a fabulous interpretation of the theme. They are a nightmare to photograph aren't they lol?
Thanks so much for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month
Claire xx