Tussie Mussie Even Cassie would be proud of!

16 Dec
Today I am sharing with you this adorable hanging cone, aka a Tussie Mussie.
You might ask, who is Cassie and what is a Tussie Mussie?
I looked up Tussie Mussie and found out that at some point they were to hold wedding bouquets without getting your hands wet.  Who would’ve known?
As for Cassie, head on over to Paper Issues or Something From Cassie to learn about this FABULOUS lady.
On to my project.
The first thing I did was to use the Wittle Wickers and Wittle Weavers to create my woven cone.
I am using all papers from the Authentique Paper Wonder collection.
The picture on the left it the start of the weaving, the center is the cone all done and the right picture is the start of embellishing before I started to assemble the cone.
Here are some pictures of my final product.  I had such a fun time trying to photograph this, NOT!!
The tag that is close to the handle is actually an ornament that can be taken off and hung on the Christmas Tree.  The picture on the right is where you can see how gorgeous the woven pattern looks.
 I moved indoors trying to get better pictures and got this close up of the Tussie Mussie .
Here again is that fabulous weave pattern. You can also see how I took the Ribbon Eyelet Border and wove ribbon through the holes.  I then sewed this to a piece of canvas to make it strong.
I also edged the cone with the Anastasia Border.
The dies I used for the flowers are Judy’s Blooms and the Sunflower.
On the tip of the cone, I took the Celtic Fire Doily and wrapped it around and secured it with my sewing machine.
Here is a close up where you can see the ornament.  I made this from a free printable Mary Engelbreit had on her blog a week or so ago.  I enlarged it and printed it on shrink film.  I attached it so some cut out
 Sunflowers to complete the look.
One last look, what do you think?
Usually when I am creating for a post, I am pretty stressed and sometimes my 7yo son likes to pitch right in and create exactly what I am creating alongside(which adds to my stress level, believe me!).
 He has used Cheery Lynn Designs dies too.  He has a strip from Wittle Wickers for his handle, edged it with the Grass Border and has Darling Daisy on the other side.
He even has to photograph his projects the same way I do.
This is the mess WE made(mostly me!)
But look, all my Cheery Lynn Designs dies are neatly put away!
I hope you have enjoyed this post from me and my son.
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.
Don’t forget that we have a challenge going.
It is your opportunity to win a Cheery Lynn Designs gift certificate and get yourself some of our fabulous dies.
The theme is FLOWERS.
Check HERE for all the details.
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2 Responses to “Tussie Mussie Even Cassie would be proud of!”

  1. Leah Crowe December 16, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    what gorgeous tussy mussies.. or is it fussy mussies? hehe either way their out of this world stunning!!!

  2. Judean December 16, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Your tussy mussie is super cute–I love all the details! I think your son may have to open an etsy shop for his designs, though!

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