Sunday, 22 February 2015

SOMETHING SHABBILY DIFFERENT - What do you think to my Tussie Mussie?

Morning all

Well, Sunday morning and we have a dull look outside today.  Where is that lovely sunshine we had yesterday?

I have something different to share today.  These are called Tussie Mussies.  I had never heard of these I must confess.  So, what is a Tussie Mussie?  Well I Googled it and found this link which is quite interesting:  Tussie Mussie  one thing I can tell you though is that I am completely hooked on making them!

You know how it is when you are browsing and something just jumps out at you.  Well, when I spotted these on Pinterest I was just so inspired!  I actually have a nice little pile of these made now so will share photos of the others towards the end of the week hopefully.  I went in search of a Tutorial and found a good selection to be had on the Internet.  They are great for using up stash too.   It really was just the basic shape I needed so I had a starting point.  The interesting thing is I saw that there are different ways to create the basic shape.  Some used a square of paper/card as a starting point.  Others used a very large circle cut in half. 

For this one, I started with a 12 inch square of double sided patterned good quality paper (Pion).  I then drew around a large dinner plate to form my circle, cut it out and then cut it in half.  I have tried the other method too, so I will be showing you ones I made that way later.  I think this one has the edge for me as it produces a little wider top.

You will see that my cone does not come to a point.  One Tutorial I watched had what I thought was a really good idea, she did it this way, and started by securing the paper in shape with just a couple of staples.  These do not show as they are covered up and it made it much easier.

What do you think?

Well, here I used Pion papers, lots of things from my stash and a few embellishments from Live and Love Crafts.

Thanks for looking today, and a very Happy Sunday to you all.

Judy x


  1. It looks beautiful Judy, so glad you are feeling inspired with these. I have been ill for the last week so no crafting & no e.mailing either. Am not surprised, first two weeks of Feb were manic and this is the fall out! Hope all is well with you, chat soon xx

  2. Good morning and hope you are well,what a fascinating post I used the link in this post to discover the meaning of a tussie mussie ,such a lovely idea I will be looking at flowers in a different way now ,lovely creation Judy.Take care.

  3. Hi Judy wow this is absolutely stunning and the colours and the embellishment's are out of this world. xx

    Debs xx

    {Debs Cards– my personal blog}

  4. WOW Judy this is stunning what an awesome project and what amazing embellishments this is outstanding.
    Lorraine x

  5. This is stunning Judy, beautiful papers and embellishments - I love the shape, can't wait to see the others.

  6. It is fabulous Judy. Love all the gorgeous embellishments. Not sure what a Tussie Mussie is so I am going to have a look from your link.
    have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  7. Judy, thanks for stopping by my blog! Your Tussie Mussie is gorgeous. Love all the pretty embellishments and the pink.


  8. You have outdone yourself Judy! I totally love it and your use of beautiful embellishments just finishes it off perfectly.
    Gina xx

  9. Wow! This is just delightful Judy! Your gorgeous style shines through beautifully with this fantastic project! Hugs xx

  10. Aaahhhh so that's a tussie mussie's beautiful Judy x