Saturday, August 30, 2008


I'M STILL HERE...just taking a little break from blogging to take care of ill BF. It was raining this morning and I was in the mood for some FALL crafting. Ever-so talented and generous Heather at Present Past Collection has inspired me to make my own fall "tussie mussie". Hopefully you'll be inspired, too. I'm pretty sure you have most of the things you need lying in the garage or basement. Just be creative! I only spent a few bucks for the feather and bird picks from Joann's and Michael's.

The tools of the trade that you're going to need...

A few vintage finds collected through the years are now coming handy...

Odd items from old potpourris are great for this project. Sky's the limit!

For my base, I started with a feather pick and a dowel wrapped in old cotton ribbon. Now that I'm looking at the finished project...I should have ditched the dowel and opted for a cute nest. What was I thinking?

Now that the birdie is in position... just add whatever embellishments you have on hands.

And voila! Have a great weekend everyone!


Brenda Kula said...

It's beautiful, Connie! I hope your guy is doing much better! I so adore tussie-mussies! Always saying I'm going to make one. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

ALI said...

hang in there connie, i love your tussie-mussie (evven if i'm not entirely sure what that is!) hope joe enjoyed the steak, and let us know if you need anything.

Judy said...

Connie it is adorable. I hope things are going better and that you have a wonderful weekend.

Chris said...

Well that is just beautiful! I am feeling in the "fall" mood myself. It was very warm here yesterday, but today should be considerably cooler. I think some time at the craft table is needed!

Thanks for the inspiration!


Nance said...

Haven't heard of tussie-mussies before but now thanks to you, now i do. :)
Me and hubby are going to Michael's this afternoon, it's newly opened so we'll go and look around.

Have a long weekend, Connie!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I found you from Miss Heather's blog.
Isn't it fun to share creative ideas.
I think your own personal touches made a nice tussie!

Have a *SWEET* Day!

Mari said...

Wow, that is so pretty. You are so creative.

Have a great long weekend.

Beverly said...

Connie, I just stopped by to see how you and Joe are, and it seems he is doing better.

Your tussie-mussie is gorgeous. Great job.