Vintage Crafters Cafe Tussie Mussie Swap
Our Facebook page Vintage Crafters Cafe had a tussie mussie swap! I was paired with a new friend, Robin, who said she loved nature, rusty metal, moss, chandeliers, wooden spools, birds, primitive but not country -- and no pastels, pearls or lace. At first I was kind of stumped, but eventually I had a plan. Here's the tussie mussie I came up with for her:
I glued moss, grapevine and burlap ribbon roses around the edge. The scrapbook paper was thick and double-sided.
I also made her a little coordinating matchbook to hold some treasures, and a tag. The top of the matchbook was a really lovely molded belt buckle, and I tied on a china underwear button.
I created it so that the tussie mussie could stand up in a rusty bed spring I also sent along!
I filled it with lots of fun little trinkets that I hoped she would love!
It was hard to part with the stitched Robin square -- but I knew it had to be!
I also gave my last little blue tag that was one of the things I bought from Etsy and have hoarded for something like 8 years! And that beautiful Bakelite buckle, plus that little sewing kit. Happily, she adored it!
Like I told her, there aren't a lot of people in the world that would like to find something like that in their tussie mussie!
I just received her tussie mussie in return; who would ever have guessed that Robin would also send me a rusty spring as a stand?!
In my perfect colors of purple and green, she created this beauty.
That was so clever!
It came with linens, a doily, and some extra ribbon and trim in case, she said, I want to punch holes and hang it up.
I love it just as it is, don't you?