Creative girl sent me a facebook link to make Valentine Tussy Mussy's.
Tussy Mussy refers to a tiny bouquet of flowers or a nosegay given to a sweetheart.
Also called Penny Pockets in the tutorial. In any case, these little tussy mussy's can hold a few treats - just perfect for Valentine's Day.
The Sweet Treat Pocket Tutorial is here.
I made four, lost interest by the third one and finished the fourth one a day later - just to clear my cutting counter. They use scrap pieces of fabric and some buttons and beads from stash.
The tutorial is all about buying layer cakes (10" squares of a fabric line) and a fabric roll (?). But stash is good. You just need some 10" squares to cut diagonally in half, ribbon, buttons and some decorative beads.
I used ribbons for the handle instead of fabric because, why not? Why cut and stitch a handle when the ribbon drawer yields much faster results?
Laundry day went fairly well Sunday. After a late start,
Then I sewed the above Tussy Mussy's, packed up DD & DS's valentine care packages.
I finished an entire Julie Garwood novel too.
And worked outside pruning overgrown - we've been here for thirty years - shrubs for an hour. I can already see about 20 hours in my future - just pruning for the spring which we have started here. We may get a late freeze - in fact - we had one Sunday morning but the days will become warmer and the flowers have already started their spring blooming marathon here in the Willamette Valley.
|First crocus - ignore the slug snack on the left|
Sunday was a very productive day with me getting around to not only chores but some of the fun stuff.
Not me below - DS sent me photos of his recent hike this weekend.
|Glowing Sun sighting.|