Saturday, 12 July 2014

Tussie Mussie Challenge for The Craft Hole

The Friday Night Mini Challenge in The Craft Hole was to make a Tussie Mussie out of a toilet paper tube in a maximum of 3 hours. As I had no idea what a tussie mussie was I googled it!!!
"A tussie-mussie, nosegay or posy is a small flower bouquet, typically given as a gift. 
They have existed in some form since at least medieval times, when they were carried or worn around the head or bodice. Doilies are traditionally used to bind the stems in these arrangements. Alternatively, "posy holders," available in a variety of shapes and materials (although often silver), enable the wearing of these arrangements "at the waist, in the hair, or secured with a brooch." ]
The term nosegay arose in fifteenth-century Middle English as a combination of nose and gay (the latter then meaning "ornament"). So a nosegay was an ornament that appeals to the nose or nostril.
The term tussie-mussie comes from the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901), when the small bouquets became a popular fashion accessory. Typically, tussie-mussies include floral symbolism from the language of flowers, and therefore may be used to send a message to the recipient."
So having raided my crafty stash here is what I came up with: