Monday, December 15, 2008
A Cone Party
For our first Christmas together the "Lunch Ladies" group was invited to Cathy and Jo's house for a Cone Party. We had a delicious lunch then spent the afternoon making cones, also known as tussie mussies. A tussie mussie is a small bouquet of flowers or a nosegay. The name can also refer to the cone-shaped holder of such a bouquet. If you do an internet search you'll find that tussie mussies have become very popular with crafters and there are all sorts of tussie mussies out there to look at from sweet pink versions for Valentine's Day to spooky ones for Halloween. We had such a wonderful time making them! Here are a few photos of Cathy and Jo's home...beautifully decorated for Christmas. It was the perfect backdrop for an afternoon spent creating with friends. Each of the women in the group brought a small gift to exchange. Cathy made each of us a lovely fabric covered cone. Jo made gorgeous Japanese Temari balls. Grace gave each of us some of her watercolor cards and a sweet altered matchbox. Miki made wonderful three dimensional ATCs and Lyneen gave each of us a cute Chinese takeout container filled with lace and trims and baubles. Nothing like a little early Christmas cheer!