Today I have been..

I started by making this ATC Shrine; I purchased it a while back from SSP - Small Studio Productions Have you visited the shop yet? if not you really should you will be in for a treat. This little shrine has been decorated with Graphic 45 papers - the papers from here are absolutely to die for, the papers really lend themselves to so many projects and the quality is superb.
This particular paper is called Eden's Symphony from the Botanicabella range. Again if you have never seen these papers then you are really missing out.



and then as the family was out at football I thought "I know I will make my tussy mussy" and so I set to work. Tussy Mussy? what is that? you may ask. Well for those of you this side of the pond it is an american tradition and I will quote Janella here as to the tradition

May Day dates back to early Rome where it was a celebration of "fertility". It was celebrated every year about the same time, honoring the Goddess of Spring ~ FLORA. Over time, the tradition changed somewhat. Americans use the day a bit differently. The custom became more romantic. A basket or cone was filled with flowers and sweet treats and left at a "special someones" door. The presenter rang the doorbell and ran away. The recipient was then supposed to catch the giver and give them a kiss.

So here we are on another PW Project and here are some images of mine...

The inside of the cone is filled with goodies, a marzipan rabbit, a hand painted egg, flowers and more marzipan.

The cone was made using a Graphic 45 paper, some flower ribbon, PW GIRL and lace flowers from the PW shop.

So that has been how I have spent my Easter Monday, hope you had fun too...


Mary-Beth said...

Dawn, your Tussie Mussie is absolutely gorgeous! Love that paper and she's one of my fave PW images!

catworx said...

What a fabulous creation!!! I love all the little goodies too!!!

Kaz said...

fantastic goody bag, love the whimsy images and the flowers too and the atc shrine is gorgeous. :)

theresa martin said...

Hi Dawn,
lovely work! So nice to see your pretty work here.

barbara burkard said...

your tussie mussie is so beautiful!!! wow...lovely divine!

Anonymous said...

Hey Dawn , This is beautiful....
Love Lorraine x

MrsETaylor said...

Dawn, thank you for the comments on my latest post. Now I gotta live up to them *s*. Thanks again for your support.


Anonymous said...


Your Tussie Mussie is beautiful...makes me think of a warm sunny shiney day!! Wonder who's name YOU will get???

Christy Laudig

Jeanie said...

Hello, Ms. Dawn -- I am coming back to the world of the blogging and high-speed computer (sneaking in a peek at work!) I've missed so very much during my time at home recovering. My silly slow computer connection doesn't like blogging much. I can post, but it takes forever to load photos and when I do, I can't "see" them!

So, I am thrilled with your amazing work -- always beautiful but this is really something else. Fabulous shrine!

SarahD said...

hey Dawnlove the shrine, gorgeous. i tried not to peak but i couldnt resist he he!!!
Your tussie mussie is gorgoeus..look at all those goodies.

Hugs Sarah xxx