Hello my SpaRkLy Friends! I wish you all a Happy May Day!
So, me and the Pixies joined this "May Day Tussie Mussie Swap" from A Swap For All Seasons and our mission was to create a Tussie Mussie for our partner after finding our about her and the things that she loves. My partner was Michelle Cummings from Faerie Dust Dreams and she told me that if she were a fairy, she would not be a sweet shabby chic kinda fairy, she would be a gypsy fairy. So I had to put away my frou frou ribbons and lace and figure out a different approach! She loves birds, and I saw on her wish list somewhere that she wanted a book on antique postage stamps or something of that nature. So Here is what I came up with:
First off, I had to make a Tussie Mussie. Okay, what on earth is a tussie mussie and what do you do with it?! I looked at a bunch of pictures and came up with this design that i thought looked like it came from the forest. Having never made one before, it came out rather large- it is more like a MONSTER MUSSIE on steroids and made my "note to self" be: If I ever do one of these again, I will first remember that i will need to ship it and I don't want to have to make a box next time! It was too big to photograph in it's entirety, so here are my "parts" and you can put it together in your head. :)
Next up is a gift tag (my first one!) with a little flower topped vial of gypsy like spicy woodsy perfume oil. It's hard to tell everything apart, but maybe when Michelle posts her pics of it she can separate it so you can see it better!
Here is a group photo of several gift elements: A bag of feathers, a pile of antique pages from a book from England about postage at the time from all over the world, some birdie prints for her art.
Here is the little Pixie bird house that the pixies adorned for her with pebbles, irridescent glass blobs, beads and of course...GLITTER cause Pixies glitter everything!
Michelle told me she loves owls, so i made her one from a rock and twigs and yes...GLITTER
Here is a box topped with a nest! The nest is wire angel hair.
The feathers. The grey and red ones are from my African Grey Parrot named POPEYE.
Michelle adores Halloween, so I gave her a jump with these little guys I made for her
Well, that's about it! Sorry for posting this a day late, I was waiting for my package from Michelle but it will probably come on Monday. Her little guy has a peanut allergy and was in the hospital so she was delayed in posting. Please keep them in your prayers!
Tobi and the Pixies!