Thursday, 6 February 2014


Hi Everyone,
I hope you all are well and keeping warm & dry if that's possible with this weather at the moment....
I took these photos on Sunday Morning as I spotted a new visitor to my garden  he is lovely don't you think... his colours are Beautiful... Hi Mr Pheasant....

                                    Having a little play I made a Tussie Mussie my first..
                                          I had a problem trying to take pics I hope to get better
                                           this is the flower again I made with some muslin
                                           then dipped in coffee & sprayed with starch to firm
                                            it up a little
                                              I covered the cone in newsprint papers from SU
                                              then coloured with distress inks..the blink at the top
                                              is because my friend loves a bit of sparkle as I shall
                                              pop a gift inside for her birthday...   
 Sorry again about the was too wet to take outside to photograph but I hope you get the idea...
Thank you so much for your visit today x x x x


Patricia said...

May Oh! May, I LOVE your amazing project. Plenty "bling" there for your friend.........she will also LOVE it
One of my visiting Pheasants has gone walk about this week...........maybe he decided to have a "holiday".......!!!!
Have a great day

Patricia xx

brenda said...

Beautiful creation May, something about pearls that add beauty to a piece.

Lovely Mr P, we have a pair living in one of the paddocks who come and feed with the hens.

B x

marion said...

Fab pics and love what you showed us, hugs, Marion

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wonderful pictures May of your little visitor. Your Tussie Mussie (?) looks fabulous lots of beautiful bling there! Susan x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful photos May and your tussy mussy looks amazing!! What a wonderful gift, vintage and with just the right amount of bling, - I'm sure it will be much appreciated.

May, you are the winner of my give away, please be in touch with your address!

Hope your weather improves, here the sun is trying very hard to peep through.

Jo said...

Oh May that's gorgeous.....haven't heard those words for years!
hugs Jo x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful creation, love the flower. Great visitor.

julie_woolston said...

Wow May how beautiful is this , love the amazing detail.

Love your visitor his coLours are beautiful.

Hugs Julie xxx

Rita said...

Good Morning May. What a fabulous gift May. I love the vintage look and that gorgeous flower. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Bridie Payne said...

Stunning project!

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Have a Great day!


Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Wandering Wren said...

Hi May
Your Mr Pheasant is an exotic find in your garden, have you been putting out some yummy food? In fact your Tussie Mussie is also rather exotic, what a wonderful birthday gift
Wren x

Dianne said...

Hello May, aren't you luck to have such a lovely visitor, I used to see them in my sisters garden in England, wow you tussy is gorgeous, the flower is fantastic, love all the frayed pieces hanging, all that bling, pearls, gorgeous gift Miss May, thanks for sharing have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS )))

Beth Brovold said...

This is FABULOUS May!!! What wonderful have so many creative and stunning ideas!!! Your visitor is LOVELY...I should pop a picture of our backyard into a post in the near's just a huge blanket of white and fallen would be so nice to see GRASS right now!!!

Sandy said...

Your friend is a very lucky lady! I have never heard of a Tussie Mussie but it is quite gorgeous!! Wow and the flower is so beautiful. May this is very special.
We have wild turkeys here but no pheasant. He is pretty and in real life I bet he is really pretty.
Back to your flower - I am going to have to get some muslin - makes for a gorgeous flower.
Sandy xx

Redanne said...

Oh May, Mr Blogger does not want me to leave a message! Your Tussie Mussie is stunning, what a fabulous gift to give. I love your beautiful visitor too!

Well done on winning Astrid's fabulous give-away. Anne xxx

Ira Huberts said...

How wonderful to have your beautiful and very proud visitor May. And wow wow wow, your tussie mussie is over the top gorgeous, I'm so in love with it, it's awesome!!! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous creation May, so many pretty details.
Your photographs of the pheasant remind me of when I lived at home with my Mum and Dad, we had frequent visits from the local wildlife.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful project May, love the pearls and other blingy bits, you are very talented to make this.
Mr. Pheasant is stunning, what colours, hugs Kate x

Beatrice Euphemie said...

How charming, May - I think your friend is going to love this! It is really special. So is your new visitor - so beautiful! Hugs, Karen

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A cool Tussie Mussie (don't know this name).
A fabulous visitor in your garden.

butterfly said...

I don't think I've encountered the phrase Tussie Mussie either... but it's stunning in any case... that flower is to die for. And the pheasant is rather wonderful too!!
Alison x

Jackie said...

Lovely photographs. Whatever a Tussie Mussie is, it looks beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Judy Corner said...

I havenever heard of a Tussie Mussie, but this is absolutely great! Judy x

Craftychris said...

I have not heard of a Tussie Mussie but it's gorgeous! The pheasant looks right at home! xx

Scrap for Joy said...

Your tussie missile is beautiful. I have never thought of spraying something with starch to stiffen ....did it work well? I'm drooling over all of those pearls, as well.
Peacock in the! We get wild turkeys which are not very pretty.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...not sure how I missed this posting May...your tussie mussie is simply beautiful, I can see this hanging in a wonderful white shabby chic room, that coffee stained muslin flower is gorgeous and so worth all the effort you must of gone too, you pay great attention to detail and it shows...:)'ve managed to capture Mr Pheasant beautifully too...hope he flew off before Lulu saw him in her territory!X

Pia S said...

WOW! Love the look of your "Tussie Mussie"!

Paper Profusion said...

I'm loving your 'tussie mussie' May. Stunning flower and I love all those pearls. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

Donna Heber said...

Hi May,

It is nice to have a visitor once in a while. Mr. Pheasant is beautiful. Your Tussie Mussie is stunning!

Poppy said...

Hi May,

So nice to meet you!

Well, look who strutted into your garden, dressed in all his feathered finery! Beautiful visitor, should we all be so lucky!

And speaking of fabulous, your pearly project is very pretty, indeed, and the pics are just fine!
What dedication that must take!

Have a wonderful week!


Kelly Neis said...

I love this May, gorgeous hanging, I would make several and hang them throughout my room. Very beautiful design. I love how your are using all your new stash! Fun!! That is a very colorful pheasant, so nice he stopped by, I love wildlife that we get around here too. Stay dry and hope your weather improves soon for you!
Hugs Kelly

Annmaree of Oz said...

oh wow that pheasant is so cool looking! Love his colours and big long tail feathers! I do love all birds!

Great pearly make, love the flowers and bling too!

Anita Houston said...

What a beautiful visitor! Love all the pearls and bling here! Drappy goodness all around!

scrappymo! said...

The pheasant is amazing. We rarely see them here. In fact, my Dad would always stop the car if we saw one and just sit and watch till it flew away. I can still remember the times I have seen one in my lifetime so far!

I am so in love with the flower on your tussiemussie. I have memorized the look of it and hope to try one. Do you allow pinning as my memory is not perfect since that car accident.