Step 15 - Introducing Lily!
Are you ready for some tussie mussie fun? It's quick and easy and oh so cute!
First things first.....cut a 1.5" square from a coordinating fabric.
Fold it in half so as to create a triangle. Wrong sides should be together.
Fold it in half once again so that raw edges meet up and another triangle is formed.
Stitch along the raw edges with a 1/8th inch seam allowance and then clip the corners off.
Turn your triangle inside out to give you the cone shaped base of the tussie mussie. A pair of tweezers or some hemostats are often quite helpful to complete this maneuver.
Tuck the top overhanging piece with the raw edges over itself and into the cone.
Now for a handle! Thread your needle with a length of embroidery floss and knot one end. Draw the
needle through the cone from the inside left and out.
Repeat on the other side only this time draw the needle from the outside in. Leaving about 1" of floss for the handle, pull the rest through and knot it securely on the inside of the cone.
Clip some of the paper flowers apart and shorten the stems so they will easily fit into the tussie mussie cone.
Very carefully fill the cone almost to the top with a glue gun. . . . .
. . . . .and then quickly position the flowers in place before the glue starts to dry.
The handle should fit quite easily over the Lily's hand. If the flowers seem a bit in the way just squish them around a bit.
Have you decided on a name for your Lily yet? I've chosen Maida for this one. With a permanent pen write out your Lily's name. And by all means don't forget to include you own as well!
A quick coat of gloss and you are done!
And so, without further ado, let me introduce you to Lily Maida, the little maid of May Day!