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terri ventura

okay so I just looked at the picture and i want one...

Troy Louise

Charlotte: What a fun history lesson. Thank you, I love your mussy tussy & so should the children. Also, I'm a bit late with best wishes to Erin & John Paul. What a romantic proposal! Have a wonderful weekend.

Troy Louise

suzi finer

prettiest tussy mussy I've seen....


Oh, it certainly IS absolutely darling!! Have fun tomorrow :)


I'm sure they'll be thrilled with their creation tomorrow...a tussie mussy in Feb. will do wonders for cabin fever. Of course, as you said that will eat up about 15 min. I suggest playing calm classical music in the background try to tune into all the calming techniques for all the senses ha ha...for your sake too! The tradition in my church has always been burning incense. Lets face it people were a bit smelly and clothes couldn't be popped in the washer way back. I always burn incense throughout the winter it's aroma therapy. Isn't it amazing how it's nature that gives us the most pleasure? Have fun tomorrow.

*Heidi* I know...which I didn't before your post! ...nice historical lesson, you've earned the food, whatever the prez cooked for you....



Hi Charlotte ~ I've just discovered your blog via a couple of my links, and have to say how very much I'm enjoying it! Wonderful info about tussie mussies (never knew that) and I just adored the ballet post. :)

I'm off to add your blog to my links now....Happy creating!

~ Carolee

Daughter Maggie

They are super cute!! I hope it was fun! You're so good at those classes!


This turned out so pretty, Charlotte.
I've always enjoyed "the language of flowers".

Faux Wood Blinds Gal

What a great craft for a kids birthday party coming up. Thanks for sharing:-)

The Glitter Fairy

Suh-weeeeeeet! Just darling and what a perfect project for the children...part history, part crafts and totally fun!

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