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Little Lavender Sachets

I adore the scent of lavender … it’s so clean and fresh. I keep little lavender sachets in all my drawers, and I just love the way my clothes smell when I pull them out to wear.

I’ve been making lavender sachets … using French Grosso lavender – it lasts for ages and the fragrance is particularly intense – from reclaimed scraps of fabric,  fragments of old garments, some vintage remnants, all mostly leftover from bigger projects.

I’ve made a variety of different shapes – squares, rectangles, hearts and circles …

You can see them in my Etsy store.

I’ve embellished them all … some with buttons …

Some with ribbon roses ….

Some with rosettes of ribbon, offset with a pretty button ….

Some with twists of yarn …

And even the odd pompom …

They make such wonderful little presents – if you can bear to give them away – perfect for small gifts between friends, or thank-you gifts for hostesses or teachers or anyone who has done something special for you recently.

Would you keep yours? Or who would you give it to?

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It has been a tiring couple of months … I hugely enjoyed the cloth-to-cloth workshop, but it has really sapped my energy. So I’ve retreated from the intensity of the slow cloth process & focussed on some smaller, simpler pieces to replenish both my own ceative energy, and the pieces I sold at the craft fair last weekend. Just pulling small scraps of this and that out of the various boxes and matching them up together is soothing, and not too emotionally demanding … until it comes to using a piece that I’ve been hoarding (like the button in the third picture).

Therefore, little embellished lavender pillows:

Denim heart, with couched on costume jewellery beads

Grey serge, with lilac pompom (and why not 😉 )

Latvian linen, with glorious vintage button and scraps of yarn and raffia. I love that button.

Toile de jouy linen with vintage button and gold ribbon loop