Monday, May 23, 2011

French Lavender Sachets

Like many of you, I can't stand throwing away any "usable" (pretty loose, negotiable term in my sewing room!) piece of fabric.  Particularly those that are most vintage-y and retro-y.  I can't remember why, but for some reason, I decided to go on a hunt for dried lavender so that I could make sachets from my little teensie tiny pieces.   I also decided to quilt pieces together using 3x3" squares - I like the looks of them quilted, but also - I can use up pieces of fabric that are 3x3"!  (pretty small) - you would think that I could then throw away those bits that are smaller, right?  Hmmm.... well - we'll see.  (that's what I say to my kids when what I really mean is "No").
I wound up purchasing from an Etsy seller - PopKo - and I love this stuff!  I've made several sets of sachets and plan to list them in my Whoopsie Daisies shop as well as give them as gifts.  I've also realized that they are great in the dryer, leaving clothes with a soft lavender scent (not the chemically scents from regular dryer sheets).

So, now my radar is on anything "lavender" scented.  My Yoga instructor uses the most calming combination of lavender and mint oil that I'd love to have in my nostrils all day long.  Still looking for a good lavender candle, but haven't found one yet.


Andee said...

Those are TOO cute. They would be great gifts. Also, you reminded me that these is a lavender festival this weekend in Gainesville.

whoopsiedaisiesgal said...

Ooh - thanks Andee - I may have to check that out!

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