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Oh How Lovely- New Quiltish Lavender Sachets

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I've got a love for hand embroidery. Mix that with my slight perfectionist streak & out comes these lovely little lavender sachets. Loosely following flower designs, I hand embroidered a variety of flowers onto muslin...which sat patiently for way too long until I thought of an end result for them. One day, I envisioned myself outside on the prairie with my linens fluttering in the wind hanging from the line, floral skirt swishing about me, with Jack & his future siblings running this way & that, off to feed the horses...With this so-far-from-my reality dream in mind, I turned the embroidery pieces into lavender sachets- bringing a bit of this homespun feeling to life.

Lucky me, I found an amazingly gorgeous lavender farm only 20 minutes from our home. Lavender at Stonegate, run by Sarah , supplied me with gorgeous dried lavender buds (along with a short lesson on species & variety). Additionally, she showed Jack her chicken roost and he was able to pet & feed the friendly birds.....and said "chicken" one of his very first words on the way home! (sounded more like "glch-in" but I knew what he meant!)

These sachets make the perfect mother's day gift I think and are just in time to celebrate spring!

2 comments :

Bagladee said...

Many thanks again for the fabric, its all cut into bag pieces already. :) xx

Donna said...

These are soo sooo pretty!