Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lavender Sachets etc

A quick post today.

Sometimes I really feel the need to take a break from a project and make something else.  Usually a small, quick to finish project for instant gratification.   My  4 swap projects have turned out to be rather time consuming projects that I have never attempted before.  Being first time projects means, of course, I am learning a lot of new techniques. 

I really would like to show them to you but have to wait for the last two to be finished.  Nearly there.   I am still waiting for one swap partner to notify me that she has received her package.  Hopefully soon!

In the meantime there are these:


Lavender sachets filled with my very own lavender picked fresh off the bush early spring.  Drying time took longer than normal because we finally, after years of drought, got some rain!  Yay!  Our Murray River is starting to fill up again.



A couple more that still need to be finished!  Surprisingly I am not finding any suitable fabrics to compliment them in my scrap basket!  Something will turn up I am sure.

Free pattern and instructions can be found at Bustle and Sew.

Or you can buy this book.  The same pattern is in there.



I also made a little experiment.  Hopefully it works the way I want it too.  Its a little sachet to throw in the clothes dryer with your washing.  It is filled with scented bath crystals.  Hopefully they don't dissolve too quickly and ruin my washing.  SO I will be putting my hubbies clothes in first to try it out! lol

14 comments:

Mare said...

I love these:)).....you did an awesome job on this......
I have really been wanting to try this too..... and now seeing this on your blog I'm going to do this....
hugs:))....
M...

Laura said...

Good Morning!
These are just too sweet! What a wonderful idea...and you are always so good about sharing the patterns and such. I love the little experiment you did as well.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Have a blessed day,
Laura

Karen said...

Love the cute lavender sachets. They look like a quick satisfying project. I think your hubby would 'love' sweet smelling clothes!(lol)

jane p said...

You're quite a crafty lady! Good idea to "try out" using your husband's clothes. Mine is rather vain so I would have to sacrifice my kid's clothes!

Sammy said...

These are really beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Love,

-Samya :-)

Vintage Girl/Marivel said...

ooh...wow..
they are lovely sachets.
Great work.
Hugs.

Cyndi said...

Oh gosh, Kylie, those little sachets are sooooo darn cute! What a wonderful idea and I think they'd make perfect little gifts. And unfortunately, since my hubby is the one that actually goes out to work, I think I'd try out the dryer sachet on the towels I use for the dog. It never hurts to have a pretty-smelling dog! :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

Melissa said...

I have made some of those little dresses! And I love your dryer satchet. Great idea - better idea to try it out on hubby's clothes first!

Judi said...

Gorgeous.

Lucky-1 said...

Very pretty:) And very simple to make too.:)

Maite - vitoma said...

Unos detalles bellísimos.
Bss.

Melissa said...

That's really cool. How special that the lavender was picked by you and I love the pink dress. Very pretty.

Kristen said...

Did it work!? I would try it on the socks and unmentionables first! :)

Very cute sachets. I am wishing for lavender in my garden.

Maria del Pilar said...

Acabo de conocer tu blog y queria felicitarte por lo bonito que es y las cosas que haces.
Me quedo acompañandote para no perderme ni un detalle.
Abrazos