We are having a wonderful time in New Hampshire. My dad had a great birthday today. Right now, it's pouring rain. It sounds so great on my the roof of my brother's cabin. I haven't heard rain all summer. It is so refreshing. We went for a night time boat ride tonight out on the lake. It started sprinkling when we were out there. It felt good. Sigh.....
I wanted to show you what I did with my scraps from the beach bag I blogged yesterday. I made these little lavender sachets using a tutorial from The Purl Bee. Here is the link to that tutorial, if you'd like to see it.
I broke into my fat quarter stack that I had ordered for the front sides of these. I made them all different. I modified the tutorial a bit by adding a button on the center of each sachet. I found these cute flower buttons at Joann's, and I thought they mimicked the flower in the fabric nicely.
I also found this great ribbon at Joann's. I thought it went just great with the flowers in the fabric. I tied three together and gave each of my retreat buddies a stack of three sachets. I think I have made 30 of these babies so far. I also packaged them in a fun way, but I need to download those photos. So, I'll have to show you that later.
They really smell great. Lavender is my favorite scent. Now, I need to make some for myself! LOL. I ordered the lavender from the people The Purl Bee mentioned in their post (if you are looking for a resource). I ordered some extra to get free shipping. I figured I'd find some way to use it. So, you may be seeing similar projects in the future....gotta use it up now!
Hope you enjoyed this. These were fun to make, and they go together fairly quickly, especially if you sew them assembly-line style. What takes the longest is closing up the side after filling with lavender.
Many thanks to The Purl Bee for the inspiration!
Until next time,