Sunday 29 June 2014

Lavender Sachet

Hi all, thanks for the lovely comments on my rocky road - I'm sorry to report it's long gone now.  (And it was goooood!)

This week I spotted something that I just had to make.  It jumped the queue of crafty projects floating around my head and scribbled into notepads.  It's small, it's simple, but it called to me.

Just a little lavender sachet, made of linen and decorated with felt.

I've seen so many lovely projects using neutral linens teamed with colourful fabrics and patterns.  I love the contrast.  Ages ago I tried to get my hands on some linen, but my local shop didn't have any.  (Why?!)  I was wary of buying online in case the colour looked different off the computer screen.

So, time ticked on until the other week when the Lumberjack was going through boxes of old clothes in preparation for our holiday.  (Our unpacking into this house has been a slow process!)  What materialised but an old pair of linen trousers!  He put them on, we had a good laugh, then they made their way into my craft room - yay!

On Thursday (I think) I spotted this on Pinterest.  The linen trousers got shoved in the wash, and yesterday I got to work!

The tricky part was picking colours from my felt stash!  I had a delve in my felt-scraps basket too - it's a great project for scraps.

Look at me, sneaking in a craft room peak.  Oh, how I toy with you!  Eventually I'll have the room in order, and will be able to show you more.  (Some of the contents of that shelf may now be scattered on the floor... maybe...)

I ended up keeping fairly close to the colours used in the tutorial - if it ain't broke, don't fix it!  Thanks to Checkout Girl for a great idea!

I am really pleased with it - in a completely disproportional manner.  Seriously, I love it.  I carry it around with me, stroking and gazing adoringly at it.

(The red and teal middles are different colours - one is pale green, the other beige - but they look almost the same in these photos.)

One last thing... you may have noticed I've changed my header!  I thought it was time for a new look.  What do you think?  I hope you like it!  There are also links in the sidebar to my Pinterest profile - come follow me - and my Facebook page.  I haven't done much in Facebook for a long time, so it may not be worth visiting - but I may change that, we'll see...  (How persuasive!)


  1. I did indeed notice your new header straight away! It looks really great and nice and summery and fresh. Love the pincushion too, I understand the carrying it around with you thing, I do that sometimes with things that I have made too! xx

  2. I too noticed your new header, very fetching. Love what you've done with the Lumberjack's trousers. Great gift idea, x

  3. I love this sachet. I have never seen one with felt added to decorate it :-)

  4. Such a pretty make! I think it is just perfect! Great upcycling of old trousers...and your new header is super! I'm off to check out Pinterest and Facebook, so you'd better put a pic of this sachet up there... ;-) Chrissie x

  5. So very pretty Maria, I can see why you are so attached to your sachet! Sam xxx

  6. Good old linnen trousers! What a lovely little lavender bag! I understand you carry it around everywhere! Anna xx

  7. Followed the link from Betsy makes. I love your makes and have really enjoyed having a poke around. If you check out my blog you will see that I love a bit of upcycling on many levels. Jo x

  8. Love that you upcycled a pair of old linen trousers! And lavender is one of my all time favourite smells. Mmmmm. I feel a bit silly focusing on it, but I am really digging your organizational skillz there with the basket of off-cuts on top of your felt pile (wow, that sounds oddly like an innuendo!).

    Your stitches are so neat and tidy. Whenever I try and stitch felt, it always gets bunched up and lumpy and it looks like a Frankenstein job!

    1. p.s. L.O.V.E. the new banner and profile pic! Adora-balls :)

  9. Love the sachet , I think I'm
    Going to try one also ad the new banner is adorable .
    Thanks for visiting me on my blog


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