Sep 26, 2014

Lavender, Linen, and a Little Bit of Love



Ribbon, lavender, and a little bit of linen


Hello my friends,

I hope all is well with you on this b..e..a..u..t..i..f..u..l fall day today! I thought I would share a little project that I did a while back, but decided to make a few more today - lavender sachets.





I have tons of linen scraps here and there and they (along with vintage ticking, old table cloths, or any natural fiber fabric) and they make the perfect little sachets. I cut the scraps into 3.5" x 3.5" and just fill and sew!









I like the rustic look, so I simply place one piece of fabric onto the other (wrongs sides together). I sew about 1/4" allowance and then fill with buds and carefully sew it shut. Seriously, the entire process takes less than five minutes from cut to shut.




The rough, unfinished edges give a feel of homespun elegance.







A little velvet ribbon tied around a bundle of three...





Makes an elegant and simple gift to thee...





Just "squish" them periodically to release the wonderful lavender scent. Perfect for under your sleeping pillow during the day and at night, remove, flip pillow over, and rest your head on a lovely, soothing scent.

Wishing "thee" a happy and creative weekend!

from my house to your house


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25 comments:

Anne Lorys said...

There is no end in sight to your creativity! I just wish it would rub off on me. XO

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Hey girlfriend!! I am so happy to hear from you - I love your little messages that you send me now and again. I was thinking of you the other day as I had a friend friend from Texas contact me, and we both agreed I needed to visit - which would mean seeing you as well. Not sure when, but someday again, soon!

Miss you and love you
E

Sandi said...

So lovely! Love the velvet ribbon as a finish also. :)
Blessings~

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Oh I love lavender and your little sachets came out perfect! The velvet ribbon is the perfect touch. Have a beautiful weekend:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Seawashed said...

These are so lovely. The vintage french ribbon is my favorite part. xx

amy of four corners design said...

so simple yet so sublime...

and please let Anne Lorys know that she is plenty creative all on her own!

Monica said...

Aaah... those are amazing! I can smell them from here!
The perfect inspiration, this weekend, to make mine. Thank you. I've been wanting to do them for a long time now, with the lavender I bought this summer at the Cotswolds Lavender Farm especialy for this purpose. Yours in linen and ribbon are super stylish.
xoxo
P.S. Haha now when I go for a solo walk in the woods, I ALWAYS think of you and the bear! Still have my sandwich with me though, hoping there are no bears in the Cotswolds! LOL

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hello Elizabeth!
These are so sweet and I just love the warm colors of the ribbon!!
It is going to be a beautiful Indian Summer weekend here in New England!
Have a wonderful day!

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

LOVE these! Couldn't be prettier. :)

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Every time I visit I just want to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea with you. There is so much warmth and beauty here, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Hi Sandi!

I like the velvet ribbon too. Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a fab weekend,

Lots of hugs
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Hi Sandi

Happy Autumn to you - oh wait - your porch already announced that greeting beautifully! Thanks for sharing your talent and for stopping by to visit me.

big hugs
elizabeth

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Hi Debra!
Congrats on the little one! You all look so happy and I am happy for you. Lots of little squeezes from me to you! Thank you for visiting with me during such an exciting time!
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Hello Kerrie,

Thank you for stopping by to visit. I have to say, your prayer beads are just so elegant and soothing. You have a real talent for patina. Thank you for sharing your talent on your beautiful blog.

Big hugs
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Hi Amy

yes, Anne has enormous amount of talent - I think she needs to live to 150 to get it all out and share it as well :-) Your photography is stunning of the dandelion - very peaceful. Makes me go and find one and give it a try myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

Big hugs
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Hello Monica!

EVERY time I see your little pic of you in a hat, it makes me smile - like Kelly and her pointy shoes. I love that pic of you. I went to your site, and got redirected to a page that didn't open? Do you still have a blog? I laughed when you said you think of that bear story! Speaking of bear stories, there was one recently in NJ - a black bear attacked and killed a hiker. There was a group of 5 or so hiking, and came across the bear and they all ran and scattered. Very sad, but I have learned since my encounter (after researching and watching some bear documentaries) that running is the worst thing you can do - I am so lucky that I ignored my instinct to run - ONLY because of I read in literature just the nigh before about bear encounters. But after reading that story yesterday, I felt a "shredder" yet again - but I am glad you still take your walks - someday, it would be so great to be able to walk with you in your woods. Who knows?
Big hugs
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Hello Sandi!
Thank you for stopping by - I always enjoy your visit. I went "shopping" on your blog and loved your latest post with all the goodies. You got me all inspired to get my mess of a porch all ready for fall. May have to redo it again - didn't do it last year. I love how my readers are so inspirational! (I do have the best readers around, I think.)

Lots of hugs
elizabeth

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Hi Lin,

Stopped by to read your guest post and it was such a nice recount of your cottage life. The best part of your post, I feel, is the part about having just "enough." I need to live that way more (or rather less - ha) about having just enough and not much more. You are such a great example of living simply. Having less does give more freedom and you are a shining example of that. Thank you so much for sharing.

Big hug
elizabeth

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Hi Tina,

What a lovely you comment! I would love that some day, too. BTW, I love your hair and am thinking of growing mine out - getting tired of the same ole, same ole, and your version looks really pretty. And secondly, I love your blog header image - did you take it? It is so pretty. Thanks for stopping by and until we meet, here is a big cyber hug!

elizabeth

CarolSpinski said...

Hey Sweet E!!! Love these-;) Happy Fall!

Kelley said...

I can feel and smell these utterly sensuous sachets, Elizabeth! Your images fed my eyes today.

Hugs and happy Sunday to you. This is the day the Lord hath made. I choose to rejoice and be glad in it.

*Kelley~

labergerebasque said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your blog too! I can almost smell the lavender. I will be back regularly (to read and write!) as soon as I can square away some real life challenges...hope my followers reamin patient :-)

Elizabeth Maxson said...

labergere:

No worries - take care of what you need to. Your readers will miss you, but will wait. Your site is so worth it and I am so happy that I found you!

big hugs
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Thank you Kelley
I always love your little reminders - and you are right - we should rejoice in every day - no matter what it brings. Such a nice reminder. I love your sincere heart.

Big hugs
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Thank you Carol - I always feel like I can "see" your smile in your comments.

Hugs to the beautiful Oliva!
Love
E

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