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Friday, 29 January 2010

Lavender Sachets

Hello all, this week has been a bit of a struggle getting back to normal and doing 'ordinary' things after last week.  But I have enjoyed picking up my crochet hook again, and also a little sewing.  I have dusted off my sewing machine and would love to try some applique and patchwork when I get round to it.  It would be lovely to be rich enough to pay someone to do most of the chores and then I could be creative all day! instead of the odd snatched five minutes here and there ! 

There is not much light or colour around outside at the moment so these lovely hyacinths have brightened my day, raised my spirits and made me think that Spring will arrive soon,  and the perfume mmmmmm! divine.

I have managed little projects over the last couple of weeks , yes three lavender sachets, I dry lavender from a bush I have in the garden and then keep it in a jar ready for use - a lovely smell of Sussex summer in mid winter. 

My first one is from a very old pattern from years ago which to my delight I had forgotton about and then found a hand written scrap of paper in the bottom of one of my fabic bags - whoooppee !!  I was really pleased and here is my effort

It is crocheted with fine varigated cotton.  This one I sent to the lovely Mrs Twins as a little gift along with some crochet squares.  Check out her blog, she is assembling blankets for the elderly and accepting 6" squares for the project.

Second one is material with a bit of this and that added for an experiment really

and the third one got the idea from this lovely blog Bella Dia and added my own touches.

They are quite cute, I am pleased and they smell lovely. 

Must dash - need to clear out freezer we have had a bit of a disaster (don't ask!) I hope you all have a great weekend.

Speak soon xx


  1. I love the beautiful hearts!

    And yes, I have to ask about your freezer....
    How big was the disaster?

    Have a nice weekend too!

    ~X~ Karin

  2. Lovely hearts. I do love the smell of lavender:-)
    Take care,

  3. Here is a link to that Fan and Feather pattern...enjoy:-)


  4. Lovely hearts, all ready for Valentine's day ?
    I want to know how to crochet a heart- did you have a pattern or did you go "freestyle" ? Louise x

  5. Hi Kim,
    These hearts are adorable! Really beautiful.The Lavender sachet I received with your squares has such a beautiful smell. Everytime I get the squares out to look at them there is such a beautiful smell floating around the room! Gorgeous.
    I think of you.
    Have a good weekend,
    Hugs and lOVE Sue x

  6. I love the smell of lavender too and have several bushes. Have never thought of trying to dry them myself. i might give it a go.

  7. How very beautiful they all are! I too love the smell of lavender, it makes me want to lay me head back, close my eyes and drift away to a wonderful place. How very sweet of you to add them in with your square to Mrs. Twins, they will smell great for a long tome. Take care

  8. Thankyou for the link I now have the pattern and some pink wool so I'm all set for a happy evening of hooking.
    PS Went to the panto today and boo-ed, hiss-ed etc !
    love Louise xx

  9. Your hyacinths are so cheerful. Isn't it nice to have some flowers in the house.

    I know Sue will love the sqaures you sent the colors are perfect.


  10. Your lovely hearts are so sweet! A real 'valentine'treat!

  11. Love lavender and what a fantastic idea the hearts and satchets are. You can always have them handy for an unexpected gift