I don’t really have any works in progress to share (believe me I have lots of WIP) because I’m in the middle of cleaning up my sewing room. It’s a disaster, I tell ya! Although I did make some lavender sachets yesterday.
Let’s check out some of the link ups from last week.
Do you have any plans for the long weekend (statesiders)? I’m heading to the lake tomorrow evening so you won’t hear anything from me until next week. However, the Sunday Funday giveaway will be posted!
Ahh… Lavender sachet’s. I didn’t plan on blogging about these, but what the hey.
A few weeks ago I started using lavender spray* on my sheets. I’ve never used it before and the last two weeks I’ve had massively vivid dreams that I actually remember. It’s kind of crazy and I think it’s from the lavender. Thoughts on that?
Since I’ve become addicted to the scent at bedtime, I decided to make a sachet for my pillow (ie: lay sachet directly on my face!).
There are oodles of cute examples on Flickr and I’m sure you can figure out how to make these, but here’s what I did:
Two 4″ squares of linen or other loosely woven material
4″ Decorative ribbon Optional: Ribbon for hanging
Attach decorative ribbon to a square by stitching down each side of the ribbon.
Place the two linen squares together, right sides facing.
Optional: Fold your 2nd ribbon in half and place between the two squares. The bulk of it between the squares; raw edges of all pieces face out.
Sew a 1/4″ seam all the way round leaving a 1″ hole for turning.
Turn it right side out and fill with lavender.
Hand stitch the hole closed.
*Lavender spray. Make your own because it’s waaaaaay freaking cheaper than buying it. There are tons of variations out there on the interwebs. Basically you mix 10 drops of essential oil with a tablespoon of vodka or rubbing alcohol (these mix with the oil, while water doesn’t). Then mix with about a cup of water. There you go. Cheap linen spray. You can make bigger batches and adjust the drops to your preference.
I purchased my dried lavender and the ribbons on Etsy. Etsy is my weakness.
Hope my family likes lavender. The 3 cups I bought will probably make a dozen of these.
If you hurry you can catch her August special: Amy Butler’s Belle fabrics at $8 per yard. Woot, woot!
The winner also receives a thread sampler from the ever wonderful Aurifil. Try out 5 thread weights in 5 different colors.
If you’ve never sewn with Aurifil, you are missing out. Missing out on having a lint-free machine!
First time? I’d start with a large spool of white in 50wt and use it for regular piecing and sewing. You’ll immediately notice your bobbin goes much further, the thread has a nice feel and your lint build up is minimal.
Cucire carries Aurifil. Buy a spool and give it a spin! You won’t regret it.
And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it’s sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you’re older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death
First, let’s get to the winner of the Sunday Funday giveaway. The winner of the $25 credit to Zip It Zippers & Mini Charm from Fresh Modern Fabrics is….
Faye, I’ll be sending you an email shortly. Thanks so much to Zip It Zippers and Fresh Modern Fabric for your generosity!
Here is my latest WIP. For lack of a better name I’m calling it triangle tipped squares.
It’s not quite an elongated hexagon because it’s a square in the center with equilateral triangle tips. I’ve had a 6″ charm of Kaffe Fassett Classics in green laying around. After my last EPP project I wanted this one to go a little faster. Depending on how big this ends up I may make another cushion cover.