I received a parcel the other day, from my good friend Véronique
A wonderfully scented parcel containing lavender that she had harvested in her garden (okay, field) . . . because she knows I love making little lavender bags.
It’s always lots of fun to have a rifle through fabrics, and get to play with lace & ribbons . . . but the best part is stuffing them and sewing the final seams shut – the lovely scent of lavender floating all around.
I’ve only used part of this huge lavender supply so far . . . and have been busy making little cushions to give to all my neigbours, as well as keeping some to hang up in strategic places around our home.
I used 6 different fabrics for this first batch – some are made of recycled cottons either leftover from other projects or recycled clothes items. And, as usual, once I start making small items, I had quite a production line going. Cut out my fabric to 5” squares, added a strip of lace to the front sides, then assembled all fronts to backs with ribbon inserted, before turning and stuffing.
And voilà – a first batch of 28 lavender cushions.