Thursday, 24 November 2011

Lavender Harvest, Lavender Heart

I've been a bit quiet in blogland this week. Though there are a whole bunch of things I want to share with you guys, this week has been super-busy and in the times I've been home, I've just wanted to chill.

Anyway. For all you Americans out there, happy Thanksgiving! :)

And now on with the post :) 

A few weeks ago I harvested some lavender from the front garden! I’ve seen some awesome lavender crafts online so felt spoilt for choice over what to do with it!

Eventually I decided to pick the most obvious choice: lavender pillows!

This is what I came up with:

I decided upon heart shaped lavender pillows, and made use of a mixture of techniques that I wrote about in my fabric heart and scented heart tutorials.

After cutting the lavender, I tied it in a bundle and placed it upside down in a paper bag on the boiler...and forgot about it for three weeks.

Once I remembered again, I spent some time removing the buds from the stalks. This turned out to be quite messy, despite having put newspaper down! 

Since these little pillows are a gift, I wanted to make them look a bit more special than something made with fabric scraps!
I used a combination of dupion silk and some lovely bird motif curtain fabric (I previously used some to make cushions). I thought that an all-blue heart would have looked too plain next to the others, so I appliquéd part of the motif from the cream fabric before sewing the heart.

Filling the hearts with lavender was fairly difficult! I ended up cutting a corner from a magazine insert and using it as a tiny scoop!

Filling these with lavender took longer than all the cutting, sewing and appliqué!
Hopefully the lovely lady I made these for will like them! :)

Will be linking up at the parties in the side bar!


  1. This looks great!! I'm sure the person who you made it for will love it because it's both cute and useful :)

  2. i like your blog!l want to follow you! join to my blog)i"ll be very happy)

  3. So cute! Great job on those sweet hearts! :)

    xoxo laurie

  4. If the lovely lady you made them for doesn't like, take them back and send them to me. I love lavender. I have some lavender essential oils and I sprinkle a few drops in my car carpeting. Everything in my garden is dead, winter is here. Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday's Best.

  5. I have a lot of lavender. You have just inspired me to do something with it!

  6. What cute little hearts. I bet they smell wonderful.

  7. Love lavender...I would love for you to share it at my "Anything Goes" Linky party...

  8. These are beautiful.
    I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

  9. I have lavender in my garden (when it isn't winter anyway) that I never harvest. Maybe next year. Those are cute little hearts and I'm sure they smell wonderful.

  10. Oh how cute! Thank you for linking up to Make Yourself Monday!

    For Love of Cupcakes


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