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!

10 comments:

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

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

    xoxo laurie

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  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.

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

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

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

    www.mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2011/11/anything-goes-linky-party.html

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  8. These are beautiful.
    I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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

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  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.

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

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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Reading all your sweet comments makes me happy! :) I appreciate each and every one and try to reply to all that I can!

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