I have been working on these lavender sachets, using my recently plant-dyed fabrics . The woven ribbon and the fabric I used for the cross-stitch embellishments are from a trunk show with Anna Maria Horner I went to not long ago. She talked about her textile design process, her career and her children. It was most entertaining and especially some of her quilts were just fabulous.
Back to the sachets that have my studio smell delicious - here are some pictures I took along the way. Feel free to visit my Etsy store to look at a few of them in more detail (think of Mother’s Day, Easter Baskets, spring decoration…).
I cut the fabric into strips of various widths and sewed them together again to use as the front fabric. The back is some vintage linen (laundered, of course!).
The cross-stitch motifs are embroidered, then cut out and hand-appliqued onto the front of the sachet, before putting it all together with the woven ribbon and tag and backing fabric.
They are filled with lavender buds, imported from France. I didn’t add anything else for a filler, because I wanted them to be light.
Don’t these colors make you happy? They certainly delight ME…
Do you want to see my photo studio? Here it is! The Californian sunshine is my perfect lighting (except for the occasional shadow), a piece of white linen gets attached to my son’s chalkboard with clothes pegs and after adding some other props I’m good to go. Not quite professional, I guess, but it works for me for now!