Smellovision Needed

This week Handmade Jane posted a blog tutorial for making lavender bags – perfect for Mother’s Day, she reckoned. ‘The easiest present in the world,’ was her claim.

So I decided to test her theory.

Wednesday – ordered a bag of lavender from Provence Lavender, as recommended by Jane.

Thursday – lavender awaiting me on my arrival home from work. Okay, that was really quick!

Friday morning before work – switched on the radio and checked my watch. I was going to time this make. 25 sweet minutes later I had this:

The most time-consuming step was spooning the lavender into the sachet. I wish you could have smelt the pungent aromas that drifted up to me! Lavender is velvet soft to the touch. It really is a sensory smorgasbord.

Jane wasn’t kidding. This project is fast, satisfying and pretty. Then you can use it to make your new Pendrell blouse(s) smell lovely:

One last word about my lavender bag. It was made from scraps. Nice fabric, isn’t it? I wonder what I could be making with that…

Happy Fridays, everyone!

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6 Responses to Smellovision Needed

  1. Jane says:

    Oh Karen it’s LOVELY! I’m over the moon somebody has used my tutorial and that it worked. Now, what could you have in mind for that gorgeous fabric? Something that starts with P and ends with endrell perhaps?! x

  2. Bold Sewist says:

    Cute! I wonder how many of us will be following Jane’s tutorial in the next few weeks? I have been coveting my own lavender bags ever since I read it!

  3. Adrienne says:

    Cool! Such a good idea for Mother’s day.
    By the way, what happened to your McCalls 5815? Did I miss something? I loved the way it was going in and can’t wait to see the end result!

    • Oh god, that ended up being a total disaster. Abandoned and traumatic!

      • Adrienne says:

        Oh! what a pity! I’m sure you are exaggerating though. I remember your lining was too short, right? But the shell looked really amazing. If it’s just a matter of starting the lining over, I think you should finish it. If not for you, for your poor readers who are dying to see it!

  4. Liz says:

    I’m detecting a beautiful lavender scent even way “across the pond” here in Toronto (Ontario, Canada)! Good job in such a short time too — it’s beautiful.

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