Friday, 26 February 2010

I smell (of) lavender




Honestly, I probably do (smell of lavender), even though I don't realise it. There's now either a lavender pouch or a bunch of dried lavender flowers in nearly each and every room of the flat. And even some to keep my smalls company!


On a more serious note, you know what I've been up to. I showed you the fabric here and haven't put it down since. Lavender everywhere, lavender in the air!!! Hahaha!! (yes, ok, I'm going mental - but then it is Friday, so I'm allowed, the weekend is nearly upon us!).


Anyway, I love them. And I love linen. Shame the company I got these swatches from only sold linen that was dry clean only. Is it always like that? I'm sure some of you fabric people will know. I hope not because I have a couple of projects in mind and anything that can't be machine washed is not welcome in my house.


I love the pouch pictured at the top, it's hanging from a floor lamp in the living room. And the one to the left here, I totally am in love with that fabric. The blue embroidery is simply beautiful. I think I might have ruined it slightly with my wooden beads, but I wanted to embelish it somehow. Hmmm... Anyway, there's more to come, but I've only got two hands and can only do so many things at once!


Hope you have a lovely Friday all and make the most of your weekend! xx

14 comments:

MelMel said...

Its such a soothing scent Lavender....one of my all times faves and rose......very pretty makes...xxx

Liz said...

Well there's dry-clean only and then there's dry-clean only. Mostly things that are marked dry-clean only can be hand washed with care. Since you're working with fabric pieces you can always test wash a small piece to see the effect.

Rachel said...

They're lovely! I really like the second one. Were your swatches for upholstery fabric? Perhaps that's why they've said dry clean only? If you buy dressmaking linen it ought to be washable. I agree with Liz, you could probably wash it anyway but perhaps try washing a test piece to be safe.
Rachel x

Swirlyarts said...

The embroidery on the second one is lovely!

J said...

You should be very proud of both these lovelies. They'd make lovely gifts too.

Amzi said...

I love lavender! Hoping to grow some this summer. Lovely work! If you like, drop by and visit me at amamzing.blogspot.com. Would love to see you there!

notesfromthefrugaltrenches said...

There is just something so wonderful about lavendar isn't there?

Rowan said...

Those sachets are beautiful. Do you mind if I make one too? You're so inspiring x

The Girl said...

Love the blue embroidery on the second pouch.

It's such a nice smell, I used to have an aversion to it when I was younger because I thought it was an 'old person smell' (I was a delightful child) but I have warmed to it in my later years and now I can feel the calming soothing effects of its aroma.

Diane said...

I love Lavender - my fave fragrance - and we have the same lamps!!! Your lavender bags look so lovely.xxxx

Petit Filoux said...

It was upholstery fabric... hum, I'll have to have a look around for dressmaking linen then

Glad you all like lavender as much as I do!! Rowan, of course you can make some! Thank you for your compliments!

Diane, you just can't go wrong with Ikea can you?!

Kaylovesvintage said...

looks great ,love the colors

PinkCat said...

Lavender is so lovely! It really reminds me of summer. The colours of the fabric are really nice, very tranquil. x

Lori said...

I love the smell of Lavender Flower. I plan on making sachets this year with my harvest.