Lavender Sachet

I’ve finally got round to finishing the third pattern I’d down-loaded from Faby Reilly’s Lavender range. I stitched the card and the lavender bag for my mum for Mother’s Day, I was planning to make the sachet, together with a padded coathanger to give to her for her birthday just a few days later, but time ran away with itself.

I decided to make it for myself and make the padded coat-hanger as well as an entry for the handicraft section of our local show.

These designs have been lovely to stitch, there’s several different stitches in the pattern such as eyelet stitch and lots of french knots to give a bit of texture on the flowers. On the back of the sachet there is a simple pattern of eyelet stitches. It’s meant to have a few beads as well but having had a big sort out of my bead box, I couldn’t find the silvery ones I’d used before and all the others I tried just didn’t work. They may be hiding somewhere in my sewing room, if I find them in time I might try and stitch them on.

I’m still not sure how I’ve managed to accumulate such a huge collection of beads, seen as I’ve only done the occasional bead course and not particularly carried it on at home. I can only think my mum has destashed her beads to me!! Anyway, with this kind of project it comes in very useful; I added some blue/purple seed beads whilst I was whip-stitching the sides together. A bigger one was used for the corners and I found some lavender coloured beads for the hanging thread, I used a pattern of five lavender beads then one of the darker ones I’d used for the sides.

I wanted a dangly bit on the end so I payed around with a silver leaf charm and a flower bead and with the help of a few more seed beads and a pearly one, I made quite a nice dangly bit!

I stuffed it gently with a bit of toy stuffing and then added a generous amount of dried lavender.

All I’ve got to do now is make the padded coat-hanger, I’m thinking of using the ivory and silver quilting cotton to cover it.

I’m linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, why not follow the link and see what everyone else has been hand-stitching this week.

 

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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19 Responses to Lavender Sachet

  1. kathyreeves says:

    It looks lovely and I bet it smells heavenly!!

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  2. Sarah says:

    So pretty. It’s amazing how our stashes build up doesn’t it!

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  3. Gail says:

    This is so pretty! I have a lavender plant and should try to harvest some of the flowers this year… thanks for the idea! I love the little French knots.

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  4. Kathi says:

    I love your art work you have shared here!!! What a nice bead collection you have also!!!

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  5. claire93 says:

    very delicate, and I love the beads and embellishments

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  6. Wood So Wild says:

    Very pretty. Is there anything more cheerful than the colour and scent of lavender? Happy stitching!

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  7. OH my goodness I love this! The stitching and bead work is so beautiful!
    I seem to have an out-of-control bead problem also!

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  8. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Utterly charming!
    You do such beautiful work.

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  9. CathieJ says:

    This is beautiful

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  10. tinaor says:

    Pretty! Excellent french knots – one stitch that I just cannot master – every time I wrap the thread and dip the needle back through the fabric it just does not work!

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    • craftycreeky says:

      Hi, the knack with french knots is to hold the twist firmly at the point the needle enters the fabric, hold the knot firm whilst you pull your thread through. Also put your needle back through one thread away from where it came up, so it can’t just slip back under 🙂

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  11. tialys says:

    How lovely! I’ve made so many lavender sachets in the past that I’ve developed a bit of an allergy and now it makes me sneeze 😦

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  12. Catherine says:

    Such beautiful little pieces! They certainly make a lovely set. I’m always amazed at how my stash of embroidery supplies grows! I’m sure I don’t add to it nearly as frequently as what the speed with which it increases would suggest!

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  13. sewchet says:

    Such a lovely idea for a gift and I love the dangly bit! I’d love some of these in my wardrobe…..

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  14. Ivani Vieira says:

    it is really cute. Very well done.,

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  15. Faby Reilly says:

    As always, you’ve done a fantastic job! I love the beads and pearls you used for the “dangly bit” – so pretty 🙂

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