I love the scent of lavender. I have planted lavender plants on either side of my porch just so I can be welcomed home to it’s relaxing scent. I harvest it during the summer so I can use it in my homemade soap. In fact my lavender sage soap is one of my best sellers.
I recently had an a ha moment. Since I love lavender. Why not bring it into my sewing room? I do use the lavender scented Best Press. It makes ironing almost fun. My bits bin is overflowing at the moment. (When is it not overflow?) I know they make scented rice heating bags. Why not make some scented pincushions. Bring a little more lavender in my life and use up a few bits from my scrap bin. Win! Win!
I measured out 6 cuts of crushed walnuts. Added 15 drops of lavender essential oil. Took a bunch of last summer’s harvested lavender and removed the heads. Then stirred everything up.
While the essential oil saturated the walnut shells, I dove into my bits bin and made a bunch of simple blocks; stars, coins, flying geese, and churn dashes. Cut matching backs from my scrap bins.
Sewed around them leaving a small opening so I could feel them with the heavenly smelling walnut shells.
Next I turned them right side out and filled each one up. Then I sewed up the little opening. Now I have a pretty basket of sweet smelling pincushions. Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm! I’m in heaven! Just so everyone is clear. I’m keeping the blog going, I’m just not going to keep the link up. This will be the last one. Link up and let us see what you’re moving forward. In the future join my Facebook group to share your projects. Thanks!