Hi all, thanks for the lovely comments on my rocky road - I'm sorry to report it's long gone now. (And it was goooood!)
This week I spotted something that I just had to make. It jumped the queue of crafty projects floating around my head and scribbled into notepads. It's small, it's simple, but it called to me.
Just a little lavender sachet, made of linen and decorated with felt.
I've seen so many lovely projects using neutral linens teamed with colourful fabrics and patterns. I love the contrast. Ages ago I tried to get my hands on some linen, but my local shop didn't have any. (Why?!) I was wary of buying online in case the colour looked different off the computer screen.
So, time ticked on until the other week when the Lumberjack was going through boxes of old clothes in preparation for our holiday. (Our unpacking into this house has been a slow process!) What materialised but an old pair of linen trousers! He put them on, we had a good laugh, then they made their way into my craft room - yay!
On Thursday (I think) I spotted this on Pinterest. The linen trousers got shoved in the wash, and yesterday I got to work!
The tricky part was picking colours from my felt stash! I had a delve in my felt-scraps basket too - it's a great project for scraps.
Look at me, sneaking in a craft room peak. Oh, how I toy with you! Eventually I'll have the room in order, and will be able to show you more. (Some of the contents of that shelf may now be scattered on the floor... maybe...)
I ended up keeping fairly close to the colours used in the tutorial - if it ain't broke, don't fix it! Thanks to Checkout Girl for a great idea!
I am really pleased with it - in a completely disproportional manner. Seriously, I love it. I carry it around with me, stroking and gazing adoringly at it.
(The red and teal middles are different colours - one is pale green, the other beige - but they look almost the same in these photos.)
One last thing... you may have noticed I've changed my header! I thought it was time for a new look. What do you think? I hope you like it! There are also links in the sidebar to my Pinterest profile - come follow me - and my Facebook page. I haven't done much in Facebook for a long time, so it may not be worth visiting - but I may change that, we'll see... (How persuasive!)