What will turn you into a sleeping beauty?
For quite some time I used to put a drop of lavender essence on my pillow. Lavender scent, just a hint of it, makes you feel relaxed and helps you settle down. It worked wonders.
These days though I no longer need extra tricks. Just any regular day filled with my two beauties, the husband, house and garden will do to make me go comatose as soon as the sun sets. I feel a bit like a woodland critter preparing for hibernation... but hey, I've been informed that's it autumn after all.
Anyhow, last week I forfeited my aim to finish all the unfinished projects on my table - oh dear- and I went back to the idea of putting a light lavender scent in the room. And I made Lolly. Without doubt, the most fanciful lavender sachet ever to leave my sewing table.
She's worked as a regular little toy bear, measuring about 16 cm in height. Her nose and belly are made out of felt, her blushing face is hand embroidered and she's highly fashionable with her ear corsage and her striped cotton scarf. She's waving her wishes for you around on a small paper flag and she's stuffed with a mixture of soft filling and dried royal English lavender. Oh boy, no bear has ever smelled that good!
She just loves hanging around bed posts or door knobs where she'll quietly send lavender goodness your way.
Oh and just for fun, she comes with her own little storage bag. Mind you, she wouldn't mind if that bag was used to store other things in, besides herself... :)
It has been a long time since I made anything like this. A lot of fiddling around but she came out the way I was hoping she would. I might go and make her some sisters and brothers.
After I finish all the other unfinished work that's still lingering on my sewing table. Yes, need to be strict that way or I'll loose my sanity once and for all. Not too mention my available free sewing space...