Thursday, June 10, 2010

Homespun Project

This month's Australian Homespun magazine includes a little "weekend project" by yours truly.
It's a scrap-busting idea I had one afternoon last year - hanging lavender handbags. I was so pleased with how they turned out, it was very difficult to keep the secret for so long.

They only take tiny scraps of fabric and a bit of braid or ric-rac. They're filled with lavender flowers to make your wardrobe smell sweet.


If you'd like to make these - or other lavender-filled goodies - we have some lavender flowers for sale in the (website) shop. 100g packets (as seen in the photo above) are $8.80. This is enough lavender to make about 4 little handbags.

13 comments:

Kate said...

Excellent work - look forward to seeing it!

fi said...

what a lovely idea:) hope your enjoying you post deadline time xoxo

michal said...

adorable! I wish I could get my hand on this magazine!

Handmade said...

How totally cute and totally clever - so does all that lavender make your relax in sweet slumber?

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Too cute Nikki. You are a clever little custard!

meri said...

These look so cute - good idea, Nikki! Great for your little one's dolls as well :)

Annie said...

Nikki, just one achievement after another - I'm excited and am wondering . . . what next???

Fer said...

Great idea! I especially like the way it can help reduce the scrap pile!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

What a great idea! And so cute!

Gypsy said...

They are lovely Nikki, very cute!

sewjourn said...

Cute, cute, cute!!

meli B said...

Well done on getting your ideas in print.
Must be a buzz for you. They look great. I would happily make or buy them as presents.

SEW RED HOT said...

I MADE ONE !
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewredhot/4699340856/in/photostream/