Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lavender Bags

Hi all, hope you have all had a wonderful weekend, ours has been a long one, having a bank holiday Monday then Rosanna and Morgan had Friday off (teacher report writing day), so took a little break from blogging, but hope to catch up over the next couple of days. We have tried to catch up on some of the DIY jobs that we kept putting off and I had the lovely job of cleaning the oven, does anybody out there know of something that really works without having to use too much elbow grease lol! Got Rosanna all packed she is off to camp today for four days, Morgan's reckons the house will be a lot tidier without her lol! She was so excited, then they are both of for three weeks school hols. I really don't know where there first two terms have gone.

Continuing on with this fortnights challenge over at Mad for Markers, colouring with copics on something other than paper. I have made some cute lavender bags, I stamped a butterfly image on some cotton material, coloured using V15, FRV1 and YR16, then stitched the material to make little bags, threaded with ribbon and filled with lavender that I have dried from the garden.

A close up of one of the bags, these smell beautiful and can be used in drawers or hung or door handles etc. Would make gorgeous little gifts.

Last week I coloured on tissue paper and ribbon and made a lantern, which you can see here, we really would love to see your creations. Sammi is offering a $16 voucher to spend at the Mad for Markers Store where you can buy all your copics and suitable papers. Keeping popping by the Mad for Markers blog to see what other wonderful creations the DT girls come up with.

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take care AnnetteX:)


  1. Hi Annette, What a lovely gift idea you have made here and totally home made with using your own lavender too! Wish I could grow it! It is so good to be able to use the Copics in so many ways! Thank you ever so much for your kind comments on my blog.

  2. Annette wow this is a WONDERFUL gift and a GREAT idea! Beautiful and I bet it smells like heaven!!!

  3. Another lovely project, Annette! I bet these lavendar bags smell wonderful!! Well done! hugs, Angela

  4. Thats lovely Annette - every year I look at our lavender and think that I should use it for bags! Or even those bags you microwave! How did you dry your lavender?

  5. Wow what a fantastic idea these are gorgeous, you are just too clever!
    Sue x

  6. LOVE the idea of your lavender bags Annette - and how special that your lavender is home grown too!
    Oven cleaning though - now that's a chore I try to convince Richard to do - LOL!!!

  7. I totally agree with you that these would make "wonderful gifts" They are really pretty and fresh looking xx jo xx

  8. these are beautiful! so pretty, and i love the smell of lavender. would make lovely gifts.

    love tina xx


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