Friday, 31 July 2009

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly,
Lavender's green.
When I am King, dilly dilly,
You shall be Queen.

I've had some fun making a few little lavender bags. Once again, I've been able to make them from things already in my 'stash'. Old lace, ribbon and mother-of-pearl buttons are always to hand in my workroom and a little while ago I bought some reversible dots/checks heavy weave cotton-linen mix fabric from a seller on Etsy. I love the oatmeal shade of the plain linen and seem to be using it a lot lately! It's so soft to feel.

The English lavender came from Long Barn lavender farm in Hampshire. I'm (deliberately) spilling a lot on the workroom floor when I fill the sachets and the aroma is almost overwhelming - I'm in danger of keeling over if I breathe in too deeply! Fortunately the Test Match cricket against Australia is exciting enough to keep me conscious!


Uta said...

Sniff...I can smell the lavender from here.

Anonymous said...

Oh how pretty, Chrissie. I love lavender too, though I used to associate it solely with the houses of maiden aunts! Must be an age thing?!


So very beautiful and elegant - perfect for any lady!

Deborah said...

I remember having to learn that song for my piano lessons when I was a child! Thank you for bringing a sweet tune back to my memory! (Pretty bags and lovely blog, too, btw!)