Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Wedding favours - lavender bags


I have been a busy bee - when we were "snowed in" last weekend, I decided to spend my newly freed up time in "Alice's sweatshop" and knocked together 50 square lavender bags as wedding favours for my mother-in-law's wedding (in 1.5 weeks time!), and 2 heart-shaped ones for the bride and groom. OK, you got me, I may have made a few more to keep for myself...

The colour scheme for the wedding is purple (all shades, from lilac to plum), so I got a lovely purple fabric selection pack from ebay, and it did the trick nicely. 

I got my dried lavender from Lavender World, at £10 per kg. And the best bit was, this is lavender grown and sold in Yorkshire in England (read: free delivery)! and there I was, foolishly thinking that I'd have to get it from Provence... 

 I won't bore you with the details as to how these were made, unless anyone demands a quick tutorial. I think there are plenty of those on the internet already, but if you do have any questions, please feel free to ask. 
Needless to say, it was the most relaxing few hours of my life. Watching Mad Men in the background (turning my head a lot more than I should, as it is undeniably "eye candy" in simply too many ways...), looking out to the snow-covered garden, and surrounded by air saturated with the smell of lavender... it was very enjoyable indeed! 


5 comments:

  1. These are lovely Alice, very sweet! And thanks for the link to the lavender, sounds like a bargain!!!

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    1. Thank you kindly! Who'd have thought that you could get lovely lavender from yorkshire? my whole house smells like lavender still! x

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  2. These are so pretty! What a lovely wedding favor!

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    1. Thank you :) I love them too much to give them away...

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  3. Lavender bags idea is pretty, but you did not share information how you made it. Please share with us. wedding favor

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