I haven't been crafty in a number of years. So many projects in my earlier years have caused me to believe I'm "over it."
But then I ran across a box of ribbons, or rather the box found me!
Give a girl some pretty ribbons....
Some shimmering organza fabric...
A stash of embroidery floss...
And greenery from the garden.
And Viola, here are Rosemary Sachet bags I created.
No sewing required. Cut out fabric squares, gather and tie with ribbon and trim the top fabric evenly with scissors. This ribbon looks like pearls, but is multiple strands of white floss threaded through the gold ribbon.
I made these as little gifts for some special people, who will be receiving them next week.
How to use these sachets? Rosemary is an herb known for its many therapeutic uses. One is improving memory, thus the old saying "Rosemary is for Remembrance."
I read somewhere if you place Rosemary on your pillow at night your memory will improve. Who knows if that is true, but what's there to lose? Rosemary smells very good!
While prowling around in cupboards, I found a large bag of dried lavender buds that were purchased at least 12 years ago. It's hard to believe, but they have retained their fragrance all this time.
So I made Lavender Sachet Bags for lingerie drawers. I stitched the organza squares together with embroidery floss to make a bag, filled with lavender, tied with pretty ribbon and stitched down the raw edges at the top.
These are not professional looking at all - just little bits and pieces I cobbled together. They will make dresser drawers smell just as good as if sewed on a machine, however.
I had a few branches of Rosemary left over from the second photo above so I placed them in a jar to root. Below is a photo of Rosemary stems that have been in water for a couple of months. Note the abundant roots that have formed. They are ready for potting up.
Are you doing anything craft these days?