It’s raining outside. Time to try and create a little reminder of the summer.
One of the things I brought back from France was linen. Old linen in the form of a vintage bedspread and vintage tea towel
New linen in the form of fabric I bought from the open air market at Narbonne
new French linen and some toile I bought for my Francophile youngest
I wanted to use some of the linen but not too much as I have other plans in mind for the fabric (apart from stroking it in a slightly worrying way). I wanted small, stylish and resonant of warm summer days (not asking much of a piece of fabric). Lavender bags seemed just right.
These are incredibly easy to make. A long rectangle of your main fabric, and a narrower strip of your second fabric are joined together with right sides facing
join along the length. Press the seams open and then fold the fabric in half and sew around the two long sides and one short side
the casing. Turn right side out and fill with your favourite dried flowers or herbs, adding a soft filler such as wool toppings or cotton wool if you like. I had some lavender that I cut and dried last summer and used this after stripping away the leaves and stalks but rose petals or Rosemary would smell divine
dried lavender. A little strip of aged lace to tie the bag shut and there it is, a little bag of summer