Monday, June 23, 2014

A Little This and a Little That...

I was able to sneak in a little creativity this weekend...
2 lavender wands, using my own lavender cuttings...

Then I made a sweet little lavender filled Mug Rug... I used a downloadable embroidery pattern, some scrap fabric and wool felt and of course some of my dried lavender buds,,, so sweet.

hmmm, I think I need to go fix myself a sweet cup or tea now! 


  1. I am so glad you stopped by my blog! You are now on my list because I follow you but there are so many now that people were getting lost in the shuffle! If I put you right on my front page then I won't miss out....can you believe we're still doing this? LOL! You guys are my social life! I have to try and catch up. Do you still have your horse? TTYL!

  2. How do you do that weaving or wand making? That is really cool. I love your mug rug with lavender and what pretty embroidery....I still do it by hand. That's why you don't see much of mine very often. LOL!

    1. hey SIA... :>)
      I use to be an avid embroidery nut,,, but my vision has gotten so bad,,, even w/'old lady readers & a magnify glass it's taken the fun out of stitching so I bought a rather inexpensive embroidery machine to achieve the embroidery effect... :>)
      As for the 'avender wands,,, they require nimble fingers & patience! lol!
      you will need an odd number of long lavenders... min. 10" ,,,, I prefer to cut 'softer' stems but any will do.
      tie a piece of (aprox.30") thin ribbon... 1/8 or 1/4 is what I use on small wands, & 1/2 on larger wands... Tie the ribbon at the 'neck' of the stem/flowers leaving the long pc of ribbon hanging....
      Then gently fold over the 'stems' over the flowers, I gently press the stems to soften as I fold them over the flowers.
      Pick up the hanging piece of ribbon and 'weave' (over/under) thru the stems,,, you'll have to manipulate the stems to make them lay over... but once you get about a 1/3 of the way,,, the 'basket takes shape and it's easy weaving from there...
      Weave past the flower and then tie off the ribbon... Voila! sweet wand.
      I have heard these called, Lavender Nests, Lavender Baskets and Lavender cages... but the most common name is Lavender wand..
      It takes a few to get comfortable in making them.. but they make wonderful gifts....

  3. Oh my goodness. I have to make some of those. You know? I only have two lavender plants and one looks like winter almost took it. I hope to get enough to make at least one of those.

    1. Kristina,
      Lavender plants are pretty hardy,,, When I lived in Spokane, WA., I had over 125 plants and each Winter hubby & I would cut them down to small mounds... the snow actually blanketed them all Winter. The only thing Lavender plants hate... is soggy wet roots... they do best in dry soil.....
      I truly believe they are a 'No Muss, No Fuss plant'... :>)

  4. How lovely, are always up to something creative!!

    1. just trying to keep up with you my dear... lol! & hugz.


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