Monday, April 17, 2017

Cross-Stitch Lavender Sachet


I just love making little pillows and filling them with lavender, pine, or potpourri. I'm not even going to guess how many sachet projects I've shared on my blog.  I designed this one to resemble a vintage French perfume package. It's filled with dried lavender buds, so it smells absolutely divine, and it's worked in cross-stitch, half-stitch, and back-stitch in just three shades of embroidery floss, so it's quite easy to make. Perfect for a Mother's Day present or a springtime gift for yourself, n'est-ce pas?

The sachet shown here was stitched on 18-count antique white Aida fabric, and it measures 5" by 7 1/2". If you prefer to work on 14-count Aida, your sachet will come out a little bigger (and will require more lavender buds). The lovely editors at Craft Ideas magazine featured this design in the Spring 2016 issue. You can click here to go to the instructions, chart, and key on the magazine's website. Bon stitching!


20 comments:

  1. What a pretty design! It reflects the Paris look so well. I can almost smell it too!

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    1. Thank you, Catherine. It really does smell pretty!

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  2. Beautiful!!! It's time I made some more lavender sachets. It's a long time since I've done any cross stitching, but I'm pinning for future reference.

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    1. Thanks, Pam--I really appreciate the pin!

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  3. Beautiful cross stitch! The lavender sachet smells so nice tucked into your dresser drawers with clothing items.

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    1. I love the smell of lavender--it's so calming, don't you think? Thanks for stopping by, Carol. Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you visited my blog.

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  5. This is just beautiful, so pretty.

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  6. This is lovely and so are the colors. Thanks for sharing with us at #CCBG

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    1. Thank you, Janet, and thanks for hosting each week!

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  7. Lovely, this would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

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    1. I agree, Teresa, this would make a nice gift for Mother's Day. Thanks for hosting the Really Crafty Link Party. I love visiting each week!

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  8. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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    1. Thank you, Lydia--and thanks for hosting!

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  9. I love this design as lavender is a favorite! I found you via Awesome Life Friday! Have a lovely week!

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