I'd been pretty busy lately with work, kids' activities, and other family matters, but making a small and simple project like this one in my crazy life really helps me keep my sanity. Even a quick 30 minutes sewing at night makes a big difference for me to release my stress and be happy : )
Initially, I was planning to make a small pincushion out of this, but since I love the aroma of dried lavender so much, I decided to make a sachet instead. I filled it with dried lavenders only, with no other fillings.
I stamped this cute Matryoshka Russian girl stamp that I hand carved a while ago. And for the first time, I used "Versa Craft" stamps, in Burgundy and Poppy Red colors, for stamping. These stamps are supposed to work well on fabrics.
By the way, last night, when I showed this Matryoshka sachet to my husband, guess what he thought this Russian doll was... He thought this cute doll was a Japanese Jizo statues, or a standing Budda stone statues that are found in Japanese temples and towns everywhere (sample image below)...
How could he confuse himself with a Jizo statue and a matryoshka?? Why would I make a sachet with a stamp of a standing Budda statue on it, embellished with ribbons and lace? I was pretty shocked of his comments, although I couldn't stop laughing for a while...
Sometimes I really feel like my hubby is from another planet, away from ours...! lol
Well, anyways, the lavender sachet can be kept in the closet drawer, or in the car, or on the desk, or I can even hang it on my purse like this. This way, every time I open my purse, it smells so nice, which makes me happy again and again during the day :)