Matryoshka lavender sachet


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 :)


12 comments:

Grace (WhimsyLoft.Com) said...

hello! i found ur blog while surfing around and i'm loving it. keep up the cool creations :D

xx,
grace
whimsyloft.com

amy said...

Hi Grace! Thanks for visiting and leaving nice comments here:) Happy crafting!!

sweetTarap said...

Hi, this is my first time viewing your blog while surfing and I like it.

It is quite funny that your husband mix up the Russian girl image with a Buddha statue. :D

Hiromi said...

Your husband's comment was for sure shocking! But It is really funny. Amy, you found one very cute JIZO photo for a sample. Heartwarming.

マトリョーシカのスタンプ、かわいいです。最近消しゴムはんこがとても気になります。ずっとまえからはんこ用の消しゴム、買ってあるんですが、まだ作ってなくて。簡単なものから作ってみようかと思います。

Vintage Girl/Marivel said...

cute sachet .

gazimama said...

もう~、ちっくちっく夫婦最高です。地蔵だと思っちゃうご主人には悪いけど笑わせてもらいました。グーです。

すごく可愛くてセンスの良さがますます光っておられます。=)

chaospueppchen said...

the stamp is very cute :) I am new to your blog and just browsing through your stamp posts and links,
maybe I give it a try... but the Matryoshka motiv is really something I would like to recreate, I love those dolls.

amy said...

SweetTarap and Chaospueppchen - thank you for finding this blog and leaving nice comments here! Hope you come back again soon ;)

amy said...

Hiromi さん、 I'm just a beginner in eraser carving, and it can be challenging at times, but it's really rewarding to be able to carve my original stamps:) まだまだ本当に下手っぴいですが、一度始めたら私はハマってしまいました!Hiromiさんも是非お試し下さい♪

amy said...

Marivel - Thanks for your sweet comments!

amy said...

gazimama さんこんにちは!今回の「地蔵VSロシア人形」のやりとりの後、私は一所懸命、うちの夫にマトリョーシカの説明をしましたが彼にはまったく理解してもらえずじまいでした。とほほ。だいたい、この年でお地蔵様にリボンつけて持ち歩く私って…ありえないよ~(涙)!

PY said...

What a lovely cute lavender sachet. I love your pretty Matryoshka Russian girl stamp !

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