Monday, December 5, 2011
Small Xmas project I: Lavender hearts /Weihnachtsprojekt I: Lavendelherzen
This year I managed to harvest my lavender in time - and I got a whole tray full of the wonderful smelling blossoms to let dry. I did cut up some of the flower stalks as well, as their scent of lavender is just as strong as the blossoms themselves.
Last time when visiting Stockholm, I bought a handprinted linen kitchen towel at 'Svensk Hemslöjd' (a Swedish domestic art & craft shop), with just the right size of red hearts on it. So I cut the hearts out, with a small seam allowance, and sewed them up with a red linen fabric for backing.
When the blossoms and stalks were all dry, I just had to fill them into the fabric hearts and close the opening with a few handstitches.
Finally, I decorated the front with flower motives from a machine lace fabric and some white vintage buttons.
(German summary: Heuer habe ich es geschafft, rechtzeitig meinen Lavendel zu ernten und zu trocknen. Dann habe ich ihn in rote Leinenstoffherzen gefüllt, die ich aus einem handgedruckten Geschirrhandtuch ausgeschnitten und genäht habe.)