Lavender Drawer + Closet Sachets

February 27th, 2013

I was out in the yard clipping back some overgrown hedges last weekend and some of the shrubs that required trimming were my lavender varieties. Then I remembered that I forgot to share this sweet and simple sewing project that I made last year for Souvenir Magazine.

Lavender is my favorite botanical scent, and I’m lucky to have a few dozen plants that thrive and produce dried lavender every year, but you can also find dried lavender buds online –  check Etsy! I gave a few of these to my sister in law, and I use them in my dresser drawers. The scent of lavender is therapeutic and these are easy enough to make as a gift for moms, sisters, friends, and teachers too.

lavender closet sachet

 

Supplies you’ll need to make them: 5-6 oz. dried lavender, 3 cups rice; simple cotton or linen cloth (4 layers cut into 6″ x 6″ squares for each); pale purple and green embroidery thread, embroidery needle, small embroidery hoop, sewing machine.

Mix the dried lavender with a few cups of rice. You can also add a few drops of lavender essential oil to intensify the scent.

lavender in bowl mix in rice

 

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8 Spring Fashion Essentials

February 26th, 2013
With spring fashion appearing in all the stores, I’m getting the itch to bring some fresh color not only into my home, but closet too. I thought it would be fun to bring in a fashion expert today so I invited wardrobe stylist Jennifer of Style Your Life to share her thoughts on the colors and essential pieces for the season, please welcome Jennifer!  
“Hi there Centsational Girl readers, Jennifer here from Style Your Life. As a full time wardrobe stylist, this time of year is all about spring cleaning and refreshing our wardrobes. I did some online shopping with you in mind, and these are the eight pieces I think are must haves for your spring wardrobe!
 
I don’t know about you but I am loving the colorful looks for spring. Bold color trends are still going strong into 2013. My favorite colors are turquoise, pink, and coral – they make my job easier since they are universally flattering, and everyone can wear these three colors.
 
Here are my 8 picks for bringing more color to your closet this season: 8 essentials for spring fashion

 

 
1. A Casual Tee - I love that these stylish yet comfy tees are dressier then a plain old tee shirt!
 

Turquoise pleated sleeve top / Pink lace tee / Yellow zipper back tee

 
2. A Spring Weight Cardigan - With the fluctuating temps of spring, layering is critical! This piece is a wardrobe staple.