Looking for a handmade gift for your mom, friends, or a bride-to-be? This weekend I was invited to two showers and a wedding, but was only able to attend one shower and wedding. Both my friends LOVE lavender - it's relaxing and calming - so I included a handcrafted sachet filled with beautiful, dried lavender to each gift.
I found a free cross stitch lavender patten that used only four floss colors (two purples, a pink, and green) and sewed it to a piece of purple Batik fabric. I left a small opening and added the dried lavender; then I hand stitched the sachet closed. The finished scented bag measured about 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" and took a few hours from start to finish.
With the gift, I also included culinary French lavender packets and attached the recipes for lavender tea and lavender lemonade on note cards. Such a simple, but thoughtful gift that you can make too!