My DIL Mrs M posted on you know what a lovely photo of Toddler J and herself at a lavender farm. I was consumed with envy, our forlorn patch, massive lavender bushes in neighbours gardens with unpicked lavender, missing the lavender farm in Yorkshire etc etc.
Other DIL Mrs T told me of the Cotswold lavender farm. I googled it- only one week before it closed for harvesting- couldn’t face the crowds- so decided to do the next best thing- online shopping.
Had a rummage
Fabric-yes, ribbon-yes ( the fabric is scraps that came from goodness knows where but does include some of the fabric I used for Mr J and Mrs M’s wedding bunting, and the ribbon was rescued by Mr E from a skip- he worked once for a chap who just couldn’t stop trying new ventures- the ribbon belonged to the era when he fancied making swimwear, until he discovered software, as you do…well he did, I don’t).
I’d not tried scary sewing machine since the move when the removal men had left the box wrong end up- so I gave myself a talking too, and tested it- perfectly ok!
Lots of lavender bags for the wardrobes- inheriting built in wardrobes when you move is all well and good but they don’t smell right- especially if shoes have been in them…
Aside… a relative proudly once showed me her built in wardrobe- it stank of her husband’s trainers and was perfectly horrid… just saying, don’t keep old shoes in wardrobes.
I had enough lavender left over to fill the two ceramic pomanders my Mum had given me many moons ago. Now she is no longer with us, the gifts she gave mean so much. they still had lavender in them, so I emptied that into a bowl which I put on the cloakroom window sill- waste not, want not…
I also bought edible lavender
Oh yum!- the flour, butter eggs etc were all leftover from previous cooking, so you could argue that these are scrap happy biscuits!
The grandchildren loved them.
Let me know if you go and sniff inside your wardrobes now, just to check!
Joining with Kate for Scrap Happy Day, do pop over for lots of other ideas of what to do with your scraps, doesn’t have to be fabric or wool, can be wood, or paper or flour and eggs….