Colours rock my world. I love them so much that when working on a colourful project I can almost feel them on my taste buds. This is what happened with these cottage shaped lavender sachets. I have added a full stock of them in my Etsy shop. They come in teal blue, dusty pink, almond green and bright orange.
Not sure if this is the colour combination or the golden details but they remind me of macarons. But make no mistake: these babies are filled with 100% dried lavender, nothing else. So if we were to taste them we would probably pull a funny face.
Lavender sachets are such a great thing to have in a house. They keep bugs away from the wardrobe, they make you bed linens smell like Provence, they help refresh a room’s smell, they relax people with their subtle scent… I designed these ones as perfect versatile gifts. They can work for a teacher, a colleague, Christmas stockings, party favour. For everywhere you want to add some brightness and freshness really. Even your own home for that matter! Needless to say I own several of these babies and my studio smells delicious.
The cottage lavender sachets come individually or in set of four. I have only made a limited number so if you want your own I would advise you check out my Etsy shop *right now*.
After years of everything being the new black it is time to get back to basics. Black is the new black, thanks to Sato Watanabe. If you’re a regular of my reviews you now know how found I am of the Japanese designer. But this latest book literally blew me away. Think minimalistic elegance meets edgy meets cute. Here you go.
Sometimes it takes a simple thing to make your life simpler. My mood + inspiration +feel good + notice board is a good example of this. With only a few cork boards, some washi tape and a handful of stickers I got my work routine back on track. Here is what I did…
How exciting is it to share with you my new range of customised felt cottages! This is the perfect house warming gift. It adds a pop of joyful colour to any home and it is personalised with any text you like: family name, owner’s first names, nicknames, you name it (ha ha).
Let’s face it: running an online craft business involves a lot of tea drinking. Some fellows crafters says they love being able to work in their pyjamas, I mean yoga pants, and watch daytime television now and then. If you ask people who don’t have a clue they would say it is about stitching/drawing/knitting/what-not-hobbying all day with not a care in the world. As far as I am concerned I never work in my pyjamas, may watch some tv on my lunch break but mostly enjoy the freedom of being my own boss, making my own decisions, getting to know my infinite skills a bit more everyday and getting to create/design/make everyday. However there are some aspects of the crafty and working at home life that could be lead anyone in depressed mood if not carefully managed.