Sunday, July 17, 2011

"save the livah"

remember Dan Ackroyd's Julia Child impersonation?
"save the livah!"




with this year's lavender harvest, I've saved the leaves
they have even more fragrance than the flower buds
and are perfect for sachets



the sachets can go in the clothes drier, or in a drawer
I made them with an old t-shirt
pretty simple

18 comments:

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Dan Ackroyd is one of the funniest men alive. Saving the leaves, what a good idea, your sachets are charming. It makes the clothes smell so nice. xox Corrine

Elizabeth said...

What a great idea! I think I might actually have the skills to try this one!

rebecca said...

i can smell your summer from here!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Great way to repurpose. I did the same thing with one of my husband's old button-ups that had stains. Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

Dianne said...

I just caught up on your last three posts... The sachets are lovely... form your beautiful lavender. I kind of like the lavender mummies... but then I'm kind of partial to dyed and stripped muslin... What a cool idea for the zentagles!

Lynn said...

Oh I can smell them from here! What a great idea. I have a front yard full of lavender!

Nancy said...

Great idea to put them in the dryer and very pretty re-use :)

sukipoet said...

lavender, what a wonderful plant. and these little sachets are so sweet.

rebeca trevino said...

mmmmmmm!
reminds me of lovely, lazy summer days . . .

ELK said...

gentle . soft and sweet!

Gayle said...

These look so homely and French, and I bet they smell amazing too.....what a good idea to put them in your clothes dryer. I love your zentangle from your previous post ( sorry didn't get around to comment ) I think it is so beautiful and full of life and personality ( can a drawing have personality ? ) Any way, it's fantastic and then what you did with it and made that cute little box for all the pieces to go in.....ooooh just too creative ! love it ! xx

Becca said...

Never even thought of saving the leaves...so cleaver! I also love the soft tee fabric!

Halle said...

Such a great idea! I love that you are using leftovers on both accounts to make these sachets. Awesome!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I wish I could get lavender to grow in my area. I even bought a bush this spring, but it died within four weeks after I brought it home. I love how you recycle and upcycle. Nice choice of pillow sachets, too.

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

Seeing your sachets makes me want to go clean my closet. With lavender as the reward, maybe I just will!

~*~Patty S said...

simple
and
perfect

I can almost smell them across the miles!
oxo

Terri Kahrs said...

Ackroyd always cracked me up .. . the "hamburger/hamburger" skit used to be a 'thing' between me and my best friend. We'd laugh ourselves silly!

Love that you've used old tee shirts to make these sweet little sachets. I love opening a drawer and smelling that soft, luscious scent! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Jill said...

I'm so glad you've posted this because I have wondered why in the heck the leaves weren't saved. So glad that you gave it a go!