Tuesday, 8 January 2008

A door in time......

I'm sorry ....more sewing,... I'm feeling much better though, thankyou for all your really lovely get well messages, gosh they cheered me up.

I thought my wardrobe could do with smelling fresher, mmmm, so I set about making a new herb sachet. I had some bits of fabric from some practice printing I had done before christmas, and because I have had lots of time, I was able to indulge myself with a little trapunto embroidery, over the organza and silk. My theme was from a song written by 'Silver on the Tree' ' I am a wren the King of birds', so I made my wren a 'king' sat in his own tree. Ive stuffed it with soft merino fleece, and added wormwood(to stop moths) then my favorite neroli, grapefruit, and geranium, it does smell nice.

I took two photos so you could see some of the inside of my wardrobe, I always decorate the inside of my cupboards exactly how I would dream them to be... I like to pretend like 'The Lion ,The Witch and The Wardrobe, that maybe there is a secret entrance to some beautiful palace, and if I ever had the need to go there, then I could just vanish.......

I think it comes from being a little girl and playing houses in our wardrobes, and hiding in cupboards.......we don't ever really grow up do we!

Hope you are all having a good start to the week.

Hugs Lynn xx


Lee W. said...

love thr whole post! Your wren sachet is gorgeous!

Mia said...

I do like the herb sachet you have made. It is so lovely to have a pretty and nicely scented wardrobe, it think. Mine is "so and so..." I am afraid, but my linen cupboard does smell beautifully of lavender...

Donna said...

SO very "prim and proper"!!! Beautiful! Have a happy day!

Katie said...

I don't read these often enough!!! I'm so sorry you were sick! That is terrible to feel that way, but look at what you accomplished! You should be a designer, you know that don't you?! I love the embroidery on the clothes so much!! Those are things you would see in a fancy shop! What a talent.

Donna said...

Lynn, come to my site and get your copy of an award! Love to 'ya!!

My little footprints said...

Dear Lynn.
First i have to say some thing to you, -sorry? You have nothing to say sorry for! I love your sewing and its so inspiring! I want just to see more, and more and more when i see what you make! i always look forward to your next post ;)
Your post today is lovely as usual ;) Wish you all the best for rest of the week!
Hugs from Beth

Marja Kristiina said...

Beautiful sachet, absolutely adorable!

Thinking of you every day, will e-mail soon, things have been crazy at this end!

huggabees, -M-

Moderncountry said...

I really love your writing!

Good to hear that you are feeling better. I really love the Idea of decorating inside or outside the wardrobe. The herb sachet is beautiful!! I have a herb sachet laying next to me at my bedside table, fileld with Lavender. I think I sleep better :)

Have a good day!
Aina x

Henna said...

Just a superb post and gorgeous pictures! One would gladly just sit and watch you create...the things you do are simply amazing!
Thank you for your sweet comments, I do appreciate them sooo much..BIG SMILE :-D
I agree...it is exhausting to start working early in the mornings after a holiday, the mind is not happyjoy joy when the alarm starts with it´s cheerful wakeup signal...I´m a 3 time snoozer ;-)
At this time of year it is a bit dangerous, one might have pushed the wrong button and wake up an hour later.
The snow is all gone. Again.
Your vintage bed looks fab, don´t paint it unless you really do want it..Sometimes it´s just perfect as it is :-)
I wish you a lovely evening dear friend!

Lots of hugs!

Regina said...

Hello Lynn
Wonderful herb sachet,absoluteley
gorgeous.I love it.
It's great to hear that you are feeling better.
Hugs Regina

Ragged Roses said...

Hello Lynn! Your work is just beautiful, so delicate and ethereal, I love it! Sorry to hear that you weren't well, hope you're much better today.

Annie's Abode said...

Your satchet is beautiful as is your whole blog - how talented you are!


Moderncountry said...

You make me smile!
Really..Love the way your write, thanks a lot for your comment :)
I wish you a great weekend too, enjoy and light another candle!

Hug from Aina

Naturegirl said...

Lyn this my first time here and what an absolutely charming post and craft! I shall come by again..I loved the Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe!
hugs NG

Liz said...

so, so gorgeous, I love making sachets too, your work is so delicate and soft.
I hope you are feeling better.
Hugs from N.Z.

Ottilias Veranda said...

This is lovely! Love the inside with the birds! At home here I have a roof to decorate (it´s halfdone) and there will definitely be birds there!

Hope You feel better
Take care

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Hi Lynn,

What a sweet post. I love all the things you make, the sachet is beautiful.

Wishing you a lovely weekend, with lots of time to create.
xo Lidy

Solange said...


what a lovely thing, those fragrances in your wardrobe. very nice.
Sorry to hear your were sick, I've been miserable myself, I guess it's the month for flu's and bugs?!

I enjoy your writing very much, will come back again soon :-)


Henna said...

Thank you dear for your kind words :-) Hopefully as we grow older we see things in a different light, that we´ve learned something of all the experiences that life has offered us so far, and make the best of it. I think we all have a destiny, for example...if my mom hadn´t talked me into getting a driverslicence 8-9 yrs ago, I wouldn´t have had a car that needed a bit fixing and I might not have met my husband (we have known each other since childhood..but there was some 20 yrs in between that we hadn´t not been in contact)who helped me fix the car, and it wouldn´t been possible for me to live by the countryside if I would not have a driverslicence...so, in many ways and in everyday life I´ve really learned to appreciate what life has to offer. Hope you did not get too bored reading ;-)

Have the loveliest of sundays!

Hugs Anne