Sunday, 3 February 2013

DIY Lavender Hearts

I have signed up the the stash busting challenge of 2013 over at Cation Designs. I have pledged to use 50 % of my fabric stash in 2013....

The January Challenge was to tackle scraps.

I had a huge overflowing bag so sorted through it, recycled the stuff that was too small or rubbish fabric and got to work on some of the rest.


I made 4 lavender door hangers / wardrobe hangers, 4 pairs of pants (underwear briefs not trousers so not pictured!) and a string of bunting for my daughters room (but she won't let me put it up because she doesn't like it...).

For the scented hearts I printed a heart from word, I just inserted the heart then changed it so it was the shape I wanted then printed. I then cut the hearts with pinking shears (mine are a bit blunt so didn't give the crisp edge) and sewed them together leaving an inch gap at the top then inserted some lavender and stuffing to pad them out. I sewed the gap closed with a loop of ribbon in between the layers.

Not sure what I am going to do with the rest of the scraps but I can't bear to chuck them!!

Linking up to Cation Designs and some other fab linky parties!


  1. fab use of the scraps - is the bunting not pink enough, my daughter would be the same lol!

    Maybe some fabric flowers - just use a strip of fabric and twist it and roll around into a circle, gluing as you go...

    Have fun whatever you make!

    Hugs, E xx

  2. Lavender sachets are a great way to use up scraps. Making them into a heart shape is lovely.

  3. Lovely lavender hearts Alison - and I think your bunting looks cute! maybe you could use it in the garden in summer - or for parties!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. Lovely makes. I might have a go at the hearts as I have to get my machine out soon to do some other projects.

  5. So lovely!!! Love lavender hearts so much! Thanks so much for sharing. Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  6. What a cute use of scraps! I might have to borrow this idea and make a few lavender hearts for my dresser. Thanks for the idea!

  7. Those hearts are so adorable! They'd make such a cute gift too!!

  8. I love your blog and the inspiration you've given me! As for scraps I know what your dealing with as I can't part too easily with mine! I try to use them as stuffing for the dog toys but always have a fit with trying too pull out a few favored ones that I stuck in saying to heck with it! An option for the scraps may be to check out the PATCHWORK POSSE blog as she is doing a 52 UFO series this year and has some super cute and simple projects already! Another option that I would love for you or anyone else that is willing to consider is a good friend of mine and an amazing art quilter in Florida is making a postage stamp anniversary quilt for her parents (60th I think), and she has requested scraps to use in this project. Her block is a 1 inch block so the small ones will work well for her. If you are interested in helping this wonderful gal out you can contact her through and look for Chef Lisa. She is the one hosting the ongoing 2 1/2" Batik Strip Swap!