Herbal Lore tells us that sleeping with a sprig of dried lavender beneath your pillow ensures only blissful dreams.
We used fabric sample fragments, dried lavender and a glue gun...
to create these
Sweet... Slumber... Sachets.
(We designed and printed the tags using our computer.)
"I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred.
I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fragrance carries the power to evoke memory and provoke emotion.
In our home the smell of rosemary reminds us of winter meals with family (I often add it to my heartier home made stews).
The scent of roses reminds us of the first perfume used by our older daughter (Katie).
The fresh smell of mint brings to mind that hot summer night when our entire family slept out under the stars, in the garden.
Gift Pantry (tm) Note: This lovely little craft project doesn't take a lot of time from start to finish. Thus, whenever time and materials are available, you might want to make a few of these little luxuries and use them to stock your gift pantry throughout the year. They're lovely as token hostess gifts...as an addition to a larger gift basket...or use with (or in lieu of ) a bow to top a larger gift. Hint: No need to limit yourself to fabric sample squares. Any fragment of interesting fabric will work nicely. Think of vintage linens, handkerchiefs, fabric remnants, and/or outgrown clothing with sentimental value.