Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mother's Day Tea Bag Lavender Sachets


To my children,
If I had to choose between loving you and breathing. . .
I would use my last breath to tell you. . .
I love you.




Happy Wednesday, sweet friends!
It's hard to believe April is coming to an end
and May will be here before we know it
Along with May comes the joy of celebrating Mother's
or motherly role models on Mother's Day.
Since Mother's Day is less than 3 weeks away
I thought I would share a fun and easy tutorial
for lavender sachets that are perfect to give on Mother's Day.




Supplies needed:

scrap fabric
stamps
ink
dried lavender
embellishments

The reason these sachets are called "Tea Bag Lavender Sachets"
is simply because they are in the shape of a tea bag.

Cut two pieces of fabric that are 
4 1/2-inches long and 3-inches wide.
Fold the two piece of fabric in half
and trim the corners as seen in the picture below.




Your fabric should look like this




Stamp a sweet message or picture
onto some white or cream cotton fabric
and then cut out the message.




Sew the stamped piece of fabric 
onto the front side of the sachet.




Tuck a loop of lace or string 
between the two pieces of fabric at the top,
then pin the fabric together.




Sew along the edges
and leave a small opening at the bottom
so you can add the dried lavender.
Add the lavender
and sew up the closing.




You can add whatever embellishments you want, my friends.
You can see I adorned my sachets
with fabric and lace flowers along with pretty little beads.




Easy peasy and ever so sweet.




The older I grow,
the more I realize that my mother
is the best "best friend" that I ever had.




I also made a set of sachets 
with a birthday theme.
The possibilities are endless.




If you're not into sewing, my friends,
or maybe you just don't have time to make some of these
than feel free to visit my Etsy shop where these
and other Mother's Day items are available.

Take a peek below to see the newest goodies

And in honor of Mother's Day
please enjoy 15% off your order by using coupon code
MOTHER15.
Offer is good through Sunday, May 14th.




Tea Delights




Tote Bags, Fabric Grocery Bags, & Zippered Pouches




Other treasures such as
fabric baskets, fabric envelopes/wallets, 
fabric gift bags, and more.




I want to once again thank all of the lovely participants
of the 10th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange 
for making the event extra special and memorable.
I also want to thank all of you for visiting on the big reveal day
and for visiting the many blogs that linked up.
I know it is time consuming to visit and look at all the photos on the reveal post
so please know that I greatly appreciate your efforts and kindness.
If you missed the reveal 
you are more than welcome to check it out by clicking here.

Thanks for visiting, sweet friends!
Love, hugs, and joy!

* * * * * * * * * *

Here are a few pictures of the kittens.
The are now 4 1/2 weeks old.

This is sweet Chubs.
A very mellow kitten
that enjoys sleeping and cuddling.




Stripester is very playful
and has a lot of energy.
She was the firstborn 
and seems to be the most adventurous.






And lovely little Melly.
She is simply precious and whenever I sit on the floor
she comes over to sit on my lap.




Sweet dreams. . .


47 comments:

Kate said...

Stripester steals my heart. ♥
Your tea bag lavender sachets are a lovely idea - thank you for the how-to. k

Regina said...

The kitties are so adorable! I'm going to have to make a bunch of those sachets to send to special moms in my life. Thanks for the tutorial. This is a perfect beginner project for me. I'm still trying to master sewing straight lines!

Daniela said...

I heartily thank you for your stunning idea for the coming Mother's Day, to sew sachets made of fabric, maybe filled with dried flowers, as you suggest, would be trulty delightful, to make and to receive !

And how, how many goodies in your shop, Dearie, you're truly talented cherished friend !!!

Wishing you a lovely remainder of your week,
I'm sending blessings to you,
with utmost gratitude

XOXO Dany



Linda S. said...

Love the post, as always! Kittens are adorable! Love and hugs, Linda XO

Creations By Cindy said...

How adorable . You are so creative my friend . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

Debbie Harris said...

Such a lovely gift in deed. You always make everything look so easy, but I'm quite happy buying through your adorable Shoppe.
Awe...those kitties are precious, precious, precious! I love them all. I'm happy to see that at least one of them looks like dear Hanny.
What an enjoyable post today :-)

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Kerin said...

Perfect post!
I've been needing some sachets for my temple bag, and I think that your tutorial is perfect.. thanks so much!
I know I've been MIA. I actually did a post today, sort~a, kind~a, explaining my absence ***smile**.
I will try to do better.

Looking forward to catching up soon.
Have a lovely day.
~Smiles, K.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

SO beautiful!! What is the pink and black envelope 'thing' with the teabag and pink cups on the one side?? That is GORGEOUS!! Your creations are like candy -- each so unique and pretty! Love the tutorial for the sachets -- I can picture those dangling in some of my tea cups so I think I will have to make some!

magnoliasntea said...

Hi Stephanie! Love your teabag sachet tutorial. I wanted to let you know I was watching a knitting podcast last week on Youtube, and the gal showed her Anne of Green Gables project bag that you had made. She was saying how well-made it was and that she loves it. I was so tickled to see that and thought you might like to know.
Have a great week!
Toni

Rue said...

This kittens are adorable, sweet Stephanie! I love how they each have such different personalities :)

Those sachets are darling too and I love that they're filled with lavender. Your work is so beautiful!

xoxo,
rue

Lynn Bean said...

Dearest Stephanie, what sweet gifts! What a joy it is to see your creations! Have a wonderful week my friend!

Debbie said...

the tea bag lavender sachets are such a sweet idea, yours are beautiful. i enjoyed the kitty images...and your opening quote, as a mother, i have always felt that!!!

Vee said...

Those kittens are so darling. My daughter would take one from you if she lived closer. 🙂 She loves black kitties.

The lavender sachets are sweet and any mama would love to have one or a dozen.

Debby Ray said...

Oh...be still my heart...those kitties are PRECIOUS! Your little sachets are so very sweet and you always choose the most beautiful vintage-y fabrics! I love the smell of lavender and would love to grow some once we settle out in our meadow! It's hard to believe Mother's Day is almost here!!

mamasmercantile said...

Such a great tutorial, a wonderful gift. Those sweet kittens were a delight.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, What a sweet project and so well shared in your excellent tutorial. Love it and all the pretty treasures in your shop. You are just one talented designer my friend. Love the darling pics of your new little kitties. They have their own sweet personalities!! Have a nice last week of April! Hugs and Joys!!

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie ... such sweet gift ideas. Your kittens are precious. Thank you for sharing both. Have a blessed afternoon and evening. Hugs ♥ Teri

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

What a lovely gift idea for a friend on Mother's Day. I love them. And your kittens are so beautiful. Kittens for the Spring - How delightful!

Enjoy your day Stephanie,
Andrea

Lea said...

Oh, I love lavender sachets and have them in my lingerie drawers now but they are not hand made. :o)) Always fun to see your crafting ideas and those kittens, just adorable!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Hello Dear Stephanie, the year has flown by so fast. Your crafts and Mothers Day gifts are delightful. I love your choice of fabrics.
As for your kittens they are soooo cute!! Gorgeous playful photos.
Have a truly wonderful week and weekend with hugs from us xx

(I have had a sneak peak at your tea cup exchange but I need to sit down with tea and cake to have a more leisurely look!)

Lowcarb team member said...

Another lovely post to read and look at.
Lovely ideas for Mothers Day gifts ...and your kittens are just adorable, so cute.

Enjoy these few days of April.

All the best Jan

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your lavender sachets are so sweet. I have made those, back when I sewed, but not in a tea bag shape. That is a very cute idea. All of your handmade items are just so beautiful. Your kittens are beyond sweet. I wanted a grey striped kitten when we were looking but none were to be found :-(

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your sachets are just adorable (lucky me...I have one in my nightgown drawer!). Thank you for the tutorial, as always. Your projects are so sweet and endearing, just like you. What wonderful gifts they would make for Mother's Day, or any time. I love how you used the stamps for an additional effect.
The kitties are soooo sweet, Stephanie, and I think you have fallen in love with them. Love to you, dear friend!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Stephanie, I adore cats, and your little ones are precious. You come up with the cleverest crafts. When I can start something, I'm coming here for inspiration. (PS Wanted to let you know I'm doing a tea/teapot giveaway that closes at midnight Eastern tonight.)

Margie said...

The teabag lavender sachets would make lovely gifts. I don't know what's cuter: the kitties' names or the kitties themselves!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Sweet kitties!!! LOVE the tea bag sachets! Thank you for the friendship pocket that you sent to me and the birthday wishes! You are a very kind and sweet person,.
xo,
deb

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Awww - such sweet little kitties!! How I wish I could have one but DH is violently allergic now and alas there can be no pets. The sachets are perfect - not only for Mother's Day giving, but for tucking into birthday cards and thinking of you cards. They'd also be lovely with real tea inside.

hobbyloes said...

Your kittens are both so sweet and adorable!♥
I like your handmade lavender sachets, I always have a few sachets in my drawer, the fragrance is so delicate.

montse v said...

Ouauh, what a lovely lavander sachets! they are so sweet...!! A very nice idea, thank you my friend!!

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

So very beautiful, sweet and inspiring! This is really a lovely pattern for a lavender sachet.
The kittens are adorable. I like especially the black ones. :)
Wishing you, dearest Stephanie, a sunny and cheerful May and a very happy Mother's Day! <3

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Goodness, this is too painful for me. 31 years she's been gone, and I still can't take the loss.

Anna said...

So lovely and creative ideas !!! Beautiful !!!!!!!!!
Have a shinny day !
Anna

JES the Pilgrim said...

Oh my goodness! I am in love with these Stephanie!!! Thank you for sharing this beautiful craft inspiration! :)

Henny Penny said...

The hand made lavender sachets are so sweet and pretty. Thank you for telling us how to make them. I probably never get one to turn out as lovely as yours. Those little kittens are adorable. How do you ever get anything done!? Oh, I want a litter of kittens to play with. :)

cucki said...

Aww kittens are so cute
Love your post as always
Sending you smiles and blessings x

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Stephanie, I love your pretty lavender sachets you made. Wow you have hosted such a successful and fun tea cup exchange again. I will enjoy visiting everyones goodies. The kittens are just adorable. Have fun with them. Take care and have a great day.
Hugs, Julie xo

Tamago said...

I can't believe April is almost over! Mother's Day is coming in no time. Your sachets are very pretty. Love the stamps!
Your kittens are so sweet and adorable. They look like fluffy fur balls when snuggling up together. They just melt my heart :-)

Barbara Legener said...

I'm definitely making some of these lovely tea bags, very cute and easy. Just my style.

Madison Marie said...

What a lovely idea for Mothers Day. You are soooo talented! <3

Madison from breakfastatmadisons.com :)

Wanda said...

Hello dear Stephanie ~ God gives us each talents and gifts as HE sees fit ~ How precious that He gifted you with a heart for others, and the talent to make lovely things that you can share with others and give Him the glory. What a great combination.

I love your quote:
To my children,
If I had to choose between loving you and breathing. . .
I would use my last breath to tell you. . .
I love you.

Many Hugs...I will tell all my children this!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Those tea bag sachets are so sweet! What a great gift idea. And those kitties are so adorable. I'd want to put one in my apron pocket and carry it around all day with me!! xo Deborah

Carla from The River said...

Hello,
It is always a joy to visit.
Thank you for the tea bag sachet idea. Lovely!
Oh my, those kittens. LOVE. AT. FIRST. SIGHT.

xx oo
Carla

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty gift ideas. Your etsy store is looking good with so many lovely creations.]
those kittens are totally adorable, don't you just love when they start showing their personalities, will you be keeping them all?

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh dear Stephanie, these little sachets are just gorgeous! You always share the loveliest of tutorials, making me want to run into my craft room and get busy sewing! I have several lavender plants growing in my garden and this would be a wonderful way to use the lavender. I love how you chose to make the sachets in a tea bag pattern. And those sweet kitties, oh they are so darling! You get so attached to them as I well know! So precious! Hugs to you today!

Amy at love made my home said...

So pretty as always!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, What a fun and perfect idea! The kitties are so very cute!
Hugs, Roxy

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