Thursday, 8 September 2011

My Creative Space - Red Lavender Heart Brooch

My workspace is full of little hearts in red, pink and caramel tones these days.

The puffy red heart in the picture is my own little brooch and it is filled with a bit of fragrant lavender and spices.

It came about once I was making lavender sachets -which is, I think, a bit more than is normal.

I was trying to make a little red heart brooch but I just wasn't happy with the results. It resisted all my attempts of improvement and completion and persisted in looking somehow flat and lacking.

Untill I plumped it up with some of the lavender mix from my near-by sachets that is.

I love how it swells and dips and looks three-dimensional and I sure love how it smells!

I've been getting requests for it, so I'm making a batch with this pretty fabric in rich, warm autumn tones.

This is how big it is and how it looks worn.

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  1. Oh I LOVE that little, happy, puffy heart! And the idea to fill it with lavender is quite simply genial! I love lavender smell, and the idea to actually wear it is wonderful! I can imagine what a great happy-maker it would be on a grey winter day! GREAT idea!!!

  2. I'm a sucker for a heart, and those brooches look wonderful. You'll have people wondering about the lovely scent all day!

  3. what a great idea to have a brooch that smells so great!! love the fabric too:-)

  4. This is adorable! I think I might make one for my daughter to wear... she'd love the novelty of the yummy beautiful smell near her. Such a sweet, sweet idea. Thank you!!!!

  5. So cute! And I bet it smells amazing!

  6. Really sweet, a great little gift idea :) /Limar

  7. Great idea! decorating and relaxing

  8. Oh, let me see, a heart shaped brooch with the smell of lavender... hm... I want a thousand of them! I haven't heard of such a clever thing, really! Why not carry a favorite smell in your brooch? A little something from nature in the busy day. How awesome is that!

  9. I like. I especially like your little bucket that you have the hearts stored in. Did you make it? What fabric did you use?

  10. Great idea to add the lavender! I bet it smells as pretty as it looks :)

  11. I put a post up about you! Can't wait to feature my daughter and I together with our amazing flowers. Thank you so much!

  12. Pretty ..lavender is just lovely!

  13. Thank you all for your wonderful comments!
    You sure are sweethearts!

    @Seaweed and Raine- yes, I made it ,the fabric is a plain cotton canvas, which I love working with.

    @Kristina- I saw it! It's perfect!
    I can't wait to see both of you girls wearing the flowers! It should be something!

  14. i love a good heart! they are absolutely gorgeous ♥


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