Here is a group photo of some of our crafts we made. There are lavender sachets and pincushions from little vintage planters. I got the idea for the pincushions from Pam. I think it was July 2006 she posted about some pincushion planters she made. I tried to link to that post but for some reason it wouldn't (maybe too old?). If you search her site for pin cushions you can see hers.
This is my sister Michelle modeling her pig pin cushion. It turned out darling. The cushion part has a yo yo with a button on top. It sets the whole thing off so cute.
This is my sister Paula crocheting around a lavender sachet. My grandniece Sydney is watching and helping.
This is one I made from a vintage egg cup. My kids thought I should make her hair blue like Marge Simpson but I didn't have that color wool. I used a yo yo and button to give her a jaunty look with some small rick rack around the edge.
This is at an angle so you can't see the other side well. But there were 2 holes in the sides of the house to put pin cushions in. We used felted wool and pink rick rack on this one. Again, not a great picture.
I think Michelle made this sachet. Instead of crocheting around it we used pinking shears to give it an edge and the button holds the rick rack in place so it can be hung in a closet. One mistake we made was adding lavender oil to the sachets. It made them WAY too strong. The fresh dried lavender buds would have been enough I think.
I missed pictures of the trivets we made and some of the other pin cushions and sachets. Oh well. They were all darling. They were fun projects to do together.
My kids were tempted to give these wooden bees on the table of our cabin another home - ours. And they wanted me to be sure to take a picture for our "hive" blog. I think they are candle holders. But the size of them reminded me of the huge moth we found. So at one point I wondered if they were realistic!
It was such a good time. Here some of the kids are playing cards after a day in the sun. I don't think anyone escaped a sunburn.