Thursday, 24 January 2013

Snow Day Activity

Stuck indoors...

Although we managed to get out dog walking over the 'snow' days (see last post), it was soo cold, a majority of our time was spent by the fire...
I have had a large 'crop' of  lavender in my dining room since early autumn, drying out, so I took this time stuck indoors to 'harvest' the seeds (is that what they are called?) to be made into lavender bags/pot pourri...


 I'm sure there must be an easier way of doing this with out making soo much mess!!  Still, the hoover smelt quite nice after!!

I also started to make a large foot stool/pouffe/seat, with this fabric....I LOVE it!!  I already have a bag and covered book made out of it, so this will finally use it all up!!!
Hopefully when I have brought a new 'zipper' foot for my sewing machine, I will be able to finish it off and fill it with bean bag beans like this one ...
Lovely to 'sit/lay' on but quite hard to get up from!!

19 comments:

  1. I bet your room smelt wonderful - I love Lavender - would have it everywhere if I could.

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    1. Yep Chrissy, lovely smell, but not sure my family are as keen as me on the smell!! But I love it, so I win!!HeeHee :)

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  2. Oh lavender.. Debi won't you make them potpourri for your home?..surely smell good
    have a nice day

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  3. oh, the lavender would be lovely!!! a nice warm fire, too! :)

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    1. The smell is great, I have to admit TexWisGirl!!

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  4. Lavender does have a lovely smell and it sounds as if you have hit on a new idea to freshen up an old vacuum. I think the dried bits you pulled off will be the flowers. They do go rather hard and seed-like when left to dry out completely.

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    1. ha ha ha, of course, the flowers! Thanks Bella Bea, it has been soo long since summer, I forgot that they were lovely flowers!! I think my brain has been 'snowed in'!!!

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  5. Lavender is one of my favourite smells and what better thing to make your own. Can't wait to see your foot stool when its done.

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  6. Yummy! I have been trying to grow lavender from seed for the last couple of years but have yet to be able to harvest the flowers, how lovely! Did you hang the flower stalks up to dry or have they been flat all the time?

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  7. Glad I came to your blog to thank you for visiting me!
    I like the things I see here. Lavender -my favorite fragrance! And I love the print of the pillow own your black couch/chair!

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  8. Lovely Lavender. We also had Snow last Friday but it rain in the night and it washed it away. now we have strong winds.

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    1. OOooh, hope the winds have died away now and that the weather is improving where you are!!

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  9. Hello Debi
    Fun time :-) I'm your swap partner for Daisy's Daisy Row easter swap. I've just popped in to say hello and have a look around and follow your blog.

    Mmmmm Lavender....gorgeous smell! No snow here but nasty gale force ....icy.... winds!

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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    1. Hi Amanda, sorry I'm a bit slow here at the moment!! Can you email me (busylittlechicken@hotmail.co.uk) and we can swap addresses etc...It'll be good to hear from you!1 :)

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  10. Love the smell of lavender!! You have reminded that I have some in my cupboard that I need to use, I remember buying it from a lavender farm in Yorkshire a few years ago, hope it still smells nice! Looking forward to seeing your footstool when its finished! Karen ;)

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    1. Hi Karen, I love lavender, and I'm sure that yours will still have a nice smell, it seems to last for ages!!!

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  11. I love that fire place, definitely the best place to be when there is all that snow outside
    x

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  12. Beautiful… i wish I had one like that… how wonderful...

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