Cat Nip and Sachets! A Smelly and Quick DIY

Not a lot of people use sachets anymore, but I find them a charming addition to your drawers, and they give that rustic, just-like-grandma-used-to-do-it feel. I remember making a sachet that I hand-embroidered for a class in high school.

In this project all you need is two 5″x5″ or 4″x4″ squares of cutout fabric. Lay the good sides of the squares facing outward, yes outward! The stitching goes along the edge and is visible. Stitch around 3 sides of the sachet. Once you have a good tight-stitched pocket, fill the open end with either catnip for a cat pillow or toy, or lavender or some other great smelling ingredient! You can also try batting with essential oil rubbed in it. Here are my two finished sachets. I used pinking shears to make the edging. What a fun and quick diy!

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For the sachet with the catnip, I drew a small cat face on the fabric with a fabric marker.

XOXO…PB

Watercolor on Antique Paper

One of my favorite purchases is a 105 year old music book I bought from a thrift store for 50 cents! What a treasure! I had more Pinterest inspiration when I saw people were doing watercolors on old book pages, usually a collage. I thought I would try my hand at it. It’s easy to mix up colors and draw a simple design. After that, just spray the piece with some sort of finishing spray. You now have a piece of art in your hands!

 

 

The lines of her gown are a little wavy due to the fact that my hands were¬†shaking slightly…not sure why! But I like the effect.

XOXO…PB