Saturday, September 18, 2010

We have landed !!

 We are here in Portland ! It's beautiful. Had a hitch in the house we rented so our new choice will not be ready until next week. I can update more then.


Friday, September 10, 2010

I LOVE Lavendar ... don't you ?

How to Dry Lavender Flowers for Sachet


Harvest lavender flowers one stem at a time by cutting 6 to 8 inches below the bloom cluster, or just above the woody part. This allows enough length to bundle the flowers together for hanging.


Cut lavender when the first few flowers are fully open.


Bundle lavender stems together with a rubber band or small gauge wire. Bunch about a dozen together.


Hang upside down in a cool, dark place to dry. This usually takes about 2 or 3 weeks, depending on humidity.



Carefully remove the bundles from their hanging rack, trying not to disturb the dried blossoms. They fall off pretty easily.


Shake bundle into a large plastic bag or container. The lavender flowers should fall off easily.


Keep the container covered and in a cool dry place until the flowers are ready to be made into sachets.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's a boy !!

  Yeah.. I am having a nephew. It has been nice to buy some blue boyish things for the little guy. Can't wait to meet him !!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

2nd grade !!

 Sweetpea started 2nd grade, yes she will just be in this class for 3 weeks before the move but it will give her a chance to say goodbye to her friends.

 This is the outfit she picked for her first day.


Boxes, boxes everywhere...

 So we have started to pack and just have 2 short weeks left until the move. I won't be on line or able to update you until a few days after landing.. lol ... But here's a few things I made recently and a few more to come once we move. Plus a tutorial and give away after the move so watch out for that !!

Decopage block

flower headband for sunshine

first attempt at scrapbook charm. for Sunshine's preschool teacher

redo of table (was walnut brown) and rose topiary !!

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