A couple of months ago when one of my children was having trouble sleeping I made them a little lavender filled heart to help them relax. It wasn't long before all five kids had hearts. Since then they have been taken to bed to snuggle, taken to sleepovers, to school, put in pillows, cuddled and have become nice, relaxing, comforting, transportable pieces of love.
It took a while to come up with the right shape and size. The first few were wonky, and not quite right. I like a bit of wonkiness but it wasn't until I used the pinking shears that I got the look I was after.
I love that they are easy to make,
That they are filled with locally grown lavender, from Lavandula,
and that they seem to make people smile.
I also love that I get to use my big collection of vintage fabrics.
Choosing different colours, shades & patterns is so much fun.
Filling them up with my trusty red funnel,
hearing the rice & lavender fall,
adding a label,
They remind me of
mixed lollies from
I find I have a favourite but then,
I'm in love with another,
& then I can't choose....
It's been really fun designing these little sweeties. Lavender hearts aren't exactly an original idea, but I hope I've put my own stamp on them and made them uniquely Dandelion.
Of course I like the love connection too,
Have you told someone you love them today?
Anyway, I'm excited to say my hearts became Love Hearts & are now out in the world.
You can find them at the Lark shop in Daylesford and yesterday I delivered
fifty more to Big Dreams
in High St, Northcote.
More creative spaces here..
I'm also excited to say that this is my 99th post and I can feel a giveaway coming on....see you soon xo