Hope & Gloria - Sewing Inspiration for Children

Hope & Gloria - Sewing Inspiration for Children
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Friday, September 6, 2013

Lavender Harvest

Back in July I posted a tutorial for lavender hearts (click here to view tutorial) featuring this picture -

beautiful lavender bushes in our garden. Just before we went on our hols the time had come to cut the lavender flowers and this was the result; a bumper harvest! I am not sure if this year's fabulous summer weather was responsible for this lovely crop but I was delighted to be able to cut so many beautifully scented flowers from just a few plants - brilliant!

These two trays full of gorgeous lavender flowers have been slowly drying out in our airing cupboard for the past three weeks with the added benefit of making our towels and bed linen smell heavenly!

Today I have been cutting the flowers from the stems, (quite a long and boring task), ready to store in airtight bags until October half term.

I have a plan for my homegrown lavender - it will be just perfect for a project that I have in mind for our October Half Term Holiday Workshops - details to follow shortly.


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