Lavender sachets and the LP

Christening Favors for Anna
Finally I am back from my holidays in my hometown (it’s been almost a month…but too much work to post anything!), and I have been really busy making these christening favors for my niece’s christening ceremony. I am really IN LOVE with them!

Aren’t they the cutest little houses you’ve ever seen?

Using my scraps I managed to 150 fabric houses…with the help of this amazing tutorial by Retro Mama. They are filled with polyester filling and a lot of lavender, so they are small lavender sachets.
If you don’t feel like making your own, I will soon make a listing in my Etsy Shop, for whoever would like to buy these cutties!
Christening Favors for Anna

Christening Favors for Anna

Christening Favors for Anna

All photographs were taken by my lovely, adorable husband, who by the way has published his first LP. You can hear a preview of the album here:

or visit his website for more info. The LP contains of ten audio comments on ten poems of Christos Laskaris.

I really missed my blog, and I have so many things to talk to you about…but soon.

Now on this week’s statistics

Dresden quilt: still handquilting.
Checkers quilt: basting.
Butterfly quilt: yes finally I am quilting this eternal UFO
Swoon quilt: piecing the top.
Pinwheel quilt: Finished

Summary of this week’s stats:
Completed projects -1
New projects -0 (I will not start a new project until I’ve finished all my UFOs. I promise!!!)
Currently in progress -4

Now it is your turn! Hop over at Freshly Pieced and take a peek on how everyone else is doing.

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Jamie Haney
July 10, 2013 11:37 am

Such cute houses! And I bet they smell wonderful, too. What a wonderful gift for your niece:)

Theodora Badra
July 4, 2013 3:01 pm

Love these . they are just perfect as party favors.

June 27, 2013 7:13 pm

Thank you very much Jessica!!! I’ve already put a listing in my shop…

Congratulations on your sons baptism… Na sas zisei!!!

June 27, 2013 11:13 am

these are such cute bonbonieres!! If I would have known, I could have asked you to make something cute for my son’s baptism next week 🙁

It’s ok though, if you put things in your shop, I’ll direct my friends there.


June 26, 2013 10:10 pm

These are brilliant. Love them!

Sara Strange
June 26, 2013 1:34 pm

Adorable houses–they will be enjoyed!

Leigh Anne
June 26, 2013 11:54 am

Those houses are adorable! Thank you for linking the tutorial. I think I will have to check it out 🙂

June 26, 2013 9:48 am

Beautiful photos of cute houses!

June 26, 2013 9:21 am

That’s a lot of houses! They are cute for sure. I’m a bit house lover and I love this pattern too.

June 26, 2013 8:03 am


June 26, 2013 7:13 am

Thank you very much Karen!

Yes I did make them myself, I love experimenting with Photoshop! You can see a better picture of them in my FB profile:

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment
June 26, 2013 7:04 am

I’m familiar with Retro Mama’s tutorial and have been very tempted to make my own little houses. Adding lavender is a brilliant idea. I love your tags too, very pretty and professional – did you make them yourself?

June 26, 2013 6:34 am

My whole house smells amazing!!! And they say that if you have lavender in your bedroom you have a very good sleep!

Thank you Serena!

Kristy @ Quiet Play
June 26, 2013 6:01 am

These little houses are so cute!! What a great idea for little gifts!

Love to read your comments!