Friday, August 01, 2008

A Little Housekeeping

I've been looking for a metal bucket in which to put my laundry soap. The biodegradable stuff I use comes in a rather flimsy bag, which is fine by me, but tends to spill all over. And I didn't want a plastic bucket. I found this one yesterday and it fits perfectly in the cupboard above the washer. I made a little label for it (well, a rather big label) using a graphic from Karen at the Graphics Fairy blog. I have a black and white printer but if you've got colour - well, the things you could do with all the beautiful graphics on her site...the mind boggles.

I made some sachets, not too strong. These are just squares of leftover fabrics. For the filling, I dried mint, rosemary, roses and lavender, then mixed them with flax seed to plump up the sachets. Tied in threes with some pretty ribbon and an old millinery flower, I think they'll make nice gifts.
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Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Genius! I love the laundry bucket and the sticker! So cute.

PS. I'm really looking forward to using those little chalkboards! Won't be long now....

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think your b&w soap label looks perfect (and what great storage for soap!) I love sachets, esp. lavender. Yours are lovely. Giftable indeed!

Barb said...

Hi Lorrie,

What a marvelous label and cute bucket. I bet your sachets smell lovely.


Nancy said...

Love the bucket...the label is great!

Your sachets "smell" wonderful from here! I will have to dry some of my mint. I really love sachets. They are just heaven when you open a draw or closet.

Take care.
Hugs, Nancy

Tabitha said...

cool stuff, thanks!!
FYI, I'm doing another card giveaway if you want to stop by!! :)

Carole said...

Hi Lorrie,our computer seems to be working again and now I can roam the blogosphere again !
I love your sachets, they're really gorgeous, not to mention the bucket. I haven't had time to catch up on everything so I'll be back soon. Good luck for your studies, if you ever need a hand or have a question about anything in French just let me know !

Linda Jo said...

I love your stuff! I reallllly like your soap bucket! Don't you just love labels! (at least the kind of labels we can print out) Thanks for the link! I'll go visit Karen.

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