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Lavender wands; weaving with fresh lavender

Lavender wands or lavender botteles can only be made in the summer when the lavender is fresh. It is a bit of a chore, but once you get the hang of it, it looks and smells great.
I am sharing the steps with you. If you don’t feel like making them yourself or don’t have fresh lavender on hand, you can buy them on my Etsy page.

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DIY lavender flower press
How to make a lavender flower press?

Making a lavender flower press can’t be that hard, can it? But I don’t know what works best for lavender. So now that the first lavenders can be harvested I thought it would be a good time to try it out.

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washing raw sheep wool
Washing raw wool: the best working method

I am going to wash raw wool to test the quality as felting wool. Maybe for the last time because I hope to have a large batch of sheep wool washed soon. Over the past 2 years I have gained a lot of experience in washing raw wool. While washing this small batch I tell you about my experiences.

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Essential.blue lavender invitation card
Lavender invitation make it your self with real lavender

Kraft cardboard and the full colours of good dried lavender go together very well. Today I felt like doing a little DIY project. Make your own lavender invitation card from Kraft cardboard and lavender. You can, of course, buy envelopes and cards, but I happened to have Kraft cardboard. Besides, you can make your lavender invitation card so much more personal.

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natural dyeing with dandelion
Natural dyeing wool with dandelion

The dandelion has just started to bloom in the fields. I’m curious to see how natural dyeing wool with dandelion will turn out. Now that I have an abundance of sheep’s wool, the time has come to make something of it. I bought the book Wild Color by Jenny Dean and I’m eager to get started.

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Very easy lavender bath salt make it yourself

Epson salt can be used in the body scrub I wrote about last week. But of course you can also use Epson salt in your bath. Making lavender bath salt is very easy. For yourself or as a present for een friend to have a relaxing bath or foot bath.

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sustainable present DIY body scrub
DIY body scrub with lavender and Coconut Oil

Make your own DIY body scrub. It is very easy to do and much better and healthier than the onces you buy. It takes you just 15 minutes. I made this body scrub from coconut oil, Epson salt and dried lavender. If you want you can add a few drops of lavender oil, but you don’t have to.

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