Lavender, it smells like flowers!

As most people, I want my home to smell good all the time. That is why I have got lavander in my garden.

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Every year, I pick some of the stems of my lavander. More precisely around thirty. Why?

Because I use them to do what we call in France “navettes de lavande” :

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When the lavander season arrives (july-august), it is time to cut the stems.

You just cut around thirty stems, gather them and make a knot at the basis of the flowers with a nice thread of silk or other material. Then, overturn the flowers and fold back the stems over the flowers so that the flowers of lavander will be surrrended and locked by the stems. Use your thread to wrap the stems and the lavender.

First, the thread will be under two stems of lavender and then, pass the thread above two stems. Tighten your work bit by bit. And repeat until the end.

This craft is called navette of lavender because it has the same shape as the french pastry.

Some examples of navettes :

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You can hang up thoses “navettes” of lavender everywhere in the house, at the windows, in the kitchen and even in your closet to prevent your clothes to be moth-eaten, moths do not like the scent of lavender.

The last one …. really?

I can’t help making new earrings, especially when I still have feathers left at home. Thus, these are the last of my creations.

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They are much darker than the others but I love them. I am trying to do as much earrings as I can have so that I can wear one pair that matches with my clothes! So, I am really far from the end. The worst is that I am still buying new feathers, thread and leather. I can’t help it!

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Earrings : the return!

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Today, it’s a rainy day and according to me, rainy day means DIY!

I’ve tried to make new earrings with turquoise feather to remind me of the blue sky and yellow one to make the sun come back! It’s a pity because it doesn’t work, nevermind I will wait for its return.

I let you see what is result of my work, a blend of feathers, silk thread and beads. They look alike the previous I’ve made but without leather this time.

I find them trendy and flashy, just what I need to wear with a white dress! 😉