Tuesday, February 16, 2010



I'm barely getting this short little STRAWBERRY SACHET TUTORIAL in before the stroke of midnight! I've had a busy but FUN DAY! I just finished a huge project for my Shoppe and the rest of day I worked on the larger Sachets I've shown below. They'll be listed on either eBay or Etsy sometime tomorrow...

As I shared with you yesterday I've loved making these darling Sachets for many years now. More than anything (EXCEPT for working with a paint brush!) :) I love getting my hands into my growing stash vintage laces, baubles, ribbons and buttons! Making something pretty out of what looks to my hubby like a bunch of JUNK is the best therapy in the world.

Create! Create! Create! It does my heart good! :)


The two pictures above were taken during the summer when the sun was shining. The pics below were taken at night in the winter. What a difference. I'm no photographer...and I even have a better camera now!


The Tutorial (link above) includes the basic instructions for making one of these pretty Strawberry Sachets and the pattern for the larger 5" Sachet.


Use your imagination when it comes to embellishing the tops of your romantic keepsakes!

Vintage 1900 Eyelet Lace Accent

Trust me when I say there is no right or wrong way to make your fragrant pretty beautiful! I hope you have fun creating!

Blessings to you as you make something truly lovely with your own two hands...Rebecca


Gerry said...

Thank you!

Sandy said...

Those are so sweet. I have a baby dress that is satin with special trim that will make a lovely sachet. Thank you for the tutorial. I really enjoy all your lovely thoughts and darling creations.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Rebecca!

I'm so excited I can barely stand it! I've wanted to make these forever and have never sat down to figure the whole thing out...how generous you are to have shared it......I'm thrilled AND grateful.

Thank you so much sweet friend!


Pink Princess said...

They are so pretty, thank you for the tutorial ♥

Lynn B said...

Oh Rebecca, these are absolutely beautiful, I really must have a go at one of these.
Thanks for the tutorial!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Rebecca!

Love the tutorial on the sachets and hope to use it soon. I've printed it out so I have it handy. I have so many stray linen napkins that I've adopted from different sales. What a great use for them. Thanks! They are absolutely gorgeous!!

Hugs from snowy Ohio, Sherry

Old Time Cindy said...

Thank you. You are so generous!
Cindy at Lakewood

Bluebell said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial it is lovely I have lots of bits of fabric that will make beautiful sachets, I am going to enjoy making these.
Love Jillx

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Good morning Rebecca, thank you so much for sharing your directions on creating these wonderful Strawberry Sachets of yours. I tried making a couple some time ago, and they just didn't turn out quite so good :( I will definitely try creating one again using your instructions. Thank you again, warmest, Brenda

Tristan Robin said...

very pretty! I may have to make a couple for my mom and sister. They love sachets in their dresser drawers.

Barb said...

Rebecca, pretty, pretty!!!!! I love making these....you have inspired me.

Happy days!!!!!!!!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Unknown said...

G'morn, sweet Rebecca ~

What a beautiful tutorial, & you were so sweet to share it with everyone, Rebecca! What gorgeous sachets ... they could even be filled with rose petals?, maybe?

I still have Mother's voice echoing in my ears ... 'GET THE RIPPER, MARYDON!'

Have a beautiful day ~
Hugs of love, Marydon

Anonymous said...

they are lovely..and creating with our hands is very soothing, isn't it....if we didn't create, we wouldn't breathe properly!

have a great day...and keep having fun because it's contageous..


Julie Marie said...

Hello Rebecca... these are so very pretty. I cannot wait to receive my special ordered one from you... I know it will be most lovely... xoxo Julie Marie

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Thank you Rebecca~you brought back memories of my mother making these years ago. Only then the country look was in and she used red with tiny white poke-a-dots. She loved making them! Of course I am like you, I like that girly romantic look and you got it perfect. They are all so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing sweet friend.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Pat

Nanbon44 said...

These will be perfect for my grand daughters Bat Mitzvah. She is having a tea party theme and these will be wonderful favors... Thank You so much. also a great way to use some of my lace, ribbon and floral stasth

elkhartkid said...

Rebecca: Thank you for sharing all the tutorials with us. You are the nicest and kindness person to share your secrets with us. My mother is 90years old and loves to sew and I am always showing her your latest tteasures. Last year for the Iowa State Fair mother entered 2 categories: Christmas stockings and items handmade by a person over 80. The Christmas stocking(of course pink) won a blue ribbon(ya!) and her doll yo-yo quilt honorable mention. For over 45 years she has wanted to enter exhibits at the fair and your stockings inspired her so thank you so much. She now wants to make a pillow with a vintage postcard image and I tried my first print onto fabric yesterday and it turned out OK. I need to practice alot to make them as beautiful as you do. Thank you so much again for the many inspirations.

Rebecca Nelson said...

I'm glad you are all enjoying the Tutorial! It was my pleasure to share! I hope you all have fun and make something wonderful out of your Scraps of lace and fabric finds.

To: Nanbon44~This is a perfect Bat Mitzvah gift! I would so love to see what you create when you are done!

To: Elhartkid~I am so excited to read this about your Mother entering her creations in the Fair! I teared up over this. Doing what I love is a JOY for me but hearing how ANYONE is inspired by my work does my heart GOOD! Thank you!

To: Pat@MTE~You bless me! Glad the Tutorial reminds you of your Momma. God is good!

To: C'est Moi, JM~I'll be contacting you SOON about your special order. Thank you sweet friend!

To: CLounsbury~Creating with my hands is GOOD MEDICINE! Glad you agree!

To: MD~Start writing! hahahha

To: Bara@BV~Thank you friend. Coming from you this is a HUGE compliment!

To: Tristan~Oh Talented One~I can only imagine what your Sachets will look like. Over the top fabulous!

More soon!R

June said...

Rebecca sweet, you are so awesome to share this tutorial. I hope I can do this because they are just beautiful. I grow a lot of lavendar and I need ways to use it. This will be a great way to do that.

BECKY said...

So lovely , Rebecca!! All that you put your hands to just is!! Hope you're having a delightful week!!
Thanks for your sweet friendship!!
Love you,

Ghia B said...

These are absolutely beautiful! I'm planning a garden party for May, and looking at these sachets, (as well as the rest of your lovely blog) just put me right in the mood to think about decorations and favors and such!

Unknown said...

Rebecca, these are so gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. When you showed the ones you made for your daughter's wedding, I couldnt stop thinking about what a wonderful and beautiful idea it was! Love these!!
Big Hugs,

Lynn B said...

Hi Rebecca,
Could you please pass on your knowledge on how to upload a microsoft word document into a blog post like you have done here. I have a pattern on my blog for a pin cushion, but everyone has to email me for it because I do not know how to upload it to my blogpage.
I am hoping it is not to difficult to do! lol

Kind regards

Lynn B

GwendolynKay said...

Beautiful little sachets. Thanks for the charming lesson.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I do love these their so pretty and like Amy I could not stop thinking about you doing this for your daughters wedding. What a special lady you are my dear

Lululiz said...

Those sachets are the sweetest things, thank you so much for the great tutorial.

Dorthe said...

Hallo Rebecca,

I was very happy whem Dawn wrote about you and your beautifull blog, because it made me be able to visit you.
An ofcource I also wanted to download your wonderfull strawberries , but it seems that everytime I try, I only recieve the text....not any picture, and not the template???
Do you know what have happened? or do you think it is my computer?
Don`t usually have problems with,downloading.

I so hope to hear from you so I will be able to try my hand on your wonderfull strawberries.


Sandra said...

Oh gosh, girl friend! You are so talented! I love these little sachets! I can picture them in our bedroom! My house is more traditional, I think? But my bedrooom is all about romance, shabby, and these would be perfect in there! I'm gonna try making some once I finish my living room. :) You are such a sweet person, Missy! Thank you for sharing this tutorial with us.
God Bless.

Romeo said...

WOW! These are beautiful!! Thank you so much for the tutorial - can't wait to make some!!

Jeannie B. said...

Always so lovely to visit you! Peace and Roses abound!

My Creative House said...

Wonderful strawberry tutorial, thanks they are so beautiful, I found your blog through another blog, nice to all see your beautiful works.

Cathy said...

Rebecca, these are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial too!

Cathy ♥

The Tin Rabbit said...

Oh, I can't wait to make one of these pretty strawberries!!! Love your blog! XO

Zandra said...

What a sweet idea, thank you for sharing.

Zandra said...

Thank you for sharing such a sweet little pattern.

Zandra said...

Thank you for sharing your pattern, what a sweet idea, can't waiat to get started on one.

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