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Lavender is one of my favourite plants! It’s scent takes me straight back to the south of France, to the flower market in Nice on a Saturday morning where the air is filled with it’s heady perfume!

I have a couple of lavender plants in my garden, not enough really to make it smell like Provence.

Inspired by the beautiful lavender and my new desire to work with cotton, fine needles and beads I have made a little lavender bag. It is knitted in 100% cream and purple cotton apart from the lavender stalks which are wool/cotton. It has a looped handle and is closed with a small purple heart button.

The back is knitted in cream and purple stripes.

Along the bottom of the front of the bag I have knitted in three rows of beads.

I have made a linen lavender pillow for the inside of the bag and filled it with ……….

………real French lavender brought back from France by myself a few weeks ago!

The bag is lined in a purple cotton fabric with little stars.

I knitted some lavender flowers and made them into a little corsage, which I’ve pinned to the front of the bag.

As the flowers have an attached brooch back they can be removed from the bag and worn as a corsage.

The linen lavender pillow is removable and measuring 16cm X 13cm the bag can be used for jewellery, make-up or for sewing accessories.

I may not have enough lavender plants in the garden to create the fragrance of Provence but working with it the house has filled the air with holiday memories!!! 🙂

The bag can be found in my shop.

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Liz in Missouri, USA June 29, 2011 - 4:04 pm

Lavender always makes me think of summer. The smell, the color – it’s just quiet summer afternoons with bees buzzing around and small little efforts at a breeze. I think this little bag is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

Helen Philipps June 29, 2011 - 4:23 pm

I adore lavender too, Vivienne! Your little bag is so adorable, beautifully made, with all those extra special little touches like the lavender lining and the sweet little corsage. Gorgeous! Have a happy rest of the week.
Helen x

Pomona June 29, 2011 - 4:30 pm

That is such a beautiful bag – I love the three-dimensional lavender on the front, quite exquisite!

Pomona x

Amanda Ackermann June 29, 2011 - 6:31 pm

It’s beautiful!! My first job was in a greenhouse and I didn’t realize I was allergic to lavender until then – I love the smell of it so much though that I am still trying to grow some in my garden.

Your bag is sure to please the lucky person who buys it!

Patty June 29, 2011 - 6:39 pm

I love lavender too. Vivienne your latest work is so neat and what a wonderful creation of a lavender bag and corsage. I’m sure it will be snapped up quickly. x

corry June 29, 2011 - 8:24 pm

Lavender, remind me on sunny holidays in France! Your bags are gorgeous!

Kristyne June 29, 2011 - 10:41 pm

Lavender. The mother herb. If I were told I could only ever have one flower for the rest of my life, it would be lavender. I use the essential oil all the time for everything from mosquito bites to bruises to helping my little ones fall asleep.

We’ve made lavender lemonade, lavender shortbread and sachets.

My daughter just made a lavender stem out of a pipe cleaner & tissue paper for a school project last week!

Sigh. I love lavender. Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Lovely knitting.

Jenny June 30, 2011 - 8:20 am

It’s gorgeous, I love the fact that the corsage can be worn separately 🙂 Lavender is one of my favourites too -luckily I always have a good supply on hand for my bits and bobs but have never grown any myself – maybe next year! have a lovely rest of the week xxx

jill June 30, 2011 - 9:12 am

Vivienne – this is absolutely fantastic. Such a great take on the whole Lavender Bag theme. I think my favourite part is your knitted Lavender sprigs – they’re such a wonderful deep purple and are so cute.
If you’re thinking about making more for your shop, and have run out of Lavender, try – http://www.daisygifts.co.uk It’s where I buy the Lavender for my cross stitched Lavender pouches from. The Linen Cat recommended them to me.
Hope you’ve got some sunshine where you are – it’s looking rather grey here :0(
xxx

do you mind if i knit June 30, 2011 - 2:35 pm

I love Lavender too, the colours of the foliage and the flowers are just beautiful together. It sounds like heaven, walking through a market smelling of Lavender! Your Lavender bag is wonderful, with the little Lavender sprigs on the front, what a nice touch. Love Vanessa xxx

Jane June 30, 2011 - 4:07 pm

Such a delightful post Vivienne, I too love lavender and where I live is very famous for growing it now and in the past! You little bag is gorgeous, I have “hearted” it on Etsy. Lovely work as always. Enjoy the sunshine.
Jane x

Simone June 30, 2011 - 5:31 pm

Lavender is one of my favourite plants too! I love the new bag that you have made – beautiful workmanship and attention to detail as always. x

lily June 30, 2011 - 9:55 pm

Hi Vivienne,

The bag is beautiful and so much thought has gone into the finishing, from the pretty lining to the beading and removeable brooch, scents of a summer garden tp bring into your home………delicious.

lily x

Mia July 1, 2011 - 1:08 pm

The ladies before me were already saying the very same thing, Viv, but the lavender bag is just wonderful! I can imagine the scent too..ahh…

We’re having a great day, +30c!!!! so I wish you same, sunny and HOT weekend!

Yours.
Mia

Pam July 1, 2011 - 5:10 pm

All of the above!! And, won’t it be wonderful in Winter to bring that sweet bag out and have the sight and smell of Summer before you. Beautiful.
P xx

harmony and rosie July 1, 2011 - 11:02 pm

What a gorgeous bag clever lady. Such a great idea to have the corsage too.

thelinencat July 10, 2011 - 7:43 pm

This is such a lovely idea and executed so beautifully (as always). I love the little lavender flowers on the front especially. Bethx

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