I loved this post today over at Maya*Made. The ever crafty Maya sent her daughter off to school with one of these lovely little lavender filled felt hearts. I was so inspired that I grabbed these lavender filled felt hearts that I made as Valentines gifts last winter and stuffed one in Carys's pocket. I love the idea of sending her off with a soft sweet smelling reminder that she will always have my heart.
My felt hearts are pictured on a hand embroidered dish cloth that my mom brought back from Mexico last year.
Maya offers a great tutorial on how to make these hearts. All you need is felt, lavender and embroidery floss. Instead of decorating mine with a button as she did, I just use circles of felt stacked on top of each other to play with color, sewn on in a star pattern. I usually put these in drawers since the lavender smells so good, but my children have also been known to serve them as "cookies" for a tea party and I love how Maya had the idea to make it into a necklace, adding an extra dimension of fun for little ones, especially for jewelry-loving little girls.