November 23 ~ Smell

on November 23 | in Handmade Holidays | by | with 425 Comments

Lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint… We have lots of sweet-smelling ideas today!

Make It

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Maya from maya*made created this Lavender Heart on a String for her daughter when she started school. Maya writes, “These would also make wonderful Valentine’s gifts, party favors, present toppers, stocking stuffers, etc.”
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Darby’s Baking Soda Sachets at Fly Through Our Window can be refilled, and are perfect for “diaper bags, around changing tables, in dresser drawers, or in laundry hampers.”
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Make an Appliqued Succulent Sachet, filled with lavender, with Laura from Bugs and Fishes by Lupin.

Some other great Smell ideas: Homemade Laundry Detergent, Lavender Wands, Scented Hanger Pouches, Cupcake Bath Bomb


You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Rice Heat Therapy Bag Tutorial, Sachets, Clean & Tidy, Gifts for Homebodies

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Amy’s choice Kristin’s choice Beth’s choice
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Buy It

spacer Lavender & Mint Dryer Sachets in Green & Gold from Soft & Cozy
Soft & Cozy Lavender & Mint Dryer Sachets are made with repurposed fabric and filled with all natural ingredients (including peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, locally grown lavender buds & spearmint). Pop all three in your dryer for sweet-smelling laundry. Jasie hand-sews each sachet and they are double-stitched for durability; find her wide selection of products at Sweet & Cozy.

Mix It

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This Peppermint Log Recipe is made once a year in the One Crafty Mumma household. The smell of peppermint just evokes the holiday season, doesn’t it?!

Print It

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Tricia shares these cute Mitten Gift Tags & Background on her Tricia-Rennea, illustrator site. You can use the background for the back of the tags, or for anything else you can dream up!

Win It

Tweet #handmadeholidays anytime this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Comment in today’s post for a chance to win one of these prizes. The winners will be announced on Friday. Visit our prize list to see some of the other great giveaways this month.

By Kayte Terry, Photographs by Jennifer Causey

(Chronicle Books, $19.95, ISBN: 9780811867344, ISBN: 10081186734X)

From the Publisher:

Appliqué Your Way — Appliqué Your Way goes beyond traditional quiltwork with 35 sweet stitching projects from crafter extraordinaire Kayte Terry. Master decorative stitches, create original templates, and much more. The book is designed for easy use with a lay-flat Wire-O binding and a handy back pocket that holds pattern and template pieces. No more wrestling with a copy machine to enlarge or shrink! Stitchers will find everything they need to create a Gone Dotty A-line Skirt, a Reverse Appliqué Market Tote, a Felted Faux Bois Scarf, and 30+ more projects ranging from the sublimely simple to the ultra-chic.


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21 ~ Bake
20 ~ Rock
19 ~ Organize
18 ~ Write
17 ~ Tote
16 ~ Frame
15 ~ Celebrate
14 ~ Shop
13 ~ Go
12 ~ Clean & Tidy
11 ~ Pamper
10 ~ Craft
9 ~ Play
8 ~ Deck the Halls
7 ~ Exercise
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3 ~ Sleep
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425 Responses to November 23 ~ Smell

  1. Nicole L. says:

    The baking soda sachets are great. I put ziploc bags around the house but these are SOO much cuter!

  2. Brookiej says:

    The book looks great!

  3. Andee says:

    The baking soda sachets are a such a clever idea. I’m also thinking about making the first sachet, but maybe with cloves.

  4. Muriel says:

    I love the idea of adding a fragrance to a gift!!!

  5. Ingrid says:

    Oh, peppermint! and applique – fantastic!

  6. Marguerite says:

    I love the tags and sachets!
    And I’m ALWAYS looking for a good crafty book!

  7. Deb Cameron says:

    mmmmm, lavender dryer sachets…tooooo sweet!

  8. Ashley says:

    The baking soda sachets are a wonderful idea! I’ll have to make one for my baby sister’s cradle. :)

  9. Barbara says:

    Love the idea of things that smell good – the perfect gift for everyone!!

  10. mara says:

    I just finished up some sachet/rice bags of my own:
    http://kleiosbelly.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/a-little-lavender/

    Great gifts except they are hard to part with!

  11. Paulina says:

    Baking soda sachets are nice. I like the idea they can be hung anywhere and are reusable.

  12. Amie says:

    count me in!

  13. Kelli says:

    great ideas and the peppermint roll looks good too!

  14. jeanette says:

    Thank you for sharing!

  15. Judi B says:

    Love the sachet!

  16. DebbieKL says:

    I really like Kristin’s fabric choice today!

  17. tara says:

    these are just awesome. thank you so much!

  18. Sarah says:

    beautiful book, lovely ideas that smell great! I love lavender, perks of working for a lavender farmer :)

  19. Elizabeth says:

    Very cute ideas!

  20. PJ says:

    Love the baking soda sachet – I’m definitely going to make that and the lavender heart.

  21. Dina says:

    I would love to try out the dryer sachets; they sound delicious.

  22. Angela says:

    oh, what a fantastic giveaway!

  23. Greeblygreebly says:

    A baking soda sachet would be a great gift for my friend’s baby to be!

  24. Jennifer O. says:

    That book looks interesting – I’ve been wanting to try out applique.

  25. Valerie says:

    I reallt like the idea of the dryer sachets. I make my own laundry soap and that would definitely give it a little kick!

  26. BreannaS says:

    baking soda sachets are such as great idea! I quite often use baking soda around the house but it isn’t nearly as pretty!

  27. Lindsey says:

    I want that book! I have been playing with my blanket stitch on my machine…I am itching to applique something!

  28. Erin says:

    I think a few baking soda sachets would be perfect for this cloth-diapering mama!

  29. Rachel says:

    Mmmm peppermint, now I have to go to the grocery and fabric store.

  30. Amy says:

    Great ideas! I would love to win the book.

  31. Rochelle says:

    Once again, a great printable! How do you find those!!!

  32. Myrnie says:

    The succulent sachet is so cool looking!

  33. megelin says:

    cuuute little sachet!

  34. Ellen says:

    I love the peppermint log. Thanks for the recipe link. Also -that is such a precious little necklace – good for grown-ups too.

  35. Heidi says:

    That book looks like it has wonderful ideas!

  36. Leslie says:

    Cute sachets.

  37. Rhiannon says:

    I’ve never seen that applique book! I need it.

  38. Whistlepea says:

    The baking soda satchet is such a great idea!

  39. Deborah says:

    Definitely going to make the baking soda sachet-there are a lot of babies in our family.

  40. Sonya M says:

    I love the idea of the baking soda sachet – so many uses around the house! I love this website – it’s the first thing I check every day!

  41. Jess says:

    Making the dryer sachets sounds wonderful for gifts for my friends this season. Thanks for the idea!

  42. Rachel says:

    Thanks for these links! I need to make my sister some things for her gym bag. ick!

  43. Paula L. says:

    The Lavender Heart on a String is really sweet!

  44. ~Heather says:

    I’ve been adding some lavendar to my heatable rice pillows, such a lovely affect to add to the warmth of flannel! ~H

  45. Morgan says:

    I have some lavender just waiting to be poured into cute little hearts and dryer sachets (what a great idea!!). Thanks!!

  46. Kate says:

    With two little girls I love the lavender heart on a string. Would be lovely thing to leave them if I ever had to go away without them for a few days.
    Kate

  47. Tanya says:

    The baking soda sachet is so cute!

  48. Allison says:

    i love maya’s lavender heart on a string. it’s so sweet!

  49. bess says:

    thank you for offering alternatives to the pervasive cinnamon cloud!

  50. LisaAlso says:

    That succulent applique is adorable!! And who wouldn’t like the herbal dryer sachets??

  51. Sandy E says:

    Nice ideas today. I will try the baby sachet – great tutorial.
    Thanks

  52. Liz says:

    Love the hearts, and the baking soda sachets – and I really, really want to make the peppermint log. Mmmm!

  53. Kelli says:

    I have been looking for an inexpensive baby gift for a friend of mine. I think the baking soda sachets just might do the trick! Thanks!

  54. Bron says:

    Too Cute…must get to work.

  55. Silvia says:

    The sackets are great for presents! very nice!!

  56. Mary Ann says:

    So sweet! I just found this website (I know .. I’ve been living under a rock) and now I have so many ideas and just not enough days left until Christmas!!!

  57. Beth T says:

    Baking soda sachets? Another great idea–once again I’m saying, “why didn’t I ever think of that?”

  58. Liz says:

    ooooh! i have new essential oils that can certainly be bent to projects!

  59. Maria says:

    I want to learn how to applique!

  60. lorena says:

    I totally downloaded the PDF for the Scented Sachet Tutorial, can’t wait to try it!

  61. becca says:

    love to have this book!!! super cool!

  62. Megan says:

    thanks for the ideas!

  63. Maeve says:

    All the “smell good” crafts are great! Would love to win that book too, it looks like a good one! Your blog is my favorite!

  64. Dryer Sachets! I must get those.

  65. Liz says:

    I’m loving all the wonderful holiday ideas! Thank you!!

  66. Danielle says:

    oh I love the little lavender heart. I might have to use some of the lavender I’ve been saving for those. To cute.

  67. Meghan says:

    I love the baking soda sachet!

  68. StephanieS says:

    Thanks again for all the great ideas and instruction this month. I can’t believe how much of the month is already over.

  69. Lisa says:

    Sweet!

  70. Shannon Reed says:

    mmmmm. Peppermint log!

  71. kim says:

    nice ideas!

  72. Jill D says:

    I love peppermint anything… I’ll have to try making the log.

  73. missweb says:

    Cool! Hope I win.

  74. Gretel says:

    All very very sweet things. Wonderful ideas.

  75. Aparna M. says:

    What great ideas. The baking soda sachets are neat, I will make some to store in the coat and shoe closet. It will help clear the musty smell in winter due to wet coats and shoes.

  76. Erin J. says:

    The baking soda sachet is so cool!

  77. missknitta says:

    Oh I love that fabric with the multi-colored dots! Thanks for all the great ideas today :)

  78. susan mzf says:

    doing more applique is one of my goals for the new year!

  79. Megan I. says:

    Love these ideas – I am always looking for a good way to freshen things up!

  80. Courtney says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas!

  81. Lynne in NC says:

    Another great day of ideas. Thank you.

  82. Donnell says:

    I love things that smell good. ;) As opposed to things that smell bad, I guess.

  83. Julie W says:

    The baking soda sachet is a great idea!

  84. qsogirl says:

    oh, i love lavendar :)

  85. Kathleen says:

    Oh the baking soda sachets look adorable !

  86. Amy T says:

    love it!

  87. Debbie says:

    I have _so_ many SMS bookmarks for Christmas making! Thank you!

  88. maryanne says:

    I remeber being envious of the smelly sachets my mum used to keep in her underwear draw when I was a child! Now I can make my own!!

  89. crazyestonian says:

    I love the baking soda bags! And the peppermint log, mmmmmmm :)

  90. Julia says:

    Baking soda pouches! Brilliant! I’d have made piles of those when the boys were little…maybe they still need some.

  91. Rebecca says:

    Love the baking soda sachet, perfect for near my diaper pail!

  92. Beth says:

    I’m so appreciative of that sense while I endure my head cold. I think I have just enough energy to make some lavender hearts. What a pleasant project to make and receive!

  93. Ramona says:

    I am going to include some of the baking soda sachets in a gift for my neice’s new baby.

  94. mia says:

    I’d love to get that book!

  95. Mary says:

    I so want that applique book! Applique is my new obsession!

  96. Beautiful sachets…and the applique book looks wonderful!

  97. april says:

    I love these ideas!

  98. Misty.Creek says:

    The baking soda pouches are such a great idea! I need one in every room.

  99. kriswithmany says:

    Baking soda sachets – great idea!

  100. Andrea Methvin says:

    So cute-I am going to try some of the dryer sachets for small gifts!

  101. Stacy says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for the tutorials!

  102. Karen says:

    I love the lavender heart & the look of that applique book – more great inspiration for gifts
    Thanks so much for all your hard work ladies!

  103. Tawny Bee says:

    I never thought about putting a sachet in the dryer – I don’t know why – it seems like such an obvious idea. Will try!

  104. Joanna says:

    Love the baking soda sachet! Really makes a nice new born gift!
    And thanks for another great giveaway!^0^

  105. Julia says:

    Dryer sachets are such a great idea!

  106. whitney says:

    mmm the peppermint log looks tasty

  107. marijke says:

    I like the sweet dryer sachets A LOT!!!
    cute picture too!

  108. Missie says:

    Loving the sachet idea! And those hearts would be perfect with some Balsam needles from my trees.

  109. Kathleen C. says:

    I’ve always been a hand appliquer at heart; this book looks wonderful, as do all the little items.
    Kathleen C.

  110. Juliet says:

    baking soda sachet is going in my baby shower basket. thanks for all the great ideas.

  111. Sonicka says:

    I am going to make those baking soda sachet right away. What a great idea!

  112. Sissy says:

    I like the bath bomb cupcakes!

  113. carmel says:

    little things but great work!
    i love the small detaild things in the house

  114. Jo says:

    Loving that book, I just love applique!!!

  115. Abby says:

    All of these ideas have been wonderful. Thank you!

  116. Jamey says:

    The baking soda sachets are so clever! What a good idea.

  117. the baking soda sachets are perfect! thanks for the wonderful ideas!!

  118. Erica says:

    Love the Appliqued Succulent Sachet, love that blog to: the birds in felt are really nice!
    inspiration for good projects!!! Is there more in the book?!

  119. Debra says:

    Thanks for the reminder of the other posts! The waffle hand towels are adorable and a must make!

  120. Nikki says:

    Wow, the baking soda sachets are such a great idea!! Would have been nice when I had three in diapers, but will still work with just the one :)

  121. Krista says:

    i love to applique! i’d love to win that. :)

  122. Salihan says:

    I like the baking soda bags too!

  123. Holly says:

    I love things with a scent!

  124. Loralynn says:

    Love the applique plant! Too cute! Great sachet ideas!

  125. sy says:

    aww heart with button

  126. Jody says:

    Baking Soda sachets!!!!! How brilliant is that!

  127. Marnae says:

    I’m planning on making the rice heat therapy bags for christmas gifts–thanks for the tutorial!

  128. christine says:

    the Appliqued Succulent Sachet is super cute. i would love to make it larger for a pillow. it looks great. also, cannot wait to do the giveaway day!

  129. Laura says:

    I love the baking soda bag idea!

  130. Jen V says:

    Quick & cute – just what I like!

  131. Rebecca Woods says:

    What a good idea the baking soda sachets are. Might have to make some of them for around the place.

  132. I’ve just started to experiment with applique on my own – this book would be awesome!

  133. Kirsten says:

    I love the baking soda sachet idea. I have all kinds of stuff to help with the smell of cloth diaper pail, but this is extra insurance!!

  134. Alexa says:

    love that lavender heart, and I never knew about something like a baking soda sachet!

  135. Lynnette says:

    I had to bookmark many of the ideas today, thank you!

  136. JJ says:

    I love applique and this book looks so fun!

  137. Terri says:

    The lavender heart is so sweet.

  138. Nicole says:

    Beautiful, beautiful projects and the baking soda sachets – what a great idea!!!

  139. Andi says:

    Another day of great ideas! I grew my own lavender this year so I think I’ll have to make up some sachets.

  140. Sarah S says:

    The baking soda sachets is a great idea! So much cheaper than finding the herbs.

  141. Christina says:

    very cute!

  142. Amy says:

    I have a pile of dryer sachets sewn up and ready to be stuffed. I love that idea!

  143. Laura says:

    The lavendar heart is so cute!

  144. Erika says:

    I love herbal smells, those dryer sachets sound like a GREAT idea!

  145. Carla says:

    I’m loving the sachet ideas.

  146. Michelle says:

    I’ve never heard of a peppermint log, but I think I’m going to give it a try!

  147. Shannon F. says:

    Yum, I really can smell them all!

  148. ohh this looks like a really fun book.

  149. MelodyJ says:

    I like the sachets.

  150. Oh I so want that Applique your Way book!!! It looks so cool.

  151. sandyandcosmo says:

    I can almost smell these sachets!

  152. Teresa Capelli says:

    This has been such a fun month to check in!! Thank you!

  153. Therese says:

    I love your site, and recommended it to my sewing group. I’m always finding just what I need for gifts and everyday living!

  154. Kelly Jo says:

    Love the baking soda bags, I could put those everywhere! That book looks like so much fun!

  155. cinzia allocca says:

    Great ideas again. I love the sachets by “fly through our window”. And I love her blog too!!
    I would love to win that Book!!

  156. Jen C. says:

    great sachet ideas.

  157. sarahjane says:

    The little sachets are so cute!

  158. Shawna Desrosiers says:

    Maya from maya*made always has fantastic ideas!

  159. Grace Wong says:

    love the baking soda sachets!

  160. A treasure book of great ideas. Perfect for holidays.

  161. Looks like a great book. I would love to try these projects.

  162. Carrie says:

    Those bags are so lovely.

  163. Charmaine says:

    Lovely

  164. Liz says:

    Great ideas once again. The baking soda sachet looks like one to try soon.

  165. Crystal says:

    How fun!

  166. michaelann says:

    ugh i love everything! i want to make it all!

  167. Chelsey says:

    I’d love to try those dryer sachets. And that peppermint log looks so yummy!

  168. Greta says:

    Those baking soda bags are brilliant! The applique book looks like so much fun, too! Wonderful inspiration for Christmas gifts. Thank you! :)

  169. Courtney says:

    Yum, that peppermint log sure looks tasty.

  170. megan says:

    Add it to the list, which grows longer by the minute, I can’t help it, all these projects look like to much fun

  171. shannon says:

    those printable mitten gift tags are too cute!

  172. sherri s. says:

    Sweet and cute–where are our scratch-n-sniff computer screens? thanks!

  173. Num num, peppermint log!! Great stocking fillers, I particularly like the baking soda idea.

  174. Rachel says:

    I’d love this applique book! The yummy peppermint log looks great to try too!

  175. Hilda says:

    love the baking soda sachet idea!! awesome!

  176. Sorahart says:

    Now I need to grow some smelly stuff in my garden next year to incorporate these ideas!

  177. Michelle says:

    All new-to-me ideas today, thanks so much! Spent the weekend listening to Christmas music and now I’m ready to break out the Christmas socks and start making, non-stop.

  178. Lindsey says:

    Baking soda sachets -great and cute idea!

  179. elizabeth says:

    Baking soda sachet = genius.

  180. Tammy says:

    I’m loving all these ideas!

  181. Sarah says:

    I’ve been making my own rules on how to applique onto pillows, etc. It would be great to have a book to show me where I can go with this technique – it’s so good to be able to customize any pattern!

  182. Jessica says:

    I’ll have to try the baking soda sachets.

  183. Leah says:

    Wonderful ideas! Love it!

  184. Sherry J says:

    I love those ideas. i would also love the applique book and some fabric! thanks.

  185. oh, i really love all these ideas. i love the colors and patterns, too.

  186. ~Helena~ says:

    All of these ideas are great. Thanks.

  187. Jenny says:

    Wow! That book looks delicious!
    I love the small of lavender!

  188. ting says:

    Baby is arriving Friday, so the baking soda sachets are perfect, esp. since he will be a cloth diaper baby! Thanks for the giveaway!

  189. Jane says:

    Love the heart on a string!

  190. anne says:

    Last week I bought felt to make stockings, but now that I’ve seen the Appliqued Succulent Sachet, I might have to use the felt for that instead!

  191. Morgan says:

    A cupcake bath boom = amazing.

  192. amye says:

    oh my….our changing table could definitely use a smell good addition! xo

  193. aSprinkling says:

    I am thinking of trying my hand at some applique somewhere along the way, so that book would be great! And I am really enjoying all the ideas from handmade holidays. I’m so sad that it’s getting close to the end!

  194. Heidi says:

    oh dear… more WONDERFUL projects – if only there was a tutorial for making more time!

  195. crissy says:

    mmmmm…lavender and peppermint! two beautiful smells!

  196. Sigrid says:

    Love these Ideas. . . how great would it be to make applique sachets?

  197. Sarah G says:

    These ideas are fabulous – I’d love to learn more about applique as well :)

  198. Lisa says:

    SMS totally rocks! I am loving this series. I hope I win! Thanks for doing these awesome giveaways too!

  199. ChrissyB says:

    Love the sachets.

  200. Leah says:

    Wow, a baking soda bag could change the changing experience! What a nifty idea!

  201. Kirsten says:

    I think the lavender hearts on a string would make super cute ornaments too!

  202. Tammy says:

    Oh I LOVE that appliqué sachet!

  203. Fawn says:

    I love the baking soda sachets! I could put a few of those in the laundry room as well as my grandfather-in-law’s room. Thanks! :)

  204. Fawn says:

    Tha baking soda sachets are a great idea! I could put a few in the laundry room as well as my grandfather-in-law’s room. Thanks!

  205. Dawn G. says:

    I love the Baking Soda Sachet and the peppermint log looks and sounds delicous!

  206. Natasha says:

    Love!

  207. Barbi says:

    I love your blog and I am visiting very often. You have great ideas here!

  208. amy says:

    How am I ever going to choose?

  209. Julie says:

    What great timing! I was just thinking that sachets would be really easy gifts.

  210. Debbie says:

    Nice ideas! I am always looking for ways to use the dried lavender from my garden.

  211. Shimra says:

    Wow, the baking soda bags are a wonderfull idea. Must make one for the room of my 1 year old…

  212. Lynne says:

    I just want to make everything I see on this blog! The baking soda sachets are now on my to-do list. Thanks for the great ideas!!

  213. Got to have that book! Just love applique :)

  214. bruinbr says:

    I love the Baking Soda Sachet! Great idea! :)

  215. Anja says:

    Lovely!!!
    I love the baking soda idea. Thank you.

  216. Tabitha says:

    This book is at the top of my wishlist! The peppermint log recipe looks yummy – I’ve been dreaming of peppemints this week:)

  217. Julia M. in MI says:

    What a fun post. using all the senses. Thanks

  218. Kelly says:

    These are great ideas I never would of thought of! The Lavender Heart on a string is so sweet.

  219. cinzia allocca says:

    I just visited the ‘fly through our window’ Blog. Love it!! Gtreat tutorials

  220. Ashley Ann says:

    Cute!

  221. Katrina says:

    very intrigued by this prize

  222. Stephanie G. says:

    Cool projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

  223. Lynn says:

    The succulent sachet is too cute! I’ll have to book mark that one!

  224. Angela says:

    The succulent motif is so unique. Though I love the scented sachets, it would be really cute on a pillow or a little zippered bag. Thanks again for the give-away. This is so fun!

  225. jm says:

    Oh my, I would love to have that book!!

  226. Elle says:

    Looks like a great book! Love the baking soda pouch idea!

  227. Cynthia I says:

    I love the Baking Soda sachet. The applique book would be fantastic. I mostly avoid applique and new ideas would be wonderful. Thanks for more great handmade ideas.

  228. Katy says:

    Great projects! Thanks!

  229. Rebekah says:

    I love the baking soda sachet, thanks for these great tutorials!

  230. Katie says:

    The peppermint log looks yummy!

  231. D'Ann says:

    What a great idea to put baking soda in a sachet! I am totally not an out of the box thinker. I need these for my closet, my car, and cuteness for my fridge.

  232. Terri says:

    I love the little heart and baking soda sachet!!! Great ideas!!!
    Love the book!!!! Pick me! Pick me p l e a s e…… : )

  233. Maya says:

    A peppermint log? Hmmm…that looks interesting.

  234. Leigh says:

    very cute stuff!!!

  235. Vicki K says:

    I LOVE the dryer sachets – excellent! And having just opened a horrendously odoriferous bag of broccoli, I’m going for the baking soda ones too!

  236. Kimberly says:

    Love the succulent satchel.

  237. Diane says:

    Love the baking soda sachet idea!

  238. Holly says:

    I LOVE Handmade Holidays! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  239. christy says:

    Nothing says Christmas like peppermint! (mmm, with chocolate!) Can’t wait to make that log roll!

  240. Liesl says:

    More great ideas!

  241. Tamara (AK) says:

    Cute, cute, cute! Loving the series!

  242. Kathy says:

    This book looks very interesting – I’ve been doing different kinds of applique lately, so this is right up my alley!

  243. Melissa K. says:

    And the good ideas keep coming! :) Thank you.

  244. jenne says:

    Ooh, the little heart is so sweet.

    I am so excited about this book give away! Been wanting that book ever since I heard it was coming out!

  245. Sara Suzanne Sews says:

    Can’t wait to try the peppermint log!

  246. Elisabeth says:

    I’ve always wanted to master applique! Could this be my chance? :-)

  247. Louby Lou says:

    Those gift tags are way cute!

  248. Andrea says:

    Excellent ideas! Thanks again.

  249. Sylvie says:

    Thank you for the great ideas!

  250. Limor says:

    I love the idea of a baking soda sachet. Such a great idea for any room.

  251. April says:

    The lavender heart is my fave.

  252. Morgan says:

    Ha! I have spent the last few days trying to scheme up something to fix the diaper smell that I can’t escape in our house. Thank you, baking soda sachet!

  253. Christie says:

    Awesome smelly ideas! I love the little hearts.

  254. Mandi says:

    I love those mitten gift tags! Adorable!

  255. Chandra says:

    hmmm…baking soda sachets…great idea!

  256. Betsy says:

    The peppermint log recipe looks yum!!

  257. Kelli says:

    So sweet!

  258. Jaana says:

    Thank you! These tips and tutorials are great.

  259. Gina F says:

    Mmm. Sweet smelling ideas. Thank you!

  260. Joy says:

    Great ideas…thanks!

  261. Gotta make that peppermint log!! I love the baking soda sachet idea!

  262. Tong says:

    These will make wonderful gifts for my mom and my girl friends! Thanks for sharing!

  263. Michelle says:

    I love the baking soda sachet idea! I will tuck that one into my back pocket of great baby gifts.

  264. I like the heart-shaped sachet — very sweet!

  265. Love that baking soda sachet!

  266. Aimee says:

    I love these ideas. The baking soda sachet is great for people who have allergies.

  267. SewLindaAnn says:

    I like the sachet idea with the simple appliques. Baking soda sachet would be cute in the fridge, I’m off to check out the recipe for the peppermint log. Yum!

  268. Nichole says:

    Ahhh…love these projects ! I need more people to make gifts for !

  269. Courtney says:

    Love the idea of a baking soda sachet for our nursery.

  270. Rachel says:

    I think the baking soda sachets are just what our nursery needs!

  271. wendy says:

    Never thought of using baking soda in a sachet … great idea.

    Kayte’s book looks awesome. Her blog is one of my favorites!

  272. Estee says:

    Great ideas. I love this book!

  273. Nicole V says:

    I just thought about the smell of that pepermint log and I am hungry!

  274. Angie says:

    These are all wonderful projects, and nice little extra to include in a gift.

  275. Lorene says:

    I love the baking soda sachets!

  276. alisha says:

    I could use some baking soda sachets. And I love today’s printable gift tags.

  277. Cara says:

    Mmmm, I can just imagine all of these scents brightening up my house!

  278. Tammy says:

    Cute things today!

  279. Alina says:

    very nice!

  280. amelia says:

    delightful.

  281. Hilary says:

    I can almost smell these Ideas coming off the page can’t wait to try them.

  282. nilly ofan says:

    i think that one of my strongest memories from holidays is the smell of everything :-)

  283. Lisa says:

    Good ideas. I think I will be making some baking soda sachets for my nursery.

  284. dorothy says:

    The baking soda sachet is so clever.

  285. Penny says:

    The baking soda sachets are an awesome idea. Going to make some for my new neice / nephew’s nursery

  286. gigi says:

    wow, love those baking soda sachets so much!

  287. Danyelle says:

    Handmade Holidays is a wonderful highlight of my mornings!

  288. Julie says:

    The baking soda sachet is perfect for my kid’s rooms. They certainly get smelly.

  289. beccy says:

    Everything Maya makes is great! And I can’t wait to make that peppermint log :) Thanks guys!

  290. Celeste says:

    That succulent sachet is gorgeous!

  291. Becky says:

    Never thought of using Rosemary in a dryer sachet! Yum!

  292. Rachel says:

    This book is going on my Christmas list if I don’t win! :)

  293. Thanks for all the nice smell ideas.

  294. LeAnna says:

    The applique book looks really interesting.

  295. Ellen says:

    Appliqué Your Way looks like a fantastic book!

  296. Jenny says:

    Thanks for all these great ideas and prizes!

  297. Madeline says:

    How cute are those baking soda satchels!

  298. Lauren says:

    these are such good idea, I have a bunch of lavender my aunt sent me that will be perfect for some of these projects!

  299. farscapegirl says:

    Love Sachets! My mom used to take the left over small pieces of soap (Rose, Lavender etc…) and sew them into a mesh bag and layer in the underwear drawer. She also made the herb sachets for the closet. Love finding new ideas for making them. Will try the laundry sachet bags. THANKS!!

  300. Vintagefern says:

    mmmmm lavendar. great ideas!

  301. Laura says:

    Great projects today!

  302. Tayla B says:

    I have 2 dogs and a cat and believe me, I need all the good smelly stuff I can get! lol Lovely post!

  303. Tracy says:

    Great ideas!

  304. Tabitha says:

    The baking soda bag is a great idea!

  305. Bunny says:

    Peppermint log! Yes, I will get right on that. Mmmmm!

  306. Andi says:

    Baking Soda Sachets are a cute idea. Oh how I would love to win that book…

  307. Love the fabric of the baking soda sachet – so cute.

  308. Lauralee says:

    The applique book looks like tons of fun. I also love, love the adorable little heart on a string!

  309. Kaye Prince says:

    That baking soda sachet is so cute! I wonder where I could find lavender this time of year to make some sachets?

  310. keren says:

    I love the Baking Soda Sachets!

  311. Cynthia says:

    Great ideas! I’d like to make dryer sachets.

  312. Lisa says:

    I love the heart.

  313. Tina Mackey says:

    The mitten tags are adorable!

  314. Liz says:

    I love smelly things – good smelly things to be more accurate! And, I have a bag of lavender sitting in cabinet waiting for a job. Now, I’ll have to pick between the heart or the succulent satchel!

  315. Joanna says:

    More great ideas!

  316. Ashley says:

    They’re all such great ideas, but I love the dryer satchets! They seem like a great green alternative to dryer sheets.

  317. Jennifer says:

    As always, a collection of inspiration…

  318. erica says:

    OH the apples on the bag on the applique book… both inspiring and exciting. must see more.

  319. jackie says:

    i love all these ideas! thanks.

  320. cynthia says:

    The Peppermint logs look interesting, I’ll have to give them a try. Cynthia

  321. Is says:

    This is probably my favorite post so far – lovely!

  322. mercedes says:

    the applique book is darling! my mouth is watering over the applique apples on the little purse!

  323. Krystina says:

    I loooove a good sachet. Just love them.

  324. Wendy D. P. says:

    This blog has quickly become one of my favorite morning haunts! Thanks so much for the wonderful ideas!

  325. Mikaela says:

    Thanks for the baking soda idea, needed that one for my own baby’s changing table.

  326. Missie says:

    The peppermint log looks so good!

  327. Kristin says:

    fun!

  328. Baukje says:

    I love the lavender heart on a string……….her story about her girl leaving home for school is very tender…

  329. Allison says:

    that peppermint log looks delish!

  330. Sora says:

    I’d love to have this book. It looks so lovely.
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway always. And I’d like to win someday!!

  331. Rachel B says:

    Love smells and peppermint and lavendar are awesome in all seasons.

  332. sara says:

    Neat stuff!

  333. Somer says:

    Great ideas. I never would have thought of that.

  334. Mama Lusco says:

    I would love this book! The dryer sachets sound wonderful!

  335. Julia Gabriel says:

    Scents are so important to the overall feel of the holiday and are often stored in our memories of special times.

  336. Johanna says:

    I just got the applique bug and this would totally fit my mood at the moment! Thanks for this giveaway!

  337. kathy says:

    I’m hoping that those sachets are good for around kitty boxes as well.

  338. Kimberly says:

    The baking soda sachet is genius, and those peppermint logs look delicious!

  339. The succulent is a wonderful idea!

  340. Emily S says:

    I love the baking soda sachet! I’ve got a stinky baby :)

  341. kelly O! says:

    ohhhh the lavender heart is super cute! I may be making the baking soda sachet, too. They’re cute enough to use everywhere!

  342. Tara Ann says:

    Such great ideas! Will have to give them a try.

  343. Ellen says:

    MMmmmmmmmmmmmm. Peppermint log!

  344. jessica says:

    Can’t wait to try the peppermint log!

  345. Bethany says:

    very fun!!

  346. That baking soda packet gives me another reason to sew something up for my new nephew and his mommy!!

  347. Emily Dawn says:

    Where do you buy dried lavender at? That’s the only thing that I’m confused about.

  348. I’m just getting into applique and really have no idea what I’m doing. I see all these people with the cutest quilts or appliqued shirts and I want to be like them. I need this book. Random number generator, please pick me!

  349. stephanie says:

    i’ve already made darby’s sachet holder — i just have to find that darn scented baking soda!

  350. Brinn says:

    A lovely list, as usual. The little heart sachet is so cute. : )

  351. Jen L says:

    I love it!

  352. nikko says:

    I’ve always been intrigued with the idea of making my own detergent. Time to try it out!

  353. Alexandra says:

    I have been coveting that book!! And a nice smelling home.

  354. Monica says:

    Love the applique book!

  355. sarah says:

    the applique book looks sooo fun!

  356. Erin Compton says:

    I saw some baking soda sachets at Target a few months ago and thought those would be so simple to make, I wonder if there would be a way to make an activated charcoal one, as activated charcoal is best at absorbing odors.

  357. Jodi says:

    Beautiful ideas.

  358. Elizabeth says:

    I had never thought of making a baking soda sachets, but that’s a great idea! And I love the succulent sachet too!

  359. Jennifer says:

    I love the baking soda sachet idea! Herbs I’ve thought of, but not that!

  360. alison says:

    Those sachets are so cute! Thanks for gift tags too.

  361. Michele says:

    Love the Baking Soda Sachets!

  362. Solveig says:

    The applique book looks nice!

  363. Charlotte says:

    Love the idea of the baking soda sachet!

  364. Mia says:

    I love coming here and getting all inspired every day. I need to get me some more free time so I can start making all of theese things!

  365. ms.cleaver says:

    The succulent sachet (say that five times fast!) is splendiferous.

  366. Alisa says:

    Ohh I love today’s post. What great and pretty ideas.

  367. Desiree says:

    I love those tags! Super cute.

  368. Sarah Lorde says:

    I have been wanting to make lavender sachets. I think that some of these ideas have inspired me to try. thanks you for all of the wonderful inspirations.

  369. Kimberly B says:

    I can’t wait to see if the baking soda sachet works!

  370. Anya says:

    I love the fabric choices today!

  371. Megan says:

    The succulent sachet is my favorite!

  372. Megan says:

    That succulent sachet is too cute! Going on the to-do list, most def.

  373. Rachel D says:

    We have the best little herb farm in my neck of the woods. I should go pick up a bunch of lavender and make some little sachets.

  374. amber says:

    I love the idea of a baking power sachet!!! I’ll have to try it for sure!

  375. KristiLou says:

    I would love to win the applique’ book! I have some onesies to applique’.

  376. Lola says:

    The baking soda sachets are a great idea and the gift tags are super cute!

  377. sonya says:

    such fun ideas!
    thanks for keeping the fun coming!
    ~

  378. Sherry says:

    Oh yay, I love all of these ideas. Especially the baking soda! Who knew?

  379. Nadia says:

    I take my hat off to you for thinking of such interesting themes this year! Smell! I’d never have thought of that.

  380. Megan says:

    I maake a lot of scented, aromatherapy-esque goodies, and I love the cute sachet idea. Perfectly decorative for babies!

  381. Katie Bowlby says:

    Great ideas! Love the succulent sachet. So pretty.

  382. Darby says:

    Thanks for including me and for all the wonderful ideas!!

  383. Michelle Quinn says:

    I have so much lavender – now I know what to do with it! Thanks!

  384. Jordan says:

    I’ve been passing along this site to lots of people I know – what a great source of inspiration! Thanks for all the work you do to put this together!

  385. Thanks for the link to the homemade laundry detergent. I’ve been making mine for awhile now, but it sounds much easier using a food processor!

  386. brittany says:

    i am loving all the great ideas! will definitely be using them well past the holidays!

  387. Amy says:

    Very cute! I love your series.

  388. kristine says:

    What a great idea, the baking soda sachets!

  389. Amanda says:

    How fun!

  390. Marlana says:

    That peppermint log sounds good.

  391. Bonnie says:

    Wow, cute sachets today. And would love to get my hands on that book ;) Keep the inspiration coming!

  392. Stacy says:

    Great ideas!

  393. Jill says:

    I love the scent of lavender. What a cute little heart sachet. I also love the mitten tags to print.

  394. Laurel says:

    Looks like fun!

  395. Doris says:

    Oh, I’m going to have to check out that applique book!

    Doris in Des Moines
    auntiedart(at)yahoo(dot)com

  396. Heather S. says:

    Oh goodness – that baking soda sachet! I need four – one for each corner of the change table…cloth diapers seem to be a little smellier than their plastic counterparts. :/

    And the applique book! Gorgeous. pick me?

  397. Sarah says:

    Love the succulent sachet, perfect for my mom. Would love to win the applique book!

  398. Stephanie says:

    Love these! The baking soda sachet is such a cute idea.

  399. april says:

    Ooh! I know the mom of a stinky baby boy who might appreciate a baking soda sachet. Ill have to give it a try.

  400. beverly says:

    I love the little heart on a string. How sweet!

  401. Carol says:

    Such cute ideas and thank you for the gift tag!

  402. Jan says:

    ooh, applique! My favorite – I’d love to have this book.

  403. Caroline says:

    The little heart is so sweet!

  404. jennsquared says:

    love the baking soda one! so smart!

  405. Dacia says:

    I love that succulent sachet! Adorable!

  406. Susanne says:

    They say smell is the most powerful way to evoke memories…

  407. I’ve never thought about about sewing something you could smell… What a great idea!

  408. Carolyn Wood says:

    The lavendar heart is a wonderful idea.

  409. Kate M. says:

    love THE felt succulent sachet.

  410. Louisa says:

    I love the idea of the baking soda sachets.

  411. MaryAnn says:

    I’m going to have to try the cupcake bath bombs- they look good enough to eat! The peppermint log is a must try! I really look forward to my visit to your blog every morning to see all the wonderful ideas.

  412. Kathie says:

    Thanks for the ideas.

  413. Gretchen says:

    I love the look of the sachets hanging from clothespins. Adorable.

  414. Marisa says:

    The Lavender Heart on a String is such a great idea – I know several little girls who would love one of those!!

  415. Lauren says:

    Those baking soda sachets are such a great idea! I’ve got a few baby gifts in the works and these will make great additions.

  416. marie beck says:

    omg, the baking soda satchet is so cute and smart!!!! Never in a million years would I have thought of using baking soda in a satchet or to put one in a baby’s room!

  417. jessica Hansen says:

    sure

  418. Eloise says:

    the baking soda sachet is very cute!!

  419. Debra says:

    Cute ideas!

  420. Korby says:

    FUN FUN FUN!!!

  421. susan says:

    I love the printable gift tags — much cuter than what I’ve seen in the store. Thanks for the link!

  422. Kelly says:

    Your blog is the first thing I look at in the mornings right now – so inspiring! Thanks.

  423. juliecache says:

    applique? I’d love to learn more.

  424. Trisha says:

    Oh, the peppermint log looks super tasty! And I love all these things to print – thanks!

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