Wednesday, January 7, 2009

WIP... bird talk


Even though it's post-Christmas, I'm still getting a couple of orders for little bird tree decorations, it seems some people like them hanging around all year. So, this is where your advice is needed...

What do you think of little bird tree decorations becoming little bird scented sachets? They would be the same design, maybe different colours, and filled with dried lavender buds and a little wool stuffing to retain the softness.

And, does anyone know of any good suppliers of dried lavender in Australia?

19 comments:

Kat said...

I think that sounds like a lovely idea. then you could have them hanging all year round and when christmas comes along pop them onto the tree.

Sophie Appleby said...

I think that sounds just perfect! Beautiful birds all year round. Can't wait to see the finished product. Hope you are having a lovely day.
Sophie x

Hoppo Bumpo said...

What a lovely idea to make your pretty birds into sachets. I really like the lavendar from here:
http://www.mtbaimbridgelavender.com.au (they are based in Hamilton, Victoria)

Bird Bath said...

I think the added scent is such a great idea! Lavender is especially nice...I think there is another scent that is good for dettering moths - which might be good for the wardrobe.

Fern said...

I think it's a great idea. Another option is dropping essential oils on the wool stuffing, that way you'd have a wider range of scents to chose from?

Twinkle Star Art said...

That's a fabulous idea! Your product will be an all year round seller. I like Fern's idea of the essential oils on the wool stuffing.

Threaded Basil said...

That is a great idea! And next Christmas, you could scent them more of a 'christmasy' sent to make them extra special.

Bec said...

That's an awesome idea to put lavender in them! I buy a lot of lavender products (including dried lavender for wheat bags) from a QLD couple who have a farm and sell their stuff at markets around Brisbane. They are not online, but I'll include their details below. They are always happy to take orders over the phone and post stuff out. So far, the products I have bought from them have been fantastic, and super cheap!! Good luck with it :)

Highfields Lavender
Plainby Rd, Plainby, via Crows Nest, Queensland
Ph 07 4697 9596
Fax 07 4697 9547
email christinebaker7@bigpond.com

Tinniegirl said...

It is a great idea. They would be gorgeous for putting in your draws and hanging in the wardrobe too. Apart from the fact that they are too pretty to hide away.

futurelint said...

can't help with the lavender situation, but little sachets would be awesome!

bubbachenille said...

I think it's a great idea, I grow my own lav. which is a bit of fun! gives a lovely break from the sewing!

Aussie Jo said...

If you have access to a dehydrator (you can get domestic ones for around $100) you could dry your own. Just add orris root powder and lavender oil. Then you can use the dehydrator to dry fruit & vegies as well!!

Elizabeth said...

oh! good idea! and i like the idea of the christmas ones smelling like cinnamon or pine.

mine is still hanging in my window. :) i love red - so mine may hang around all year, too. :)

bubbachenille said...

Thanks for birthday wishes...You are way too kind!

Molly said...

Can't help you with a source, but i think lavender is a great idea.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I can't help with a source either but think the scented birds are a fab idea.

Linda said...

oh yes birds all year round with lavender sounds devine!! There is a lavender Farm in Tassie that I'm sure would sell to the public,(don't know the name sorry but you could google it) lavender is sooo easy grow as well and grows quite quickly too

Shannon said...

I would love to have your scented birdies hanging about my wardrobe, how cheerful to see them each morning when you are getting ready for work!

Kayla coo said...

lovely idea.x