30 July, 2017

A rainbow of lavender

After missing the lavender season last year (and the year before), I was eager to get myself some of those wonderful blossoms in June. I went past the flower market every now and then, looking out for lavender, but I could never spot it. After repeating the procedure a couple of times, I was beginning to think I somehow managed to miss it yet again. But one day, suddenly here they were: piles of lavender, tied to small bouquets that spread its scent all over the place. 
I got myself three of them, thinking the amount would be just fine to get crafty before I'd head home next day. 
Soon after I brought them home, I put them in a vase to keep them fresh, took out my stash of satin ribbons and started braiding the tiny stems into colourful fagots. 
I started using up long ribbons one by one, but unlike them the amount of lavender in front of me didn't seem to change. In fact, I had the feeling there was more and more of it. 
Even though I started by mid afternoon, and I only paused for minor physiological needs, I was far from finishing my project in the evening. And the amount of lavender still didn't seem to have changed in my favour! After some more braiding, evening became night and by midnight, I was more than happy to have bought "only" three bouquets of lavender. 
On the other hand, I was still stubborn enough to keep braiding because there's no way one would throw lavender away, right?
Slowly, night became morning and it was only one hour before I was due to leave for my train that I finished my last lavender fagot. 
Needless to say I was pretty much useless next day, trying to catch some sleep on the train and hiding underneath my blanket as soon as I got home. Nevertheless, the scent of lavender as well as the colourful fagots were absolutely worth it. 
In addition to a rainbow of lavender that resides on my studying crafting table, I gained quite some space in my ribbon stash, too :)
little contribution to the July collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

613 avenue create: ATG
brown sugar: ATG
C.R.A.F.T.: summer
city crafter: something with S (satin ribbon)
come and get it: add flowers (lavender)
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty catz: ATG with optional twist "not a card"
crafty gals corner: ATG
crafty sentiments: ATG
creative inspirations: ATG
creative moments: ATG/birthday
cute card thursday: ATG
everybody art: summer
fussy and fancy: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
pile it on: primary colours and/or something with "S" (satin ribbon)
through the craftroom door: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG


  1. These are so pretty, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week...x

  2. Really pretty and a rainbow of colours! Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenges, CarolG

  3. Theese are just beautiful. What a work you have put into them. Love it. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  4. WOW! Stunning! Love Lavender! These are beautiful! So much work!

    Thank you for sharing your creative talent at our challenge at Creative Moments, good luck!
    Looking forward to see you at the next challenge

    DT member at Creative Moments
    Diana's Creations

  5. Lovely idea and they look great. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

  6. This is such an awesome idea and a wonderful project! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Gals Corner!

  7. Stunning! I've made one of these before and I couldn't believe how time consuming it was. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi

  8. So pretty. Amazing work. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Gals Corner.

    Annie - DT Member

  9. They are very beautiful, love all the different colors! Thank you for joining us at Love To Craft! Hope to see you again!
    Sherry x DT for Love To Craft
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

  10. Wow. I have never seen anything like this before! How creative and unique! Thanks for playing along with us at Brown Sugar challenges and hope to see you again! Tammy DT

  11. Wow! All your hard work certainly paid off. These are stunning.
    Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  12. So gorgeous project. Very created! Thank for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  13. Wow, what a gorgeous work. Love it! Thanks for joining us at EAC! Hugs Michi