This is why I'd spent all my spare time making gifts for her since I was back in Paris.
The post office was exceptionnally closed when I sent her the parcel, and the next Monday was a Holiday in France. All this delayed the delivery... but Murielle finally received the parcel on Friday, just one day late. Pheww!
Here are the gifts I made her:
1° An embroidered card... Which I forgot to photograph before sending it to her. Silly me!
2° A miniature kimono, made like a real one. Murielle is fond of Chinese and Japanese culture.
Shashi will like the miniature version better...
3° A small fragrance bag:
Maybe some of you will have recognized the design... I was inspired by Denise's gift to me last week. Those sachets are supposed to hold a small soap but my grandma had given me some precious lavender from her garden when I was in the Straights of Dover 2 weeks ago. I love putting lavender sachets into drawers and wardrobes to give the clothes a fresh scent.
I put the lavender into a small tissue pouch so the grains wouldn't go off from the small gaps between the ribbon and the loops. Yes, even tissue paper can be sewn! I thought tissue was the best option to enable the fragrance to exhale at its fullest.
Murielle told me on receiving the parcel that she loved perfuming her wardrobes with fragrance sachets as well... And here is another common point between us!