pajama pieces from the yardage as she can. She knows that, like her, I enjoy fussing with crafty little projects from time to time.
Anyway, I had just enough of the sweet fabric to make two bean bags (which I "turned" into sachets). Instead of filling the pouches with beans, I read of a suggestion somewhere (probably in one of my herbals) to stuff them with whole allspice berries instead for a very light, spicy fragrance. A perfect way to combine my fascination with herbs and the fun of crafting. Here are the simple instructions:
Cut two pieces of fabric 5x5." Place right sides against each other and pin along sides. Sew around edges with a straight stitch, but leave a 1" gap. Turn fabric right side out, fill with desired amount of beans or berries and stitch closed. If you use the allspice berries, they can be purchased at a bulk foods store. Also, put your sachet in just a small drawer - since the fragrance is very light, you'll need a smaller area for the smell to be noticeable.