Friday, August 19, 2011
Baby Shower Goodie Bags
I've been up to my eyeballs lately preparing for my niece's baby shower tomorrow, and haven't been posting as often as I should. In fact, I should be preparing food and ironing linens right now! But I thought I would show you the goodie bag that I am making for the guests to take home with them.
I'm using a "French countryside" theme, with lots of my vintage embroidered linens and lavender (not original - the idea is from MS). I found the bags, ribbon, stamps, tiny clothespins and little paper flowers at Michael's and put everything together last weekend.
The contents are candles found on special at the drugstore, my lavender hanky sachets, and an organdy bag filled with lavender bath salts. I grew the lavender in my garden last year and managed to get a pretty good harvest before the plants died from all the rain. Evidently lavender thrives in well drained soil, and last winter we had standing water a lot of the time. The salts are a mix of Epsom Salts, salt (I use Ralph's Kosher salt), lavender and some essential oil of lavender for extra fragrance. I found the bags at Michael's in the baby shower section next to the bridal crafts. I didn't even realize they had a baby shower section!
I think they are rather cute. I hope the guests like them!