“MARCH, 1846-- I have at last got the little room I have wanted so long, and am very happy about it. It does me good to be alone, and Mother has made it very pretty and neat for me. My work-basket and desk are by the window, and my closet is full of dried herbs that smell very nice.”
~ Louisa May Alcott, Diary Entry
Mix up some of your favorite, dried, moth-reppellent herbs...
cinnamon sticks (crushed/broken)
Scoop them into a little sachet (hand-made or store-bought)...
We sewed ours. We didn't hem the sides (we left them raw). I think it looks prettier this way...
You can use some of your old fabric scraps or something like ours which were already pre-cut to size...
Once the herbs are inside the pocket, sew up the opening.
Store them away with your seasonal coats, woolens, clothing and blankets
to keep the moths away during the summer months...
Add some liberally into your closets and drawers to further protect your fabrics and provide a sweet scent.
Herbal homemaking is a quiet, gentle and romantic art that slows one down in this busy world
while giving us time to reflect on what is truly important.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
~ Matthew 6:19-21
Note: To remove any form of deception, I normally would not have much time for such sewing pursuits. It would seem like a project like this would be last on a busy homemaking list. However, I save these sorts of gentle doings and desires for our mother-daughter time together. When making these moments of bonding, I am also able to share a slower lifestyle where the loving details do matter, light conversation, some basic sewing procedures, instill a passion and knowledge for herbs and good, pure, old fashioned homemaking. Perhaps you now have permission to enjoy a project like this with your children? Even boys can be involved by foraging for some of these herbs (i.e, climb those eucalyptus and bay leaf trees)!
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