These little hand-stitched felt bears have an important duty: safely guarding teeth awaiting pickup by the Tooth Fairy. As Martha Stewart Living television stylist Cindy Treen demonstrates, you'll need to know several basic embroidery stitches for this project: the backstitch, satin stitch, French knot, and whipstitch.
It's always nice to have clothes that smell sweet. And it's easy enough to achieve this with just some fabric and a few cedar blocks or pouches of lavender. These sachets can be hung over a hanger in the closet to infuse your entire wardrobe with their fresh aroma.
14-by-20-inch piece of loose-weave, breathable fabric, such as fine cotton gauze
Bone folder or chopstick
1/4-inch linen tape
Cedar blocks or muslin pouches filled with lavender
All these easy-to-grow flowers are sun lovers, all are treated as annuals in regions with cold winters, and all thrive in moist but well-drained soil. Unless otherwise noted, cut when blossoms are new and unblemished. Harvest on a dry day after the dew has evaporated but before afternoon sun causes wilting. Because flowers shrink when dried, cut more than you think you'll need. After cutting, remove excess foliage, and hang the flowers in small bunches in a warm, dry, airy place away from the sun. Drying times given are for dry, sunny weather. Depending on conditions, drying could last a few more days.