According to Lunar Calendar and Chinese astrology, the world has entered into Rabbit year starting from this spring (立春 in Chinese), that’s today, February 4th, 2011. As a memento of the year, I made some bunny sachets. I filled them with silica gel (in bead form) and turn them into desiccant bags for my metal notions stored in the glass bottles. The silica bead will help in controlling the humidity in the glass bottle, hence to protect the metal from oxidation and degradation.
This project is ideal if you have a lot of fabric scraps that you want to de-stash. It is quick and easy to sew, I am able to complete a dozen of them within hours including taking photos for all the steps.
This bunny sachet pattern is not confined only as a desiccant bag, you can fill it with other ingredients and turn it into a personal amenity, for example:
1. Scented sachet, if filled with Potpourri (great gift for this coming Valentines)
2. Sleep pillow, if filled with dried chamomile & lavender flowers in a bigger bunny poly-fill (perfect as a baby shower gift)
3. Heat bag, if filled with rice or wheat and herbs which to be heated up in a microwave oven (for medical purpose)
4. Shoe freshener, if filled with activated carbon or charcoal (as shown below, best use in summer)