Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Brown-bagging it with style


This is taking " brown-bagging it " to a whole new level !

with Ralph Lauren's Cliffony sheer drapery fabric 
and Kravet trim samples

This is what you will need

lunch bag. .scrap fabric...misc. trims ..plastic lid.. glue . sewing supplies

and time on your hands!
( or you are put on hold for several hours while your DSL service tries to resolve ongoing issues
and you happen to have these samples and remnants from client's files cluttering your desk )

. . . five months later . . .

I am happy to share it in this treasure trove of fun and inspiration

Somerset Life Magazine

with some fellow creatives.

Thank you to all involved at Stampington and Company

for giving each of us the opportunity

to inspire, delight, teach, encourage and be a blessing !!!



  1. Your bag is darling!!!! I'd love for you to share it on my blog party too!


    I can't wait to look at the rest of your pretties!
    Following you girl!

  2. I just love it! Very clever! Fiona

  3. This is beautiful, I just looove the roses! You did a fabulous job! I love the torn look with the elegance of the rose and fancy trim! I think it looks awesome with the twine, but wouldn't pearls look beautiful too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us, I looove it! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  4. That looks like fun and easy to boot. By the way, I love yor header photo.

  5. Love it. I'll give it a try when I get back from Scotland.

  6. This is not only useful it is beautiful!

  7. So very cute! Will you be at CPS Create Retreat next week?

  8. Love, love, love this bag!

    Following you:)

  9. Delicate and unexpected. Love it!

  10. It's beautiful! I'd pack a lunch everyday and I work from home! :) Gorgeous detail!

    Have a great week!

  11. Very pretty! Do you have any more details on how you made it?

  12. Your bag is adorable!I love all the detail and texture!

  13. The textures are incredible. Your photo's are fantatsic. IN short: I love you. ;-) I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party....each week I pick one project to feature on my sidebar!! Here is the link: http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/05/marvelous-mess-13-and-features.html

  14. Your brown bag is very cute!!! :) Would love if you'd stop by my blog sometime :) Happy Tuesday

  15. What a great inspiration! I love your sweet bag. Another for my To Do List.

  16. So beautiful! I love the natural tones and fabrics. So glad I saw your link-up at Marvelously Messy!

    New follower,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  17. Very smart one,,, such a nice bag that can tempt anyone... how cute the handle is... great job
    Hope you like to visit and love to feel the beauty and fragrance of flowers at

  18. I'll say! That's about the prettiest brown bag that I've ever seen. Thank you for linking, my dear!

  19. Paulette - I have never seen a prettier brown bag - simply gorgeous. Love how you have done the handle - very clever. Beautiful work! Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this Sunday. Have a wonderful week.
    ~ Stephanie Lynn

  20. Paulette, The textures are incredible. Your photo's are fantastic. The natural tones and fabrics are too much exquisite. That prettier brown bag is beautiful because of its simple but stylish.
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  21. I remembered this! And love it! Thanks for such an easy link. I do love the bleached burlap!