Hello my friends....it's been a wonderful day...productive and now, just how I like it to end...with my little one out tinkering in the garage with her daddy....she's most definitely her daddy's girl....but she lets me think I'm important too... once in a while :)
I've got Beef Stroganoff cooking and Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies baking...the sun is going down, the shadows are long, and it's just about time for the bedtime ritual to begin.
I've always found the average, brown, lunch bag a bit exciting....I remember transforming them into puppets as a little girl, collecting leafs in them in the fall, shaking up freshly popped popcorn, melty, butter and salt, using them to collect Valentines in, and many other things....I still look at them with fondness....mostly for the simple act of love they represent...that of someone packing it with goodies for someone else...mainly, someone thinking of someone else. I love packing a lunch for my little one to take to school....it's nice to includeher favorite things and know that her little tummy will be full until she returns home. We have graduated from the little brown lunch bag to the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine lunch box, but the act is the same.
Quite a while ago, my friend Mish sent me a bare paper bag pocket as a little treat after I ordered some of her fun etsy items. I was instantly enticed....I couldn't wait to dress it up and spoil it with my favorite things. The other day, I decided to make a few pockets of my own using a smaller version of the brown lunch bag...they made the perfect little pockets to slip a freshly baked cookie inside and include in my little girl's lunch...or for her to deliver to her teacher...thank you Mish for such a fun, project to make my own.
I used Crate Paper's new Restoration collection on theses....I am so in love with all of the beautiful patterned papers, chipboard elements, cardstock stickers, etc....they speak to my shabby soul.
My mind is racing with more ideas for these sweet pockets....and it all started with the simple, brown, lunch bag.
Lastly...a bright and cheery, hugs and kisses, playful, kind of card...created for Darkroom Door...
Hope you all had a wonderful Wednesday...thanks for visiting.