; Life is like champagne......: A unique pairing

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A unique pairing

As you know if you read my blog reviews, I love handbag accessories and always looking for something unique and useful to help all of us organize our busy daily life. Scouting through the Etsy shops, I happened upon Cork & Cotton which uses a fabric I would never have thought of using!

When I think of cork, I think of wine stoppers, floor and of course the cork trees we had seen in Spain. As a fabric, this was completely new to me and I was surprised how soft it is and an actual fabric like feel. What I love about the the cork fabric is that it is a renewable resource since the cork can be harvested from the bark of a tree every 10 years. And being it is nature, all cork patterns are unique so no tree is exactly alike! But enough about the whole cork fabric, lets look at Cork & Cotton designs! Carolyn who has been sewing all her life has taken this fabric and made some fun, user friendly and unique designs. Cork & Cotton features fashion forward handbags, wristlets and pouches. Carolyn pairs her cork designs with cotton print interiors that are fun, bright and appealing. I love the cork pouch with the bird sewn cork pattern. These pouches are wonderful for stashing money, cosmetics or even that pacifier you can't seem to find at the deepest part of your bag! As for a gift, how unique can you get! I guarantee this one won't be duplicated and will be a conversation piece when pulled out of a handbag or diaper bag!


Cork & Cotton has offered one winner their choice of a pouch. See rules below.

1. Stop by Cork & Cotton to view her wonderful designs. Post a comment on this post which pouch you would like and how you would use it.
2. US addresses only, one comment per person and please leave your email address for contact.
3. EXTRA CREDIT!! Be a NEW subscriber to my email and post a separate comment that you did so.
4. EXTRA CREDIT!! Blog about this giveaway linking Cork & Cotton and Life is like champagne. Post a separate comment with the link.
5. Giveaway ends midnight 11/19/08 with the random winner announced 11/20/08. All prizes must be claimed within 72 hours or will be forfeited.

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Eliz said...

Cork Wristlet is my fav - easy to have when riding your bike!

clenna said...

I like the one with the Harmony on the front and back, and Monaco for the appiqued circle.
Escellent for organizing my purse.

Susan S. said...

I like the pouch with the appliqued circle design. We are still in the throes of potty training, and so I carry a form of diaper bag. All MY stuff disappears in it (cosmetics, cash, medications... ) something like this would be grand for catching all my things.

Jingle said...

The bird pouch is definitely my favorite! I would probably use it more as a small clutch since it is so unique and adorable and I would want to show it off!

Janel said...

I really liked the pouch with the one darker rectangle on the right. I had no idea you could use cork like this! What a great shop.

Crochet by Momma J said...

I love this one:

I would give it to my daughter who is 13 - she would probably use it for her make-up.


Jennifer said...

I like the flower cork purse! I would probably give it to my sister. I think she would love it!

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magnet for the crazy said...

I love the pouch you featured, it is so unique! I would use it for all the essentials money credit cards etc. I am always going out and sometimes its not practical to take the purse and diaper bag that would go so good with both!!! And easy to switch back and forth.

Tiff said...

I think my favorite is the one with the bird on it. What a neat way to use cork!

- Marybeth I. said...

Vertical Stripes Cork Tote - OMG - I love this tote! My co-worker has cork flooring and it looks INCREDIBLE. I am amazed at all the different uses for cork

- Marybeth I. said...


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Whimsical Creations said...

my favorite is the flowered cork purse.

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Eryn at HomeSchooledYear.com said...

my favorite pouch is the one with the bird, with http://websubstancemeetsstyle.today.com/2008/11/05/finding-the-perfect-blog-theme-the-tinkerers/#more-18

I so love the flower pouch, too! These really are stunning.

Eryn at HomeSchooledYear.com said...

Arg, pressed enter too soon! Can you not approve one of these?

I love the bird pouch at http://websubstancemeetsstyle.today.com/2008/11/05/finding-the-perfect-blog-theme-the-tinkerers/#more-18 but I also love the flower pouch. All of her items are very beautiful.

I would use these for a pouch when I'm at school, I've been feeling rather blah lately being away from home so much. They would certainly be a good cure for the blahs!

ddurance said...

I like the pouch with the circle applique on it. I would probably use it to stow makeup.

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sharon said...

my fav is the one with the bird on it, but I love them all ,very nice

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I like the Cork wristlet with the stripes.


Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I blogged about this giveaway: Here


Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

I like the reversible Christmas purse, I'd use it this holiday with my dress at our family Christmas party!

donna444444 said...

I like the cork pouch- the Harmony on the front and back, and Monaco for the appiqued circle