Serena Slam

Continuing bunting and garland week, the wrap for 31 August acknowledges the commencement of the U.S. Tennis Open. We have a garland of teenie weenie flouro tennis balls against a blue background. The courts at the U.S. Open have been painted a distinctive blue since 2005, in part to make it easier for the ball […]

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Abundant bunting

Today 30 August marks the beginning of bunting and garland week. Yes it will be seven days of wraps featuring quirky bunting and groovy garlands. We’ve started off with a Fathers’ Day bunting wrap because Fathers’s Day is one week away and you will need time to adorn a gift for the person you know […]

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Daffodil Day

The wrap for 29 August is inspired by the truly inspiring Cancer Council Daffodil Day appeal. The Daffodil Day appeal aims to raise $1.7million to fund the Cancer Council Queensland’s research, prevention and support services. Nationally the target is $8.7million. I’ve read the Cancer Council Queensland impact statement for the Brisbane region and I was […]

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Just Because

Did you know 27 August is Just Because Day? A day to go out and do something “just because”…. A delightful deviation from the norm based on a whim or a “what if I” day dream. Maybe you could do something kind for a neighbour or friend or maybe you could drive a different way […]

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The long march for equality

Today 26 August is Women’s Equality Day. It is a day proclaimed each year by the President of the US to commemorate the granting of the vote to women in that country. On this day in 1920, US Women were granted the right to vote when the 19th amendment to the US constitution was passed. […]

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Tartan touches

Happy Birthday on 25 August to the man once voted the greatest living Scot as well as Scotland’s greatest living national treasure, and the sexiest man of the century. Who else but Sean Connery. Sorry Andy Murray. We’ve chosen a cheeky tartan in Mr Connery’s favourite blues and greens and matched it with another Scottish […]

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Plutoed

On 24 August 2006, Pluto was demoted from the former ninth planet of the solar system to the status of dwarf planet. Yes it’s nine years today since Pluto got “plutoed”. In the year of the demotion, the American Dialect Society vetoed the word plutoed – which it defined as to denote or devalue someone […]

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Op Till You Drop

Today 23 August is the start of National Op Shop Week. The week is designed to showcase the importance of op shops to community work, to the environment through up cycling and recycling and to creativity and fashion. So I spent the weekend combing local op shops and came across some vintage sheet music at Vinnies […]

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A peek at Book Week

It’s Book Week. Yes the annual celebration of the most fabulous children’s books begins today 22 August and goes through to 28 August. We have been known to be a bit competitive with Book Week costumes over the years but now we are grown up and taking a more cerebral approach. So we teamed our […]

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Pink delish

We are going traditional for 21 August. We have teamed light pearly pink paper with a fuchsia pink crossover bow. Mmmmm Classic look for girls of all ages.

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