My friend the Cylinder

One way to look  at gift wrapping is as the art of making three dimensional objects beautiful. Given a choice, I would always wrap a rectangular prism with its neat edges and hospital grade folds, but I have to admit to a soft spot for the cylinder. A cylinder is more challenging to wrap and certainly […]

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So much awesome

Today I continue the countdown to Rio with a little note of encouragement to our athletes. I am looking forward to a lot of awesome performances and awesome moments from our awesome athletes. I chose some red dots and red ribbon to match my note card because the colours are awesome. You got to hand it […]

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If wrapping were an Olympic Sport

Everyone in my family just loves watching the Olympic Games, so with only days to go we are ramping up for our four yearly Olympic viewing and sporting trivia marathon  We are beginning with  a “Breakfast of Champions” on Saturday morning where we will whip ourselves into a frenzy trying to predict how the flame […]

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A Fine Romance

Welcome to Romance Awareness Month. That’s right August is the month to be aware of all things romantic. I wasn’t even aware I was unaware and certainly was most unaware that I had a whole month on which to focus on romantic awareness. But the Huffington Post is all over it, so it must be proper. […]

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In the Bag

I am on the record as not being a huge fan of the gift bag – those horrible mass produced bags with uninspiring patterns and a cheap gloss finish. Perhaps it is a bit harsh, but using one of these for a gift wrap seems a little but lazy to me. Like everything in life though, there are […]

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Working on Your Belly

Every field of endeavor has its own vocabulary and so it is with gift wrapping. From the bone folder and the hot gun to trimming, tassels and twines. From  grosgrain, jacquard and picot edge ribbons to faux bois, otami and paisley patterned paper. We have wrapping styles such as Tsutsumi and Furoshiki  and endless ways to fold and pocket and […]

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