Wrapping Paper Wrap up

I could talk about Christmas wrapping paper all year round. Not all people share that same fascination. Certainly my husband doesn’t. But now  we are post Halloween, post Melbourne Cup, post Year 12 exams, post Thanksgiving (not an Aussie thing but you can’t avoid all that Pilgrimness, turkeyness and feasting online) and post Black Friday (which […]

Read More

Ribbons, Denise and the Kettle

Yesterday I was very excited to appear on Studio 10 which airs daily on the Ten Network. The session was about wrapping unusually shaped objects to make them look fabulous. How could I possibly anticipate that the star of the segment would turn out to be a wrinkled ribbon? Who knew? I was fortunate enough to work at […]

Read More

The end of ribbons as we know it

Yes I am on a bit of a ribbon roll (no pun intended) at the moment. And today I am getting to the pointy end. Because how one treats the end of the ribbon is just as important as the overall look of the gift itself. No use whatsoever in having a beautifully chosen ribbon if […]

Read More

The Beauty of Scissors

We often find beauty in everyday items – in objects of our daily lives. I find beauty in scissors – where function and form meet. Most households have a pair of scissors and often many many more than one. Look through the drawers of your Gramdma’s cupboards and you’re sure to find a pair of scissors […]

Read More

Baby Blue

Who knew there was so much to know about Baby Blue? Well I didn’t. It wasn’t until I wrapped a baby gift for a precious new arrival with a beautiful Baby Blue wire ribbon that it even crossed my mind. Baby Blue is a fabulous pastel, described by the ISCC Dictionary of Colour Names as […]

Read More

Ribbon – o – rama

I always say that Gift Wrapping is about the rule of threes. The first rule of three is the balance between the shape of the object, the covering and the embellishment. Queen of the embellishments is the ribbon and as I have learned steadily wrapping my way towards 10 000 hours of expertise, not all […]

Read More

A Marbled Christmas

Let’s face it ….there are a squillion different Christmas looks from which to choose. The issue not finding one but choosing one. I am putting together a number of different looks for friends and clients for Christmas 2016. Some are traditional, some deliberately use colours not normally associated with this time of year and still […]

Read More