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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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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Up

It was on this day 18 August that French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovered helium. Billions of balloons say thanks for your work Pierre. To honour helium we used a combination of different pink balloon cut outs tethered with pink and green twine ( because the world really cannot have too much twine) all set against […]

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Buzz to the beehive

Today 15 August is World Honey Bee Day previously known as Honey Bee Awareness Day. The day originated in 2009 when beekeepers in the U.S. petitioned the USDA for an official day to honour honey bees and beekeeping. We all know the importance of bees to our ecosystem so our wrap honours all of those […]

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Sparkly statement

Heading out to a pre wedding dinner tonight at a fabulous flash venue so a bit of bling is called for. Romance is in the wintertime air. We mirrored the statement chandeliers at the venue in our wrap of bridal white and silver. We used a diamente sticker which is fabulous but the larger the […]

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A nod to Martha

Today 3 August is the birthday of the one and the only Martha Stewart, the doyenne of stylish touches, OTT Christmas trees and trimmings, hostess gifts and party favours. So today it’s a little nod to Martha with favour pouches made out of four circles of Kraft encircled with twine. The circles were made using […]

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Doggie bags rule!

I am not normally a huge fan of the plain gift bag…it just seems a bit well…bland. But I have had to accept that gift bags are a form of wrapping and that they can pack a punch provided they are personalised. So for a children’s take home treat, I took some coloured bags and […]

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I came… I saw… I conquered!

It has long been accepted that Julius Caesar was born on 12 July 100BC. He is without doubt Ancient Rome’s most significant figure given his accomplishments as a politician, general and ruler. He’s even got his own month; Quintilis, the month in which Caesar was born was renamed Julius (July) in his honour. So birthday […]

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Permission to stay in bed

Today Sunday 28 June is Stay in Bed Day which is an annual fundraising and awareness initiative of the Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (AMDF). The day launched 6 years ago as a way to raise awareness of Mito – as it is known – in the community. The day is a play on words highlighting […]

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I wear my sunglasses at night

Today 27 June is sunglasses day. We all know the importance of sunglasses in protecting our eyes against UV Rays. And we all know how cool the right pair of sunglasses look. This wrap is an homage to all those who are obsessive about their sunglasses ….. especially those who wear their sunglasses at night. […]

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