Graphite Gift Wrap in its Element

Earlier this year my daughter chose a graphite coloured paper as the signature gift wrapping paper for her new Brisbane Retail Store. I was very dubious to say the least. I was worried that it would be a little too dour and that it would not be suitable for a wide enough range of recipients. […]

Read More

Ribbon Roll Out

This early October Ribbon Roll Out features open weave metallics, a few thoughts on matte curling ribbon and great value extra wide ribbon finds. Open Weave Metallics Lead the Way Metallics are on a roll ( pun intended) in ribbons this Christmas and open weave metallics are leading the way. I love Lumi in antique […]

Read More

Five More Fab Last Minute Wraps

Well it seems that there are many of us who love buying gifts and absolutely appreciate receiving them but who maybe, just maybe (judging by the response to my blog Five Fab Last Minute Gift Wraps) leave wrapping them to the last minute. This definitely calls for Five More Fab Last Minute Wraps – wraps […]

Read More

Five Fab Last Minute Christmas Wraps

We’ve all been there….Christmas Day fast approaching, gifts still to wrap, shops well and truly closed and alas…you run out of wrapping paper. What do you do? Or, to be more precise, what do you do that looks rather fabulous? After much trial and a great deal of error, I am pleased to announce my […]

Read More

Faux Bois

If we Southern hemisphere wrappers edited out every skerrick of Christmas paper, trim, ribbon or tag with a wintery Northern Hemisphere theme, we would be seriously limiting our options. I have long moved past any problem with snowy, cold and frozen patterns when it is 36 degrees Celsius outside and it seems some what churlish to return […]

Read More

Black and White About This

My favourite stand out trend for Christmas 2016 is the simplicity and clean lines of black and white. Yes… I love other looks but it’s the monochromatic black and white that I have chosen for my family Christmas along with accents of pine, twine and cork. In the process I have learned a lot (who ever said […]

Read More

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

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

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

Time for Typo

The time had definitely come to check out Typo for its Christmas looks and clever finds. I think I might have gone a bit too early and found myself trapped between their Mermaidobellia and their Hallowen push. However, on venturing past the zombie looks and the mermaid tails, I found the first fresh shoots of Christmas goodies and […]

Read More