Twine Finds

How much fun is twine? Yes… I do love my ribbons but there is something about twine that can be quite enticing – it can be rustic or functional or colourful or playful or sophisticated or any combination of the aforementioned. Plus, there are some stunning twines around at the moment and they simply cannot […]

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Two for Tuesday

Two things I absolutely love this Tuesday – roses  and marbled wrapping paper – though the order is interchangeable. I picked up a bunch of quite beautifully coloured roses in the supermarket today. I am not sure what the colour was and the tag gave no hint. Were they purple, were they a lavender or were they lilac? […]

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The Triumph of Taffeta

You know that I really love a good ribbon and so it’s just as well there are oodles of ribbons out there – different weaves, different fibres, different widths, different patterns, different edging and different colours. So many oodles in fact that I decided to set myself the task of learning all about the production and history […]

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A Very Important Date

Well 27 February is indeed a very important date. It is the birthday of mathematician turned author Lewis Carroll, born on this day in 1832. This means I get to wrap with the fabulous Alice in Wonderland gift tag that my sister bought me in the UK. I have been saving it and saving it and today’s the […]

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Fun Flag Facts

Today 3 September is National Flag Day and what better time to explore the endless possibilities of flags as a gift wrapping motif (particularly flags featuring the classic red, white and blue colour combo) while simultaneously discovering a few fun flag facts?  Okay perhaps not hysterically funny facts but fact enough to put you ahead […]

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Bravo Meals on Wheels

Today 31 August is National Meals on Wheels Day – a day to recognise the work of this most community driven of community initiatives and to thank the 75 000 volunteers across Australia who make it happen. This year the theme is Meals on Wheels is “More than Just a Meal” and that certainly is appropriate because Meals on […]

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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 lost voice now heard

My husband was privileged to be at a Book Launch in Melbourne this week. At a time where commemorative services and books surrounding Australian participation in the  First World War are coming out at a fast and  furious pace,  the launch of the book  Phillip Schuler The Remarkable Life of One of Australia’s Greatest War Correspondents made a deep […]

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Map it Out

I have long been drawn to the beauty and history of physical maps – one piece of paper with so much to tell. Luckily I married a man who similarly loves his maps. What he doesn’t love so much is my penchant for gift wrapping with maps – I think they look fabulous and he […]

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Tiffany Bow

Look, who can resist saying hello to a gorgeous bow? I know I can’t. And let’s face it, there is certainly no shortage of styles and ribbon types with which to make a distinctive statement. Of course, like most things in life, there is a definite hierarchy of bows at the top of which sits the Tiffany Bow […]

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