Onya Dad

Today 4 September its Father’s Day and that means it’s time for a big shout out to all the Fathers and Father figures out there. A big Dad shout out, a big Dad thank you and a thoughtful Dad wrap is part of my ongoing quest (I appear to have quite a few passionate quests lately) […]

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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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Reversible 2.0

Today 19 May I am again wrapping with reversible paper. This follows on from a. my obsession with reversible or double sided paper  b. my fondness for using blue and green together and c. truly believing that you can never have too many spots in your life. I love looking at all the different and […]

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Black dotties

Today 14 April is all about birthday parties for little people which always, it seems to me, come in waves. I am not a huge fan of buying different wrap for every single occasion – too much time and too much waste. So I have a couple of go to pattern and I personalise or match […]

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Camellia Camellia

I am staying with my sister on the leafy North Shore of Sydney. She has a lovely federation house styled house. She will be the first to admit the garden does not get quite the attention it should but at this time of year it doesn’t really matter because the garden is full of fabulous […]

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On the cards

Today 3 May I am wrapping a gift card. Now Mum….before you say that gift cards really are a lazy impersonal option whose giving sends the strong message you have invested little time, thought or manners on the recipient… let me say that gift cards have come of age. Yes, you do know exactly how much […]

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Dotty Doxies

Today 29 March it’s time to roll out the dotty doxie aka the spotty dachshund. I have always loved the distinctive silhouette of the dachshund and of all its nicknames – weiner dogs, sausage dogs, doxies, daschies, dobsons or hot dogs – I warm to doxies most. Got me to thinking where the doxie word actually came […]

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Pink on the agenda

I am about to move into a new apartment and so my attention has been turned to home wares and furnishings. So much choice, so many colours. It’s clear that pink is big big big at the moment thanks to the ascendancy of rose quartz as a co colour of the year.  Just to make sure […]

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Silver Dotties

Today 7 March I am in store wrapping for The Paper Empire which has expanded from its Melbourne HQ to another new shop at the Puk Collective under the Story Bridge in Brisbane. Loving Brisbane and loving the this fabulous silver dotty tissue paper with an aqua almost Tiffany colour grosgrain ribbon. Mmmmm. The tissue comes […]

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Flat packed on a roll

Today 10 February, I made the trek to the closest Ikea. I was charged with scouting ideas for my daughter’s next new store – so I was allowed to inspect but not purchase. But no trip to Ikea is ever as simple as that and before I knew it I had a basket full of […]

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