Bouquet Garni

I have just been down to my sister’s herb garden on her little farm at Toogoolawah in the beautiful Brisbane Valley. I picked a big, fresh, abundant bunch of rosemary, thyme, sage, and lavender as a gift for my favourite cook. It looked so good I felt it warranted something just a little bit more fancy […]

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Fifty Shades of Pink

I am often asked what my favourite colour is and I answer, without hesitation and with great gusto,  my favourite colour is duck egg blue. Which I have never questioned before until it was pointed out to me recently that most of the touch points in my life are pink. The logo for Daily Wrap […]

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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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Envelopegate

Flying home yesterday I watched LA LA Land. The movie that almost but not quite won the Oscar for best picture. That is, until it was discovered the wrong envelope had been handed to the presenter Warren Beatty.  The error was identified, mayhem ensued, Moonlight was named as best picture and everyone reacted as graciously […]

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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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It all stacks up

One of my favourite gift wrapping looks is the gift stack – a bit like a pancake stack without the maple syrup. It’s all about fabulous gifts piled one on top of the other to make one big abundant statement.  It might seem somewhat counter intuitive, but you don’t need a stack of money to create […]

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Going Global

Ever since I was a small girl, I have been drawn to globes. There is something well, worldly about them, evoking images of wonderful adventures to distant lands. I have watched with growing excitement as the  globe has emerged over the past few years as a design theme. So much so, that in 2017 the […]

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Map It Out

It’s no secret that I love maps – most certainly for their primary purpose of helping me get from A to B  – but also as art, as design and, as appropriate, for gift wrapping. Because I am so enthralled with maps and wrapping, I now see possibilities to combine the two everywhere. Map greeting cards, […]

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Big Tennis

I have always loved watching tennis, especially the grand slams. There’s something very special about a 128 person main draw and the ability to say “Round of 16” as often as you like. Play is positively mesmeric and there’s a definite cheekiness to watching the Australian Open from the air conditioned comfort of one’s living room as the […]

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Bigger is Better

I am a bit drawn to the manipulation of shape and form. I love normal things in large sizes and everyday items in miniature. That’s why there could be no better summer holiday road trip for me than a grand tour around Australia’s big icons. There just comes a time when bigger is better. I […]

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