Protea Prowess

I just love looking at papers and patterns and graphic design and when you look at as many prints as I do, you get a strong sense of the looks and motifs that are of the moment. My older sister would argue that the pineapple is the queen of motifs with a both fascinating history […]

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Wrapping Excursion

One of the best parts of being a gift wrapper is having the chance to visit people who love paper and wrapping as much as I do. Such was the case recently when I ventured to Moorabbin in Melbourne’s South East on one of  my wrapping excursions. Moorabbin is a bit of hub for paper and […]

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Insta Wow

The gift-wrapping world seldom stands still. As the seasons come and go, new wrapping paper patterns and styles emerge daily as well as no end of creative ways to embellish gifts of all shapes and sizes. But I’d have to say it’s a rare day that an entirely new product emerges – one that has the […]

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The Trick with Geometrics

It would be fair to say that my wrapping preference is for fabulous florals, kraft paper or plain colours with textures as well as ribbons and bows. But from time to time it is important to move outside your comfort zone to something that really captures your eye. For me, that is the wonderful world […]

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The Reversible Revolution

I love wrapping paper. I am not ashamed to say I am a wrapping paper tragic. I cannot get enough of the stuff so it’s rather fortunate that there are new designs coming out every day (or every hour if you sit on Instagram #wrappingpaper). Wrapping paper comes in all manner of patterns and textures, […]

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Let’s Be Clear

We all go through cycles on baby showers.  One moment there is a baby shower every week and then things seem to go quiet. It’s the rhythm of life. I do enjoy a baby shower – not only because the inexplicably odd party games speak to my competitive streak – but because it gives me […]

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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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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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