Wedding gifts in netting

For many ladies, being a bride is one of the most momentous and important days of their lives. Obviously every time I go to a wedding I am expected to present a beautifully wrapped gift which normally is in the form of a voucher.

wedding prep

I always feel a voucher is rather dull, so I love to give an extra treat to make the bride and groom feel special.

A jar of luxurious scrub will be perfect for the honeymoon.

All I have used is some cellulose wrap available from florists, a remnant of white netting (available from fabric shops),  50cm of double sided satin and some paper roses (available from cake decorating shops).  The Lemongrass body scrub is from Beauty4u and you will always find me enjoying a free hand massage at their busy stand at the Spirit of Christmas and Country Living Shows…I absolutely adore their products.

Simply place the jar in a square of pre cut wrap, gather around the top and secure with a satin bow and faux rose.

As an alternative you could always add vibrant baubles to give a bit of sparkle.

If you have any great tips for giving a special wedding present, we would love to hear your ideas.

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Inspiration from Nature: Globe Artichoke

I love the simplicity and beauty of a globe artichoke, and have often chosen prints and images featuring their unique formation.

 

The two tone colours echo green and plum so I decided to add these colours to my wired taffeta range.

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They look stunning mixed together around a bouquet of flowers.

 

In this case the artichoke deserved the recognition itself before being added to a homemade stew!

 

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Edible Inspiration: Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is one of those quintessential British pastimes and there’s nothing more I love than going to a luxury hotel and spending an afternoon watching the world go by, sipping tea from a china cup and saucer and pondering over finger sandwiches, cakes and scones on a silver cakes stand.

As a child I used to love pink wafer biscuits and have found they compliment our bubble gum pink ribbons!



I regularly used to spend tea with my grandmother and still use her cake stand and china on my photo shoots.  Many of my own ribbon collections have been inspired from the delicate colours of macaroons, blancmange, peppermint creams and dainty cakes.

 

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Pet ribbon collection for Liberty

I was over the moon when Liberty decided to stock my ribbons a few months ago.  The flagship store is a must visit when in London and their haberdashery department on the 4th floor is second to none.   They loved my idea about producing some animal themed ribbons so the design process started using real animals belonging to friends and family.

Real animals were used including Milly a beloved black labrador belonging to my father.

The collection’s been made in Britain and the ribbons are available online and wholesale.

We even got friends dogs having fun on the shoot including Padmay.

A reindeer design in both baby blue and red has been created in time for Christmas.

 

And we loved what one of our bloggers Kat Weatherall did with the ribbon, making some gourmet dog treats and tying it around a vintage style jar.  They look delicious!

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My Long Awaited Blog!

Welcome to my new and long awaited blog. Already I’m buzzing with ideas and will be sharing craft projects, luxurious gift wrapping and haberdashery, sharing thoughts, inspiration, style and throwing in what I love in life.  I really hope you enjoy the blog and welcome all comments.

I love using ribbons and they end up everywhere…

Inspiration comes from landscapes, textures, worldwide travel and anything quirky.

I love beautiful presentation and luxury stationery.

With a love for the countryside.

A style of simplicity and elegance.

Through all of the seasons.

I would love to hear all of your comments and ideas, and if there’s anything specific that you would like me to feature, please let me know x

 

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