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Archive for January 2013

The Barking Mad Dress Sale

Many of us dream about buying that designer dress in London, Paris or Milan, only to realise that we can’t afford it.   In my case I have too many unworn clothes bulging in the wardrobe as it is, with endless frocks I’ve bought from M+S or Next with labels still attached. I’ve got together with…

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Clever ribbon storage and display ideas

 I’m often asked about the various ways to store and display ribbons, especially by craft lovers and shops.  Whether you have lengths or rolls of ribbon, I have put together a collection of handy ideas. Loose lengths of ribbon can be wrapped around a piece of card and pinned.  This makes a great filing system…

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Top Drawer Spring 2013

We were back at Earls Court in London to exhibit at Top Drawer, a design led trade show for gift companies and retailers The stand was full of ribbons, piled high in a dresser that I had bought off Ebay and painted cream. We also displayed ribbons in old fashioned crates off my fathers’ farm…

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Luxury Gift Wrapping in Paris

I have always been a huge fan of Dior perfume and have often gazed at their displays and windows filled with luxurious bags and couture fashion Several years ago I landed a dream job and headed out to Milan on my first assignment. I travelled throughout Europe working in their boutiques gift wrapping for their…

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Christmas Gift Wrapping Projects

Christmas was very exciting this year with lots of new clients and projects, with some booking a year in advance! Late November I did a gift wrapping service for Ralph Lauren at their Bond Street flagship store, and ended up spending some of my wages on Christmas presents during their Charity evening. Their windows were…

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