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Inspiration

Valentine Shortbread Biscuits

You may be struggling to find the perfect present for your loved one (beautifully gift wrapped of course) or may not have the pennies to splash out on something expensive, so i’ve devised a little something for your loved one.  Biscuits! There’s nothing I love more than a homemade biscuit with a cup of builders…

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Creative Ribbon DIY Project: Covering a Stool

I’ve always had a love for upcycling and there’s nothing more I enjoy than doing up an old piece of furniture. Many years ago I did a furniture restoration course but sadly due to work commitments I have very little time nowadays to do these hobbies. We have an old stool that we use for…

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Creative DIY Projects with Vintage Lace

I have always had a love for lace.  It reminds me of my late grandmother, and how we would enjoy afternoon tea, surrounded by lace jam covers, vintage china tea cups, beautiful edges tablecloths and napkins with intricate detail.   She always had lace place mats for the pot of tea so her polished dining…

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Our wedding in Lake Como

Over the years I have been to plenty of weddings, and have pretty much covered everything from being a bridesmaid 5 times, to a best man, florist, gift list person, hen weekend rep and of course the ribbon person…called in to do cars and pews.  This time I was going to be a bride.  …

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Our hectic Christmas gift wrapping season

We are now in to the peak time of the gift wrapping calendar, and are busier than ever with our London gift wrapping services and events until Christmas For the last few weeks we have been busy gift wrapping wicker hamper baskets for a private client in Mayfair (over 300 of them).  You can also…

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Gift wrapping a luxurious Christmas hamper basket

There is nothing more I love at Christmas than to receive a wicker hamper packed with speciality foods and luxury wine.  It is a perfect gift for anyone and can be made bespoke with personalised presents. Fortnum and Mason are renowned for their hampers, which are filled with gourmet biscuits, speciality teas, crackers, petty fours,…

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Gift wrapping with vintage music script

There’s something really eye catching about vintage music paper, and I often use it in my gift wrapping projects. Recently I bought several books of old script from an antique shop. You can also find them at charity shops, flea markets and car boot sales.  I have also find perfect accessories including buttons, rusty keys,…

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Gift Wrapping ‘Live’ in the windows at Liberty

One of my favourite stores is Liberty located in the heart of London. The iconic building is located just off bustling Regent Street. We were over the moon when Liberty decided to stock our range of ribbons last year. I am delighted to be involved with their forthcoming ‘Get Creative’ event which will showcase their…

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Organising your craft room

Since a child I have loved messing around with crafts and materials and have always had a special place to store everything. Buttons in jars, paper in drawers and decorations in used boxes. In my early days it was a plastic bucket that had been used for toys, Which I could easily rummage through when…

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Wax Seals with Bakers Twine and Ribbon

In my gift wrapping career there is one particular trend that I have always been fond of and that is good old Brown Paper.  I love it so much that I have based my whole ribbon collection around it and find the subtle brown colour a great canvas to work from.  Brown Kraft Paper is…

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