Christmas wrapping..

I love wrapping things up for people to open, whether it’s wedding photos or something roughly wrapped for the kids to tear open. Not sure why…? I also love making making pretty little parcels (usually with hearts, rubber stamps and typewriter-typed address labels). I wrap everything in parcel wrap, I love the colour and the fact that it’s slightly retro.. I’d seen this little rosette DIY on the internet somewhere and decided to make my own in patterned magazine paper, with a nice little ribbon-cut cross underneath. Pretty parcels in time for Christmas (and they’ll look nice underneath our own tree in the meantime..)

Homemade birthday cards..

..are the best. Whether they are fancy or not, personal and homemade is always nice. I didn’t fancy trekking out in the rain and wind to buy a birthday card for my best friend Louise so decided to make one from scraps of a magazine, parcel wrap and a card blank…

Welcome to your mid-20s Lou! At the moment we feel old but one day we’ll wish we were as young as 24 again…