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December 19, 2010


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so pretty! i'm getting to the wrapping starting tomorrow. i really enjoy that part of the holidays, another chance to create.



those turned out wonderfully! what care and attention. i love to re-use too rather than buy paper. this year i did buy some fabric which i'm hoping to make reusable gift wrapping to last many years (bags if i have time, tied on if i don't). i haven't wrapped at all yet - still trying to finish presents!

Lovely World

So, pretty, no need to unwrap! Although, I imagine that what's inside is wonderful, too.

I have been wrapping with what I have on hand, although yesterday I found that my "on-hand" stash is getting pretty pathetic.

Still sending good cheer to Edgar.

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios

Lovely lovely! I always use brown paper and twine. The woven effect you've done is so nice! I love that little whittled twig(?) on that package too.

I have yet to start wrapping. Yikes! I'd better get to it.


No wrapping here yet either but I'm also hoping to make a couple of fabric gift bags. I do like the look of your brown paper packages though. Are those giant pom poms hanging from your curtain rod?


My preparations not going to well still behind on holiday handmades, barely baking and uh wrapping hoping to get to it tonight. I have 5 days I guess I like working under pressure this year lol I think for next year I'm going to start in January or February :)


I too made a new commitment -from now on I will only wrap with kraft or white butcher paper and decorate with what baubles I have on hand, make or find outside. I am tired of the waste and cost of using bought papers and the partially used stash lying up in my attic- have given my odds and ends to the local church thrift store and am starting afresh!!


I try to do the same thing. I love your woven packages!
My Grandmother use to wrap packages in leftover fabric.
I always loved that.

P.S., Give Edgar my love.


me too, I now stick to (mostly) brown paper, and invest in nice tapes or inkstamps to jazz it up a bit, also a nice string or twine.. for the first time in years I got my last packages sent off today - spent a great night wrapping some gifts for a meetup tomorrow, lots of fun. Xx


At times we buy lots and lots of things that pile up. I too decided to use Xmas cards and wrapping paper from the collection I had and did not buy anything!That was a good start!Ariadne from Greece!


whoa- those wrappings are very beautiful!

Patricia Longoria

Beautiful! I hand-painted brown craft paper in the style of Eric Carle (lots of different paint textures and patterns) for my nieces' presents two weeks ago. Now I'm trying to work up the energy to do the same for my kids' presents. I may just have time this morning after my haircut and before a big present delivery. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Margie! xoxo

Sinead Turnham

I have also wrapped mine in brown paper wrapped up with string (red wool or white ribbon).....I wanted them to look like old fashioned posted parcels so I have put a 'stamp' on each, cut from the graphic on old embrodery threads or old Japanese incense wrappers <3

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