Sunday, 20 December 2009

Happy Happy Christmas

Well, this is goodbye for now. I'm away from Monday until after the New Year. Unless something extraordinarily interesting happens to me in the interim, I will not be posting again until the 2nd January at least.

One of the things that gives me the most pleasure at Christmas is wrapping up my gifts as nicely as I can. I really like it when effort has been put into making a gift look special (it kind of distracts the recipient from the rubbish present inside!) Gift giving should never be about quantity nor monetary value, but about thoughtfulness. I'm not the world's best gift-giver but I try to make them pretty all the same. Here are some photos of this year's efforts, involving lots of ribbon, Korean printed paper and those little bug brooches I got from Shelf, which I see has now launched its online shop. How exciting!

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Thank you for reading! I will be back soon, several pounds heavier and looking forward to a great 2010.


  1. Wow, what amazing presents! My mum used to recycle all sorts of old boxes and paper and make pretty presents-often just a small collection of toileteries and sweets-but the effort in making it a sort of "surprise box" means I actually remember them years later!

  2. Present wrapping like that should become an art form in itself! Mine was exquisitley wrapped and was a shame to open. However, I'm really glad that I did. This literary picturebook is amazing. Again, thankyou so much.

  3. you are welcome - I hope you enjoy it! x