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antrim, antrim, Ireland
Hello and welcome to my blog. If you like flowers and gardens, housey stuff, food and banter, then this is the place for you. I am a decorative artist, florist and maker of things. I sell painted furniture, plants and crafts, through a local retail shop, in my native Ireland, and wedding flowers from home. I am married to a lovely patient man and have a smashing little girl. I blog for the fun of it. Thank you for listening.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Giftwrapping Workshop

Last night was the first of the Giftwrapping Workshops, held in Nanabelles, the shop where I have a little retail space. Kathleen, the owner, took the class and I added a little bit at the end. It was a very enjoyable evening, and I think all who came went home happy and satisfied, armed with a little more knowledge, to help tackle all those presents that need beautifying.

Sheer concentration! (Sorry Margaret, I chopped off your head!)

Empty tin can covered with a lovely printed image of deer, and wrapped with cellophane, and finished with matching tag, ribbon  and real berries.

A perfume box covered with paper, so that it can be kept.

An empty kitchen roll cardboard tube, covered with tissue paper and craft paper, homemade biscuits or sweets inside, and then wrapped with cellophane. A little wooden spoon was tied to the tag.

A printed cheque was used to wrap this little box.

'Brown paper packages, tied up with string, these are a few of my favourite things.'

Something elegant, perhaps for a gentleman friend?

On a  gardening theme.

A page taken from an unwanted children's  book. (This is my favourite!)

A map of Paris, the Eiffel tower, a love letter, and the key to my heart.

Oh I must have been in a romantic mood when making up these packages!

One for the pampered pooches. (Bonio dog biscuits, hot glued unto ribbon).

Nature's harvest.

Kathleen, showing how to wrap a basket.

For those who like a little bit of bling!
I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at some of our ideas. I found The Graphic's Fairy, a great source of inspiration, and also Martha Stewart Magazine, for free printable images. Wishing you all a fun-filled weekend, with love, Linda x