Perhaps its because my birthday is around the corner, or Spring, or you guys, but I am intrigued by the idea of nicely wrapped package more than ever. I came across the book Presentations, the other day at the library. I don't really consider myself a Carolyn Roehm fan (mainly because I just don't know enough about her) but I really enjoyed looking at the images in this book. The record keeping side of me wanted to not only share some of my favorite pages with you, but have them on the blog to refer back to as well.
Don't these images just make you want to give someone a present? Click on for a closer look.
In the spirit of handcrafted things, I love the idea of thoughtful presentation. I was the family member who tried to create elaborately wrapped presents with silk flowers and lots of pouf when I was younger. It never worked very well, I wasn't patient enough to figure out how to secure everything, so usually by the time the gift was presented, the adornments were already falling off. Later, when my children were really small, little details just felt too fussy for the "just rip it off" attitude we had. But now I guess I've come full circle. I appreciate details, not expensive details, just little special touches like these.
In the spirit of using what I have April, I think I'll nose around my craft supplies as they move upstairs and set myself up a little wrapping station. Thanks, Ms. Roehm, for the inspiration.
And thanks so much for the nice comments about yesterday's post. I sincerely try to get to all the comments, because they all mean so much. Wish you all could come over and help me pick out some paint colors.
I'm off the computer tomorrow, or at least trying very very hard...