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Category: Christmas

packing two small, oddly shaped gifts into one box: gift wrapping tips

We often give multiple small gifts or oddly shaped gifts to our loved ones. It’s much easier to pack little gifts into one package, or to put that weird sized object into an easy-to-pack box. In this post, I’m going to show you how to wrap two little Arati Devasher gifts (lavender sachets and a bracelet) into a neat box and then add some decorations on top.

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how to decorate and accessorise your gift: gift wrapping tips

In my last post I showed you the basics of tying the perfect bow. But is that all I do to my gifts? No, of course not. I like to be really extra and decorate them even further. When giving a beautiful gift, no matter what the occasion, it’s always nice for it to be an experience opening a wonderfully wrapped present and then seeing the actual item inside.

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how to tie a perfect bow with silk ribbon: gift wrapping tips

It’s the festive season. Christmas is less than seven sleeps away. And all over this country, people are frantically wrapping gifts for their loved ones. I’m no different in that last minute rush, but I do take the time to make each present look absolutely beautiful. In the video below, I’ll show you how I tie the perfect Continue reading


how i make a custom wedding scarf: a new tutorial for jacquard products

You remember that custom wedding scarf that got featured on Boho Weddings?! Well, now you can see exactly how I made that scarf – step by step instructions Continue reading


blogger feature: arati devasher painted silks by mathanki of london is open blog

I do love it when bloggers pick up on silk puns like ‘seas of silk’, and Mathanki has written such a charming post to go with the quirky title. Read the Continue reading


upcoming event: christmas fair at sutton house, homerton, hackney

My last market of the 2016 festive season is this weekend!

I (and several other wonderful makers) will be at the National Trust’s Christmas at Sutton House in Continue reading


seasonal style: accessorise with a scarf in every season

You’ve read my previous blog post for London Local Team on how I make a custom order scarf… now read my take on how to wear a scarf all year round. I’ve featured a selection of makers whose work you will love and Continue reading


how I made a bespoke silk scarf for a special birthday

Custom orders are my favourite scarves to make – they’re a challenge, but a welcome one. Making a customer’s dream come to life is supremely satisfying. I shared the process of making one such scarf in a guest blog post for the London Local Team, and you can Continue reading


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