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#Frippery Friday

Are you on Twitter? There’s something new happening every Friday, in the run up to Christmas. Anyone can tweet me a picture of a gift wrap they’ve done. It doesn’t have to be astonishing so don’t worry….it might be the colours you’ve put together that take my fancy . My favourite one will receive a little frippery prize in the post. Every week you can have another go even if you’ve already won before.

Go on, give it a whirl, it’s a bit of fun for my Twitter friends!

Where do you get your inspiration?

I decided to write this post, because I get asked this question all the time.

An immediate response would be ‘I don’t really  know.’

I’ve given it some thought though and obviously a lot of ideas are not completely original because something you’ve seen in a magazine, Pinterest etc has triggered the thought process. This is not necessarily a conscious thing either. I’ve worked out I am completely drawn in by colour. That is the main thing for me.

Whilst I am naturally a ‘cool’ colour person (pink, lilac, blue, etc) sometimes I gift wrap in earthy shades if I know the recipient will love ‘warm’ tones( mustard, nutmeg, stone, orange.) It’s a challenge. If in doubt or if I want a fresh idea, I look to nature.

As I write this ,my garden is just leaving summer’s last blooms behind, about to shrug off those leaves and brighten up with berries and frost, cobwebs and earth. That last sentence is full of colours! If nature put to shades or colours together then I know it will work in my gift wrapping or embellishments and fripperies.