Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Er...Uh...My Hobby is...

Not so many days ago, someone asked me if I had any hobbies.  I had to think for a minute before I sheepishly explained that my most favorite thing to do is wrap gifts.  It sounds so strange.  I should have probably lied and carried on about how I construct tiny ships inside tiny bottles or how I knit all my own clothes.  Explaining my relationship with paper is not an easy thing to do.  I just really, really love paper.  (Oh...AND, nicely sharpened pencils...but that's a whole other blog.)

Found these great catalogue pictures for gift wrapping some cosmetics...

Couldn't resist this graphic...  The gift?  
A book:  How They Died and Where They're Buried.

 For my nephew's gift of Big Bang Theory DVDs...

Found these notecards on the $1 aisle at Michael's.  
Trimmed them and made package toppers.

You guessed it!  It was a cookbook!

Tributes to my love of paper medallions.

I found these great butterflies at Michael's on the $1 aisle!

What's not to love?!

And then, there's ribbon.  Beautiful, beautiful ribbon.

I've been scouting all of the after Christmas sales for 90% off ornaments.  I've stockpiled some great toppers for next year's gifts!

Nothing fancy.  Nothing professional.  Nothing particularly "pin-worthy."  I just love the creative process!

When's your birthday!?  I'll wrap up a box for you!  The box may be empty, but it will be fun to open!

2 comments:

Amara said...

Beautiful. I've gotten really lazy with my wrapping lately (can you say "gift bag" ? ) . You've inspired me to put a little more oomph into it! Don't say not pin-worthy. Totally pin-worthy!

Carolyn Lackey said...

Thanks, Amara!!!