1200 Years of History Through the Japanese Fabric Wrapping

You may have heard the word, “furoshiki” before. It represents a piece of decorative fabric that can be used for gift wrapping, transporting items, interior decorations, etc. The history of furoshiki goes back to the Nara period (710-794) and was originally called “tsutsumi” (to cover or  to wrap).  It was used to wrap and help protect…

A Gift Basket is Like an Amusement Park!

The first gift wrapping project this year was to create a New Year’s gift basket. A gift basket is like an amusement park – many colorful and fun things all in one place! To enhance this excitement I often design gift baskets with vivid and cheerful presentations. Creating a big colorful bow is a great…