If i was back home right now i'd be busy doing the Raya hampers. gosh, i cant begin to tell you all how much i miss doing them. it got to a point where i had only a couple of hours sleep and just couldnt walk after sitting down for so long. i honestly miss those days. sourcing stuff and making presentations to componies, i miss it. will write about them one of these days..
Anyway, i'm sending some fragile items by post to a good friend back home and wasnt quite sure if the 'jiffy' would be sufficient. (jiffy=those bubbled envelopes). instead of a normal paper wrapper, i used fabrics to wrap them instead, just to give them a little bit of cushion, so that they're puffed. and forget those normal wrappers, use fabric!!
I bought some fabrics for our home to make them into curtains at the dining room as well as Aidan's. had quite a lot of remnants and thought it would be a shame not to reuse them. i have loads of ideas in mind on what to do with them but how i wish i have enough time to execute. i honestly and shamlessly cant sew. Hardy bought a sewing machine, a luxury for some but i havent got the foggiest on how to use it. shame on me!!
I absolutely LOVE wrapping presents. i love coming up with ideas on how to tie the ribbons, i love to play with the colours of the wrapper and flowers. which ribbons i should use and combine them with... absolutely love it. i once had to wrap a persian carpet for a customer back home. i had to come up with so many proposals for her as i was scared our tastes might be different. but the difficult thing was not to please her (eventhough she's a royal), but how not to make the carpet look bulky. challenging indeed!
Well anyway, back to this little project of mine. if you can sew or have a machine at home, please make us all women proud of you by sewing the fabrics into envelopes! the receiver then can reuse them as pouches, they can store their trinklets, use them as tissue pouches, handphone pouches, anything, really. you just have to sew the sides, i reckon it wont take you more than a couple of mins if you're a pro.