A morning at Gift Wrapsody HQ

Jasmine, founder of home-based shop Gift Wrapsody, had four SMB mums over for a mummy-and-kiddy workshop session recently, and it was amazing! As a crafter, I was firstly gawking at her lovely craft space – it took me a good 10 minutes to pick my jaw up from the floor. Look at this (only shows like 30 percent of the total craft and study room area)!

WOW!

I came expecting an informal session where we’d learn to make some yummies from her shop, but she had such a professional table laid out!

freshly baked mini quiches!

Ever the hostess-with-the-mostest (since the first invites to her student digs some ten years ago), there was even a centrepiece that my daughter enjoyed immensely (read: she ate at least four mini quiches, and usurped half of mine after I took barely one bite – I really really don’t starve her at home, folks). I did get to savour the grapes, and my little cup of yoghurt with strawberry slices though!

completely floored by our place settings

This is what greeted each mummy and kiddy – sooooooooooooo cute.  And check out the trough of washi tape!

Close-up of our goodies

It was also great to get to know three other SMBs (and the kiddy each brought along), all of whom I’ve never met face-to-face. We easily chatted on a variety of topics – since as mums we already had much in common, then there was also the crafts we enjoy… Overall, it’s always interesting to get to know the personas behind the blogs. : )

Just two out of for of the items we got to create

As we got into the swing of things, I loved how the process was such a simple concept (technique involved is mainly – cut and glue without getting too much glue all over the place and onto the glass which I was prone to), that produces such classy looking gifts.

Here are our completed products!  My favourite has gotta be the keychain. 

Was really taken by the variety of gifts that could be made, centered around this craft concept.  So I, ahem, bought quite a bit more to make as gifts for my friends this Christmas! The items are priced affordably, and in this day and age of surfeit, the gifts that are most appreciated anyway are those that are personally made.  I’ve come to realise that handmaking or personalising a gift transfers upon the item a value far beyond its monetary worth.  It might not be much, but it’s made with “heArt”.  Add points if it’s useful too like these lovelies. The fact that these items are pint-sized are another plus to me since they don’t add to home clutter. 🙂

a bracelet i bought and made at home!

All in all, I like the ethos behind the shop – to “live life meaningfully”, and to “conjure up meaningful moments” of gift-giving all around the globe.  Sweet.

  13 comments for “A morning at Gift Wrapsody HQ

  1. November 20, 2012 at 1:10 am

    great meeting you that morning! 🙂 handmade gifts are really so precious and meaningful!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    • November 20, 2012 at 3:23 am

      same here! yes I can’t wait to make more…

  2. November 20, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Oh so beautiful! I’m so regretting that I didn’t take up her offer of going to the session!!! *sob*sob* I had thought Isaac wouldn’t be interested in hair clips and brooches, but I love the bracelet and keychains! sigh! Will catch her next round!

    • November 20, 2012 at 3:24 am

      Aiyah! and I thought you had something on that you couldn’t reschedule.

  3. November 20, 2012 at 2:33 am

    What a beautiful craft room and I love that bracelet too! 😀

    • November 20, 2012 at 3:24 am

      Thanks! You really should sign up for her workshops in future – so fun!

  4. November 20, 2012 at 7:55 am

    So nice to see what you made in the end! Love the photos of your family. They deserve to be seen everyday 🙂

    • November 20, 2012 at 8:24 am

      Aww thanks. I campaign for photoshoots once in a while though some, ahem, are more reluctant than others.

  5. pc
    November 20, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Totally agree with you on the handmade gift with heart! And you are doing such a wonderful job there! Your family and friends sure are a bunch of lucky people out there!

    • November 20, 2012 at 8:24 am

      Thanks! You can make these too, easy peasy!

  6. pc
    November 20, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Totally agree with you on the handmade gift with heart. And you are doing such a wonderful job there! Your family and friends are very lucky to have you:)!

  7. November 20, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Can go without the kid, right? right?!! Haha!! Gorgeous stuff!!

    • November 20, 2012 at 8:32 am

      Yup I think you can! Wait till you see her full range.

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