My mother has told me that when I was a baby, she could plop me down with a pile of ribbons and I would be content just to sit there and play with all the colors and textures. And here I am many years later not playing as such, but enjoying the opportunity to dress things up with ribbon! For the second year in a row, we just finished a project for a company’s annual awards dinner where they give gifts, from pen sets to beautiful oversized wall clocks, for different levels and years of service. Crème and black were the colors for the event an each gift was wrapped in cream colored paper with accents of black, black grosgrain fabric ribbon and white gift cards to personalize each one – very tailored and simple, but striking, with flat black ribbon bows. The gifts made an elegant presentation table at the dinner. It felt good to ease the burden of the woman in charge (who just happened to be 9 months pregnant)! She was pleased and grateful and I had a chance to “play with my ribbons”!