Vintage Paper Rose

Peeking out of this little arrangement … a hand-tinted rose made from a 1959 copy of The Winthrop Woman. A couple of flowers in linen paper, wrapped in tissue, makes a gorgeous little gift for a book lover.


Black and White bouquet, made for this display at You’ll Be Wrapped.

Closer view – black roses and white/silver roses, and double-layered flowers.

These place-cards, which double (or triple!) as bonbonnierre and table decoration, were designed and put together collaboratively with Kelly from You’ll Be Wrapped.

Detail of single flower – jewellery wire centre and paper colour and design can be customised to suit your occasion.

You can see and order these, and lots of other clean and beautiful design ideas at 366 Charles Street, North Perth.

Paper Roses

The right paper makes all the difference …

Every petal in these roses is individually cut and added to the flower, which gives them the individuality found in the real thing. The versatility of paper means that any colour and multiple textures can be used. Want a bouquet of black and green roses? Electric blue? No problem.


A big hello to visitors that found me through the outinperth magazine and website. It’s good to have you here, and a great pleasure to be included and interviewed by the charming Jodie Ronan.

I’ve been busily putting together small bouquets in the lead up to Mother’s Day, featuring pale and pretty paper designs with some electric blue thrown in for good measure. I’ve also just finished a couple of custom arrangements for a good friend, with deep reds and purples and flowers made from an old Archie comic book (pictures to come!). And finally, producing a great many tissue paper pom-poms in red, yellow and orange to decorate a local Harvest Ball.

If you’d like some custom work, more information, or just to discuss some ideas you can email me at wireandpaper@gmail.com. Otherwise, I’ll be at the opening of the winter season of the Oxford Street Markets on the 25th of April, which is at Aranmore Hall, on the corner of Oxford Street and Franklin Street in Leederville. Come along and say hi!


Commissioned by lala design, concept and frames supplied by laladesign, flowers and wire work by me!

Here are the frames wired up and ready for transport. Each frame has 28 flowers made from the signature hot pink and pink-on-white papers from lala.

Flower stems curled and frames hung back to back in the shop window.

The view from the front of the store. Go see it for yourself at 227 Oxford Street in Leederville. While you’re there check out the beautiful papers and great design ideas in the store, and support businesses that support hand-made!

Two New Bouquets

Bouquet of new and vintage papers, with double layered textured paper leaves in purple and white.

Bouquet of pink vellum and black-and-white polka-dot paper, with fat padded stems wrapped in pink and white embroidery thread. My current favourite!

Seventy-five pink tissue paper flowers, all hand cut, twisted, and assembled, with two shades of green in each leaf.

This cake was part of the wedding of the exceptionally fabulous Grace and Ben. Most of the outdoor decorations were also made from tissue paper in pink and white, hung with mono-filament and plenty of ladder climbing.