Monday, February 9, 2009

The sweet smell

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
– Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Unless of course the rose is made of crepe paper!

Last week our wonderful double-sided crepe paper had the honor of being featured on Martha Stewart. The project was the creation of lush over-sized rose blossoms by the talented Morgan Levine. We've been supplying Martha Stewart's many departments with crepe paper for years, and we're glad to now be supplying so many of Martha's fans with materials for their crafts. It is indeed a rare and wonderful craft supply and I am overjoyed that it is enjoying a little blip in popularity.

In the spirit of promoting this lovely material I wanted to share a set of instructions from the early 1920s (click on the image to enlarge). The blooms made by these instructions are quite life-like and would make a special gift for a Valentine. Spray it with perfume and even this rose will smell as sweet!

Our gorgeous doublette crepe is available in a rainbow of colors from our Online Shoppe.

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