Do you read Jane's Apron blog? Julie from St Louis writes a great blog that is tops on my google reader list. Julie was just talking about a swap package that she is sending out, some fabulous stuff I must say. Julie creates and embellishes items using vintage sewing patterns. Something near and dear to my heart. Anything vintage sewing gives my blood pressure a little spike.
Reading Julie's most recent post gave me the idea to write about selling on the internet and how I package my outgoing items.
My BFE (best friend extraordinaire, I'm moving on from BFF) Beth did a nice little blog post about this same subject. Getting a pin cushion from Beth is like getting a spectacular birthday present.
Since I am sending out items that I have created and sewn from vintage fabrics and such I thought it only fitting that the wrapping should have a vintage sewing theme too. The added bonus is that I am recycling something that would very likely end up in the trash.
I'm going to package up this Craft Diva Apron for shipping so I have got out my dated (not really vintage yet) patterns, packages of sewing notions like stretch lace, seam binding, blanket binding, etc. I like to send out something a little extra too so I have the tulle and peach slices (huh?) there also.
Don't ya always see those bags at the thrift store full of bad patterns from the 70's, 80's and 90's. Also the bags full of packaged sewing tapes and trims, the ones nobody has a use for. Usually they are cheap, cheap, cheap. Really they should just give me this stuff and be grateful that I am taking it off their hands.
Here it is all ready to go, wrapped in tissue and tied with a ribbon. Business card tucked in with a personal note on the reverse.
All my packages go out with a little bundle of peach slices. They are scented wax melts. I hope the effect is such, that when you open your GeorgiaPeachez package, the scent of peaches is a nice little surprise.