I love the packaging of my goods as much as I like making and finding them. It gives the buyer the notion of having bought a gift for their own.
Quite a while a go my sister and I did shows and bought an enormous amount of brown bags of which I have been using as my 'wrapping paper' it makes it way too easy to wrap something and it still has the brown kraft paper look that I love!
and doilies... well don't even get me started! Oh my gosh, I just love them! They add such a pretty and special touch, all for just pennies!
Remember the wool bag I showed a while back? They make a great protective shipping bag. I wrap the delicate goods in bubble wrap and tissue and then put it in a upcycled wool bag. This particular item is in the bag and decorated with a vintage cotton doily and a scrap of cotton that I stamped with a damask large stamp and then a fleur de lis stamp and then pinned a vintage medal on with a rusty old safety pin.
tie it all up with some twine... ooh la la!
So you could be buying something as utilitarian as these fabulous rusty horse shoes from me
because your dress form needs a new necklace for her spring wardrobe...
or these cool old upholstery springs to use in an assemblage...
and they would come wrapped in something like this! See, like a little gift you give to yourself!
Like I said, as much fun wrapping the item as it is finding and making it! Ofcourse like everything I do, even when I try to make the same thing twice, it just never seems to happen. I look around my workroom while I am wrapping and among my bits and bobs when something catches my attention on it goes!
I'm linking up to some of my favorite parties... White Wednesday, the amount of white goodness out in blogland never ceases to amaze me! Link Love, Sachiko has some of the wonderful tutorials and clothing make-overs to see! I wish I was so clever! There's a new party in town over at Savvy Southern Style, Wow us Wednesdays, so I'm going to go over and meet some new friends! I'm feeling like a party girl tonight!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Theresa xoxo