I’ve used this title before, anyone who reads this blog often knows I’m a bit obsessed by packaging. One of the things I love about ordering from smaller sellers is the attention to detail they put into presenting their goods, it makes opening the delivery like Christmas morning and it’s something I savour, often making a coffee and waiting for a quiet moment so I can enjoy the experience uninterrupted.
I write this because a delivery came the other day and I was disappointed in its appearance. It was a handmade item that arrived in a huge jiffy bag (the item was a small one so it was a bit swamped, I have no problem with the actual jiffy!) and was simply wrapped in a crumpled see-through plastic bag. No ribbon, no tissue, no brown paper and string. Maybe I’ve just been spoilt, but it lessened the delight of the order, if I’m honest.
In contrast, look what came this morning. Now how sweet and really simple, plus inexpensive to do. Brown paper and red ribbon. Lovely.
And inside? Even more loveliness in the form of a poppy (I do put my money in the tin every year, without fail, I have always felt quite strongly about supporting the British Legion, but I often wear a more permanent poppy as I lose the paper ones in a second) and a felted strawberry brooch, both from the Etsy seller Jurooma. I am thrilled with them both. It shows how simple, but effective the wrapping can be and how much nicer that is to receive.
I know I’m not blogging often at the moment, my sewing mojo keeps coming and going and joy of joys, I have the youngest home sick again. That sounds like life’s really miserable! But actually it’s not at all, I’m happily ticking along and looking forward to a nice half term break, ideally without any vomiting kids. That would be good.
Back soon with some sewing updates.
Oh and thanks to Ruth for the kind blog post about the apron giveaway win – much appreciated 🙂