Thanks so much for making my jump into the "selling" world so much fun. Your warm wishes on Friday made me happy all weekend long. I'm also feeling excited that I had my first couple of sales and even ran out of little toadstool pincushions. I only had made three, but "selling out" sounds so cool, doesn't it!? I just made two more and they'll be available tomorrow with a couple more items...
Sending off my little packages is totally exciting... I feel like an elf in my shop these days, and want to make everything, including my envelopes. I guess that's not really anything new for me. I thought I'd share this idea with you because the upcoming holidays means that just about everyone will be making more trips to the post office. I made my own sturdy over-sized envelopes out of paper bags.
First, I used a manila envelope as my template.
Second, I zigzaged around three sides with my sewing machine.
Third, I folded over top and tape with clear packaging tape. Ready for addressing. Easy!
These are perfect for a little soft item... like a pin cushion! Is this a time efficient way to package large orders? Nope! Right now, it's a wonderful way for me to personalize each shipment, and you might like to do this for a friend or family member's upcoming gift.
Before I forget, I love shipping internationally and now have officially (on my Etsy page) invited overseas buyers to convo me for shipping rates. See you tomorrow!