Monday, March 14, 2011

First etsy sale and DIY packaging

This weekend was fun -- two of PDK's friends from college visited -- one I had met before and I am quite fond of -- the other I had never met, but we're going to his wedding in Manhattan in May, so I am glad I got the chance to get to know him, too!

The other reason this weekend was so fun is that I had my first sale! It was through a BNR (buy and replace) treasury, so I bought a couple trinkets in order to get my item featured, which means no profit, but I am excited to have the opportunity to practice shipping my little accessories. I decided to make my own packaging as part of my commitment to upcycling when I can, so I created this little waterproof envelope by hand sewing together rectangles I cut from a clean plastic bag and a brown paper bag. I improvised a bit on the instructions from a great Eco Etsy blog post. I am pleased with how it came out and I hope my buyer likes it and what is inside it!
stitching in circles upcycled packaging brown paper


This is the hairpin my lucky customer will soon receive. It is packaged on an adorable vintage playing card, as you can see in the etsy listing here (in the last picture), and then I made a little brown paper envelope to hold the card and pin.
vintage button bobbypin barrette stitchingincircles

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10 comments:

Amanda said...

Congratulations on your first sale!

Book Geekery said...

Nice! Congrats on your first sale! That's a cute hairpin, and I love the packaging!

TheForestFaery said...

Congratulations on making a sale- it's so much fun, isn't it?! I like the packaging, it's very different. :) Nice job!

Simply Smitten said...

Yay!!! Congrats on the sale, it's exciting, isn't it? Love the recycled packaging! :)

My Hideaway said...

Congrats on your first sale!! That hairpin is really cute.

Tina S said...

Thanks for all the support, friends!

xx
Tina

Book Geekery said...

I have awarded you with the Stylish Blogger award because I think your blog is beautiful. To read more about what it is, and if you'd like to participate, go here: www.bookgeekery.com :)

SpringShowers said...

Congrats on your first sale!! It's such fun packaging and mailing them ^_^ Your envelope looks fantastic! And your hairpin is ADORABLE!! <3

Annie Dee said...

congrats on your first sale :)

iknitandbead said...

Congrats! :)
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