I've had my first sale! Hurrah!
I wasn't sure what to do about packaging - it's not something I've ever done before; it's not like I could look at other people's Etsy packaging for ideas (it wasn't until after I posted this that I found the 'Etsy Packaging' group on Flickr!). I was satisfied with what I did. That was until today when I got a call from my first customer saying just how much they absolutely LOVED the packaging! Now I am very pleased indeed. Don't you just love feedback like that?!
I gave the monkey a tag with care instructions on it and, of course, my shop name :o)
... and tucked him into his tissue-paper bed.
I wrapped the box and lid in Chinese newspaper, which I think looks very cool.
Tied it up with string...
...and added a thank you tag (which was made from an old London tube ticket) with some stickers to jazz it up a bit.
What do you think? I'm trying to recycle more, which is why I used newspaper and a tube ticket.
There's something very exciting about wrapping something you've made; something that someone has bought. I think I'll enjoy having a shop :o)
I am still working on setting up my Etsy shop (technical problems), but if you'd like to buy anything I've shown on my blog, just get in touch and maybe we can arrange something. Cheerio for now friends!
+edited: for Sian, here's the link to the Etsy Packaging group on Flickr and also the Nice Package group and the Crafty Packages group. Enjoy!