Wednesday, 4 November 2009

All in the packaging?

Normally I package my Craft Kits like this...

That's where they got their name 'Take Away...' from. I couldn't, or wouldn't want to, call them that if I was packaging them a different way. However something always comes along to change how you view things.

My friend Jo (a separate post about her to come) and her family came to visit over half-term last week. As usual, bless her, the first thing she wanted to do was go shopping. By that I mean, take our coffees up to my studio and rummage through all my things! She is Blueberry Park's number one fan and always gives me a big boost of confidence by oohing excessively over everything. And the fact that she goes back home with a shed load of gifts confirms her feelings.

This time it was a Christmas shop she was doing. She wanted to order 3 Apron Kits for her 3 children. Jo being Jo - and only my bestest buddy can get away with this - she painstakingly worked her way through my fabric stash and selected the ones she wanted in the kit. Oh, and the ones she wanted the needle/pin sets made out of too! As I say, only Jo can get away with this...Just in case you were wondering...

The point of all this rambling is that these weren't quite ready for her to take back home with her and in an attempt tocut down the packaging through the mail, we decided that they would work all folded up in a cello and wrapped in tissue. Whilst I wouldn't recommend this design for my stockists, as I think the piles of the Take Away Boxes has an eye-catching appeal, I think this really works for a personal order. Particularly when there a few presented together.

What do you reckon?

7 comments:

Mickie said...

The packages look fresh and engaging in the cellophane, love getting a peak like that :)

Karen said...

I reckon those are wonderful kits!! I'd be over the moon if Santa put one of those in my stocking.

Hmmm... making a note to write to Santa and tell him ASAP before you run out.

New to your blog and have really enjoyed reading your posts.

Best wishes, k

dottydaisies said...

oohh they look lovely would get very excited if santa put one in my sock x

Pomona said...

I love the new packaging for its looks- but I also liked the white boxes! I reused mine for another birthday present, so it came in handy that way!

Pomona x

Tara said...

Love it. x

One Flew Over said...

I reckon it's a winner...and although packaging is important, it's what inside that counts - and your stuff is ALWAYS the bomb!

thelinencat said...

They look great both in the original boxes and wrapped in tissue. I love how you can see all the colours together in the cello wrap image. Lovely stuff!