I finished up some more Harry Potter Gryffindor quilts!
This one is 34" x 44"...
.... this one is 28" x 35"...
... and this one is also 34" x 44".
A lovely customer already bought one that is not pictured;
now, how did I get that wrapped up and sent?
Well, when I was first joined Etsy, I bought this funky little pin
from the seller foundthings.
When the pin came in the mail, the lovely Emmy T. had wrapped it in cool tissue paper,
and used a handmade envelope from a recycled map.
It wasn't just like getting an impersonal item in the mail,
it was like getting a present!
So when I started selling through Etsy, I also decided to make getting an item
from BadBabyQuilts feel like a special gift.
The bulk of the items I sell from my shop are fabric tissue holders...
... which are small enough to send in an envelope with a first class stamp.
Scott over at BucketOBolts tipped me off that Hallmark
has scads of colorful leftover envelopes that they sell dirt cheap.
Every few months I swing by and refill my stash.
For the envelopes, I commissioned a special sticker
from the delightful Russ at WaddlinOnion...
... because I wanted the recipients to open their mailboxes and be all,
"Cool! My Etsy goody is here!"
(This is THE ONLY image I found of a smiley person at a mailbox.
I don't think my boy readers will mind, though.)
Over the years, I've also received little nifty gifties with my Etsy items.
So I decided to slip a few stickers in with the tissue holders;
I also got these from WaddlinOnion 's shop.
When I first was selling my tissue holders, I would either wrap them in tissue paper
or put them in a little Ziploc bag.
I soon realized that Target, Joann Fabrics, and Michaels
often had inexpensive cello treat bags
that are just the right size for the tissue holders.
I stock up on them; sometimes they're even cheaper post-holidays.
But what about larger items, like my quilts and banners?
Well, I found something handy at Home Depot: masking paper!
This stuff is dirt cheap; at Lowe's, it's only $4.00 for 60 yards!
I just tie it with some pretty sale yarn or some vintage bias tape I bought off of Etsy.
But back to my Harry Potter quilts.
I wanted to wrap them especially nice,
so when my customer bought a baby quilt, I downloaded an "owl post" image...
... and made a cool sticker to put on the package.
I used the masking paper, some brown bias tape, and...
Accio, mail carrier!
As an extra little gift, I included a Gryffindor tissue holder,
which I placed in a super-cute owl cello bag I found on sale at Cost Plus.
How perfect is this?
I think even Dudley would approve.