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October 22, 2010


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sweetest jeanne...one of the things that i love about you is your willingness to SHARE. whether it is your wisdom or your humor or your knowledge...you are such an amazing example of a woman who GIVES and i want you to know how much I ADMIRE that quality. so many women these days hoard their thoughts, their lessons, their love...you send it out there and that, dear friend is so refreshingly WONDERFUL.
thank you.
the world needs more jeanne.s


i can relate with the "cheez-it" box. it completely sucked out the excitement.=) love your tastefulness.


What Chrissy said...ditto. When I was teaching classes here at my home I always tried to share every little technique or great product so that others could enjoy creating as much as I did.
The perfect quilters knot, the wonders of Terrifically Tacky Tape (TTT), or how to pull paint back off a project by using Playtex kitchen gloves.....share the love ladies, share the love.


Rosa Friedl

You are so right. I can't wait to receive the items I ordered from you. The Gypsy Caravan girls do a phenomenal job and Rebecca Sower's packages always feel like Christmas too. Thank you for the great input. Taking notes for my future sewn goods endeaver. Thanks for the inspiration!

Shanon Gallegos

I agree, the packaging is so important. I love what you do, I have only purchased from you in person and I have missed out on this very fun packaging!
I continue to look at your blog first every day, thank you so much!


Jeanne.. thks for sharing.. and I echo what Chrissy said.. sharing your love and your knowledge is so wonderful.. kudos to you! I tooo am a firm believer in pkging... totally. I've oredered off etsy too.. and am disappointed when all they did was shove it in a bubble mailer. U are right.. it makes all the difference. Taking time to wrap things beautifully doesn't hv to cost a lot and u are right, it doesn't take that much time.. but in turn, u are telling that customer of yours that they are special.. they are valued by you.. and that means alot in this big old world of ours. everyone wants to feel loved and special and valued. everyone.. xoxoox

Courtney Walsh

This is beautiful. I have long thought gift-wrapping is an artform of its own. My mom is an expert gift wrapper!! So, I'm in awe of these... :)

And I'm glad you said you'd send mine and not just bring it to me when I see you next. You were right...the wrapping is part of the experience. :)


Lovely, thoughtful, very special!! Thank you for all your beautiful details that bless others.


Those extra touches really do mean alot. There are certain people that I just cannot wait to get packages from. You are most definitely one, Tracey (French Larkspur), my friend Clare (the Robin and Sparrow),Sarah (Sadie Olive) and the sweet Tara (Blondie N SC - who needs her shoppe open again soon!)
The little thoughtful notes, smells and lil bits of creativity are just so special :D


Hi Jeanne,
I was able to go online today and purchase the camera bag!!! YAY! My Jenn will be so thrilled!
Just checking in to make sure the paypal went through!
Thank you for such beautiful work!

Rebecca Lewis

This post made me want to go and buy something just for the packaging! Thanks for the tips. I'm new to the crafting world and friends have been encouraging me to open a shop. I will file this away for future reference and quickly head back to your shop to look at your pretties!


Now I am even more excited to receive my purchase from you! How beautiful each package must look and thank you for taking the time to make it so special for us :)

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

that's one of my favorite things about receiving something from your store...you make it special. thank you for that. obviously it's paying off for you:)


Jeanne, you are a treasure. I am so happy to "know" you. :)


Jeanne ~ I applaud you for what you are doing. It shows that you care for your goods as well as your customers. I think whenever we part with some of our hard earned cash whether it be through Etsy or another retail outlet ~ we want to feel like our business is appreciated. I say Bravo!!

sheila payne  Tattered Goods

Hi Jeanne,
I love your advice...I tend to start off like you suggest and then at times because I am disorganized :( I do not always do that. I am going to start making it my priority to do so :) a lil something like a chocolate or an ispiring word of encouragement does add just the right touch. I feel this all is a sense of PRIDE of business and the product...thanks so much you are always full of honest and sound advice. I do hope you and your family have a great weekend.



You are so right about this!! I got something from ebay just shove-crammed into a second hand box, (an expensive handbag) with some bubble wrap around it. No kidding, I don't even expect anything special from ebay, but that was a new low. Personally, I think it's really fun dressing things up with pretty tissue and a lovely note. That's what makes doing business with indie women so delightful. I once got a print from an artist who lives on a farm and she put in a little "pillow" of lavendar and a chicken feather, plus a beautiful card. It's just such a special touch! (PS I loved the bag I got from you a while back, with the ledger paper and postcard and note!) XOXO Suzen


You package your items so beautifully, all the time you put into your work really shows and I'm sure your customers really appreciate that! You make a very good point! I hope I can order something from you someday :)

Kelly Massman

That does make a beautiful presentation! :-)

Maija Lepore

I can attest to the beauty of your packaging! It's exquisite!

gabrielle messina

Couldn't agree more.... I'm a sucker for good packaging, it just inhances what's inside! Makes you feel so special too!

Simply Bungalow

Love the extra special details and so agree. I own a shop and we take a little extra time to put a bow on the bag and "dress" it up. It makes the customers feel extra special and that's what they remember and tell their friends.


giddy with excitement...my lucky number is 5...it's a sign...
i love you...i love your attention for detail...it shows your love for what you create...
love love love...
kiss kiss


I've always admired the attention to detail you put into your packaging! It makes the arrival of your purchase feel like a gift.

Shelley Paden

Hello bushel and a peck, I am a curious girl. Why the adorable #5 on the burlap sacks? Is it the # of peeps in your fam? Thank you for the wisdom, I do not sell anything on ebay, but yor post really got me praying about how I present my husband with the gifts I give him. Not at Christmas or his birthday; but the day to day stuff. Cleaning up his clothes off the bedroom floor for like the millionth time, washing his ice cream bowl in the sink; that he rinsed, but didn't put in the washing machine. When I do these things The Lord convicted me through your post that I shove it in a Cheez it box and still have the gall to claim that I am his helpmate..you know what I am saying? My attitude about taking care of my amazing husband, my precious gift from God....I complain, huffnpuff, eye roll, etc...making my Biblical Womanhood look like my love for him....shoved into a Cheez It Box. Thank you for letting God use you to give my stubborn and selfish heart a thunk in the head. May he bless you for blessing all who you reach.

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