May 19, 2011

Our Creative Space: Admin and whatnot

Admin. Lately I seem to be spending a lot of time doing admin. Punching holes and threading strings, cutting out labels and printing off tags, addressing envelopes, wrapping orders, answering emails. But that is what running a business is I guess. I did not know this before. Chef has been helping me and that has been great.

The thing I like about etsy ( one of the many many many things) is the way parcels are wrapped when they arrive. I take special care to make sure mine look nice too and  often people comment on the packaging in my feedback. I just fold the cushion cover and tie red and white twine and add a few tags and a little thank you note.
I also seal the envelope with some lovely tape. The bottom one is the New York subway- love it!

May Cushions by cath @ chunkychooky
These are the latest cushions.
Top row: Haiti, Washington DC, New Zealand
Middle row: NSW coast, Maldives, United Kingdom
Bottom row: The Arctic Circle, Greece, Germany

One lovely lady snapped up Germany about two minutes after I put it online.  I really like the Arctic Circle one. If anyone wants one that is currently sold out just send me an email, AND until Sunday night at midnight you can use the coupon code: IREADCHUNKYCHOOKY at checkout for a 10% discount.
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24 comments:

  1. The Germany one is really pretty colours!

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  2. Ooooh I do like a map - your cushions are great !

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  3. They are really cute... wouldn't surprise me if they all sold really quickly :)

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  4. Oh how I loooooooove your cushions! They are interesting, educational, adorable.... sigh! One more thing I wanted to say about them is I love the colours- it would be really easy for these to fail simply based on a really ugly colour coordination on the fabric! The colours are old-school, but not so bright that they are offensive! So, gold star for colour choice!

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  5. PS I'm embarrassed to admit I still haven't crocheted any food from the lovely book you gave me LAST YEAR! But, I'm going part time at work next week and am really looking forward to having some time out for all those little things. Will shoot you some pics once I have got my act together! xx

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  6. My little sister is in NY right now. bet she'd love that tape too. I like the top one the best. I love the stationary drawer a lot too. x

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  7. I like either London or the Greek Islands i think! Gorgeous gorgeous!

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  8. Totally fabulous cushions! I'm not surprised they sell so quickly!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  9. love your cushions! and your packaging style. that whole side of it is fun when it's not too rushed.

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  10. Ooh, Cath - squealing in Hobart! I just found you through Lee. Your Etsy shop has been one of my favourites for ages and I intend to buy the Sydney cushion. Now I've spotted the Hobart and German ones, too. Ah, be still my cartophile-beating heart! J x

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  11. You and I are very alike. I'm big on packaging and prettying up parcels. ALthough none of my stuff looks have as professional and gorgeous as what you've got there.
    And special tape, where would the world be without special tape?
    xo

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  12. Loving those colors on the Germany cushion cover...and am totally in AWE of your gorgeous packaging materials. Stunning, Cath!

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  13. You're awesome (for the care you take with parcels and for maps on cushions)

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  14. love them all!! my all time favourite is the one Busy is on ♥
    love stationery & tape, such yumminess over at yours always ♥

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  15. my gosh, just found you and am glad I did! love, no adore your country cushions, they would make a fabulous gift...(for me!)I am off to check out your store right now

    Gill xo

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  16. Care with packaging can make a great parcel perfect. I also love the way a lot of my etsy purchases are wrapped. The subway tape is pretty cool.

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  17. I love the NZ one! Are you adding more countries to your list? I have a friend who is passionate about Papua New Guinea.

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  18. I reckon that NY tape just pulled on my heartstrings!

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  19. Ah admin... does it ever end? ;) It's the bain of my life too, and I don't even have the additional load from a thriving online business! My girls miss out on so many things at school because of my slackness with paperwork. Anyway, love your cushions and these new ones are super gorgeous :) Kx

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  20. How cool are these cushions! WAY COOL! Love your work!

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  21. Hi! Thanks so much for visiting me today- so lovely to find your blog. Can't wait to grab a coffee tomorrow morning and enjoy it more! Have a wonderful day. Emma.

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  22. wow these are amazing such gorgeous fabric and what a fabulous idea
    hygs
    xo :)

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  23. ...and it arrived and I LOVE it! And your packaging was WONDERFUL too!!! Yay to admin, while boring, all the little touches add that little bit of extra special goodness!

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  24. Such unique cushions ! I love the arctic circle one best i think. Love it if you came and linked it up to my challenge here http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2011/06/sandys-challenge-4.html

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