Welcome to The Gingerbread Bunny! I'm Sarah, a textile artist specialising in crochet and felt based in Wigan in the North-West of England.

On my blog, you can find my day-to-day craft adventures and tutorials.

You can find details of my work for sale and workshops on my website - www.thegingerbreadbunny.co.uk

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Pretty Presentation and a Great Giveaway!

All wrapped up!
I apologise for the alliteration but I like things to sound good!  For that matter, I like things to look good to and that is what today's post is going to be about (as well as a great giveaway at the end! Squeal!!) 

I chose to start my blog as a way to share my crafting with my friends and, well, the World.  And so the Gingerbread Bunny was born.  At first my blog background came from the general templates, which were OK but not what I really wanted.  It didn't look pretty enough.  I bought a book, Blogging for Bliss by Tara Frey, which led me to a website called Smitten Blog Designs (check their site out if you have a blog you would like to revamp!) who offer lots of really funky backgrounds for blogs, and that is where my current design came from.  Much prettier I think.

From my blog, my Folksy store grew and I wanted to make sure that when I launched the business side of The Gingerbread Bunny it looked professional.  For me, this is very important and as a consumer, I notice this!  I paid a small price for the lovely Aleximo Croissant on Folksy to design my logo, lettering, business postcards, letterhead and stickers - everything I needed to get going.  I have to say it was well worth it and I feel it just makes the whole business look that little bit more professional.

Finally, my packaging!  I knew that when I posted items out to their new owners, the packaging needed to be a little bit special.  It makes such a difference when your parcel arrives looking pretty!  I wrap all my items in tissue paper, tied with cord or ribbon with a postcard attached as the invoice.  I found an eBay shop that sells purple mailing bags (as this matches my colour scheme) and seal the bags with a sticker. 

My parcel ready to go!
 Presentation, for me is very important!  It is, after all, one of the first parts of your blog or business people see and is well worth giving a little bit of thought to!


It's time for my giveaway!  Squeal!  I have to say I am very excited about my first ever blog giveaway andI hope many of you will enter. 

The winner will be able to choose between 2 prizes; a black and teal mini feather hairclip or a red fabric A5 journal/diary/book pouch. 
To win one of these amazing prizes, handmade by The Bunny, all you need to do is leave a comment under this post before 12pm (GMT) on Wednesday 11th May!  After this time, I will use a random number generator to select the winner who will be announced in my post on Wednesday evening! 
So, what are you waiting for?  Get commenting!

Gorgeous teal and black mini feather hairclip!

Beautiful red book pouch!

(Please note, entries are limited to one comment per person) 


    it's quite nice

  2. you are just so inspirational sarah! omgosh! in such a short time, look at you go! you are amazing!!!!

  3. You have lovely things to give away and the wrapping for Folksy buys is beautiful, I'd be really pleased if I bought anything and it arrived looking like that!

  4. Sarah I love love love your blogs and all the wonderful creative crafty things, that I must have!

    The bunny is very clever and has been hopping away under the bushes for sometime... creating very special designs right down to the packaging.

    I am inspired and motivated to give crafting ago myself :0)

  5. Oooooh nice giveaway Sarah. Aleximo C is FAB isn't she? I was so delighted with the work she did for me.

    Keep up the good work :-)

  6. Its great to read about how you got to where you are now with your pretty blog and professional packaging designs Sarah. Your parcels must be exciting to receive...I love opening a personally wrapped and cared for package!
    Thanks for the opportunity in your great giveaway!
    Ali ;-)

  7. I want it, want it, want it too!!
    What a great giveaway prize (I have picked the one I want already!!)
    Kim from Kims Colourway :)