Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Packaging, and Disaster In The Garden!

I think I may have finally worked out my labels! They're quite simple, but I think there's a simple elegance about them. I'm going to post photos anyway, so I won't bother describing them first :)

These are the mini bars!

Close up on the mini bar package.

Rose Olive Label

Back of Rose Olive Label

Oatmeal Lavender Label!

Back of Oatmeal Lavender.

I'm very happy with how these turned out! The best part is that they are so easy to design and print with simple software that I have at home. The only thing that I really plan on changing is to shrink wrap them in plastic wrap, but that will be after I purchase a heat gun. There's always something on my wish list! The more I do, the bigger it grows :)

As for the disaster in the garden.... Recently I planted my vegetable garden. So far I have two kinds of lettuce, broccoli, green peppers, red peppers, jalapeno peppers, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, peas, onions, and tomatoes. I also have some seedlings of spaghetti squash, cucumber and zucchini to transplant, but that requires expanding my garden. That's a lot of manual labor, so I'm putting it off until the next nice weekend. Anyhow, I put in the broccoli over Easter weekend and one of the plants was growing gorgeously, and was already almost two feet high! I got home from work today, only to discover a small male deer quietly munching in the backyard.... I fawned over him for a minute, before I remembered that deer in Victoria are notorious for eating gardens! There are some unmistakable hoof prints in the soil, and a large portion of my broccoli plant and some deer-mouth sized chunks of lettuce are missing..... Not to blame the deer, but considering the evidence I don't think it was the orange cat next door or the husky dog down the street getting into my garden! Needless to say, there will be a fence put in just as soon as my partner Michael can get it in!

What do you think of my packaging? Do you have any tips for deterring deer in the garden? Post them in the comments below!



  1. Packaging looks great to me! What software are you using?

  2. I use Avery Print and Design Online for the ingredient labels, and for the front labels I just use the TextEdit on my Mac.