Hi there, thanks for stopping by!
My name’s Lucy, and I’m the creator behind Fair Ivy surprise packages.
I live in Venice, California—a few blocks from the beach, in an wonderful urban artist area. My roommates are all artists. Neighbors are artists. Any spare piece of neighborhood street walls are covered in art. Even the beers around here are a work of art! I’m surrounded! It may be because of this that I’m really into crafts, handmade, and art in general…and thus how Fair Ivy has been influenced to become what it is today (yay for handmade!).
When I’m not working on Fair Ivy stuff (i.e. finding unique gifts, taking photographs, blogging, facebooking, marketing, responding to customer inquiries, managing the website, and maintaining the books and subscription matrices), I am generally just adventuring, crafting, veggie gardening, repurposing, or coming up with unusual party ideas!
This blog is a way for me to share some of the awesome handmade products I come across in my daily work searching for cute gifts, showcase some of the surprise gift items that go out in Fair Ivy subscriptions each month, discuss cute packaging ideas, and gush about my love for surprise snail mail. And a few other random things.
I’d love to chat so if you have any ideas for a unique blog post, or want to discuss having your handmade products featured on the blog or on Fair Ivy, please drop me a line: