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Where is Sojourn?

I have been so busy with getting my new kindergarten classroom up and running.
It’s my second year, and it’s looking great, so far. Jewelry work will resume in the coming weeks, as things settle in at school for me.

In the meantime, if you’re interested, I’ve started a blog about my experiences as a teacher.

It’s called Journeys in Childhood. Hope you’ll check it out!

Personalize Your Packaging

In your business, presentation is just as important as the product itself.

Here’s an easy way to personalize your packaging, on a budget.

1) Choose a strong, unique component of your logo, maybe it’s a bird, a star, or a nouveau-style woman’s profile. For me, it’s a tree.

2) Find a rubber stamp designer who does custom work, to create a stamp with your chosen image. Here’s the artist I worked with on Etsy! Be sure to grab an inkpad or two!

3) Stamp tissue paper in your choice of pattern. I chose to create alternating rows, like bricks.

Here’s how it turned out:

Fall Wishes

Gathering Apples, 2009 Collection

In the fall of the year, when warm days give way to crisp nights, the work of plant and man culminates in a bounty, offerings for the harvest basket.

Sweet pendants, rings and earrings in this collection are winding their way into the shop, now. Pick your own!

Mountain Air

I am back from the White Mountains, and greatly missing the places and my family.

We climbed Mt. Washington (again), took Caps Ridge from Jefferson over to the summit of Washington, then took Lion Head down to Pinkham Notch. An 11 hour journey in total, and by the end of it, I was stumbling, lurching, and wishing never to hike again. Now, though, I would definitely be up for another hike!

A garden/greenhouse in Vermont made me think I’d like to have some succulents (spine and barb free) growing in the house. They are just so beautiful and ornate looking.

I found this great example at apartmenttherapy.com:

Oh, the Update!

I have a supply shop, now! Mainly pretty little found and collected things like sea glass, sea pottery, keys, old hardware, vintage buttons, etc. Occasionally extra wire, beads and the like. Check it out!

I’ve just finished ordering all the supplies I will need for a very exciting new project with my brother, using his photography!

At present, I must pack for a family vacation in the White Mountains. I hope for lots of swimming, hiking, and cool mountain air. Maybe some history and shopping will sneak in, too. See you all next week!

Saturday

Slept until 10 with dreams about some sort of a coastal secret society that I was a part of. Involved outbuildings, and secret tasks, emerald coves, lighthouses and forts.

This morning starting with coffee and sourdough toast.

I want to show you the mug I reserve for weekends only. It once belonged to a beloved family member. I can’t bear to use my special mug on a day that requires me to work.


Look for a neat shop announcement later on today!

A Sale in June


Tonight, take 20% off your Sojourn Curiosities order totaling up to $75, before shipping. Orders over $75 before shipping, take 25% off your order total. Orders over $125, before shipping may take 30% off the order total!

The nitty gritty:
To receive this discount, check out, and await revised invoice to pay, or pay and I will refund the discount. Either way will work.

Please be sure to put the phrase “SNS” in notes to seller on Etsy checkout. Sale prices valid through 9 a.m. Sunday morning (6/28)