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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!