Memories, Maps and Coconut Cake

Memories, Maps and Coconut Cake

Happy Friday Everyone!  Just a quick post about my exciting week at Popsyclunk.

I started off the week taking part in a fantastic Product Photography Webinar by Lyndsey James over at Photocraft. You can read more about what she does Here

It made me look at photos of my products in a different light (pardon the pun) and was perfect timing for launching my new range of map design memory boxes.

 

Mini Map Suitcases
Mini Map Suitcases

At school I was always fascinated by maps and paint (weird I know – I was a geek!) and my new product marries the two perfectly. With my new suitcase memory boxes, you are able to request a significant reclaimed map for the top of the box or if you’re not fussed, I can surprise you!

My hubby got involved this time and even though he runs a business of his own (you can look at it Here ) he advised me on the sanding process to make sure that the map is an integral part of the lid.

I have also been working hard on polishing up my listings for my Etsy Shop, and as well as this mini map suitcase I’ve also added some designs for the larger suitcases for Children as well as Wedding, Anniversary and Engagement suitcases.

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Map Design Wedding, Engagment or Anniversary Suitcase

I have used reclaimed maps for my new map suitcases, If you have any atlases you no longer need, I’ll always be interested in adding them to my collection. Please contact me at hello@popsyclunk.co.uk

 

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Oscar Memory Box

This month I had a lovely chat over Skype with my best friend Clunk, who lives in Melbourne, Australia, and who is the namesake of Popsyclunk. She talked about her new found love of mindfulness and meditation. It was really interesting and re-inforced in my mind, about being present and living in the moment, especially with our children. With this in mind, I asked my daughter to show me what she had put in her memory box recently. She showed me the top of a seed that had popped off when her sunflower had started growing, as well as a paper sandwich bag that I had doodled on for her packed lunch on World Book Day. Both of these things made my heart happy. It really is the little things that our little people remember, because to them, the little things are actually the big things.

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Otto trying his hand at gardening!

With this in mind, we planted more sunflower seeds in the garden recently as our annual family sunflower growing competition is underway. Look who wanted to help!

I have also started adding more boards to Pinterest this week, as a lovely customer said she found me on there, so it must be working!

If you’d like to follow me, I can be found Here.

Finally I found a fantastic recipe for Coconut and Raspberry Jam cake over on Julie’s Family Kitchen. I am no baker, but this a super easy, throw it all in recipe.

You can have a look Here

Enjoy your weekends folks, and remember, our little people are the best at living in the present and practising mindfulness, let’s see what we can learn from them.

Sally x