ohnorachio – Guest Blog

wooden bunting

ohnorachio – Guest Blog

A quick blog about my guest blog over on ohnorachio As you all know, I have blogged alongside my business for a little while now, so when I had the opportunity to guest blog for Rachel  of OHNORACHIO, Designer-Maker of pretty things, Letterer,  Creative & Blogger (as it states in her Profile) I jumped at the chance. I really admire the way that Rachel blogs and her photos are just as engaging as her content.

I was a bit nervous about how to put myself across, but after a gallon of tea, and a few tips from Rachel, I am really pleased with the result. It has really helped me to think about what my business is about and I feel like I have come far enough to be able to share tips with others.

I have been working hard to get my product photography right. Featured is a photo of my personalised wooden bunting which has just been given as a new baby gift. I love these colours!

I hope you enjoy reading my post as well as the other guest blogs that Rachel has shared while she is away. I particularly love the post for the Blueberry and Acai Smoothie – delish!

Memory Boxes and Suitcases!

Memory Boxes and Suitcases – My busy week

It’s been busy busy at Popsyclunk this week.  I’ve been nursing a poorly Popsyclunker which although not nice,  has given me  some time look forward  to the future and a new product for Popsyclunk.

I’ve been making  Memory Boxes  for a while now, and as well as the wooden square boxes with a lift off or hinged lid I already offer, I had the idea of offering a wooden suitcase – style box. I love the idea of a mini suitcase to keep all of a little person’s special keepsakes in. It ties in with the idea of their journey or travels through life. I worked on the idea of monogrammed suitcases from the early to mid 20th Century where people used to have their initials  etched or stitched onto the side and of course wanted to give it a Popsyclunk twist of fresh colours that give it a modern feel. Each one could be personalised with the child’s initials. The little wooden tag has been hand painted with the words “Rosie’s Travels” and the  little balloon shows her date of  birth.

The suitcase is 17 x 23 x 9cm so a perfect size to send through the post too! I made my first suitcase for Rosie, my best friend Clunk’s little girl, for her birthday. Here she is looking very pleased with it. It travelled all the way back to Australia with her.

The   ” My Little Wooden Suitcase” will be handmade to order and will be £24 plus £3.75 P&P . They will be listed in my Etsy Shop soon. In the meantime if you’d like to place an order for one please contact me through my website here or my Facebook Page. They are perfect as a personalised birthday present, new baby gift, christening gift or maybe start thinking abut Christmas ! Eeek! After all, its less than 100 days away!

I hope you’ve had a lovely week, I’m hoping next week will be less about illness and more about painting!


Ooh and I forgot to mention the giveaway to win an “Amelia” name plaque on my Facebook Page. So if you have an Amelia in your life, get over there before Midnight on 27th September and you could be in with a chance!

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