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My Poppet : your weekly dose of crafty inspiration

My Poppet : your weekly dose of crafty inspiration: August 2008

My Poppet : your weekly dose of crafty inspiration

Friday, 29 August 2008

Come and get it!

My 1st shipment of Monstar has arrived. I know how many of you have been keenly awaiting your 1st glimpse.
I've put together a little 'Look Book' for you all, with prices and available sizes...
Boys Spanish Galleon stripe t-shirt $29 sizes 0 - 2
Jersey dress with belt, pink or navy $39 sizes 2 - 6
red stripe leggings $22 sizes 2 - 6
Peacock t-shirt with applique red or pink $33 sizes 2 -6
Stripe baby short (for girls or boys) $25 sizes 00 - 2
Zig Zag summer denim pants $49 sizes 0 - 6

This stuff sells out fast so be quick!
I'm having a day off tomorrow for my sister's wedding, but my good friend Toni will be looking after the store for me, so be nice! When she isn't helping friends out on Saturdays, she's running this fantastic place (insert free plug here)

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Spring fling...

I've run out of hangers because I have so many lovely new spring garments in the store. These are a few of my favorites...
from Cherry Stew...
Whirly girly skirts $72
Flared frocks $74
from France...
Smocked dresses $72.95
from Never Ever... Super cute baby overalls $55

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Little gnome...

I couldn't resist sharing these wonderful pictures of a very cute and satisfied customer. This beautiful pixie hat makes her look like a little garden gnome, aaahh... so cute!
There are still a few small sizes available here on Poppet in the post.
LMNOP magazine issue 4 is out now, download your free copy here

And continuing with the gnome theme, look what got a mention long with grasshoppers knitted blankets. I only have 1 gnome t-shirt by Little Lark left, it's size 3-6mo so if you want it, call me now...


Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Oilcloth heaven...

I've always had a bit of a thing for Mexican oil cloth, so when Messy Essy came through my door...well needless to say, I was in oilcloth heaven.
Oilcloth is durable and really easy to care for, will take the toughest treatment and still look good day after day - just don't throw it in the washing machine!

I have bibs, kids aprons, splat mats and travel chalkboards in stock now.
Travel chalk mat includes chalk and erasing cloth $21.95 each
Velcro fastening bib with crumb catcher $12 each - assorted designs and colours available - these are my favorites

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Weddings, parties, anything...

I'm heading off to my sister's wedding ceremony rehearsal this afternoon, luckily I don't have to do anything too challenging. Just need to look good, but not as good as the bride of course!
If I had a baby boy, this is what he would wear at the wedding...
Suitable for weddings, parties or even just to add a little touch of class to mealtimes, $19.95
This little guy looks like he is ready for an elegant evening...
Mini-glow night light $44.95
9 animal characters in stock - check out the designs here

Friday, 22 August 2008

New, new and even more new!

Have spent several days unpacking boxes of lovely new stock, thought you might like to see some of it. I'll try to post at least a couple of pictures every day so my lovely interstate readers can share in all the 'Poppety' goodness...
Robot and monster Melamine plates $9.95 each
Rainbow decorative lights $39.95 (set of 20 lights)
also available in red, cream, tonal pinks, blues or lilacs

E-mail or call me if you fancy anything in particular - more pictures tomorrow

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Retro revival...

Just thought I'd share a picture of the My Poppet stall at Magnolia Square. I papered the walls with some vintage wallpaper to give the stall a bit of a retro feel, add a cow hide rug and a retro walnut veneer coffee table and you'd swear you'd stepped back to the seventies!

I've just managed to recover and get the shop back in order! So much new stock in store at the moment I'm struggling to find a place for it all. I'll post some pictures in the coming days...
Have just updated Poppet in the Post, all stock levels are current as of today so feel free to search the archives as some of the items are still available (unless otherwise indicated)

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Shop 4 Kids...Yay!

Super excited to see the new Spring/Summer edition of Shop4Kids Magazine. If you haven't already noticed My Poppet got a nice little mention...was even more pleased when I saw that my Souvenir tea towel dress was featured so prominently in a photo spread.
It was sold a few weeks ago, but I have just made a few more to take to Magnolia Square. If you're quick you might just get lucky!


Friday, 8 August 2008

Local Press...

Always nice to get a bit of local press...
click on image to read -


Thursday, 7 August 2008

I will be taking a mini version of My Poppet to Magnolia Square next week, showcasing new stock from some of the independent labels you have all grown to love.
Featuring -
Wall art from Look at the wall
Spring range from Cherry stew and Ally J
Spring/summer Paul and Paula
Nanoou summer range
Lots of one off garments and toys by My Poppet, Cinti does Vintage, One red Robin, Partridge and Pear and lots more...

Now, just need to work out how it will all fit into a teeny tiny 2x2m space, suggestions welcomed.
My mum will be looking after the shop and I'll be at the Malvern town Hall, so if you're in Melbourne then, drop by and say 'Hi'. Mum get excited when she sells something in the shop, so make her day, and drop in to the shop as well. After all, it's just down the road!

Credit card facilities will be available

Tuesday, 5 August 2008


This past weekend was just a blur...spent most of my time at several of the trade fairs that were on in about sensory overload! The massive hangover from my sister's hen's night didn't help...
Breaking in the wedding shoes today, ouchy!
As a special treat to myself yesterday morning, I popped into one of my favorite op-shops and did not go home unrewarded. As well as some great fabric, a couple of dresses and lots of buttons and bias binding, I found this beautiful coral coloured leaf shaped plate. Perfect for displaying hair accessories (which I always find difficult to display well)

What do you think of my cake stand turned headband display?

Friday, 1 August 2008

So much to do...

Feeling a little bit unmotivated today, especially when i think about the millions of things on my 'to do' list - it all gets a little bit overwhelming.
I made this little guy a few months ago when I was obviously in much more of a productive mood, he also has a friend which is waiting for his head to be attached. Poor little guy, at the rate I'm going, it may never happen...

I have become a little bit attached to my friend here so he is not for sale, he sits on my bedside table and keeps me company.