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My Poppet : your weekly dose of crafty inspiration

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

My Poppet : your weekly dose of crafty inspiration

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Fun to be had...

Lots of new fun stuff over at Poppet in the Post, time to start thinking about Chrissy maybe?

Friday, 26 September 2008

Sunny days...

The sun's out and everyone is in a happy mood, especially those who's team is in the Grand Final (mine isn't!). I'll be at the shop till 2 tomorrow, so if your not into the footy, it'll be a good day to drop in, I suspect there won't be much traffic about town.

A parcel just arrived with these lovely Australian made top and short sets, for when the weather gets warmer.
Baby's breath top $49.95 sizes 0-4
Lily shorts $49.95 sizes 0-5

Red bow shorts $29.95 sizes 0-4
Matching singlet $19.95 sizes 2-6
these items also mix n match with the Red wagon top and skirt from this post

Happy Jewish New Year to all my Jewish friends and Customers (I'll be happy to help you finish any left over honey cake...mmm...)

Thursday, 25 September 2008

More Japanese cuteness...

I've finally managed to find some time to string up these gorgeous Japanese paper animal balloons. They make a great mobile strung from a coat hanger or embroidery hoop.
The world globes have been popular on Poppet in the Post, so I thought I'd list these as well.
My favorite is the Monkey and the Panda. And if you're into cats, they come in assorted colours/characters with distinctive Japanese cartoon styling. If you order more than one cat, I will send different colours.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Party time...

This week's window has really brightened up the place. Lots of people seem to be having birthday parties at the moment, must be the change in the weather. I thought these novelty Japanese fans would make great party favours as an alternative to the 'lolly bag'.

$5.50 each, as well as the goldfish, and panda, I also have frog, kitten and mushroom ones.

Melamine cups are back in stock, they sold out in less than a week last time. I have put them onto Poppet in the Post. Some colours are limited so if you're keen, don't wait too long or you may miss out.

Thursday, 18 September 2008


I was so excited when I finally got my hands on my new dresses this morning. My very own design, made exclusively for My Poppet yay! sizes 2 through 6
Here are some sneaky peeks, 2 colour ways for sale at Poppet in the Post. A very small production run so sizes are limited (the aubergine colour way is limited to shop sales only)

Janet's Wedding...

I don't normally share much about my life outside the shop...but I'll make an exception just this once. Congratulations Janet and Daniel
photography - Lumens Photography Melbourne

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Monstar and more...

Some pictures of the new Monstar delivery, as promised...some garments for sale at
Poppet in the Post...if you can't find what you like there, just give me a ring.

Now I'm really excited to share these pictures with you of the most lovely thing ever... a beautiful single bed sized quilt made from vintage tablecloths and other vintage textiles. Made by a very talented Melbourne textile designer named Penelope Durston. It is the only one of its kind and it's price is $250. It would also look very good on a couch...

It's in my window at the moment, you would see this from the street...this is what I see when the light shines through to the backThis is my favorite panelI also have a cot size quilt in stock in retro browns and oranges, please contact me if you would like a photo.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Chalk n Cheese - in store now!

The Chalk n Cheese Spring/Summer collection has arrived, I particularly like this Party dress called 'Balloons'. Buy it online at Poppet in the Post
There is also quite a strong boys range this season, including shorts, shirts, and polo tops.
STOP PRESS- a huge parcel full of Monstar gear has just arrived, pictures tomorrow, stay tuned!

Saturday, 13 September 2008


Did anyone have one of these as a kid? Vintage style purse Assorted colours $4.50 each

How about this bed linen? Cinti does Vintage bib $26.90

Yeah, I know! Me, you and everyone else...don't you just love nostalgia.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Coat hangers, Red wagons and general ramblings...

Coat hangers...the bane of my existence at the moment. I know it all sounds a bit trivial, there are bigger problems in the world, but no matter how many hangers I have, it just never seems to be enough! I have the same problem at home, but at least there every thing finds its rightful place on the floor!
Now I have so much fantastic spring/summer stock coming in and no where to put it, any suggestions?
Red Wagons...seem to be the theme at the shop today. Apart from having these fantastic little red mini wagons in store ( and on Poppet in the Post), I not long ago received a delivery of wagon themed outfits made from super cute 50's esque fabric.Redwagon dress $49.95 (sizes 1,3,4)
Red wagon top $44.95 (sizes 0,2, 3, 4), matching skirt $49.95 (sizes 2 to 6)
I love the little trim and ruffle details on the skirt.
General ramblings...One of the most FAQ I get at the shop is 'Does this come in pink?' The answer is usually 'No', but sometimes I make an exception. This is the only pink dress I've ordered this summer, I've got a feeling they'll sell pretty quickly.
Pink party dress, sizes 1 to 4 $74.95

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

To Russia with love...

Bit of a Russian theme happening over at Poppet in the Post at the moment...
It's taken me all day but I've managed to load quite a nice selection of products, lots more to come. I've also added a Melbourne Made section, a great idea, if I do say so myself!

Friday, 5 September 2008

Sad...and Happy too!

I've finally bitten the bullet and decided to open a real online shop to replace the Poppet in the Post blog. I'm a bit sad because I really liked the whole concept, but alas, I must adapt! The new online shop is still called Poppet in the Post, but the difference is you can use Paypal to pay for purchases immediately online. I have 5 products up at the moment and will slowly be adding more and more each day. I am interested to see how the initial trial works, so go ahead and give it a go. I am still more than happy to take over the phone orders or EFT payments like before. Here is the link - Poppet in the Post (new and improved)

All prices are in Australian dollars and at this stage it will only calculate postage for Australian customers - please contact me if you need and overseas shipping quote.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Like a tiger...grrr...

I'm loving these insulated lunch bags, not only do they keep your lunch cool (or warm) but they open up to become a wipeable place mat. At only $19.95 each they make a perfect birthday present. I'm sure that there are a few Richmond supporters out there that wouldn't mind taking their half time snacks in the Tiger one!

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Woodland Park Folk...

One of my favorite softie makers is having a solo exhibition of her fantastic work. I was lucky enough to receive an owl of my very own along with an invitation to the show. The show is at Hudson in Balaclava, which is only just down the road from me. So stop in to visit me if you go there, or vice versa. Details here on Jhoanna's blog .

Her work will be for sale at the exhibition, but if you miss out, I have one of her Peg Bears here, he is looking for a good home as his friends have been adopted already.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Fiesta time!

My window is so cheering me up today... I feel like I'm at a Mexican Fiesta...You don't really see enough fluorescent pink cats around these days, so kitschy I love it!
Melamine cups in a rainbow of colours, beautiful quality only $5.95 each. Don't mean to name drop but guess
who grabbed these right out of my hands as i was unpacking the box? Pull along pink cat and ducky, made in Poland (probably for the last 35 years at least) $24.95 each.

Mexican oil cloth Bunting is weather resistant and can happily live out doors all summer, $46.95 for about 5m anyone else getting a craving for nachos?