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My Poppet : your weekly dose of crafty inspiration

My Poppet : your weekly dose of crafty inspiration: April 2010

My Poppet : your weekly dose of crafty inspiration

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Time to party...

Just sharing some photos of Emma's rainbow birthday party...

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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Procrastination queen...

My Poppet

I made a little button, I'm pretty pleased with myself. It's amazing what you can achieve when you're meant to be doing your tax stuff! If you want to put it on your blog or website, the code is below. It links to this blog in case you were wondering. Just cut and paste into the HTML gadget.

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Now better get back to avoiding some real work!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

I can see a rainbow...

Even Poppet in the Post is rainbow themed this week...

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Rainbow legs...

How can i resist these rainbow striped Huggalugs leg huggers for Emma's birthday outfit. Not only do they protect her little knees when she'd crawling, they look fabulous. They are made in Melbourne in tons of fantastic colours and styles. Get them in the Caulfield store only $16.50 a pair...

Monday, 19 April 2010

Theme of the week...RAINBOW!

If you follow @mypoppetshop on twitter, you may already know that I'm planing a Rainbow themed 1st birthday for Emma. I'll be decorating with items I already have at home and at the store. On the list so far...

And my favorite - Mexican Party Flags. I had these up for Christmas, they look fab for any occasion.

All of these items are currently available at the store and/or may also like to have a look at what's happening over at MADE OF CLOTH. Today I've posted instructions for making a Rainbow Headband.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

FREE POSTAGE...throw a Party!

I'm offering FREE POSTAGE within Australia on these vintage inspired Party Kits by Banter & Frolic. They are now listed on Poppet in the Post, 5 great themes in total for girls and boys.

Each theme includes invitations and matching envelopes, themed bunting, party bags, and lots of other theme related papergoods like popcorn bags and hotdog or sandwich wrappers.
Make organising your next birthday party a 'piece of cake'

Monday, 12 April 2010


So excited to be involved in this Special Edition of Mixtape magazine. I've contributed a couple of articles, but you'll have to get a copy of the mag to see what they are...luckily for you I'll have a few copies for sale at the shop soon.
EDIT:: now available for sale HERE

Ok so it's not for kids, its for parents/carers/family members... It contains some crafty things to do with little ones LIKE- Tooth Pillow Tutorial Paper Doll Action Kids Quilt It has a story on Post Natal Depression Also what it's like to find out you're going to be a DAD~ Cool things to do in the garden with kids ACE kids books Very COOL colouring in page Mathilda's Market Stallholder profiles Nappy - cloth/disposable Reusable Baby Wipes Sweet As & some very ACE mum/business women profiles & much more 48pages

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Sad but Happy...

It is with mixed feelings that I'm announcing the closure of the Caulfield store in June. I've had to do much soul searching and face the reality that as much as i love running the store, it's just not economically viable any more. In an ideal world, finances would not be an issue, but in the real world, working long hours 'for the love of it' and sacrificing time that i could be spending with my family has zapped my energy and creativity.

But don't boo hoo...I'm really quite comfortable and happy with the change and you won't be rid of me really. I'll still have my blogs (I've got 3 now! one is secret unless you follow on twitter) and will be devoting my energies to Poppet in the Post, markets and rural field days.

My friend Estelle commented yesterday that she has seen me go through the 5 stages of loss and now I've reached acceptance. Looking back she's spot on...I can see every stage. Not as terrible as losing a loved one, but when you start a business from scratch, it's your baby and it's hard to move on. I'm sure some of you can relate.

So I'm really excited that I'll be able to devote more time and energy to the online aspect of the business, my millions of half finished projects and of course, Emma...

So I need to shift a heap of clothing because I just won't have room for it all online, so today starts the fabo 3 for 2 SALE, buy 2 garments get another free. You'll have to come into the store or ring for that great offer.
I highly recommend you join the mailing list, follow on twitter or become a facebook fan for other exclusive in-store and online offers that will be popping up regularly.

(image, Birdlady print by Tamara Maguire $42)

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Easter 2010...Hamilton

Thanks for every one that came to the POP UP shop on Easter Saturday in Hamilton, had a great time meeting all of you...just sharing a few lovely shots i took of Jackie's lovely store Hazel Green, a knitters heaven. I'm not a knitter but Jackie's store almost makes me want to take it up, such lovely yarns. She'll soon be stocking a beautiful range of linen and Liberty fabrics for the sewers amongst us...

Check out her website, an online store is coming soon...
Here is Emma meeting the little calf that will be named after her...

Thursday, 1 April 2010

More Mon*star Winter 2010

Just a little taste of the stock I've been unpacking this morning. Taking it all to Hamilton, so if you want some of it today, call me NOW! ;)