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My Poppet : your weekly dose of crafty inspiration

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

My Poppet : your weekly dose of crafty inspiration

Friday, 29 February 2008


A few Japanese gals dropped into My Poppet today...I'm sure they won't be around for long...

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Hey Michi Girl!

Oh Michi, you're so fine,You're so fine, you blow my mind, Hey Michi! Hey Michi!
Find out why I'm singing here.


Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Nanoou is here!

Nanoou, Nanoou, wow that takes me back to my Mork and Mindy watching days...anyway the long wait for Nanoou is finally over. A big parcel arrived from Denmark yesterday and i was not disappointed. I've got tops, dresses and leggings in lovely unisex colours in the softest organic cotton -some have been snapped up already. I'll pop this jumpsuit on Poppet in the Post.These wellies are not Nanoou but the tomato red colour matches exactly, what a great combo.

Ooh spell check is back, hooray!!

Saturday, 23 February 2008


Thursday, 21 February 2008


A special post for Brooke and Moca, my first blog friends.

My most favorite necklace ever just arrived in the post today from here, coincidently it just happend to match my outfit today, how serendipitous! A very good start to the day.
Then a courier arrived with a big parcel full of Japanese Zakka-ish stationery bits and pieces including these fellas - cute!
I'm really seeing some sort of theme happening, just waiting for a little sausage dog to pitter-pat through my door...

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

I [heart] Hearts

I finally put some time aside last night to start on my Mirabel Heart, and even though Valentine's day is well over and it probably won't get a gurnsey in Pip's window, i'm confident i can meet the 7th of March deadline. All the donated hearts go on sale on the 8th of march for $10 each to raise money for The Mirabel Foundation.

If anyone wants to make a heart some details of how to take part here. You can drop Hearts into My Poppet until the 5th of March if you can't get to Fitzroy as i'll be seeing Pip that night.
And on the weekend the lovely Nichola and Justine (aka Mixtape girls) dropped in a few copies of Mixtape issue 3 Bit of a good read! If you haven't already got a copy, you can pick one up at the shop $6 each

Just updated Poppet in the Post here's a sneak peek!

Friday, 15 February 2008

Time on my hands...

Had a little bit of time on my hands yesterday, thought i'd re-arrange the shop...and take some nice photos. Just waiting for my lunch to be delivered...mmm...wonton soup, you are so tasty!Now stocking American Apparel -basics, 100% sweatshop free
And this cute critter keeps me company with his glowing belly.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

A Blogging good SALE!

Now, I'm really in desperate need of hanger space with all the new stock coming in shortly. So I was wondering if you guys would do me a favour and take some of this Summer Sale stock off my hands? In exchange i'll give you and extra 20% discount off already reduced items. That's a crazy 40% off RRP WOW!!! Just mention the blog, but be quick to get your pick of the good stuff. Labels include, Chalk & Cheese, Baobab,Monstar and Wikipop swimwear

Quite excited about the order i just emailed off to Nanoou in Denmark. I've been drooling over the very cool samples i received in the mail a few months ago. Beautiful colours and simple designs all made from the softest organic cotton, Yum! Have ordered chocolate brown, slate grey and tomato red pieces for babies and little kids. Here's a sneak peek.

New Super Soft David Fussenegger Blankets

What nice eyelashes you have...My Blogger spell check isn't working, just me?

Friday, 8 February 2008

Shop Press! SALE!

A couple of Cinti does Vintage items featured in the latest Shop 4 Kids mag. Yay!
Although i don't understand why they used the boring backside of this bib when the front was so much nicer?

Can't complain though, I need all the exposure that i can get!
I also noticed a few friend's of My Poppet featured, go Stacey! Sheeps Clothing beanies available instore as soon as Stacey finishes knitting them.
Also Little Chipipi wall stickers - Boys range now in stock. Check out the cute scooter in the promo shot. It was on loan from the store, thanks for the credit Sam.
And as you can see, I've been using alot of exclamation marks!!! That's because I'm very excited cos it's my 1st SALE!
20% off Summer ranges including Swimwear, hats, shorts, skirts, dresses
I'm making room for new winter stock which will be comming in the next month or so.


Thursday, 7 February 2008

Lots of new stuff...

Introducing some new labels...from my new friends...all lovely and super creative Melbourne gals...
Minnie Arabella, handmade with original vintage fabrics from the 50's, 60's and 70's

Paul & Paula, originally from Berlin and now calls Melbourne home. Fresh, quirky and very fun!

Snikadoo, Simple classic designs, beautifully finished

Miss Mouse, reversible hats in beautiful fabrics

Comming Soon...Ruby and Spike, bringing a little bit of Rock'n'Roll to our suburban lives

Modelled by Ruby herself

Oh and before i forget, Poppet in the Post has re-opened for business.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Welcome back!

I hope everyone had a lovely break and are not suffering from a case of post-holiday blues like me. You know, desprately avoiding getting your legs waxed for fear that the nice golden colour that you worked so hard to acheive, may be waxed away right along with the incredibly long hair that everyone is starting to notice! Too much information? Thought so...

The Shop is now open again and I'm busy re-arranging to make way for new stock.
Lots of fabulous things on the way in the next few weeks...i'll keep you posted.
If you are lucky enough to be on the mailing list you would have received one of these:

It's not too late to join. I'll be sending out another batch of vouchers to newbies latter in the week.

Can anyone help me in my endevours to find an accountant that is actually excited about creative small businesses?
This is my typical conversation so far...
Me: " I wasn't happy in my previous career and want to sucessfully run my own business and have fun at the same time."
Accountant: Rolls his eyes and sighs disaprovingly "Locally made, no money in that! Why don't you import a whole lot of cheap stuff from Cambodia, you can mark it up by a squillion percent and make a killing."
Me: "But thats the opposite of what want My Poppet to be"
Accountant: Grumble, grumble..."we charge $200+ and hour, send over your paperwork so we can take any profit that the tax man misses"
Not word for word but you get the idea.
So if any of you lovely readers can reccomend someone or is in fact an accountant that can help me (and won't roll your eyes), I'd love to hear from you.