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My Poppet : your weekly dose of crafty inspiration

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

My Poppet : your weekly dose of crafty inspiration

Friday, 28 March 2008

Time for a cuppa...

Finally made some time to sit down with my cup-o-soup (hearty beef FYI) and share some pictures of my current project. This will eventually become my couch quilt, to keep me warm whilst watching DVDs on the sofa. My apartment gets very cold in winter so I like to cocoon myself in several layers of anything warm I can get my hands on. I've used vintage fabrics and vintage scarves from my collection, quite autumnal don't you think. The scarves were fused onto a base layer of cotton to make the pieces easier to work with. My next big challenge will be the machine quilting, a first time for me. I'll keep you posted on its progress...

New things in the store...
some lovely bits and pieces under $20 that are useful...
to hold your hair back...
to decorate your wall...
to teach you to knit...

Wednesday, 26 March 2008


I like my sign today...

Thursday, 20 March 2008

In good company...

Just wanting to thank Monique, one of my lovely customers, for sending in a photo of her beautiful nursery. Looks like my owl (who has been named 'Flaps' by Monique's older son) is in good company. I spy some Aunty Cookie, Kristen Doran, Kirin notebook by Lara Cameron, all local fabric designing gals and fellow bloggers. Who else can you see?


Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Easter Hours...

Good Friday - Closed
Easter Saturday - Open 10am-2pm
Sunday & Monday - Closed

Monstar is here!

Well some of it anyway...



Fiona has delivered about a third of my order, more cool styles to come...just gotta be patient. Limited sizes available so give me a ring if you want anything put aside, and remember I'm happy to post.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Oh so Pretty...

Some really wonderful things have been landing on my doorstep recently, here's a sneak peek...These wonderful 'Lucy dolls' by Partridge & Pear are handmade using a combination of techniques including textile painting embroidery and applique. The fabrics are gorgeous and some are from the designers collection of vintage textiles. Stay tuned for an interview with the talent behind Partridge & Pear...coming soon!
Jo (Violet & Rose) dropped in some of her lovely accessories on Friday. I haven't photographed tote bags or belts but you can check them out on her blog. The button bracelets will be for sale on Poppet in the Post this week.
And last but not least, a whimsical collection of limited edition digital prints by illustrator and animator Wendy Tyrer aka Dr Feryl, a lovely local gal who has so graciously allowed me to display her beautiful work and maybe sell some of it too!

Saturday, 15 March 2008


I can hear the F1 cars from the Caulfield (5.5kms away)!!! Talk about LOUD, I hope the spectators at the track are wearing hearing protection.

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Craftiness happens...

Got bitten by the crafty bug on the weekend after one of my customers requested a huggable owl, here is my 1st attempt. His friend has already been sold.I also made some of the squishy baby blocks with rattles inside. They are fun to stitch together at the shop when its a bit quiet. I've made a tutorial which I'll post in the next few days when I get a chance. I probably could have posted it today but have wasted most of my morning (and afternoon) watching funny youtube videos and searching for stuff that i really don't need on eBay!

Wednesday, 12 March 2008


Robots are overtaking the store, pretty soon this will happen...

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Learn't my lesson...maybe.

I promise I won't wait till the last minute to fill the car up!
Totally stressed last night driving home, caught in major long weekend traffic gridlock just out of the city with not a bowser in sight. Was so slow that I had a lovely conversation with a lady in another car for about 20min.
Had to get creative. Dumped the car on St.Kilda rd, jumped on a tram into town and met up with Mr. Cinti (yes 1st mention I know. He won't be impressed).
Sort of worked out well in the end (apart from the embarrassment of it all), he felt sorry for me and took me out to a lovely totally delish dinner at the Press Club on Russell st. Talk about swish! Yummy, Yummy Greek food like I've never had before, fabulous service and too exxy to go on a regular hoo. We'll have to eat 2 min noodles for the rest of the week.
Caught the tram back to the car and filled up on the way home.
All's well that ends well. Lesson learnt, probably not...

Friday, 7 March 2008

My week so far...

How quickly the week seems to fly by:
Monday- Finally got around to buying a new pair of shoes on my morning off. Almost identical to the previous pair that i really loved but wore a hole through. Can't beat a pair of flats when you're on your feet all day.Tuesday - Picked up some new prints by Tamara from the printersWednesday- unpacked (and tried to find coat hangers for) a heap of new winter stock.
Wouldn't these fluffy skirts look so perfect with this top ?( which i now have heaps more stock at Poppet in the Post)
Thanks mum for the chocolate beret, works beautifully with this outfit
Thursday- This Russian family was finally granted their Australian resident Visas and are just crashing at the shop till they find a good home

Planted a Bow tree
Friday - Visit from my new accountant Craig. Very friendly which is helping me get over my 'fear' of accountants, although i haven't seen his bill yet! I'm sure he's worth every penny.

Itch skinny girls jeans arrive and are now available through Poppet in the post (as well as in-store of course)
Was exhausted by Tuesday and now just 'running on fumes' which reminds me i must fill up the car because it's literally running on fumes!
Looking forward to the long week-end, planning on finishing some projects and starting too many more...

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Having a hoot of a time...

... with some Owlets that arrived in the shop this weekend.

Mum's been busy knitting. I'm useless with 2 needles, can't read patterns and tension so tight i can't even get my needle through the loopy bit. Crochet is much more fun, only one stitch at a time to worry about...
Does any one have any ideas on how to best display beanies? This was the best i could do today.