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My Poppet : your weekly dose of crafty inspiration

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

My Poppet : your weekly dose of crafty inspiration

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Only one more day of work before my holidays start, Yay! I'm hoping to get some crafting done on my break, i have sooo many unfinished projects, and lots i want to get started on as well... I think I'm being a little bit optimistic as I'll be moving house soon and probably need to start packing stuff up and de-cluttering, instead of making more stuff and more mess!

I did manage to finish a last minute customer request yesterday morning , quite pleased with how it turned out, I hope Mae likes it.

I've been waiting for the right project to come along for this fabric, it's a little too heavy for clothing but just right for a book bag.

Friday, 19 December 2008

It's a girl...

Mr Cinti put on a brave face, but i could tell he was a tad disappointed, oh well, he'll get over it.

Oh! just think of all the pretty dresses I'm going to make with my lovely vintage florals...

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Santa Silliness...

Just a bit of Christmas silliness here, have fun making your own.

Exciting day tomorrow - 20 week scan, will post results for those of you interested.

Will it be a girl or a boy?

Mr Cinti is betting on a boy, I really don't know and don't mind either way. Leave a comment with your guess, no prizes, just the satisfaction that you got it right.

xx Cinti + 1

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Miffy Love!

I really loved Miffy as a girl and apparently so did most of my customers today, oohs and ahhs as they snatched stock out of my hands as i was unpacking the boxes of Miffy goodies.
So I have some classic hardcover books and lovely melamine feeding sets for children and babies.
Books are online now. Haven't had time to photograph the plates and cups, you'll have to come into the shop for those.


Friday, 12 December 2008

My Poppet News Update!!

Lots happening around the place.
I'm very pleased to announce that My Poppet has a new team member (I can call it a team now because there is 2 of us). Jo, who you may know from such places as Violet and Rose, will be starting regular hours as of the new year. I'm sure you'll all make her feel welcome.
Jo is famous for her button bracelets and recently she has added some new additions to here collection...

all available on Poppet in the Post of course.

Important dates - for Poppet in the Post Customers

If you want to make sure your parcels arrive before Christmas, Australia post has advised me of final shipment dates for the following cities.

Melbourne - Friday 19th Dec.

Sydney & Adelaide - Thursday 18th Dec.

Brisbane & Hobart - Wednesday 17th Dec.

Perth - Monday 15th Dec.

add an extra day if you are in a rural area.

So please place your orders before then so you don't miss out. These dates are guidelines only based on Australia Post reasonable time frames, My Poppet can not take responsibility for parcels not arriving before Christmas.

I am happy to organise express post, please contact me via telephone to place your order.

Summer Holidays

please note summer holiday closing hours on right side bar

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Hot out of the postie's hands, a parcel full of festive pinni dresses by Monstar. Super fun and practical denim with applique and screen printed peacock.Wear on its own or layer for extra warmth.
Also the last batch of melamine cups have arrived for the year, I have cleared out the warehouse and stock is limited. The next delivery from Denmark does not arrive till Feb. next year. Get in quick for your pick of colours.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Top 20!

Was thrilled to see My Poppet in the Sunday Age M magazine this weekend listed as one of Melbourne's Top 20 gift shops. Honoured to be alongside some of my favorite shops including Douglas and Hope, Cottage Industry and Hudson. Hopefully some more of you lovely people out there will come along to visit the store, I'm sure you won't be disappointed...By the way, I've had a couple of people ring saying that their credit cards won't work on Paypal checkout on Poppet in the Post. If that happens, please give me a ring and i can process your card over the phone to get your goods out to you the same day. I wouldn't want you to miss out on the goodies I've got in store.

Have also listed an under $10 and under $20 category which makes shopping for stocking fillers a breeze.


Friday, 5 December 2008

Do you sell books?

I often get asked if i sell books, and until recently the answer was no. But now, the answer is YES! And not just any old story book, fantastic, beautifully illustrated, fun and whimsical story books. All by Australian authors and illustrators. Books that you will love to read, just as much as your kids...this one is my favourite.

The story is lovely, about a boy named Benjamin who travels to the Land of Nod in a wooden boat when he falls asleep, only to find that scary 'bugaboo' monsters have stolen the golden bird from the Land of Nod's light house that guides 'sleeping souls through the storms of nightmares to dreams of gold'. Benjamin must face his fears and bravely rescue the bird so all little children can dream without fear.

If the story isn't magical enough, the artwork is just mind blowing, you can even follow Benjamin's journey on a map inside the covers.

A must read, over and over again. Now on Poppet in the Post along with 3 other great books for young children.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Folk themed christmas...

I was scrounging around for some breakfast in my pantry yesterday morning and stumbled across these pretty paper doilies. They sort of look a bit snowy and folksy and festive, perfect for a christmasy window treatment. I don't really like to go too OTT at Christmas time with decorations, partly because it's just not my thing and partly because most of the community in the area is Jewish and no shops around me really put up decorations.
I quite liked how the big window look so I decorated the door as well.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Post office bound...

I'm really getting to know the staff at my local post office really well. I visit them every day, not always with this many parcels though! They deserve a special treat for Christmas, I might bake them some biscuits if i get the chance.
This luggage trolley has been a great investment, no more lugging around heavy boxes to the car or parcels to and from the post office. Got to look after myself now that there's a baby on board!