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Stamp Collecting Month - Make a giant stamp postcard mypoppet.com.au

Giant Stamp Postcard with Printables

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You all know how much I enjoy making and sending large quirky mail. I’ve made Giant Hamburger Postcards, Big Ice-cream Cone and Airmail envelopes, and even packages that look like fruit slices! So when Australia Post asked me to talk about ‘Stamp Collecting Month’, I knew I had to make something fun and maybe a little meta – A Giant…

Kids Craft- DIY soft toy

Kids Craft: DIY Soft Toy

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Here’s a fun and easy project that you can make together with your kids, DIY Soft Toys. They will love creating their own unique designs for themselves or as a special gift to a friend. Even with basic sewing skills these stuffed toys are easy to make. Sadly I accidentally deleted the step-by-step photos, but hopefully the instructions are clear…

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wet felted geodes

An Experiment in Wet Felting – Felt Geodes

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Last weekend I finally had a go at the craft of wet felting. It was not all sunshine and rainbows, some of my initial attempts would have made the front page of Pinterest Fail, but with a little persistence, I managed to make a few felt geodes and learnt a lot in the process. This post is not so much…

6 wet felting tutorials to try - mypoppet.com.au

6 Wet Felting Projects I’d Like to Try

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Making felt from wool fibre is a magical thing. You start with a masses of soft fluffy roving that resemble fairy floss, and through the wonderful process of felting, the fibres that once barely touched each other are bonded for life in a strong compact fabric. It’s quite the transformation. I’ve enjoyed the craft of needle felting for many years…

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DIY Ice Cream Cone Christmas Stocking with Free Pattern

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Summer themed novelty Christmas stocking DIYs three years in a row? Looks like My Poppet officially has a Christmas craft tradition! Yes it’s that time of year again where festive decorations everywhere are winter themed with snow and fir branches. It all looks magical, except that in Australia, Christmas is in the middle of Summer! Poor old Santa has to…

Christmas gift with red ribbon

Host a Handmade Christmas Gift Exchange Party

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Recently I asked a few questions to the subscribers of The My Poppet Weekly, my weekly email newsletter, around the topic of handmaking Christmas gifts. I had so many great responses that gave me some real insight, into what you as readers, were keen to see here on the blog. One of the replies came from Christina who runs a…

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Stamp Collecting Month - Make a giant stamp postcard mypoppet.com.au

Giant Stamp Postcard with Printables

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You all know how much I enjoy making and sending large quirky mail. I’ve made Giant Hamburger Postcards, Big Ice-cream Cone and Airmail envelopes, and even packages that look like fruit slices! So when Australia Post asked me to talk about ‘Stamp Collecting Month’, I knew I had to make something fun and maybe a little meta – A Giant…

Children's Birthday Cake book coloring pages - Printable

Colour a Cake – Free Printable Colouring Page

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It’s Emma’s birthday week, and just like every other year for several weeks before her birthday she has been poring over the pages of everyone’s favourite cake book, The Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book. Hands up if you had a swimming pool cake or a dolly varden. If you were a kid in Australia in the 80’s you’ll…

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How to make a gingham pattern Jewelry tray from pearler beads mypoppet.com.au

DIY: Gingham Jewellery Tray

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I really love the bold graphic contrast of Black & White gingham fabric, I use it a lot in my sewing projects but thought it would be fun to experiment with how the pattern would translate to other materials. I’ve made these cute and practical jewellery trays from Perler beads inspired by my love of gingham, they are the perfect…

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6 creative and educational Easter Activites for kids

6 Creative Easter Activities for Kids

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If you are looking to entertain the kids with some creative activities leading up to Easter, you’ve come to the right place. Today we have a guest post from instagrammer @cintaandco, who enjoys creating and sharing colourful craft activities that engage and educate. I am so excited to be collaborating on a blog post for My poppet MAKES. Thank you…

pipe cleaner weaving kids craft

Kids Craft: Pipe Cleaner Weaving

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The other day Emma asked me if she could do some sewing. Hooray! After watching me stitch she is finally taking an interest in trying it herself. She described to me in detail how she would push the ‘very sharp’ needle in the fabric and not get hurt because she is ‘a big girl now and knows how to do…

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