Just wanted to say thanks for supporting My Poppet this year, it’s been a big one! The blog has had a tremendous growth in readership and I’m very proud off all the hard work I’ve put in. It’s been fun but challenging and now I need a little break to recharge my batteries, so I’ll be taking a blog hiatus for 6-8 weeks.
No big dramas behind the scenes, just some construction work in our house and the ensuing chaos it entails. In fact I haven’t had a kitchen since September, so just the daily routine stuff like feeding the kid and washing the dishes (in the bath tub) has has taken it out of me. Keeping creative has been a challenge as there is noise and dust most of the time and often no power or lights, so sorry if my post quality has slipped of late. I’m looking forward to some time to get my home in order and I’m hoping my energy levels will bounce back once my environment is a little less crazy.
Wishing you all a wonderful and safe Christmas break and a good start to 2014
It’s almost time to start wrapping all those gifts for Christmas, and in the spirit of a Handmade Christmas I thought it would be fun to design my own gift wrapping paper too!
I’ve created five fun Printable Gift Wrapping Paper designs that will brighten up your Christmas crafts this season. The designs are based on the basic CYMK print colours to give your gift wrapping a contemporary twist. All the papers coordinate with each other so they are easy to mix and match. But the best thing about these colourful paper designs is that you can use them all year round for wrapping birthday gifts or just everyday paper craft fun. Continue reading →
I had a little brainwave a couple of weeks ago whilst going through my archives, an idea that unearthed all that great content buried under layers of blog posts that you are yet to discover, and wrapped it up with a pretty bow for you to enjoy.
I’m proud to present My Poppet’s Handmade Christmas Inspiration Guide, a colourful Christmas themed online magazine full of craft projects to decorate your home and give as gifts.
With over 35 ideas, projects, and recipe links from the My Poppet blog and around the web, you’ll be sure to find something that inspires your creativity this festive season.
Includes Christmas printables, gift wrapping ideas, gifts and Christmas decorations to make, as well as a crafty book gift guide.
Just click on the pages below to read
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I little while ago I had the great pleasure to meet the super talented Maryann Talia Pau, weaver and artist. She was running a star weaving workshop as part of a
little huge community project and art installation she is working on called 1 Million Stars to End Violence.
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Wow, this year has just flown. It certainly has been quite an eventful one on the blog and for me personally.
I’ve created over 40 original projects and tutorials, written and co-written two e-books, taken a photoshop course, spoken at a bloggers conference, signed on as a Nuffnang Talent blogger, migrated from blogger to self hosted wordpress and watched my toddler change into a proper little girl.
I have so much good stuff planned for 2013, including a BIG giveaway in January (make sure you tune in for that) and the launch of The Lucky Draw Project in February (more about that in the new year).
Till then I’m taking a few weeks off from the blog to recharge my batteries and giving the old passport a little work out. I’m sure I’ll be posting some holiday adventures on Instagram, you can follow the fun over there.
Thank you all so much for reading, liking, following, commenting, making and sharing, especially those of you that have been with me from the start, I hope I’m still relevant. Those of you that have discovered My Poppet this year, it’s been a pleasure getting to know you, and I hope I’ve ignited a little spark of creativity in you.
This is me signing off for 2012, enjoy the holidays and have a happy and safe Christmas and New Year break.
I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t have fond memories of playing Space Invaders as a kid, so why not add a little geek nostalgia to the tree this Christmas with some colourful Space Invaders ornaments. This set of four ornaments are simple to make with Hama (also known as perler) beads, and can we whipped up in less than an hour. Continue reading →
You’ve probably noticed that Christmas is just around the corner, it has snuck up again on me this year. It’s my birthday month so I don’t really get into the Christmas spirit until I blow out the candles on my birthday cake. When Freedom gifted me a voucher to help me get ready for Christmas, my mind went straight to our outdoor area. We’ve been desperately in need of an outdoor setting to help extend our entertaining space. I love alfresco dining, and creating an outdoor room for all the festivities in December makes this season feel extra special.
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I remember with great fondness the little cardboard Advent Calendar my sister and I had as children. It was a little village scene where the tiny doors and windows opened up to reveal a new picture every day. It didn’t contain treats, but my sister and I would still fight over who was opening the doors. I’m sure mum still has it somewhere, the glitter has probably all fallen off though.
With Emma getting older, I thought it would be fun to start our own little Advent Christmas traditions.
Because it’s summer here in Australia at Christmas time, I’ve never much related to the traditional red and green regalia associated with this time of year. A summertime Christmas should be celebrated with loads of colour so naturally I gathered some of my brightest vintage fabrics and got to work making this Advent Calendar Wall Hanging.
It’s fairly simple and can be adapted to any colour scheme depending on the fabrics you choose. Add some pom poms for a little extra zing!
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