‘Brought to you by Kidspot and Ford‘
The number one question that I get asked all the time is “Where do you get your wool/fabric/supplies from?” It can often be hard to find very niche supplies locally or at a reasonable price, unless you know where to look that is! So when Ford loaned me a zippy new Ford EcoSport Titanium as part of the Paint the town Ford campaign in conjunction with Kidspot Voices of 2014, I knew just what to do with it. Go craft supply shopping of course!
The EcoSport is designed with city driving in mind, so it was the perfect vehicle to criss cross the city from south to north and then back again. Over a couple of weeks, Emma and I visited all my favourite crafty stores, specifically the ones that specialize and excel in their niche, but don’t shout it from the roof tops. Some of these stores don’t even sell online, you’ll have to get off the couch to explore these treasure troves.
All of my best kept secrets were either discovered by accident (just driving past), or via word of mouth from a friend of a friend, and now I’m going to share the secrets with you. Just you, me and the internet, so keep it under your hat ok.
‘Brought to you by Nuffnang and Disney Junior’
Emma has always loved playing doctors with her toys, so when we were recently introduced to a lovable Disney Junior character called Doc McStuffins, she identified immediately. Doc McStuffins is a 6yr old little girl who wants to be a doctor just like her mum, treating and caring for her toys out of her backyard ‘clinic’. Doc’s magical stethoscope brings her toys to life when no one else is around.
Emma likes that the lead character Doc has toys that come to life (and because she wears a pink headband). I like that the program highlights the importance of taking care of yourself and others with engaging stories that Disney does so well.
This is a sponsored post by Aerogard, Mortein and Nuffnang
I bet you’ve heard of camping, maybe even ‘Glamping’, but Gramping? Yes it was new to me too. Gramping is camping with grandparents, three generations of family having fun in the great outdoors.
We are Grampers from a long way back, Emma’s Nan and Pop love hitting the road and are no strangers to pitching a tent, but it’s become such a trend that there is now a Gramping Association – www.grampingassocation.com.au.
I have earmarked 2014 as the year of doing, experimenting, making and creating more. I want to get out from behind my keyboard and connect with like minded creatives, exchange ideas, and if I’m lucky, work on projects together. This year I’ve all ready started Japanese and Ballet classes, because it’s never too late to learn something new, and I’ll be going to more ‘in real life’ crafty and social events to just chat to people and exchange ideas, inspiration and hopefully make new friends too.
So when my long time crafty pal Magdalena Franco told me about Unleash Creative, a series of fantabulous creative workshops she has organised in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, I was very excited to be able to take part and explore the possibilities. (Well first I told her she was insane because it’s a huge amount of work to organise events in three different states, but she loves to organising events so that’s ok).
About Unleash Creative:
Each event will be held over the course of a full day with a variety of intimate-style hands-on mini-workshops to get us thinking, making, creating and set off on a colourful adventure filled with paper, pom poms, string, and glue.
With all the hub bub of this busy Christmas season, it’s so easy to get caught up in trivialities and forget how lucky we are that our children have the chance of getting a good education. At casa My Poppet we donate to children’s charities throughout the year, and it’s good to know that big companies like IKEA are doing their part too. For the last 10 years, the IKEA foundation has donated funds from their IKEA Soft Toy Campaign to help provide quality education to children living in poverty in developing countries. This year it’s on again. Till January 5th 2014, for every IKEA soft toy or children’s book sold at IKEA, the IKEA Foundation will donate €1 (approx. $1.50 AUD) to children’s education through UNICEF and Save the Children. (more…)
It’s time to welcome in the new year with a bang! To mark a whole year of the blog’s crafty and colourful look, I thought it would be perfect to celebrate A Month of Colour.
There are 15 prizes to be won with a total value of nearly $1000! (I wish I was allowed to enter) I’ve approached some of my favourite Australian brands and makers who have generously come to the party and contributed some bright and covetable products, please support them by visiting their sites.
Here’s what you can win: (more…)
This is a sponsored post for 3M via Digital Parents Collective. As always, projects and opinions are my own.
Receiving a Christmas card in the mail these days is quite a treat, so why not display them beautifully on this colourful String Art Christmas Tree.
I’ve always loved the idea of string art, but making holes in my walls for a temporary project is not ideal. That’s where 3M Clear hooks are perfect, they stick to most surfaces, then come off cleanly. When the box arrived with the full range I couldn’t wait to get started. The Decorating Clips are small and unobtrusive, and were the perfect choice for this project.
You could also use this tree as an Advent Calender by pegging on 25 numbered envelopes, or if you have very limited space, just decorate as you would a normal tree and pop your presents under it on Christmas morning.
Read on for instructions and a chance to win one of 5 prize packs…
Hi There! My name is Danie. I have an online store called BLANK and I’m thrilled the very clever Cinti has asked me to share some Fathers Day gift ideas with you on My Poppet today!
Fathers Day is just around the corner and we have put together a few of our favourite project ideas:
Oh! And there’s an awesome Giveaway too!