I’ve been having an awesome time sending ‘snail mail’ to a heap of new pen pals in the last few weeks. Writings words on paper seems much more tangible than this virtual world I seem to inhabit sometimes. Creating something for no other reason than to make someone happy has helped me out of a creative rut that has slowly snuck up on me without my noticing.
But as much as I’m enjoying the standard envelope and note paper scenario, I wanted to post something that reflects my quirky personality. Yes, a giant hamburger! And why not, it’s within the size limit of an Australia Post large letter so it will get anywhere domestically with just two stamps. I wish I could see the postman’s face when he (or she) delivers this.
Giant postcard making is a fun kids craft activity too, and you probably already have all the supplies at hand. Read on to see how Emma and I spent a fun afternoon…
It’s school holidays here in Victoria and I recently ran a couple of school holiday workshops teaching kids (and adults) how to make and embellish some pretty fabric knotted necklaces. These necklaces are fun to make and you can choose fabrics to co-ordinate with your favourite outfits. We had a ton of fun making tassels to hang off the bottom, and the workshop attendees did a great job of designing their own necklaces.
With a little pre-sewing preparation, school aged kids can make these without much assistance. If you want to have a go at making your own, read on for instructions…
I’m away in Japan this week so today I’m handing over the crafty reins to the very lovely Trixi Symonds, author of a new craft book for kids “Sew Together Grow Together”. Trixi has created a cute and practical little project just for My Poppet, it’s a pouch to keep your Jacks in. Some of you may know the game as ‘knucklebones’. I loved playing Jacks as a kid, and was delighted when Trixi suggested it as a project.
Here is Trixi to show you how easy it is to make…
When I was in primary school playground games alternated between skipping, elastics, hoola hoops and jacks…but jacks was a favorite. Times may have changed but the fun of having a little game to carry around hasn’t. This pouch can be made by Mum or Dad as a gift for their child, and of course, older children can make it by themselves.
Remember the Bunny Takeaway Box DIY and printable I created the other week? It was such a cute easy project that I thought it would be fun to expand on it and use the printable design in a few different ways leading up to Easter. The idea was to think outside the box (gettit!) and encourage you to get creative with a simple printable motif, in this case our cute little bunnies.
I’ll be showing you four projects that you and the kids can easily make over the coming week, and also a clever little trick that will help you resize this (or any other printable page) to make four cute Easter themed projects.
Today I’ll show you how to make a simple Bunny Garland… (more…)
Today I have a guest blogger, Danie Pout from BLANK. Danie’s studio is just down the road from where I live, so we occasionally run into each other down the street and chat about maybe collaborating on a project one day. I love Danie’s design aesthetic and asked her to share her Wooden Egg decorating ideas with us all. She has some great tips to get the best results.
Take it away Danie…
Easter has got to be one of my favourite holidays, not only is choc-o-block full of chocolate and other delicious edibles, it’s the perfect excuse to make super cute crafty things. The spring inspired colours are pretty (even thought it’s autumn here) and everyone loves a bunny!
This week I’ve created a Bunny Takeaway Box and printable. This project is quick and inexpensive to make, and is ideal as a gift when filled with eggs, toys or baked treats. They would also make a cute alternative to a basket for an Easter Egg Hunt. (more…)
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.
Here is my chat with Maryann… (more…)