I’m so excited to finally share with you a project that I’ve been working on with Jodie from The Haby Goddess for what seems forever. It’s finally done and I’m so pleased at how awesome it’s turned out.
Our first foray into E-book publishing… The Craft of Markets. Aimed at those of you starting out or even just considering running a market stall.
Jodie and I met as craft market neighbors, so we thought combing our experience and distilling our hard earned knowledge into this handy resource would be a great idea.
So much of the advice and references contained, we learned the hard way, and if I’d had access to information like this all those years ago it could have really helped me a lot.
The e-book contains honest, practical advice written by Jodie and I from an Australian perspective, answering some important questions every prospective market stall holder needs to ask themselves before they take the plunge into the craft market world. International readers will also find the advice very useful.
Having over 10 years of market experience, and many more in both bricks & mortar and online retail between us, we share all the tips and tricks to having a successful and profitable market stall with a minimum amount of stress and a maximum amount of fun!
The e-book is written in an easy to read format (and attractively designed by me!) and covers many topics such as Picking the right market for you, Market applications, Products, Pricing, Merchandising, Logistics, Selling tips, contains a handy printable Essentials checklist and a Resources guide with links to packaging and display item stockists and more. Some extra handy hints from market organisers are also included.
Comes in a PDF format that you can load on your iPad or mobile device, read on your computer or even print out.
Available now for $12.95 Buy Now
It’s on again, the Modern Times Pop-Up shop. This year I will have some of my vintage fabric goodies there which were especially commissioned for the pop-up event to compliment the mid-century furniture pieces.
Here’s the throw quilt that I made……and of course the retro cushions.I’ll have some owls there too.
Make sure you stop by for a look see if you are in the area
The Modern Times Pop-Up Shop2
opens December 10th – Dec 31st, 3 weeks only
260 Smith St, Collingwood.
The shop is full of little gift ideas under $10 each that would make great stocking fillers this Christmas. There are little knitted animals from Peru, lots of lovely paper goods from Japan and even some bits and pieces I’ve made myself here in Melbourne town.
Oh and if facebook is your thing, pop over and Like the My Poppet page, I’ll be having random ‘Happy Hours’ with free shipping on offer in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Since I started teaching my freestyle quilting classes I’ve become a little addicted to making mini/doll quilts. I can’t bare to throw even the tiniest fabric scraps away, so I love the idea of making something pretty out of them all. Here are number 3 and 4.
The bright purple one has some of my all time fave fabrics in it.
Don’t have a dolly? These also make great place mats or table centerpieces.
Want to buy them? Yes? Head over to the shop and start your Christmas shopping now.
I just wanted to share some custom orders I recently finished for a lovely customer. Six very lucky kids are getting some awesome Christmas presents…
It’s been a while since I made some skirts and shorts, and I’d forgotten how much I enjoy it. My favourite part is diving into my stash and mixing and matching the fabrics and trims. I tried a couple of the skirts on Emma to check for sizing and she loved them. I think I’ll make her a couple this weekend, the weather is certainly getting warmer.
If you want me to make something for you, you can order the skirts here and the shorts here.
Just like wine lovers cellar their premium bottles for a special occasion, I have a special stash of fabric that I’m saving for just the right projects.
So when Amy from Modern Times Pop-Up Shop asked me to make some cushions for the event, I knew that it was time to open the vault. The Pop-up doesn’t open till the 9th of December so I thought I’d offer some of my favorite ones in my shop so you, my very favorite people could have first pick. These are very limited edition as some of the fabric pieces were just small samples. Once Modern Times opens, they wont be available online any longer.
So far I’ve had a great response to the designs. Is this the kind of thing you’d like to see in the shop permanently?
I never got around to sharing the first doll quilt I made for the shop a couple of weeks ago. Well it’s a bit late now, it’s already sold. So today, whilst Emma was off with mum checking out the Myer Christmas windows, I made another little Doll quilt.
I was really meant to be tidying up my sewing room, but that always seems to be when inspiration strikes. So as I was picking up these scraps from the floor, I just couldn’t help but sew them together, and a little bit of quilting and binding later, a mini doll quilt is born.
If this is the kind of thing you would like to learn to make, on a small scale or large, there is still a few spots left for my quilt making classes. They start this Thursday – more details over here.
If sewing isn’t your thing but you have a dolly that is in dire need of a quilt. You can buy this one here. It would also make a lovely place mat.
Also in other shop news. Mum’s handmade bias binding is back in stock with lots of new designs available. I particularly like the stripey ones for quilt binding.
Get your fix here.
I couldn’t resist sharing these amazing images taken by Ebony of Hello Sandwich, of the paper balloon installation at the mt Expo in Tokyo. Is your mind blown?
You can see more photos over here on the Hello Sandwich blog.
And if you want to recreate this installation (on a smaller scale) you can get your Japanese paper balloons here…
All images used with permission from Hello Sandwich