Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I love my Dog

Today I was taking some photos of the new stock I've just put in the shop, and my lovely hound Tilda thought she would get in on the fun!
She is a 10 year old Kelpie Lab cross and her favourite activities include swimming, chasing flocks of pigeons and getting lots of cuddles :)
I rescued her from the RSPCA nearly 4 years ago, and she has filled my life with such love and joy.
She is the greatest!

Photos of the new stock is coming soon....I just couldn't resist showing off my hound :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Large Artist Studio Available!

Poppet Studios has a lovely big space available for an artist or crafter!

The room is 16sqM and is bright and airy with a large window and has been freshly painted. It would suit an artist, craftsperson, dressmaker, designer or anyone else looking for a creative work-space in the heart of bustling North Fitzroy.
There is also a kitchenette, bathroom, outdoor courtyard, ping pong table and piano...what more could you need! Also, my lovely dog Tilda has full run of the property, so you must like hounds :)
Rent is $100pw including bills, and wireless Internet is available on request.
If you are interested, please email me at and tell me a bit about yourself and what you do!

Yay...hope to hear from you soon!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Do you love our planet?

You do! What a do I :)

If you are under 30 go and vote in the Youth Decide Campaign.
It only takes a minute and is really important! Yay.....get the word out people

image from here

Friday, September 11, 2009

Je Suis Stupide!

A few weeks ago I came upon a truly amazing piece of vintage finery to put in the shop!

I couldn't believe my little peepers when I found this adorable 3 piece set, complete with a shirt, short-shorts and ....... a cape!
Wowzers Batman, thought I, this is genius!
What revolutionary mad-man invented this crazy and
oh so perfect combination of clothes?
Why did this concept not live on to be seen for the rest of fashion time?
Would people think I was slightly un-hinged if every outfit I wore from now on till I die contained short-shorts and a cape!
OK, so you get the picture....I got a bit over-excited :)
But how could I not? It's incredible!

Since I put this 3 piece in the shop for sale, I've been taking every opportunity to discuss its excellence with any customer that happens to linger too long.
I was doing just this the other day as a lovely lass was looking at the garment. I had just finished telling her how good this outfit would look on a cute girl riding a vintage bike.....the wind flapping the cape all about in a whirlwind of beguiling mystery (my imagination is sometimes slightly too vivid) when she looks at me, and very gently says "ummmm, I don't think that's a cape"
Derrr, of course its a cape! It has to be! What else could it be! What is this crazy lady doing in my shop, trying to shatter my dreams of the worlds greatest outfit!

But as it turns out, it is actually a skirt.

I think in my excitement about the prospect of a cape with short-shorts, I completely ignored the obvious meaning of this outfit....I feel quite foolish!
Yes, a shirt and shorts, with an additional skirt for more modest days makes sense. And true, it does look adorable, but I think in my heart it will always remain a cape :)

So if you want this amazing and obviously multi-purpose outfit, come into the shop and buy it......please....before I steal it for myself :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sweet lovers love the Spring

Well, It's officially spring, and I couldn't be happier!
The sun's been shining, the birds have been singing and flowers have been popping up all over the place.
And I've been a busy bee working on my newest creations.

Handmade floral headbands!
I think they are the perfect spring time accessory...sweet, charming and fun!
Available in a variety of colours and fabrics, these lil' beauties are a bargain at $30
(and i love to custom if you want something super special drop me a line)

So pop into Poppet and pick one will be sure to brighten your day (and with Melbourne's bad habit of lingering winters, this might be just the colourful pick-me-up you need for when the weather undoubtedly turns sour!)