20 April 2012

winner, winner, chicken dinner ...

I've been reading My Poppet for ... well to be honest I can't actually remember how long. It's definitely since before July of last year because that's when I read this post - I just about squealed out loud when I saw the Miffy paper and it took me all of about 30 seconds to decide that I had to buy it, sometimes these things just don't need justification! (I still want those socks though ...)

My first haul from her shop included the Miffy paper, some hand made bias binding, a castanet (which was very well received by my niece for her birthday ... not so much her folks!), a cute-as little hand towel, an unpictured but awesome bib (I basically wrapped it up a popped it back in the post for a friend as soon as I received it, completely forgetting to take a picture) and some fabulous button patterned sticky tape (don't ask me why it's not pictured, I have no idea - it's a lot of fun though).

Then, a few months ago I spotted this fabric which I loved but had absolutely no reason to buy ... until a couple of our closest friends told us they are expecting!

I now have the perfect backing for a baby quilt ... and, because I couldn't help myself, some more bias binding and some more patterned tape too.

Oh, and the meaning behind the title? A few weeks ago My Poppet had a guest post project from Belinda over at MoonmuM and a fantastic giveaway which ... (drum roll please) ... I won! My choice of a card and a notebook from Belinda's shop. Such a fun collection of work she has over there!

Check out the parcel and envelope that arrived -

I love the way she's added 'please' to the 'do not bend'

and, of course the notebook -

so much fun

and card -

still in it's plastic as I plan to use it for the baby present which means it needs to stay in good nick for a few more months yet

If you're looking for novel gifts I highly recommend checking out the stores of both of these lovely ladies. Oh and while you're there, could you pick this up for my niece ... it matches her room perfectly! (I don't think I'll be able to hold out much longer actually, it really is perfect for her ...)

P.S. Neither of these ladies knows I'm writing this post. It is not sponsored. These are simply my honest opinions about products that they sell.


  1. I've never heard of Miffy. However, I was a Sanrio maniac when I was a child, and I let the fever last until into my late teens when it no longer seemed prudent. So many great characters to love, and my favorites (in alphabetical order, of course):

    Badtz-Maru, Chococat, Cinnamoroll, Keroppi, Monkichi, My Melody, Pekkle, Picke Bicke, and Pochacco.

    Maybe Chococat is where I got my fierce love of both chocolate and cats. Anyway, this post has reminded me how much old Sanrio stationery I have laying around with all these characters on it:)

    1. Well we're even because I have never heard of Sanrio! (Although have just 'googled' it and I do recognise a lot of the character pictures, but I couldn't put a name to any but Hello Kitty). Will have to look into this further ...

  2. You're too cute! I haven't heard of this, but I can feel your excitment!

    1. Goodness, it's been a long while since anybody's called me cute! I was a little concerned actually that my excitement over such things was a bit sad at my age ...

  3. Aw, so gorgeous! I really love the notebook and card :)

    1. Aren't they fun! I love that they're not 'cutesy' but they're still cute.