Sunday, 20 May 2012

PoppyToms is expanding!

We've only gone and got ourselves an Ebay shop!
Ummed and Ahhhed for a while, will it be worth it, so much competition, fees etc but all in all the foot traffic outweighs all that.
Day at a time :)
Go on, take a peek, what do you reckon?

Here's a gift i've made for one of the teachers at school to thank her for all the effort she puts into our School Family Days. She arranges regular fun days where we've been attending to help transform a part of the school grounds into what is now a fantastic Woodland area and Outdoor Classroom for the children to use and wildlife to live.
Every school should have one, it's truly superb!

Don't forget you lovely bloggers can buy all the blanks (cheaper lol) from

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Squeezing in time to craft!

Well we have all had a lovely weekend in the PoppyToms household, Master maker and Little Lady sepnt the weekend in the Lake District with my Sister and her family, it was their first time away from home (or should that be us!) and they thoroughly enjoyed it. I took the opportunity to sort out Little Lady's toy cupboards before spending an evening in newcastle with Mr PoppyTom at the Gateside Hilton Hotel. We had a lovely time and spent some time on the journey home visiting coastal towns and beaches along the way....bliss!
So although i have been in holiday mode i managed a little crafing. I have been busy making some wooden gift tags using papers, fabrics and embellishments.
These are for sale over on my Facebook page .......

As are these tags ideal for Father's Day :)

I have also made a couple of these Family plaques, great gifts for a family wth a new addition!

Master Maker keeps reminding me i need to make him a cushion but been so busy lately my sewing machine has just been collecting dust!
Think we may need to ask the Prime Minister to add a few extra hours to the day as i always seem to run out of time! Does anyone else find 24 hours are not enough to be a Mum, work, eat, sleep and craft? :D

Monday, 14 May 2012

And the Winner is............

Pink Fairy Vicky!

Well done, just let me know what you would like and a new personalised plaque will be on it's way to you :)

Please Note,
each follower was given a number and Little Lady then chose a number at random to select the winner

Thursday, 10 May 2012


Well i've been busy painting some large numbers for a childminder to display in her garden. The only instruction i got was some colourful numbers so i had a little think about it and came up with animal patterns! That way not only can the kiddies learn their numbers they can guess the animal too :)
They're not quite fnished, ready for varnishing now.

DONT FORGET! If you haven't entered for your chance to win a door plaque follow me (see post below)

Monday, 7 May 2012

Chance to win a personalised door sign :)


Just FOLLOW my blog for your chance to win a personalised sign, choose from Heart, Star, Butterfly, Owl, Car, Rocket, Train, Princess Crown, Cupcake, Flower or Watering Can handpainted (colours to be agreed with the winner) on a rectangular plaque as pictured :)

Winner will be drawn at random on Monday 14th May 2012.

So what are you waiting for....FOLLOW my blog  and spread the word folks :)
(current followers will automatically be entered)

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Sunday, 6 May 2012

Been a busy bee!

Sorry i have been a litte quiet of late, i have been very busy making products for my shop, trying to make website (easier said than done!!) not to mention Little Lady's recent 'Arty party' that took quite some organising!
So overall sleep has been last on my agenda and i am now sooooo tired, guess lots of you other crafty peeps know this feeling too well too!
If you get a moment take a peek at the new website and let me know what you think please, any feedback will be appreciated!

Anyhoo...a few pics for you :)

A new baby countdown sign :)

A chalkboard i made for my fridge, stops me forgetting what baking supplies i run out of (and stops my buying 3 bags of caster sugar instead of icing sugar again lol)

A name sign for Little Lady's Hamster, it will match his Au Naturale cage nicely :)

Some chalkboards the children made at the Arty Party, just two blank plaques and a bit of chalk paint. I put some chalks in the party bags and they were a big hit!

Some more Arty party makes....shrinkles keyrings (these are great i would highly recommend them) Scratch art bookmarks, beading and decorating fabric bags with fabric pens.....they all had a great time :)