About little poppits

Thanks for dropping by. My blogs all about ideas for stuff to do with your kids; and also hobbies for us grown-ups too, like my hooked on crochet section, and my diary of a haggard mother! Not forgetting the cheeky antics of my trio of Chooks, and ways to use up their eggs!

sweet summer cover up

The good side of being, quite literally a bonified and kosher dusty old mole, is that at least I’ve been able to enter the made it monthly challenge, over at the fabulous woolhogs!

In case you didn’t know I’ve opened a Misi shop (make it sell it) you can check out my post here, anyways it has taken up a lot of my time, to say the least! Not only am I very dusty, but the house, well let’s just say we have a bit of a dust situation!

So, as I’ve been so busy being creative, for once entering was a breeze! I chose to enter this gorgeous super sweet waistcoat as it has been a real labour of love! It’s worked in a gorgeous silk and linen rowan yarn mix, like my bag in my post here. I had to add the chunky flower, as in case you hadn’t noticed I’m a bit of a flower power kinda chick!

I hope you guy’s can all forgive me for not posting/commenting as much as normal, but I have a right achy old back, which proves I’ve been slogging my gut’s out, also I can’t stop sneezing which is down to dust more than hay fever!

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Yay! little poppits has a Misi shop

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I’ve finally come out of my dusty mole hole and seen the light! my shop is ready, yay! The only down side is I can’t sell outside of the UK as my Insurance doesn’t cover it, but I’m looking into how to change that.

For those of you who don’t know, I recently had a craft fair, how did it go? Well let’s just say not good, it was dead as a dodo and I nearly shot myself!

But wait, something amazing did come out of it! I got a commission from a gorgeous retro ice cream van business to make some flower and ice cream garlands, how chuffed am I! I also met a whole bunch of gorgeous people. Of course my poppits cheerfully ran around spending their wonga on all the other stalls and my Aimee was very much attracted to the puppet stall! you’ll see what she picked up in my gallery! (enough said!)

That’s why I’ve been off the blogging radar for so long, in my dusty mole hole creating beautiful stuff (so it’s not all bad!)

For my on-line shop I decided to go with Misi, it was very easy to set up. It costs just 20p to list an item and they take 3% commission which, for my first baby steps is perfect. I did have a bit of trouble adding my photos, they had to be under 1mb, but the hubster sorted it by simply adjusting my phone so it only takes photos under this now, genius!

Ahh yes, speaking of the hubby has he been any more supportive yet, hmm in a word no! The grapevine has it he was heard telling Josh ” if your mum makes £50 I’ll eat my hat and a mouldy sandwich!”, aint love grand!

But I’m gonna show him, these might be baby steps now but for sure my millions are coming, ok so maybe just enough to get that big mac but who’s counting!

love and hugs Teresa ♥

crochet or big mac?

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I’ve got my first craft fair this saturday, which is why I’ve almost completely dropped of the blogging radar, again! I’ve been so busy making stuff, I feel half dead!

My darling hubby has maybe not been as supportive as he could have been, prompting my title, here’s what the little sweet heart said:

“do you know what love all this time you’re spending, you’d be better off working in mac donalds for £7 per hour, at least you’d get a free big mac!”

now that’s love for ya aint it!

any way before I show my gallery of snaps I’ve got to say a huge thank you to the gorgeous knitexpressions, check out this amazing prize I  won:

cool huh! hop on over and check out this amazing blog, you’ll love it so much!

huge hugs

Teresa

p.s I still haven’t forgotten about those awards, coming soon. x

flower power bag

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yikes I finished my bag in time for the made it monthly challenge over at the gorgeous woolhogs by the skin of my teeth!

It’s a sort of combination of lots of things I’ve spied in books and magazines and I love it. I’m trying to make enough stock to start an online shop so I’m a bit of a dusty mole surrounded by yarn and crochet hooks, with a pink bow on my head of course!

recently my beloved hubby told me I would never make enough money for all my time, but that has just made me all the more determined, so watch this mole hole!

ps I can’t wait to tell you about a gorgeous package I received from knitexpressions and heaps of yummy awards to share too!

love and hugs Teresa ♥ (aka dusty mole!)

Diary of a haggard mother-Cute birthday wishes

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my little poppits

It’s still monday, which means I’ve just made it to link up with olivers mad house to share this magic moment!

The title of this post sounds innocent enough I know, but don’t be fooled by those cute looking faces, (ok maybe just a bit!)

Recently it was my birthday, I had a great day and any mum loves cards from her kids don’t they? well how about this one:

Roses a red, violets are blue, poo is brown and so are you!

Don’t you just love my darling littlehorrorspoppits, they’ve sure got this mumma wrapped right around those cute little fingers!

yay! littlepoppits is back!

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Oops I fell of the blogging radar, again! I’m guessing I might always be like a little mole popping in and out! But hey, I was pleased as punch to find two surprises waiting for me, yay! I am the lucky winner of knitxpressions amazing giveaway, and also the gorgeous Antionette over at Fashion and fun after 50 nominated me for a super sweet award, how cool is that for a welcome back to blogging!

In my defence this time I have a good excuse, we’ve been on holiday to Portugal. We had such a great time and didn’t want to come home, I’m glossing over Hollie nearly choking to death on a sweet and Josh falling on the marble floor and getting concussion, but that’s just how we roll!

Looking forward to checking out what all you gorgeous chums have been up to, so look out for a cute little mole heading your way soon!

cute retro sideboard

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It was love at first sight when I clapped my eyes on this cute retro sideboard! It just needed a bit of granny chic charm, how could I resist! A quick lick of paint and a sweet retro fabric lining later and here it is packed with all my goodies!

magic monday

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I’m so excited to share this magic moment for my monday linky with the olivers mad house!

I did it, I’m chuffed to bits, over the moon, away with the fairies………………………….

I did my 10K in under 60 minute’s! Ok so at 59:24 only just, but that is so cool for me! On the downside I didn’t beat the hubster, he clocked in at 53 seconds, but hey you can’t win em all! So mumma poppit is still running, and even starting to shift some of my rhino butt. Yay!

pretty daisy chain necklace

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I am like a magpie when it comes to flowers and diamonds, and as flowers are cheaper I’m always covered in tons of them! So when I was thinking of ideas to enter woolhogs made it monthly challenge, flowers were on my mind,  just a little!

What can be cuter than this super cute daisy chain necklace, the daisies are attached to a simple crochet chain and fastened with a button. I love it and can currently be found day-dreaming of meadows filled with buttercups and daisies!

Magic moment time!

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I’m back and checking in with The oliver’s madhouse to share another magic moment with you guys! I love this link as it always makes me see how lucky I am to have so many!

This is my Joshua’s on his First Holy Communion. We had heaps of fun with family and friends and soon forgot about how manic it was to get everything ready!

As for Josh, well just look at him angelic and smart, there’s got to be some magic going on there!

angelic and smart!