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Monday, May 16, 2011

Birthday Giveaway!


I am happy to be writing that my little business is a year old today. It's been a whirlwind year and a massive learning curve. I have made some wonderful friends, learnt lots of new skills and people have actually paid real money for something I have made. I am very proud of my product range and am extremely grateful for the many fabulous customers I have had so far.

As the business grows, expect to see lots of new little poppet friends and some new product ranges as well. I'm taking a break from custom work to really focus on the direction I want the business to go. There will be some little friends available from time to time on my Etsy shop and I will let you know on Facebook when that happens.

Speaking of new products, this might be the time to introduce you to the Pocket Poppets.



These characters fit into the palm of your hand and feature all the attention to detail you have come to expect from me.




So, what do you think? Would you like some of your own? Well, simply leave a comment at the bottom of this post before Friday 20th 8pm (WST) and these Pocket Poppets could be yours. I have one set to give away and I'll even include international fans.

Tell me what you think. What characters would you like to see in the future? I love feedback!

Thanks for a great year. I'd better go hide the Pocket Poppets before my kid gets home from ballet, she can't keep her greasy paws off them!

J


PS If you leave a comment as 'anonymous' make sure you put your name and email contact for me!

102 comments:

  1. I would love a chance to win this :) I have only thought about my business when buying these from you, so would love to win something to actually give to my own kids!!

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  2. As always Jen, absolutely fabulous. Love how they fit into the hand so perfectly.

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  3. Your pocket poppets are adorable Jen!

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  4. Would love to win some of these gorgeous poppets!! It's hard to find small dolls for little hands!!! Happy Birthday to the pikelet workshop!! It's my baby's 1st birthday tomorrow :)

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  5. Happy birthday creative Lady. We all love your poppets to pieces and thank you for filling the world with your delightful creations.
    Best of luck everyone ♥♥♥

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  6. Happy 1st Birthday and congratulations on your achievements. Pocket Poppets sound like a great idea, I am sure they will be a hit!

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  7. Of course I'd love one of your Poppets! WHO WOULDN'T??? I know of a couple special little girls that would just love to get their hands on one of these.. Mine included!

    Happy 1st Birthday Pikelet Workshop! Look how far you have come in 12mths, just imagine what you can achieve in the next 12!

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  8. oops, someone up there is 'anonymous', could you re-post with your name or contact?

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  9. Happy Birthday to the Pikelet Workshop! Love these pocket poppets!

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  10. I would certainly love or should i say my little miss would love these cuties. All your poppets are popperific! I think they would go great with a little pocket/sleeping bag....
    x Bec

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  11. Happy Birthday Pikelet Workshop!! The pocket poppets are so cute I would love to win one! In the future I would love to see a Prince and Princess poppet!!

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  12. Happy Birthday Pikelet Workshop. Love your work Jen, these pocket poppets are just too cute Jen, I think that you should do pocket animal poppets, how awesome would they be?

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  13. These are just adorable!
    How lovely it would be,
    to have a pocket poppet for me!
    A pirate or a mermaid friend
    To keep and love or gift and send :)

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  14. Very cute. I'd love to see all different expressions. Just gorgeous.

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  15. Firstly - They say it's your birthday.... it's my birthday too!! (not really, just couldn't help referencing sixteen candles!) Happy Birthday and congratulations on a what has obviously been a fantastic year for PW!
    I LOVE your poppets and am excitedly waiting for you to advertise the sale of your Christmas themed poppets on Etsy.

    ANYWAYS, I am a mum of two little boys who adore their soft teddies - taking pride of place on their bed/cot, always! I think these Pocket Poppets would be a gorgeous addition to their rooms.

    Suggestions for future poppets - Farmer Poppet & Friends - you could always have a girl or boy farmer & a variety of farm animals. I'm always keen for farm themed bits and pieces as funny that, we live on a farm and I have two very eager little farm boys!

    Congratulations again and PLEASE pick me!!

    Clare - from the Great Southern WA

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  16. Love the idea of your pocket poppets and the Sweet smile you had on your doll and love different kind of mood expressions hehe and Happy 1st Anniversary on your business and more to come <3 ~ hugs

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  17. Hi Jen,

    A huge Happy Birthday, what an achievement! Congratulations on your beautiful creations!
    Do you have a superhero in your range? If not that could be a good addition! Also perhaps a little guy in a dinosaur costume??

    Anyway keep creating! Love Victoria From Little Blossom Quilts.... little_blossom@iprimus.com.au

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  18. I love your Poppet's they are so cute and would love to have them at my house. Congrats and Happy Birthday.
    Some more Christmas poppets would be so cute.

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  19. Happy first birthday Jen congrats on surviving the first year of your little poppets life! You've survived the sleepless nights, the wording if they will be ok when they leave your care and you've very clearly given them a whole lotta love!
    I'd love the chance to win a pocket poppet for my 2 (almost 3) poppets to love and cherish!
    It would be great to see some princess poppets/fairy poppets in the future cheers :)

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  20. Those little cuties are DYING to come live at my house!! I can tell ;). And the possibilities are ENDLESS!
    Happy birthday to Pikelet Workshop & congratulations on smashing through your first year in business!!
    Jo (Joallie Petit) xoxoxo

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  21. Hip, Hip, Hooray its your 1st birtday:)
    A suggestion for new poppets, Astronauts, racing car drivers, can you guess, I have a little boy ;).
    For mum (me) a valentines poppet (p.s. can't wait for your christmas range).

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  22. Would love these for my little girl and boy. They are absolutely adorable!

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  23. Hi Jen, congrats on all your wonderful work! - A ballerina poppet - just like your poppet - sound too cute!!

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  24. Happy birthday Pikelet Workshop! My little girls would love these poppets. I'd love to see a doctor and an astronaut, and I know my girls would love fairies and flower tots. BIg fan of the mermaid too. :)

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  25. Jen you really are doing a fantastic job, they are adorable
    Amanda jacohen@iinet.net.au

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  26. Aww Jen, these are just fabulously darling wee poppets! Well done & wishing The Pikelet Workshop a very very Happy Birthday!

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  27. Oh Jen, your pocket poppets are divine! I love the little pirate xx

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  28. Happy First Birthday! The Little Poppets are so gorgeous. I would love to see a ballerina and maybe a robot. Love the pirate. He's very cute.

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  29. Happy 1st birthday! i would love a poppet to treasure. Not for me but to be popped in akeepsake box until my sister or brother finally have a baby!!

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  30. Happy Birthday Jen.
    I'm a sucker for the mermaid poppets, but why not a ballerina poppet?

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  31. Happy Birthday! I would love to win a gorgeous poppet! they are adorable!

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  32. Congrats on turning 1! Love the blog, site and giveaway! :) I have all my fingers and toes crossed! :)#

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  33. Happy Birthday to Pikelet Workshop. It's my birthday in 2 days :)
    Would love to win a pocket poppet or more than 1 ;), I've had all 3 children sick on & off for the last month and this would really cheer them up. I've had no time to sew for them myself.

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  34. Happy Birthday Poppets! What a whirlwind 12 months you've had. Congratulations. Here's to the next 12 months!!! XXX Amber

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  35. Happy birthday! Very cute, as a mum to a boy who is obessed with cars/trucks/planes i think should try a car racer poppet! Saying that i just had a look at your fb page and i think they are super cute and unisex! Love the pirate!

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  36. Wow! Happy birthday :) I would love to see a puppy version of your poppets. We have a therapy dog for our 6 year old and he inspired the idea.

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  37. So cute, I find my kids always play more with the smaller toys :-)

    Maybe a circus theme Ringmaster, Trapeaze artist, lion tamers ...

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  38. Happy Birthday! Your Poppets are gorgeous... My little girl would love them! I would love to see farm animals

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  39. Happy Birthday Jen and the sweet Pikelet workshop : )

    I would LOVE to win one of these sweet lovelies !!

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  40. What do I think? I think they are truly gorgeous!!
    Congrats sweetie! xx

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  41. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag pikelet workshop! Mach weiter so!

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  42. Love the little Pocket Poppets!
    How about a Peppa Pig Pocket Poppet??? or even a whole series of animal pocket poppets?
    Congrats on the 1st Birthday Jen x

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  43. My kids have become quite protective of your little poppet phenomenom. "That's not a poppet mummy" My 3yo has been known to say whilst browsing anywhere from Perth's funky little boutiques to toy-r-us. And whenever we pass you by on the school run it's "THERE"S the POPPET LADY!" Sorry you no longer have a name. Congratulations on your birthday, Jen - looking forward to seeing what the next year brings from the workshop! Lisa, Lily, Milla and Finn Keogh lisagu3@iinet.net.au

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  44. They are truly sweet and adorable, like all of your gorgeous designs. Happy first birthday, hope to one day buy one of your darling poppets :-)

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  45. Am such a big fan of your gorgeous and perfectly made little poppets as you well know, BLUSH!! Congratulations on growing your business, and reaching your first birthday, you deserve it!!!
    Would love to see a witch poppet ??
    Beth Dally

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  46. Hi-ho, Hi-ho. It's off to the Pikelet Workshop Birthday Party we go!! Well Done Jen on your awesome achievements thus far. I know a certain little Gooseberry Bush Kid who would cherish Missy Mermaid Poppet,or any in fact, (she my fave TBH ;0P )

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  47. Congratulations Jen. The last year seems to have gone by so quickly. It is so exciting to see you and your poppets doing so well.
    As for Pocket Poppets, PERFECT!! My little boy & girl adore their poppets. Josh loves to walk around cuddling his pirate, peeking under the poppet's patch to see his hidden eye - so cute.
    As for ideas what about trying some "love heart" poppets, more tooth fairies, little chef poppets, a fairy poppet, elf & gnome poppets... I could go on all day!!

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  48. Gorgeous as always Jen!
    Kristy "ribryba"

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  49. Happy Birthday Pikelet Workshop! So glad I found your shop :) You know I'd love to have some more of your cute little poppets!!

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  50. OMG they are gorgeous!!! Happy Happy Birthday! Heres to many more years of Pikelet Workshop!!! : )
    Keegan Rigby
    keegan.harris@hotmail.com

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  51. Happy Birthday. I must agree with previous posts that your poppets are gorgeous and I would love to win one of your fabulous creations

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  52. Too cute. Great for little hands to hold. My Little one loves to tug the arms and legs off his older brother's poppets so these are a great idea. Still love the pirate and super poppets the best. The comments I have received for these have been so positive.

    Amanda Robertson

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  53. Happy 1st Birthday!! You've certainly had a very busy first year. May your success continue to grow and grow to where your heart desires.

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  54. Happy birthday to you and the Pikelet Poppets. What a fab year you have had. Love the new pocket poppets - would definitely love to see a piggy version too :-)x
    Julie - IslasCottage@hotmail.com
    (no bloody idea how to make this not anonymous - very inexperienced at this blogging lark :-) )

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  55. Happy 1st Birthday!!

    These are totally adorable and I know 3 little poppets who would love a set of these!

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  56. ohhh so cute! I would love to win one!

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  57. Gorgeous as usual Jen! shona@funkyfabrix.com.au

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  58. Ahhhhhh i love them pick me pick me!! These little guys would love to come and live with me in the UK - I will strap them to my back and carry them every where with me!! So really its free global advertising, you'd be a fool to miss this amazing opportunity!! :p
    I cant believe its only just your 1st birthday, i must of been a fan since nearly the beginning im sure ive been drooling over your page for a lonnnng time!
    Happy 1st birthday and well done on your massive success :) xx
    Sending love from Kirsty @ Hattie Willow xx

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  59. Jodie-Mummy of 2May 16, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Congrats on making it to a year Jen! Must be fantastic to do what you love, and make a business out of that. You are one talented lady. The little poppets are a wonderful addition to your range. My DD3 said she'd like a Cinderella Poppet, maybe a fairty tale range - could just imagine a Little Red Riding Hood poppet, complete with gorgeous red hood. Although she liked the mermaid, saying it was just like Aerial - I have a princess fanatic at the moment!!!!

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  60. Happy 1st birthday!! You're products are all absolutely adorable, you are one clever mumma! I hope your second year and every other year are just as successful x

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  61. HAppy birthday! Your blog looks fantastic!


    Missa from Missa Made It
    Missamadeit@live.com.au

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  62. Happy birthday lovely lady! I had a HUGE post written out to you and how much of an inspiration you and , then tried to sign out of hubbys google account BAM all gone. But everyone elses comments pretty much sum it all up. Im adoreing your pocket poppets! Perfect for the nappy bag and tiny hands. Anyways.. enjoy your '1st' birthday! And remember to breath and have a cuppa ;-)
    xx (Buttons Dior)

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  63. Happy Birthday Pikelet Workshop :)
    I love these mini pocket poppets..they are so adorable, just perfect for little hands.
    x

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  64. Nawwww... Happy Birthday PW!!! Jen these pocket poppets are fantastically gorgeous - thanks for giving us the chance to win them :)
    Have you thought about 'When I Grow Up' Poppets? Maybe dr's, ballerinas, firefighters, pilots, painters, tradies.... Or 'Royal' poppets? Kings, queens, princes and princesses... Pocket poppets with a little rattle inside would be fantastic - i know my little man loves shaking things! lol
    Congrats again Jen - you truly are fabulous xx

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  65. Happy Birthday Pikelet Workshop! Your poppets are just so lovely and I'm really loving the pocket poppets. My daughter would be carrying them around in her little treasure bags. Michelle has some great ideas there. I don't think I could add to them. :)
    All the best for a fabulous year ahead with lots of new poppets.
    Raewyn
    xox

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  66. they are very cute I like the mermaid and the pirate congradulations on your first year.
    Lee Rosenzweig Torbinlee@hotmail.com

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  67. Very cool! I didnt realise you were so 'young', all your work seems so professional-as of course it should!! Your ideas are inspirational!

    tifki(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  68. Happy 1st birthday - love these gorgeous poppets as would my gorgeous little poppets! Fairy poppets are always a winner with the little ladies and superheros for the little men (already done I know!)
    Michaela (michaela.jesson@mac.com)

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  69. OMG I just love your gorgeous creations and these teeny tiny poppets are just sooooo cute!!!

    Oh and HAPPY 1th BIRTHDAY!!!!! :) :)

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  70. Happy birthday! Pocket poppets are a great idea - my little one struggles to carry a toy whilst walking. A smaller sized toy would make life much easier! I would love to see a Farmer Poppet in the future... but until then the Mermaid is too cute!
    Jessie
    jessieboan@hotmail.com

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  71. How fast a year can travel & how far you can go within it is amazing, I hope this year is as exciting & rewarding as the last was. I look forward to seeing what is in store for you & your poppets.
    xx Sandra
    sandra.fowler@intimo.com.au

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  72. Happy 1st Birthday and thanks for the chance to win one of your creations. I'd love to see Poppet wearing a suit, just like Daddy does.

    Claire
    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  73. Hi i think these are wonderfully creative and congrats on the last 12 month.
    I would love to see different nationality poppets or poppet pets :)
    Love all your stuff keep creating

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  74. sorry contact gayle.mitchell@iinet.net.au

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  75. oh they are just adorable... i would love to see a little super hero! But do i have to share them with my kiddies? Hope you have a great day!

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  76. Those poppets are adorable! I looove them! My partner calls our almost 3 year old 'Poppet'.

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  77. The poppets are absolutely adorable! what a great idea. LOVE LOVE LOVE them!
    Sity
    sity.aisyah@hotmail.com

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  78. So CUTE!
    Jamilah
    aestheticfreak@hotmail.com

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  79. I love these pocket poppets, I really love your mermaid, your fabric combos are lovely! What other pocket poppets I can imagine are a little Wizard , fairy , Shabby chic style, a Viking!!!
    Keep up the gorgeous work!

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  80. Happy 1st Birthday. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work. Would love to win these pocket poppets with a new niece or nephew due any day now, these would make a great gift. :)

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  81. Ah, these are so precious! I love your work. Congrats on reaching your first birthday, Pikelet Workshop!

    In regards to your question, I'd love to see a dinosaur poppet, or maybe a giraffe poppet. What about a ninja poppet? Of course, putting it in all black would be boring, so a colourful ninja it would have to be! :)

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  82. It's Me Tarnie! I think I should win coz I'm one of your best customers! I would suggest Star Wars poppets, but I suspect copyright would be an issue. Happy Birthday Pikelet! x

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  83. Happy Birthday Pikelet Workshop!!
    I think your pocket poppets are just too cute!!

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  84. Happy Birthday Pikelet Workshop!!! Your pocket poppets are just too cute for words! I especialllove the mermaid :) I think a fairy, a princess and a mermaid set would be gorgeous for girls and a pirate, astronaut and cowboy would be adorable for the boys!!! Ooohh fingers crossed :D

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  85. Happy Birthday!!

    I am loving those little pocket poppets! Super cute!

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  86. Love love love these little poppets well actually I love all your poppets! Such talent! Happy 1 year birthday!!! :) keep up the fantastic work x Amy mooshmoobaby@hotmail.com

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  87. So cute, love that there are boy and girl ones!

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  88. Wonderful to see a WAHM doing wonderful things...these little folk are gorgeous...how about some "twins" for those doubley blessed and some Grandma and Grandpa folk for Nannas like me to give to their beautiful grandies...Happy First Birthday and I hope there will be many many more!!

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  89. just the right size for little hands!congrats on your first year and sure u will have many more because of your gorgeous creations.

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  90. Aren't they cute! I would love to see an astronaut for my space obsessed boy!

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  91. Happy 1st Birthday! Love your work!
    Kylie
    Spotteddally@gmail.com

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  92. Happy 1st Birthday Jen! You and your creations are awesome :)

    Loving the pocket poppets! And they would make great stars in my daughters puppet shows :) Of course you can never go past a fairy.

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  93. Happy 1st Bday! Love these little poppets - what a great idea

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  94. Happy birthday to you! These poppets are adorable!

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  95. Happy 1st Birthday Jen!!! I always look forward to seeing your new ideas. I wish you even more success in year 2.
    Love, Kate (Indigo Magenta)

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  96. Happy, happy, happy birthday :-)

    Oh the little poppets are SO cute! Fantastic idea to take on an outing to help keep little ones amused (or for mum to hide in her handbag as a surprise when the littlies are getting restless).

    I haven't read every single idea on here but those I did read sounded terrific. Hopefully I'm not repeating what someone else has said with my suggestions - nurse, fireman, policeman (people who help us theme).

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  97. Happy 1st b'day pikelet workshop :)

    First of many many more to come

    I would love to win the pocket poppet set ;)

    I think a puppy poppet would be cute , looking forward yo your fab new designs too :D

    Jeni P

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  98. Love the poppets esp the mermaid as I have a little mermaid here at home who if sees this will demand one, think the pocket size is fantastic for travel. Your beautiful work has inspired me to get the machine out again and start making more pretty things for my girls, they love this hubby not so much although our local fabric shop has now given me a frequent shopper discount so not all bad.

    Happy Birthday
    Sherrilee B

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  99. wow 100 comments!! thanks to you all for getting involved. i'm so flattered that you've turned up and had a read.
    kristy davies is the winner! congratulations.
    everyone else, stay tuned to my blog/facebook page for updates on when pocket poppets will be available for sale.
    thanks y'all!

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  100. Hi Jen, Congratulations on your first birthday. Riley was so impressed with the beautiful poppet you made for Aoife that I couldn't help but just smile and think how lucky your poppet is to be growing up around such beauty and creative talent. Then I read your lovely blog about your Dad and know that I don't need to tell you how special such a thing is :)
    Keep on 'knitting'
    Mel

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