Poppy Kitten Designs

Two Months in Self-Isolation : Working from Home




Well, it is now 59 days since we started to self-isolate/shield and start working from home and I have to say, we are quite enjoying it. I have moments of going stir crazy - I really miss my swimming and meeting up with my friends and James is definitely missing his beloved Stockport County Football Club.....but there are some positives. We have, for example, been able to spend time with our pets...

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Getting Used to a New Normal


We have been working from home for over a month now. It has certainly been a challenge adapting back to the office being at home. We brought most of our stock and as much of our equipment and machines back from the studio, so we are currently managing to still provide the vast majority of our ranges and so far, so good. 

We were fortunate, timing wise, in that we had just had a photo shoot for some...

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Coronavirus

Wood - Coronavirus

 What a difference a week makes.......
This time last week we were on holiday in Norway....walking in snow shoes up in the snow covered mountains, looking down at the fjords and admiring the world >>> fast forward a week and things are very different.

We made the decision, whilst still in Norway, that we would self isolate immediately on our return to the UK. As some of you may know, I suffer from...

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It's February 29th - and ages since I last posted.....





Diaper - It's February 29th - and ages since I last posted.....

Well....it is the 29th February today and it's only once every four years that we can say that ;)

I cannot believe it has been so long since we last wrote a blog post......we were just finishing our 12 week pop up shop at Hatch when I last posted something. That was the beginning of September!

So much has happened since then and the last few months have been a whirlwind......

Let's start with the...

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Hatch - Thursday Trader Talk


Person, Hatch - Thursday Trader Talk

Well, we are now halfway into our 12 week pop up shop at Hatch on Oxford Road, Manchester and what a fantastic experience it has been so far. We even featured in this week's Thursday Trader Talk where we were asked questions about our business and how we started.

One of the things we are asked most frequently is how our day is structured. Often, people think that because we are self-employed, we...

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Our 12 Week Pop Up Shop





Room, Our 12 Week Pop Up Shop
For years we have dreamed of having our very own jewellery and gift shop. We have spent the last 12 years travelling the length and breadth of the country to exhibit at craft shows, country fairs, shopping events & markets. Much as we love the travelling and meeting lots of new people, it has always been a bit of a dream to have our own shop.
On Saturday 15th June, we opened the doors to our first...

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Water, .......Aaaaaand We're Back........

.......Aaaaaand We're Back........

Clothing, .......Aaaaaand We're Back........
Good afternoon and hope everyone had a fantastic Easter?
We have been super busy the last week or so since returning from our Easter break. We had a fantastic fortnight cruising the Western Caribbean with Marella Cruises. We flew out to Jamaica and then visited Grand Cayman, Cuba, Mexico, Hondurus, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico again and back to Jamaica. Of course, it has taken us a week to catch up on...

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Top Seven Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Glass, Top Seven Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Thoughtful & Unique Gifts She Will Love

Check out our guide to choosing the perfect Mother's Day gift for that special Mum, Nana or lady in your life.....

1. The Mother Everyone Wishes They Had Gift : 'Mother' in Morse Code Bracelet 


mother bracelet
Mother Morse Code Bracelet

This gorgeous and unique bracelet features the word 'Mother' in morse code - the code is represented by alternating 'dots' and 'dashes' of...

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Text, The Maker's Market

The Maker's Market

Text, The Maker's Market

How are we in March already???? The year seems to be flying by so far and it is time for our first shows of the year. Over the years, we have done many fairs around the country. From small, local events to huge events at the NEC, we have pretty much tried most event types. We love getting out and meeting people and introducing new people to our PoppyK range, but over the last few years we have...

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