Hi! I’m Lisa – the designer behind two pretty poppets – detailed sewing patterns for professional results!
Born and raised in New Zealand, Mr. tpp and I, along with our two beautiful pretty poppets and mini fox terrier puppy, currently reside in the tropics of far north Queensland, Australia.
I’ve always had an interest in sewing ever since my mum taught me how to sew at the tender age of very young (maybe 8…? I really can’t remember!). Throughout the years I’ve dabbled here and there with different sewing projects as one does. A couple of years ago I was right into making handmade clothes for my two pretty poppets – in particular creating appliqué tops to go with gorgeous little skirts for Chloe, and creating cute little rompers and ruffle bums for Leah…
Then I threw myself into making Chloe’s teddy bear quilt for her bed using the Daisy Bear Pattern from Kids Quilts. Here are a couple of my favourite blocks and the end result (finished as a duvet cover rather than a quilt).
… and I modified the pattern I was going to use for Leah’s quilt and made a start… I’ll get it finished one day! I chose to use the ‘My
They certainly keep me busy, so when I can find time to myself, you’ll often find me in my sewing room working on my latest project or pattern (or an Elsa costume or two!).
As much as I love sewing clothes for the girls and other bits and bobs, I think I’ve found my true calling now…
Bags… Ahh bags… I LOVE bags…!!!
This brings me to drafting my very first PDF sewing pattern for the Insulated Lunch Bag! After some extensive searching all over the internet, I simply could NOT find a lunch bag that would accommodate the lunch boxes my two pretty poppets used and have them laying flat so their food didn’t get all tipped up etc. (they use Tupperware Sandwich Keeper Plus lunch boxes).
So, over coffee one day (as you do!), a girlfriend and fellow sewist suggested I have a go at making my own lunch bag and then publish my design into a PDF pattern for others to use as well. After a bit of pondering, I decided to have a go. Why not? You never know until you try…!
After a few prototypes of different sizes and closures…
… I finally settled on the style and shape you know so well!
With drafting a PDF pattern also comes the adventure of opening an Etsy shop… and then setting up a Facebook page… opening a Craftsy store… setting up a Facebook group… and becoming an Instagrammer… phew! And in between all of that, writing more patterns for you to enjoy (the best bit!).
I love the challenge of taking an idea in my head and transforming it in to a reality on paper, then into life using fabric and notions, and then back on to paper so others like yourself can create it as well!
I have so many wonderful ideas bouncing around my head and I can’t wait to share them all with you!
Happy sewing! Lisa 🙂