Designer of the Week + GIVEAWAY by Poppiisox!

Hey folks, it’s my crafty pleasure today to introduce you to my new friend Sarah, from poppiisox! Sarah creates a range of handmade novelty crayons in sorts of cool shapes, including robots, lego men, elephants, fairies, princesses, racing cars, and heaps more. I tried out a pack this week, and I also have a big party pack to giveaway!

Poppiisox Handmade Crayons

The Product Review

For this week’s review I tried out a set of poppiisox dinosaur crayons, which came package in a lovely little drawstring bag, complete with handmade notebook, made from recycled card and bound with string. I enlisted the assistance of a creative four-year-old, who happily filled the notebook with sunbeams, rainbows, and monsters. A fabulous time was had by all!

The poppiisox crayons are great quality and are sturdy, even when they hit the paper like a meteor hurtling through space (courtesy of over-excited little arms). The colours present beautifully bright on the page and the little handmade book can be carried around in a pocket to show to nans, pops, next door neighbours, or check-out operators…

The verdict… Perfect for parties, or everyday fun!

The Indie Label

Sarah launched her label in 2012 after tossing the idea around in her head for a few years. Busy working as a physio, and adjusting to her new role of mum, Sarah says she decided to get creative as a way to “re-find my identity in a fog of babydom”.

The very first poppiisox crayons ever created were a set of racing car crayons for Sarah’s son’s birthday party. After receiving lots of compliments, Sarah decided to try out selling them in local shops. Soon she set up on Etsy and Madeit, where she continues to sell today. The name poppiisox is a nickname that Sarah’s mum gave to her when she was a little girl, and it was the perfect choice for her new business.

Poppiisox Handmade Crayons

The Creative Mind

Sarah is a mum of two boys, aged 3 and 20 months. She draws her design inspiration from all things kids enjoy… animals, cars, fairies, dinosaurs and everything in between. Sarah explains, “The process of making the crayons is pretty messy, but all the colours are so bright and fun…they make me smile”.

The Whimsical Spirit

Here’s three fun facts about Sarah (in her own words):

  • I am originally from the UK. I moved out here 6 years ago, and love it. My only wish is that someone invents a faster and cheaper way of flying!!

  • I’m quite a girly girl, but since having 2 boys I have embraced the world of diggers, tractors and motorbikes in a way i never dreamed of.

  • I love to travel and spent 3 months living on the beach rescuing turtles in Mexico.

The Handmade Collection

Poppiisox crayons make great children’s gifts, stocking fillers, party favours, or just to have in your bag to keep little ones busy when out and about. They are available in two sizes, a pack of 8 crayons (with a handmade notebook and drawstring bag) or a party pack, which includes 30 crayons and 10 small drawstring bags.

You can find poppiisox on Madeit, Etsy, or Facebook.

Poppiisox Handmade Crayons

Competition - Giveaway - WinWe have a party pack of 30 crayons, plus two packs of 8 crayons (winners choice) to giveaway to one lucky reader! To enter, simply visit poppiisox to check out the range, and tell us which item is your favourite. Please submit your entry through the Rafflecopter widget below. You can also score extra entries into the prize draw by joining us on Facebook or tweeting about the giveaway. Winner announced on 14 November, 2013.

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1 comment to Designer of the Week + GIVEAWAY by Poppiisox!

  • Rhiannon Neate

    What gorgeous crayon designs handmade by Poppiisox! My favourite ones are the dinosaurs. My son is totally obsessed with pretending to be a dinosaur,roaring & stomping around the house. These crayons might help encourage some quiet drawing time and save mums sanity,lol!

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