Saturday, December 26, 2009

going out to see some girls!!!!girls!!!girls!!!

so excited to see Dutch Oven Burlesque presents "Show us Your Cans" a canned food drive at Palace of Wonders tonight! and the DEBUT of one amzaing DD CUPCAKE!!! going to show my support of a poppi girl gone bad...but in such a good way......

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


we wish you all the best this holiday season!!! thank you for all of the love and support this past year! click here to see the poppi elves work their magic on the dance floor....
see you next year- - xoxo from all of us.

dawn, original poppigirl
donut, HR
dillon, production manager
lindsay, studio lackey
melissa aka MC wrapper

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

My last day the Market was friday and, boy, did I luck out....the snow was just starting as the last of my booth was being loaded into my car. The city was totally shut down yesterday due to the crazy winter storm.....I must admit, I was a little disappointed that the "thundersnow" never transpired.
My heart goes out to those who are still doing the market and those who have to breakdown /set up in the mess that is now F street... I cannot imagine....

Metro is back and running...streets are passable, but be careful.

If you are downtown, and are able to make it to Gallery Place, please stop by the Downtown Holiday Market on F street and support the artists who are there....and by support - I mean - do some shopping for yourself as well as others! thanks to Wilma for the awesome shot of me in the booth! xoxo

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thanks Cousin Mark!!!!

A great big thank you goes out to Cousin Mark! He loves the poppigirls and never forgets to send gifts! thanks for the meat stick and stinky cheese!! xoxo we love you too!!!

Not to take away his thunder, I also need to give a shout out to Jeana who stopped by the Holiday Market and brought Homemade almond squirt cookies!!

YAY!! the poppigirls feel so loved!
P.S. the little foil chick was from Cousin Mark's Easter that gross?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

at the downtown market until tomorrow

Its cold!!! Put on your mittens and visit Dawn!

Last two days in Chinatown, noon until 8pm!!! Right outside the National Portrait Gallery on H St. See you there!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday!

Ok... we're having a sale - I don't want to make it complicated, so, 25% off today until 7PM.
If you miss that, the coupon code will be good for 15% off until December 31st.

I know, I have been neglecting the blog....again. there was much drama...mostly with the adobe people - I hope I get a change to fill you all in before the new year!

Coupon code is:

happy holidays!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Go see Marianne

Hey - a fellow poppi addict will be performing in the lead role in this play.
It's the last weekend, so, check it out!! xoxo
good luck
break a leg
extra cheese, please

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

JOLLY POP save 30%

so, I am on vacation and I pass by this little store...
and I knew instantly that it was time for a sale...and
I had the perfect discount code...

so... you know the drill...
enter the code during check out and save 30% off your order.

I hopefully will get around to updating the site in october...anyway... Ciao!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

BETHANY BEACH this weekend!!

last show of the summer -come on out to the beach and say
"hello -fall show season!"
I'll be at the
Bethany Beach Arts Festival.
I'm right on the Boardwalk -booth # 30-something....I don't have it in front of me right now - but come on down on Saturday Sept. 12th
here is how to get there.
see you there!!
lots of new stuff..

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

POPSICLEs are a great summertime treat!! 25%off

Enter "popsicle" in the discount coupon field and get 25% off at
offer expires 7/31/09

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I am off to Columbus!!! come see me at the Arts Festival!

this is where I fit. Todd is all packed- he is so full, I think he may BURP!. I am leaving in a few minutes to get on the road to the Columbus Arts Festival this weekend!! come on by if you're in the area. It is one of he best outdoor crafts shows in the country!!! Yes, Mr. Fire Marshall - I have my Extinguisher.

I am leaving for the

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Elizabeth Kates Day 2009

We, poppi's extened family (minus Sherill - ☹), caravan'ed it down to Goochland Virginia to go to the Elizabeth Kates Day Plant Sale at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women. We lovingly refer to it as Prison Day.

The trip:
we left my house at 10am and then stopped in at the Torpedo Factory to pick up the Virgina poppigirls and Suzanne (an amazing woman who works at the Art League School with Tiffany) and my friends Tracey and Wifey. Anyway, we loaded into two cars and a borrowed van from the Art League and scooted off down 95 towards Richmond.
Stopped off to get some food and gas around fredricksburg. Here is a shot of the Art League's van with a plastic bag caught in its back tire. the gas station equivalent of have TP on your shoe... Aww..Art League Van.... why you gotta embarrass us like that?

Like I said, we stopped for lunch...and then went to Prison. Now, "prison" conjures up a certain image. The VCCW is not like that AT ALL.
No real "gate" per say, and not a lot of bars or fences or barbed wire. It looks like a college campus in a small town.

seriously, this is the prison.
Anyway, cameras were not allowed, so no pictures of the crazy greenhouse or the incredible plant selection or of the annual membership dinner that followed, but, needless to was great!
here are some pictures of when we got back to unload /divide up the day's purchases...

here are some of the plants I bought -- I need to plant them tomorrow -if it doesn't rain...

do you believe that this fuchsia was only $7.50?!

About Elizabeth Kates Foundation:
this is an organization that educates and mentors women in the Correctional System. They provide scholarships, work programs (horticultural and vocational) and support enabling women to really turn their lives around. Women who go through their program have ZERO percent of recidivism. CRAZY!!! they've been doing this since the 60's, I think. There is not a lot in information online about them - they are still stuck in the 60's. I think I need to donate a website to them. any body want to help? (I've got NO web skills). Will trade jewelry....just putting it out there

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Special Event at my studio in the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town Alexandria is having our annual Spring Open House. The whole building will have activities through out the day. A lot of the studios will be open and there will be munchies and libations all over the building. It is a perfect bookend to your mother's day outing. You can brunch in Old Town and then, wander around the Factory checking out the art. Or, you can start at the Factory and then finish the evening by taking Mom out to one of Alexandria's fine restaurants.

Stop by my studio, #226, and take 20% OFF of the signature poppi collection.
This means that the discount cannot be applied to the Lucite pieces.
I hope to see you then!

click here for directions

Facebook - CRAZY

On Sunday -I started a Poppi Shop profile. I've have a poppi addicts group page and a poppi shop fan page on facebook for a while, but, for some reason, I could not tap the poppi audience. I mean, I had followers and fans, but I just felt that the poppigirl didn't know about either. Anyway, I started the page and then, sent out invites to all of the people who are signed up for my mailing list. I felt a little weird doing that- kind of SPAM-y, you know...anyway, it turned out to be the exact right thing to do. Within 48 hours Poppi Shop has 290+ friends and more accept my friend request everyday. It is pretty nuts. Thank you to everyone and let me know what you want to see - more action shots, more events, whatever - post it here or on facebook.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Update from the bench.

At the top, are the new rings in process on the bench. In the bottom image, the rings are finished. Just to be clear...This is NOT one ring.
It is 6 rings.

I CANNOT make one ring that looks like this. You can stack multiple rings to get this effect.

I am pretty sure the pricing is as follows...
triple balls are $135, 5-ballers are $155 and the price of the mega ball is yet to be determined -I need to make more to get an accurate time on production.

Monday, April 27, 2009

congrats to CCRG #3

Just wanted to give a shout out to the Charm City Rollers who are now #3 in the EAST according to the WFTDA. New Rankings were posted today. yay!!!!

That is Joy Collision's phenom ass. Taken at Putty Hill, back when she was a Night Terror.

GROMMET Corrected!!! as of 2PM!

The feature that daily grommet did is awesome -you should check it out.
I cracked up and screamed the first time I saw it.

And this photo is why.

Its not me. I don't know her. I am sure she's very nice, I do love llamas. but, don't live out in the country with them. maybe she makes socks. I make poppi rings.
anyway -other than that Its a pretty cool feature.

UPDATE: the wonderful people at daily grommet fixed the issue, and now, the person noted as Dawn is, indeed me.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Great news! The Daily Grommet is featuring poppi petal rings on its daily site.

check this out.... poppi will be featured on the daily grommet on Monday april 27th.

The Daily Grommet is an interactive site that features one innovative product or company each day. Poppi was approached at the New York International Gift Fair when the Grommet scout was mesmerized by our booth, walked in and couldn't walk away without trying on many many rings.

You know the drill - so many to choose from - how come they fit any finger? - I feel like a kid in a candy shop!
Anyway, Daily Grommet has a pretty cool concept - they do little video demos of hand picked products. To Learn more, and have your own Grommet experience click the link today. If you miss it, go to their past grommets link and look up poppi.

Check daily grommet out - poppi will be featured form noon until 11AM Tuesday.

Friday, April 24, 2009

DOMO STALKER - thank you!!!!

Happily relieved yesterday when another DOMO card was in my mailbox. I think that means its NOT over! yay!!!!
I think it arrived exactly one month after the last one. It was post marked Northern Virginia - I could not read the date. I thought the images on the back were from an old ad, but, It seems like they were printed off of the internet, since the back of the paper is blank. More clues ......

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Studio Update....

Well, the orders are almost ALL done. Can you believe it? 173 orders (and counting) and we only have 24 more to go!!! Thanks again for such an incredible response to the crazy April sale.
Last Friday, when the light began to shine at the end of the tunnel, I sat down at the bench and started to re-make a ring I lost. Long story short, something new came out. And here it is. How can I describe the happiness it brings to me to make new work???
These rings are a blast to make and are going to be ONE -OF- A-KIND.

One-of-a-kind means that these are hand fabricated and constructed by hand. Each ring is individual and even though similar rings may come into being, the same one will not. The sterling bands are traditional, in that they are sized and solid. These rings cannot be ordered or sized, and will be for sale until sold. I still have to make a few more to figure out the pricing, but it looks like the 5-ballers will be around $135 and the mega-ball will be somewhere between $290 and $350 - depending on the number of Lucite balls.

As you know, the photography has been my obstacle, and it really will be worked out sometime within the next few weeks. When that is done, poppishop will be finally updated. Its long over due (the last update was in October!! - YIKES!)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Saturday Night Derby was WOW!!!

OK- -Saturday I had a most incredible night! I went to the Charm City Roller Grils vs. the Gotham Girls bout in Baltimore. I knew the bout was going to be amazing because Gotham is #1 and Charm City has been dying for some real competition. The evening did not disappoint. It was fast. It was hard and even though Charm City lost - they did not give it away.
It made me fall even more in love with Dolly Rocket and Joy Collision. I also saw, for the first time, Just Carol, who was a crazy wiry hot mess, crawling through the pack like a spider who smells blood.
I am definitely not a commentator, so read all about it here.

I mean, just LOOK at Dolly.
Look at what she is holding back - single handedly. Damn!

photo credit:
Craig Lammes

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The april sale is CRAZY!!!

Here is a quick shot of just one day's shipping due to the sale.

Thank you everyone for your business.

I am always so flattered when I get a response like that. I am grateful for such a loyal and generous "fan" base.

Please know that we are working hard to fill your order, and I promise that you will get it as soon as possible. We are over 2/3s done, but more orders are STILL coming in.
thank you again!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

vote for my friend's super cute house!

One of my very favorite people in the whole world, Lynda Andrews Barry,has her Kensington home high in the running for Apartment Therapy's contest - "Small Cool 2009". Check it out -it is super cute!

She needs more votes to win. votes are tallied by reader's "thumb's up"-ing their favorites. so go here, sign in and vote!
yes, yes: you have to sign in, but its painless and it would be AWESOME if you did it!


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Number 31 arrived on friday!!

so here is the latest!!! yeah - 31!! there have to be more, right? I mean 31 is a weird number. there are no sets of 31. sets of 5 or 8 or 10. surely there are more.....

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Earless bunny escapes into the wild.

what would happen to a wild, earless bunny, if it happened to wander into the back yard....I love that Whitney looks like she's drinking a 40.

Secret Domo Postcard Stalker

Postcards started arriving about two weeks before my birthday. They are of Domo Kun. He is a mascot for a Japanese television station. Anyway, 2 or 3 postcards came every day. They all have different writing styles on the back. Sometimes like a 14-year-old girl, w/ long elaborate stories. Sometimes cryptic, serial killer scrawl. None of them were signed. Some only had pictures/ drawings on the back. They came from all over the Washington DC area. Multiple postcards were mailed on the same day. They were sent to both my Torpedo Factory studio and my home. As my birthday got closer, the postcards got more & more frequent. The girls and I thought that surely there would be a cathartic moment, a big surprise for my birthday. Or at least, for my birthday, the sender would reveal themselves. But, no. 29 postcards later, I have no idea who the mysterious sender is. All I can say is Thank You. I love them all.