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Archive | January, 2015

Dashwood hard to resist

So I headed off to the home of Dashwood Studios today, simply to stock up on the lovely Flurry Steel fabric (which has proven to be very popular over the last few weeks). Who was I trying to kid, it is nigh on impossible to walk out of there without an arm full of fabric bolts.

To be honest I was fairly restrained today in comparison to previous visits, but then that's probably due to the fact, I took delivery of the entire Cuckoos Calling and Fly Away Collections over Christmas, so there aren't too many designs left to buy!

Anyway, I  just couldn't resist adding to the Flurry collection with some more colours, this time I brought home the design in Orange, Lime, Poppy and Teal. It is such a versatile print and offers a lovely alternative to the traditional polka dot (which of course I love as well!).

Along with the Flurry, I found it too hard to resist one of their other 'Novelty' prints, this time the Cats. It's such a fun design and I love the bright colours that are used. If I ever find the time, I'd love to use this for a memo board, I've no doubt it'd look fab.

I also got a glimpse of the Christmas 2015 designs which will be available from May. I am so excited about both of them and have placed my order this evening. Here's a sneak preview - just snapped on my phone, so do excuse the photography!

Christmas Dreams Dashwood Studios - Winterwonderland Collection

Dashwood Studios - Winter Wonderland Advent


Song birds by Kathleen Francour

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Song birds Collection by Kathleen Francour has arrived at Poppies & Polka Dots!

3 lovely prints, with delicate designs and subtle bursts of colour. Think home decor, a lovely summer skirt or maybe a pretty make up bag, the possibilities are endless!


More yummy fabric arrivals - The Cottage Garden by The Quilted Fish

Okay so this might be getting a little boring, but I just can't help but share this with you - another new arrival from the festive period. I am delighted to say that The Cottage Garden has now arrived and I've got it up and live on the website. This collection offers really bold floral designs, which I think would work particularly well for home decor projects amongst other things.

So long as you use a think bump interlining as well as a good quality lining, any of these prints would look fantastic if transformed into a roman blind. I would love to see the 'birds - teal' as a blind, I've no doubt it would look beautiful.

Anyway, feast your eyes on this collection.... as usual, available individually or as a complete set with this lovely Fat Quarter Bundle:

The Cottage Garden - Fat Quarter Bundle

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New Arrivals - Dashwood Studio - Cuckoo's Calling

Dashwood Studios - Cuckoo's Calling - Clocks NavyWe're super excited by the new arrivals at Poppies & Polka Dots at the moment. We are working our way through them and trying to make them available for you as quickly as possible. Here is the latest collection from Dashwood Studio.

Following the huge success of 'Wildwood', Bethan Janine is back with her second collection for Dashwood and we think it is fantastic. Cuckoo’s Calling is bright and fun and inspired by Bethan’s Grandmother’s cuckoo clock, pretty meadow flowers and little leaves she drew whilst on her holidays.

As always, you can buy each design individually or treat yourself to the complete collection with this wonderful Fat Quarter Bundle:


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Dashwood - 'Fly Away' Collection - Now Available

Fly Away Bundle - Dashwood Fat Quarter BundleWell it has been a few months in the making, but we have finally taken delivery of Dashwood's fantastic 'Fly Away' Collection.

It is the second collection by Phyllida Coroneo for Dashwood Studio and is a whimsical, nature inspired collection but this time in lime greens, cornflower blues, greys and mint greens.

We have all 8 designs in the collection available to buy either separately, or as a complete fat quarter bundle (which is slightly better value!).



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