The story of Love Poppet

Hi, I'm Claire Vincent. Pleased to meet you.

I'm a Graphic Designer, Paper Engineer (as in Pop-up book designer) and now maker/seller of Cards and Paper Gifts and of course my latest passion - Cross Stitch Patterns and kits!

Many years ago I started Love Poppet as a blog. I then went on to open an Etsy store, a Folksy store and then became a partner of Not On The High Street. Somehow along the way my blog was lost, but Love Poppet is still going strong.

I have a big love for paper and card and all it can do. After struggling to find cards that interest me, I decided to create my own fun and unique range. I love the challenge to come up with beautiful designs that I would be proud to see up on the wall. This challenge has now progressed into designing cross stitch patterns and all sorts of stitching goodies.

I create every cross stitch pattern and kit myself, in my small studio in Kent - which I share with my hubby Nick and our loopy, squirrel hating dog Wilf.

As a mum of two girls, I am often out and about and get most of my inspiration from nature and the local area. Now I'm also reluctantly becoming a runner, so we'll see how that inspires my designs.

Portraits by Becky Mursell