I’m Pip Lincolne. I’m a writer of things crafty, pop-culture-y, life-y and parent-y.
I live in Melbourne and spend my work days writing for my bread-and-butter job – and the rest of my time writing books and this (11 year-old) blog.
I think about food way too much, love making things, drink too much tea and spend a lot of time messaging my kids (who are not actually kids, but in fact three grown people aged 18, 22 and 30, but they are still my bayyyybeeezzzz so shooooosh!) inane things.
Thanks for popping by!
Pip’s 2018 postal address is –
Parcel Locker 10010 55286
1399 Burke Road
Kew East VIC 3102
(Scroll down for proper bio, if you can be bothered!)
Welcome to Pip Lincolne’s blog Meet Me At Mike’s, a sometimes daily dose of happiness and inspiration.
Pip Lincolne is a Melbourne based writer and crafter. She’s published five books about creativity and making things and she would like to write a whole bunch more. She’s Frankie’s craft contributor too! She has three kids and a love of toast and tea. Pip likes to make and write every single day.
In 2016, Pip was part of the activities surrounding Ai Weiwei and Andy Warhol’s exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. She ran five days of kids’ workshops – and helped thousands of families make Wishing Flowers.
Pip was Etsy’s Creative Courage Mentor in late 2015 – mentoring hundreds of creatives keen to build or improve their Etsy stores and creative lives.
Pip’s exhibited at Wangaratta Regional Gallery (The PomPom Diaries) and has undertaken a weekend residency and workshops at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.
Pip co-hosts Crafternoons with Clare Bowditch on 774ABC (Melbourne radio) on a semi-regular basis!
More about Pip:
Author of five popular craft books published via Hardie Grant Books and Penguin Australia
Founder at Meet Me at Mike’s : established 2006
Parenting and pop culture writer – for Babyology – and previously Kidspot
Founder and tutor at Blog With Pip
Founder of blogging portal Blog Yay!
Craft contributor at Frankie magazine (since 2009)
Editor/Judge of Kidspot’s Blogging Competition Voices of 2013, Voices of 2014 and Voices of 2015
Founder of A Year Of Ethical Fashion in 2013
Founder of charity craft campaign Softies For Mirabel : now in its 9th year
Founder of worldwide craft group Brown Owls : founded in 2007
Creator of eMag series The Good Stuff Guide
Pip speaks at events and conferences: Big Hearted Business Conference (twice!), ProBlogger Event (twice!), Craft Victoria, Melbourne Design Festival, Pushy Women, Women of Letters and many more
Pip was also a craft and business coach at Clare Bowditch’s Big Hearted Business Creative Retreat in Ubud, Bali – September 2014 and November 2014.
Pip’s books & stationery bits and bobs:
Meet Me at Mike’s – Hardie Grant Books
Sew La Tea Do – Hardie Grant Books
Make Hey! While The Sun Shines – Hardie Grant Books
Meet Me at Mike’s Craft Journal – Hardie Grant Books
Make Hey! Stationery Range – Hardie Grant Books
Craft For The Soul – Penguin Books
Pip has been profiled in:
The Age (Melbourne) Magazine, The Age M Magazine, Mollie Makes, Cleo, Madison Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Inside Out, The Design Files, Decor8, Frankie Magazine, Peppermint Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, Notebook, House and Garden, Herald Sun, The Australian Women’s Weekly, Dolly, Marie Claire, Michigirl, Jetstar Magazine, The Canberra Times, The West Australian, American Express Magazine, The Melbourne Times, Australian Parents Magazine and more.
Pip has been featured as:
The Age (Melbourne) Magazine named Pip one of their Top 100 Most Influential Melbourne people in 2009.
Cleo named Pip as ‘Cleo’s Next Top Blogger’ in 2009.
And Cosmpolitan nominated Pip as one of their Women of The Year in 2009.
Pip has appeared on 3RRR, Radio National, ABC Melbourne, ABC Perth, ABC Sydney or ABC Queensland.
Pip has appeared on The Circle, on The 7.30 Report piece about Frankie and in Anna Brownfield’s film ‘Making It Handmade‘.
Pip has created projects featured in the books:
Quilting For Peace – Katherine Bell
So Pretty Crochet – Amy Palanjian
Mollie Makes Crochet – Mollie Makes
Keep Calm & Cast On – Erika Knight