Wednesday, November 05, 2014


Take some cardboard, a little green felt,
black button, clip
and some left over red fleece and what do you get.
A nice red poppy.
I just cut a simple poppy shape from the cardboard
and red fleece and sandwiched the card in bewteen.
A plain  blanket stitch around the edge
using single sewing thread.
A leaf cut from the felt using a  leaf die and my Big Shot .
I actually made this last year  and one for Miss Di
which we wore to the NEC.
Forgot to take a picture and post till now!!
The back showing the safety clasp.
The leaf sewn on at  11 o'clock. Not many people know
that is how a poppy should be worn.
Especially TV presenters.

Here is this years poppy.
A knitted one this time which I will wear on my hat.

Entering into the following challenges:
Artful Times #67 Poppies.
Pixies Crafty Workshop #149 Use up your snippets. (fleece,felt,wool all scraps). 
Anything But A Card #41 Anything goes.
2 Creative Chicks # Sewing project no cards.
Crafting Musketeers #19 Anything but a card.


Sandra H said...

Hi Mrs A both your poppies are gorgeous and how stunning they are and made to look easy too! l like both but l like the idea of the one your wearing on your hat xx

Ali said...

Both your poppies are wonderful. I had no idea about the leaf being added later. Your knitted poppy will look lovely in your hat.
Ali xx

Carol said...

Two lovely poppies Mrs A. I didn't know about the leaf either, though up here in Scotland they don't give you a leaf! Carol x

JD/ Jill said...

Great job with your poppies...both are so well done.

Viv said...

Great poppies Mrs A!

Kathleen said...

How fabulous, especially love the felt one and why do TV presenters start wearing them so very early?

Kath x

Hazel said...

Wonderful idea - beautiful. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Crafting Musketeers challenge 19, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

Karen said...

Quite simply gorgeous! Both are fabulous Mrs A - well done on creating these two beauties. I especially love the new knitted one, the texture is fabulous. I never knew about wearing at 11.00 am so thank you for sharing the information Karen x

Di said...

Wonderful design this year Mrs A! I still have my lovely poppy from last year and have been wearing it of course, Also bought the normal ones so as to donate to British Legion of course.

Suffering today after our flu shots yesterday, sigh :(


Di xx

WendyK said...

Two lovely poppies, thank you for joining us on Artful Times.

Neet said...

Not just one but a pair! Two lovely poppies, and I must say I like the instructions for the first one - hope to make some for next year - note I said "some" perhaps I will end up with a garland but I love poppies so much.
Thanks for entering your handmade goodies in our challenge at Artful Times this week.
Hugs, Neet (with apologies for being so late)

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Both poppies are gorgeous but love the knitted one.
Oooh, didn't know there was poppy wearing etiquette. I shall pass that one on.
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I have seen the felt poppy in person, and it's lovely. As for the 2014 one.... Muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Want. One. *Stamps Foot.* xx said...

Your poppy designs are clever and so topical right now. Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card this challenge.

Rupa Swaminathan said...

Lovely poppies...I love the knitted one! Thanks for sharing this with us at Anything But A Card Challenge this month. Good Luck, Rupa(DT)

scrappymo! said...

Sorry i am so late popping by...but sure glad i did as your poppies featured here are a treat! You are very talented...I love them both!

Unknown said...

This is beautiful!! Beautiful colors.. Just love it!!! Wonderful!!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (DT Call Until Nov. 22nd)

Fran said...

Looks fab , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) xx

Marg said...

Its beautiful!!! Well done
Good luck and thank you for joining us at Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog.
Hope to see you again soon
{{{Happy Crafting Hugs}}}
Marg, DT member

Jennie Atkinson said...

Two fabulous poppies! Thanks for sharing them with us at ABAC for our challenge this month. Jennie