Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Remembrance poppy time again, supporting the British Legion crafty style.

Hi all, remember I mentioned in an earlier post that I couldn't decide whether to do my poppy's or not this year and what pattern I was going to use.
Last night I took the bull by the horns and made a prototype and already have an order, my wee man wants to wear one at school.
What do you think?

It is a bit bigger than last year's attempt and chunky as it is made with pure wool except for the black tinsel.  To give you an idea of the size, I've compared it to last years attempt.

What do you think?  Do you like?
It is a little more realistic looking don't you think?
Now to decide how many I am going to make with all proceeds going to the British Legion.  
Last years attempts does look a little plain and simple in comparison.  I think I might have progressed just a little bit in the last 12 months.

As for today, I enjoyed a fun packed day at work, everything went well and we even had a little excitement to boot.  
All the Christmas wrap and cards are in the process of going out on the shop floor together with decorations and crackers.  It's that time again, ho, ho, ho!
As for the rest of my evening I think I shall mostly be making a poppy!
Time to go as I have tea bubbling away in the kitchen, homemade chilli tonight, too spicy hot, hot, more from me tomorrow.  x


Hazel said...

Love this years poppy too. Good luck making them for this great cause. Hazel xx

ForgedinPaper said...

Great poppy Erika. I would take one if you're doing them.

Patricia said...

Really like this years one Erika, last years was good but this years even better.

Patricia xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
these are both lovely poppies.
I tried making one but crocheting it instead of knitting it.
Well because of my eye problem I couldn't see the stitches, so gave up,
but there was a pattern in the same book for a knitted one, and I must try that.
I have some ribbon that I'm going to make into poppies soon to go on a card.
On another note my sisters make beautiful ones with beads, but they are quite a pig to make, so they have not made me one yet.
I will try and get a picture of it, but they both live in South Wales.
Lots of crafty love.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika, love your poppy design, just beautiful.
Been away for a couple of days, up your end of the country in Cullen, boy was it wild, but we really enjoyed it, hugs Kate x

Lau W said...

Oh love poppies ! superb creations Erika !