Monday, 10 November 2014

Poppy Day

Morning everyone.
No card from me today - instead I'm showing you something different.

I would love to see the art installation poppies at the Tower of London.
They look so stunning and are a poignant reminder of the lives lost in World War One.
I can't stretch to ceramics, but I did have a go at making my own poppy from felt.

 These were so easy to make and are really pretty IRL.
I used mine to decorate a gift box, but if you add a saftey pin they would make a lovely brooch.

I used a circle nestie to cut four circles from red felt.
Each circle was folded into quarters and then I attached them together with a few stitches.

For the centres, I added a few black stitches of differing lengths and then a black button.

As I said, they are VERY easy to make.

I think they would look great in different colours, on Christmas wrapping.


I'd like to enter this into the Allsorts Challenge where the theme is Poppies or Remembrance.
I'm not entirely sure if the challenge is papercrafts only,
so if it is, no worries ladies,  just delete my entry   :-)



Juls said...

Cute :-) xx

Sue said...

Your poppy is so beautiful Caroline, and looks fabulous on your gift box.
Sue xx

Marleen van der Most said...

It's lovely Caroline!
Regards, Marleen

Pop's Cards said...

Simply Beautiful, hugs Pops x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous flower Caroline, gorgeous gift.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Eve Maynard said...

OH! I love this Caroline - it looks very effective.
I think a Christmas Poinsettia would look fab too!!
You have inspired me - all I need now is some felt!!

catherine said...

This is just fabulous Caroline and such a creative idea. I am going to London on Saturday to see the poppies so will post a pic or two for you
x catherine

brenda said...

Blogger is not sharing photos this morning Caroline so afraid all I have seen is our thumbnail on the challenge blog, but can see from that you have a beautiful poppy on a Kraft box.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful poppy.

Anonymous said...

I just came from looking at the Allsorts challenge and wanted to see your photo closer so glad I did its beautiful! hugs me x

Karen Mead said...

Your poppy looks stunning and I love your cute craft box - hugs xx

Tracy said...

Fab creation. Beautiful poppy. Thanks for joining Allsorts. Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Beautiful poppy, l think l will be routing through my stash tomorrow for red felt to have a go at this.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Poppies/Remembrance' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

wienerhoneymooners said...

I adore this. Such a touching thing to do! Love it!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful! I love it!

Deepti said...

Ah !! Such a pretty poppy:)

Lee said...

WOW,so effective,clever you.xx