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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The Poppy Appeal...

...and a bit more fundraising.

After having sent 150 mini hats to "Innocent" to help support this year's AgeUK fundraising, our Craft & Chatter group decided to make a start on some Poppies.

Patterns were obtained from a variety of sources (all supporting the Appeal) and we made a start.

Here are some photos of my early efforts...


 ...but since then I've become a little more adventurous ...
...and even made a few double layered ones.

I have more photos that need to be up loaded but to be honest, it hasn't been easy getting photos of the fabulous selection that everyone has produced as most of the poppies have sold before they even got to go on display.

Last week we officially put the poppies on sale to the folk in the office and on the first day the display was left almost bare. Resulting in the poppy 'fairies' working overtime to meet demand.

So...sorry for the lack of posts lately but as you can see there has been a good reason.

We have raised £140 so far due to the generosity of the folk in our building.

With the exception of the broach pins all the yarn has come from people's stash - along with an assortment of buttons.

Isn't it amazing how valuable all those crafting scraps can be................................................


6 comments:

Jane O'Sullivan said...

These are gorgeous and such a nice alternative to the paper poppy. I bought a knitted one from the seller at the station last week, apparently mine is made by a lady called Norma who makes them every year. Well done on your achievements. x

Redanne said...

Wow Toni, didn't you all do well!!? The poppies look amazing, you did a wonderful job on yours. Congratulations on raising so much. Anne xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous work here Toni, love them.xx[aNNie]🎄

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's brilliant, raising that much for the Appeal. I've been knitting poppies too, they're quite quick to make. My group keeps selling those mini Christmas puddings I showed on my blog a few weeks back, they'll have to keep some back fornthe stall in the hospital otherwise they'll have nothing to sell, lol!!
LLJ xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well done, your office raise so much money

Lori said...

Your poppies are beautiful! Congratulations on all the fundraising!