Thursday, 10 November 2011

WARNING: Poppies May Cause Offence!

Tutorial Felted Poppy Flower
Yes, you read the heading correctly but this is by no means a political post, for me the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Sunday cannot go by without a mention.  The day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today, when people of the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women.  The first poppy is a tutorial at the etsyrussianteam.

Felt Poppies by Annie the Felt Fairy in aid of the Royal British Legion.
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Beautiful Poppy Quilt by Baltimore Quilt Lady.
Little Red Poppy, felt flower brooch
Felt Poppy Brooch by Lupin
Poppy Brooch Large Gorgeous Red Black Felt Remembrance Day
Poppy Brooch by StitchedWithLoveUK.
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Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld inspired Poppy Brooch Tutorial. 

As appeared in Elle.
Poppy Flirtation - Fiery Orange/Red Poppy Hair Pin or Clip
Poppy Hair Pin by OriginalsByLynnette.
Sandor Applique Poppy Lovers pillow - Red, Coral, Stone Grey on Black
Poppy Pillow from GreenerGrassDesign.
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Tiny Poppy Pin by Wychbury.

I hope you enjoyed these stunning 'fabric' poppies.  Just remember to wear yours with pride!

One last note, some of you may remember my MIL is currently being treated for cancer.  It has now come to light that my Aunt In Law (her sister) may have dementia, which involves appointments both with medical and social care workers.  As chaperone my days are being filled with driving them to and from appointments, cramming books about dementia plus the every day life of having three wonderful children under 9 and a very patient husband.  Thus Blogging doesn't get much of a look in (I neglected the housework today so that I could do this poppy post).  I will do my best to keep in touch, especially following all your lovely Blogs but forgive me if I don't manage to keep up - at least until after Christmas.

As always, thank you for dropping by and take care of you and yours!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Welcome Movember!

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My Husband is officially a Mo Bros and I am a Mo Sista!  On Movember 1st, guys register at with a clean-shaven face and then for the rest of the month Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery.

Hmm, Beatles, Moustaches and Velvet - what's not to love?

Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

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Johnny DeppOops! unfortunately not a lot of fabric to see... oh well!

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

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Sam Elliott - loving the stripy fabric!

The funds raised in the UK support the number one and two male specific cancers - prostate and testicular cancer.

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I adore this T Shirt, unfortunately it's no longer at Les Fleurs Boutique.  Ladies you can get yourself a finger moustache (Fingerstache) tattoo here at TattooForAWeek.

It began in Melbourne Australia but Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.1 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate, with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and Ireland.

George Clooney in appropriately named "Oh Brother Where Art Thou!". Looks like George is wearing some good sturdy fabric (I know I'm stretching the fabric mention here).

In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause right across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.

Tom Selleck
My excuse for including this picture of Tom Selleck, look at that fabulous shirt fabric.

The genius that is Salvador Dali (portrait by Irving Penn) - signature moustache and sharp suit, great tailoring!

Movember is about changing established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to educate men about the health risks they face, getting them to act on that knowledge thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment.

Antonio Banderasno fabric to see here please move along... OK maybe in a minute or two.

A few people we know have been touched by Cancer this year so this goes towards doing a little to raise some cash and awareness on the Cancer front, especially the ones that effect men. If you would like to sponsor my husband you can make a small donation here

Many thanks for taking the time to drop by and for any donations very gratefully received. If we get a good response from my Blog I might be able to persuade him to allow me to post a photo of him at the end of the month - before he shaves it off!