limited edition poppies supporting The Royal British Legion
Thank you to everyone who bought a poppy in 2017 - as always, the response was amazing.
You can still buy one this year as I have renewed my contract with The Royal British Legion - with or without a leaf, or indeed you can buy a poppy pack and make one yourself.
New last year was a single poppy which proved very popular with those who wanted a smaller flower.
I make poppies in all shades of reds, so if you have a preference for bright or more wine-coloured, please do tell me at the time of ordering and I'll do my best to choose the right one for you, as long as I have it available at the time you ask - or if you can wait a little longer I will make a new one.
If you would like to make your own, you might like to come along to a workshop? Contact me to agree a date to suit.
I am also interested in any ideas you may all have for new places to sell my poppies - do you know of an altruistic gift shop, hairdresser or estate agent that might sell them for me druing 2018?
Late to finding this page and wonder what I'm on about? Well, every year I was getting requests for poppies - usually in October and November when the Royal British Legion is selling its charity poppies. I've always said no, because I thought everyone should support the charity with their purchase.
Then I thought 'why don't I ask the Royal British Legion if I can make some limited edition poppies for them?' so I did and I was very proud to help this fabulous charity in its centenary year. I'm even happier to have had the contract renewed subsequently.
We all associate 'poppy day' with veterans of the two World Wars, but increasingly there are younger and younger service men and women who need support when they return from conflict, whether physically or emotionally. The work of The Royal British Legion goes on all year, every year, not just in November.
I signed my initial contact in late April 2014 and had a wonderful response with orders both from shops and libraries - and from visitors to this site, even internationally! I do hope anyone who sees this page will consider buying one too, and telling friends and family about it.
Paying for postage and packaging, I realise, might make your poppy feel a bit expensive. Therefore, this year it is not obligatory, but gratefully received, nonetheless. Recycled packaging will be used when possible, so if you are sending something as a gift, please do request new packaging if you'd prefer it, and I will be happy to oblige.
Every poppy is different, so please note the ones pictured below are representative of the full range and what you receive may differ slightly! They are all made to order, so please allow about 10 days from order to receipt.
This year, if you want something larger and extra-special for a bag or hat or to pin back a scarf, I am making some special limited edition poppies with stamens and a leaf which will be approximately 4-5ins across. All poppies carry my special RBL ribbon.
Royal British Legion poppy with leaf The first of my poppies for The Royal British Legion - this one has a leaf, too, and it's special little ribbon showing your support for the charity. As mentioned above, I make poppies in all shades of red - if you have a preference, please mention this when ordering.
Royal British Legion small poppy This poppy is slightly smaller and has no leaf, but still sports it's little 'in support' ribbon. Poppies without leaves also come in all shades of red. Please be sure to let me know if you have a preference for wine-colours or bright red.
Royal British Legion poppy packs This pack contains instructions and wool to make your own small poppy like the picture above, not like the RBL logo! It's easy and it's fun and will hopefully encourage you to try felting with other wool colours too!