Thursday, April 26, 2012

Handmade poppy and an adoption......

Yesterday was  ANZAC day, an important day of remembrance, thankfulness and reflection.
I made the wee red poppy to wear as a little protest over the fact that the RSA are now getting there poppies made in China, they were made here in Christchurch by Kilmamock Enterprises who employ 71 intellectually disabled workers before.  GRRRR
When will it stop. So I made my own and then made a donation to the RSA.
Red poppy worn with cat sick colored cardy. Yay!!!!

Then to my squeals of delight, look who turned up in the letter box. The very gorgeous Cathy from the city mission shop decided this Little fellow was needing a family of nutty squirrels to live with.
As we ticked all the boxes on the adoption papers.....
Welcome to our house
Mr Grey fuzzy wuzzy squirrel.
you are my friend.

love v


  1. soooooo cute..and love the poppy. Ridiculous getting the poppies made in China.Silliest thing I ever heard.

  2. You acted great!poppy is beautiful and so is the little squirrel

  3. What a lovely poppy, good for you, Vanessa.
    Cat sick? No! That cardigan is a gorgeous mustard shade, nothing like cat sick!
    Look after that cute little squirrel, I'm sure he will be very happy sharing your nest! xxxx

  4. Your cat sick cardi goes with my snot handbag! Well done on your protest! xxx

  5. What a pretty poppy - sucks that they have outsourced their manufacturing. As much as I know the British poppies are still made by former military people in the UK so it's surprising NZ has moved it's manufacturing.

    I do love your little squirrel, lucky squirrel going to such a nice new home.

  6. I didn't know about the ANZAC day,I'm from Italy and we celebrate the same day as our liberation from the nazi-fascist regime at the end of the second World War, so are two very important commemorations in our Countries.
    Your handmade poppy is beautiful and I like your protest!

  7. What a lovely poppy. You look simply adorable.


  8. "Awww your newly adopted squirrel is just so cute." I am sure he is very happy now with you two squirrels.

    p.s. Your Poppy is lovely

  9. I love cat-sick and hot pink together, but the red is POW!!!!!!! I love your red poppy, maybe next year you can be the one making the poppies to sell in public - marked "Made in Christchurch, NZ" and donate proceeds to RSA. I love your darling, darling new friend - at last we have something resembling autumn here and I can wear the gorgeous scarf you gave me - eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!!! xoxoxoxoxoox

  10. O,doesn't it just SUCK about the poppies?! I won't buy one, I just make a donation.It's just RUDE.
    Anyhow,I love the "sick" coloured cardi, and the new adoptive critter!!!How cute!
    O,my,I DO think you ought to count up your polka dot frock collection!That one last post is so sweet,and you're quite right, the fit is perfect for you!
    Polka dots are heavenly, I ahve no idea why I haven't got a huge polka dot frock collection,I guess I just have to make them,as I have never had good luck finding them!

  11. I love that you made your own poppy as a protest. It makes me so mad that they are making them in China now. I like your cat sick coloured cardi and your new squirrel friend is super cute.

  12. Nice poppy and funny squirrel adoption.

  13. I love that cat sick carry so much - honestly, it's my card du jour! Good for you for making your own lovely poppy and congrats on the new squirrel. Sarah xxx