Saturday, 14 November 2009

Remembrance Day in Britain November

November is the time of the year when we wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us during wars.

Remembrance Day is on 11 November. It is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. At one time the day was known as Armistice Day and was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.

Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11 November.

Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain.

The idea of decoupling Armistice Day , the red poppy and later Remembrance Day from their military culture dates back to 1926, just a few years after the British Legion was persuaded to try using the red poppy as a fundraising tool in Britain.

A member of the No More War Movement suggested that the British Legion should be asked to imprint 'No More War' in the centre of the red poppies instead of ‘Haig Fund’ and failing this pacifists should make their own flowers.

Lets wear a WHITE POPPY......They represent PEACE and remember the lives lost ..

The White Poppy symbolises the belief that there are better ways to resolve conflicts than killing strangers.

Love & light

Trace x

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Attila design's shop on etsy...a modern fairytale

Rose Berry Harvest Sculpted Leather Cuff -

Fairy tale Romance Fashion accessory

Hand Made Fairy Lights....

flower fairy lights

Fairy lights can be enhanced with feathers, paper, cardboard cones or...egg carton cups! These recycled cardboard cups offer an unusual texture and soft colors that, with minimal skills, can be turned into a vine of light-emitting morning glory. For this project, use LED lights only.

Save different colored egg cartons. With a pair of sturdy scissors, cut away excess cardboard surrounding the cup strips. Then cut

out each separate cup. With shorter scissors, trim the edges of each cup to form flower petals.

Starting at the cup opening, make a short slit into each side of the cup. Then simply insert one LED bulb into each "flower". Using a one-hole paper punch, make decorative holes on the flowers. See photos for pattern ideas, or invent your own!

Hang your fairy lights in a dark area, over a mirror or above a bed for a cozy, warm effect.

Idea/details from Magazine : Esprit Cabane..

Love & Light
Trace x