Monday, November 14, 2005


(Yes, this post is about 2 weeks late. Sorry. It took me that long to draw the poppies.)

How to make your Poppy stick to your coat for longer than 5 minutes... (This even works on sweaters and t-shirts!)

1. Slap poppy onto your chest (over your heart, I think, is proper) where you want it to be. Collar is also good. (See fig. 1)

2. Pull pin out almost all the way, then stick it in under the fabric (under, then sideways! not into your chest!) until that razor-sharp pinpoint is close to the edge of the poppy, but still under it. (see fig. 2)

3. Push point up and through the red part of the poppy, close to the edge. Continue pushing pin until the head is right in the center where it belongs. (See fig. 3)

That's all there is to it. Nobody will notice you've pierced the edge of your poppy, and the poppy will stay there until you take it off. No, I'm not clever enough to have invented this, someone had to show it to me. Then I slapped by forehead, said, "D'Oh!", and have been doing it this way ever since.


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