Wednesday, 1 October 2008

fun with badges

I've been making badges! Hooray! I actually have quite a lot to show you but I don't want to overwhelm you so I'll post again tomorrow. Today it's badges :o)

In this badge (above), I liked how the badge had captured the words 'happy surprises', 'precious Magnolia' and 'one of the finest'. I like this a lot. The paper was from an antique gardening book.

I love maps.

And sheet music.

My glass-top desk isn't great for taking photographs on so I put a sheet of newspaper down and then saw the 'recycle' bit - how apt! Hooray for recycling! Anyone got any maps they don't want? Send them this way :o)


  1. So if you like the one that captured 'happy surprises' did you like the next one because it looks like it says 'sex'? LOL! They're pretty anyhow, wish I had a badge machine : )

  2. I didn't even think of it as saying that because I know that it's short for East Sussex - you naughty girl :oP I'll be more careful when cutting up maps next time!

  3. pippa what badge maker did you use and did you cover with varnish.please let me know where i can get it or tell Sian.

  4. OUHH! Same as blogger alan pardoe, i would like to know the details about the whole badgemaking thing. Did you send them to a company or do you perhaps own a badge maker.. was it expensive? While trying to not overload you with my many questions, i am curious and would love to know more about them! And oh! Wonderful badges! I particularly like the one with the map of "Lower California".

    Always love to see your art,

  5. Daily Manna from the Net for Thursday, October 2, 2008

    For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time. 2 Timothy 1:6-9 NIV

  6. Soooooo many fun green projects taking place at your house. I especially love these pins!

  7. Wow - they look great! I've never seen rectangular badges before. (Maybe I've been under a rock or something?!) I love how you've photographed them too.

  8. Whoa they are so cool.
    Tell me they will be at your Etsy store, Pippa.

  9. Thank you Net :o) I think rectangular badges might be a new think. Either that or they're an old thing which didn't catch on - I like them though!

    Wagonized: thank you. I wasn't sure but after a comment like that they will be!