No hang on that's badges, not badgers. There are no badgers here.
I was incredibly excited about putting my badges in my Folksy shop. The last time I had checked, there were no badges for sale on Folksy. Was I going to be the first to list badges on Folksy?? No. I waited too long. As if that didn't dampen my spirits enough, I was also really excited about selling badges of the London tube map. I thought it was a brilliant idea of mine and I've been meaning to make them for months (I even had a little collection of tube maps to use). Amongst the many badges now for sale on Folksy, there are badges made from tube maps. 'Gutted' doesn't even cut it. For a split second I actually thought that someone had copied my idea, but then I realised that I had only showed the blogging world yesterday, so that's impossible. I even began thinking that this seller had read my mind. No, we just had the same idea. Bummer.
I can't really sell these on Folksy now that I see someone else is selling them (you have no idea how disappointed I am). So that will mean another giveaway, I think!
I had got over that sadness when I saw that someone else was making badges out of comic books (remember a while ago I bought some comic annuals with the intention of making them into badges and envelopes). I'm just not quick enough! This is why I'm keeping my crocheted things a secret. Not that these people copied me at all - more that I was too slow and they read my mind.
Anyway! As you may have noticed, I've been playing around with packaging...
And I've been making more badges from a map of central London (I'm pretty sure no-one else is doing that!).
I've also been making badges from a vintage map of France. I like them.
These are now available in my Folksy shop. What do you think?