Are you a collector? #BEDM 12

Sunday, May 12, 2013

As a kid I collected lots of different things, stickers, pencil sharpeners, buttons, bits of pottery dug up in the garden - all of which are now no longer in existence but I do have one collection that has emerged as an adult. I didn't set out to do this, it just happened.

I collect charity pin badges. It started when my brother left home and I finally got my mitts on the big bedroom, in packing up my stuff I found several badges and chucked them all in a box together. That was the beginning.

At last count - 88 in total

I designed these two badges for local charities, the one on the left is about 14 years old now!
 
One of my favourites - a cat - of course it is.

Two pins in one - double whammy!

Balls *sniggers*

I think I'm drawn to them because they're small, I know how ridiculous that sounds but I have a love for tiny things. Doll houses fascinate me and it could explain my love of tiny clutch bags that are utterly impractical and fit nothing more than a lip balm and a single key inside. Given the choice I go for the smaller version of something every time*. I LOVE a travel size anything.

* Except mini skirts and cakes.

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7 comments

  1. Great collection! I love the fact that you've designed some too. xx

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  2. oh, how cute! I collect paper bags, oddly enough :/

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  3. Love your charity pins collection. I had so many collections when I was little and also obsessed with mini stuff and dolls house furniture.

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  4. Ha that's an awesome collection - doesn't take up too much room either!

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  5. Ahh I love this collection! I used to have lots of these charity pin badges when I was younger.

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  6. I can see the appeal of the little badges. I bought my daughter a heart one recently, she wasn't that bothered but I liked it!

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  7. awww I love the RSPCA cat one. I have some but I am not a collector and don't have anywhere near as many as you x

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