I love the current trend for enamel pins and patches and I’ve been building quite a collection recently, starting with some I’ve received in my Lucky Dip Club subscription, and further fuelled by all of the awesome designs I’ve seen people share on Instagram. Michael was always a collector of badges and wore them pinned to his bag, hoodie, cardigan, hat, or just about anywhere and I’ve adopted a few of my favourites to mix in with my collection.
I have two denim jackets, one traditional denim from Gap which I customised last year with some ribbon, bias binding and ric rac trims, and a pastel mint green jacket I picked up at a bargain price in the Next sale last year. I decided to roughly theme my collection to each jacket, and so my mint green jacket has all of the pastel and food/drink related pins, and my blue denim jacket has my brighter coloured pins with a sort of adventure/hobby theme.
Here are some close ups with details and links where possible:
Clockwise from Top Left: Society of the Crossed Pencils pin – And Smile Studio / Michael’s Dreamland Margate pin / I’m a Good Girl badge – Hope & Greenwood (from a set Michael bought for me in Covent Garden in our London days) / Rainbow Camera pin – Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes / Michael’s Legend pin / Michael’s vintage I-spy badge / Michael’s DFA pin / Khaki Scouts of North America patch – Jennis Prints / Craft is in my Blood brooch – And Smile Studio (no longer available)
Clockwise from Top Left: Acrylic bike brooch – Rock Cakes / Michael’s lego badge (made for our trip to Legoland) / Ceramic heart button from a lovely shop in Dartmouth / Seek adventure patch – And Smile Studio for Lucky Dip Club / Next Stop Sweet Shop brooch – Hope & Greenwood / You’re Doing OK patch – Samantha Eynon / Michael’s Grape Soda badge / My original Blue Peter badge! / Girl Gang pin – Lucky Dip Club
Clockwise from Top Left: Cocktail Cat brooch – Lucky Dip Club / Ceramic party ring brooch – from a craft market in Cheltenham / Flamingo pin – Birds in Hats / Sunglasses badge – Dreamland Margate / Strawberry Rabbit pin – Lucky Dip Club / Floral patch from Cath Kidston pop up shop at Vintage at Goodwood Festival / Cupcake badge – Jilly Jilly
Clockwise from Top Left: Cupcake badge – Jilly Jilly / Pot of Magic – Lucky Dip Club / Cool Ice Cream badge – Lucky Dip Club / Ice Lolly patch – Peas & Needles / Rainbow Unicorn pin – Lucky Dip Club / I Donut Care patch – Mel Stringer for Lucky Dip Club / Dreamland Margate pin / Birthday Kitten badge – Lucky Dip Club
And because clearly I don’t already have enough pins (!) I’ve also put together a little wish list of some more I have my eye on:
Clockwise from Top Left: Hotdog pin – Lemon Freckles / Succulent pin – Finest Imaginary / Beans and Cola pin set – You Make Me Design / Rainbow pin – Punky Pins / 10p Mix pin – Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes / Come Rain or Shine pin set – Scout Editions