The festival season is upon us in the UK.  The sun is shining, the music is playing and for a short time we can escape and enjoy the moment.  Who cares about getting the tent down or the queues for the loo – we can worry about fighting our way out of the car-park later…..

LOVE 1″ button badge available HERE

I love music, it’s constantly with me, at home working, in the car or just walking about – it’s power is phenomenal. It can make you cry,  make you roar like a drunkard, bring you peace, wind you up, soothe your soul and make the hairs on your arms stand up on end.  You can remember a song from when you were a child.  You associate it with a special occasion – good or bad.  A song can put into words everything you couldn’t.

Peace and Love 1″ button badge available HERE

In the sunshine, everything seems so much better.  So if you can mix the  two things together – well, I’m in 7th Heaven.   So lets dig out our Boho dresses and flares, stick on a floppy hat, add the essential badge and embrace the inner flower child.  Now bring on the summer… and please don’t stop the music, it makes us stardust, it makes us golden (with thanks to Joni Mitchell)



Everyone loves buttons and badges – but some people seem to wear them with more panache than others.  So, just for fun…. who wears it better?

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Jacob Rees-Mogg – seen here at a recent hustings in a rather flamboyant rosette and centre button.

To wear a badge of this size, you certainly need the self-confidence to match.

Bit showy for our liking, but it does grab the attention, so we guess it does the job.





Lady Constance Bulwer-Lytton, a.k.a Jane Warton, Suffragette and campaigner – protesting in Liverpool 1910.

Posing as a seamstress (Jane Warton) – the badge and enamel pins fit in well with the outfit.

Not too over-elaborate, but just enough to show alliance and call attention to the cause.





We think that Lady Constance pulls it off here.  She shows just how to wear a badge with flair and class.  Sorry Jacob – you forgot the first rule of button wearing: only wear a badge as big as your face if you are under 10 years old.

WINNER:  Lady Constance


**We don’t actually have a wooden badge for Mr Rees-Mogg – but we CAN recommend one of these:

1″ button badge £0.85p +pp – available HERE




A lot of people may not know this, but today is National Endangered Species Day (19th May 2017).  And as I have watched the goings-on in the world news this week, it got me thinking – if we don’t begin to pull our socks up soon – OUR species will be in danger, just as much as the humpback whale or the grey wolf.   So maybe we should send a message to a few world leaders and tell them all to pipe down a bit.

Make Cakes badge available HERE        Make Tea badge available HERE

So, put down your mother of all bombs and pick up your mother of all teapots.  You know it makes sense…..


** You can find out more about Endangered Species Day and what we can do to help HERE**



Today’s badge has been inspired by the superwoman that is Serena Williams.  Her brilliant reply to racist remarks made about her pregnancy was just as formidable as her performance on the tennis courts.  


25mm badge available HERE

Owning it. As always.


Busy, busier, busiest

Well, this has been a looooong week.  Juggling home stuff and badge stuff – supporting teenager meltdown over school vaccinations, getting orders out to Australia and USA, preparing for fast- approaching teenager birthday (assuming her arm doesn’t fall off from the vaccination – joke),  designing, making and photographing new stuff, hospital appointments, 2 school trips to the theatre (luckily teen’s arm is still intact), fulfilling orders to Germany and Belgium….

Pro~caffeinating 1″ badge available HERE

STOP.  I need a coffee.  Probably more than one.  Tell you what, just line them up, I’ll tell you when…