Wednesday, November 5, 2008

the badgers are in the shop

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?


  1. Hi!

    Is there any chance for a girl from Norway to dream of bying your lovely badges with text from one of the Narnina books? The moment I saw those badges I thought of my wonderful boyfriend - they would have been SO perfect for him!

    - Norweagian fan :)
    (I am sorry, my english is not so good...)

  2. Sure! Send me an email here:
    pippaslongstockings @ gmail . com

    I look forward to hearing from you!

  3. Pippa I feel your pain. This is one reason why I no longer use Craftster, I could help but think that my designs croppin gup places were from people stealing off there...

    Anyway - I love your tube map badges and know the perfect person to give them as a Christmas gift so I will buy them if that's OK?

    I'll PM you on Folksy tomorrow to make arrangements?

    Rowan x

  4. Good day Miss Pippa! Just wanted to stop by and tell you how much i love your badges :) Keep persevering!

    Ps. Did you know that your optimism is quite infectious?

  5. I just love your little logo on your packages. Darling! :)

  6. pippa could you show all badges or is this all that you have . many people who collect badges.look up badge clubs .

  7. Love love love them. Sorry other people are doing them too but seriously Pizo, we love them. I particularly like the new packaging - you're fab! Would you sell the tube map ones rather than give them away? We'll buy some! Seriously....

  8. I love the packaging! What materials did you use to make those packets?!?!

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    Christian Jokes

    Forest Gump and St. Peter
    When Forest Gump died, he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter said, "Welcome, Forest. We've heard a lot about you." He continued, "Unfortunately, it's getting pretty crowded up here and we find that we now have to give people an entrance examination before we let them in."

    "Okay," said Forest. "I hope it's not too hard. I've already been through a test. My momma used to say, 'Life is like a final exam. It's hard.' "

    "Yes, Forest, I know. But this test is only three questions. Here they are."

    1) Which two days of the week begin with the letter 'T'?"

    2) How many seconds are in a year?

    3) What is God's first name?

    "Well, sir," said Forest, "The first one is easy. Which two days of the week begin with the letter 'T'? Today and Tomorrow."

    St. Peter looked surprised and said, "Well, that wasn't the answer I was looking for, but you have a point. I give you credit for that answer."

    "The next question," said Forest, "How many seconds are in a year? Twelve."

    "Twelve?" said St. Peter, surprised and confused.

    "Yes, sir. January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd …"

    St. Peter interrupted him. "I see what you mean. I'll have to give you credit for that one, too."

    "And the last question," said Forest, "What is God's first name? It's Andy."

    "Andy?" said St. Peter, in shock. "How did you come up with 'Andy'?"

    "I learned it in church. We used to sing about it." Forest broke into song, "Andy walks with me, Andy talks with me, Andy tells me I am His own."

    St. Peter opened the gate to heaven and said, "Run, Forest, Run!"

  10. Rowan: Thank you! You can indeed purchase those tube map badges - just get in touch :o)

    Karen: Thank you thank you thank you! I did not know that my optimism is infectious - how wonderful! Thank you so much.

    Jennifer: Thank you. And thank you for your comments on my blog - it's lovely to know that I have a new reader!

    Alan: I'm planning on putting all of the badge pictures onto Flickr. They're getting there, bit by bit - thanks for your interest. (By the way, that joke was awful!)

    Vix: I love you. Let's run away together.

    Jessica: Thank you. I used cellophane pockets/envelopes - the ones you get to put your handmade cards into to keep them nice. I used the smallest size, with a bit of card to back it, then I stapled the top. I'm glad you like it!

  11. You never cease to amaze me!! I love your creativity, it always makes me smile and I always look forward to what you'll design next!!!

  12. Oh, I absolutely LOVE 'em. I have to have some London map ones for my box of badges. Fab.