It's time to show off my badge collection which my Mum was a big contributor in building up. Badges are great to collect because they're usually cheap and small in size, so when you go somewhere you can easily fit them in your luggage to bring home as a souvenir
At my old place I used to display them on my curtains - a nice way to be able to see them everyday.
Its funny to look back on all my badges, I remember wearing those Noddy and Astro boy pins on my school tie in high school :) Our school was pretty strict with fashion so I'm surprised they let people get away with it. That red tulip-esque plastic badge is also sentimental - it's what I had to wear to show my name when I taught in kindergartens in Japan :)(good memories!)
My new favourite badge definitely has to be my Dove playground brooch (in the middle) that I picked up in Singapore
I like the crazy eye brooch over on the left which I scored from an op shop. unfortunately I ran it throw the washing machine recently (pinned onto a shirt) and the back snapped off :( Don't do that people!
Do any of you Aussies remember Boris's breakfast club? To be honest I really don't but my brother had the badge and I always wanted it for some reason (it was fascinating and sort of creepy to my young brain). I believe it was the kids morning tellie program, a precursor to Aggro's Cartoon Connection :)
I've kept all my first job badges including that delightful Brumbys one :)
The gold moon brooch is another favourite that I bought from a market and over on the right are some badges I picked up in Japan - couldn't afford a Blythe so I bought back pins of them :p
Love that'd David the gnome brooch - there were a few indicators to me that Ben was amazing on first meeting, one was that he owned a more comprehensive David the Gnome book than me!
The brooch I've had for the longest is definitely that gold brooch in the middle with Fiona engraved on it, given to me by my godmother (I think/hope) when I was a wee one!
Brooches are definitely something that I keep my eye out for when I go to thrift stores and as I said before it's a nice cheap hobby to maintain :)