When I was a child, we didn’t generally get bought stuff all the time. Birthdays and Christmas of course, but not all the time.
Little things were treasured.
However, when we went on a trip, we always got a little souvenir.
My thing was badges. I collected all that came my way. Freebies mainly, promoting products now long-discontinued.
I still have a tin full of them. I used to get them out and arrange them, or count them, or even wear them. But not for a long while.
I sorted through them at the weekend. What to do with them now?
I’ve pinned my travel souvenirs onto an old cushion cover.
The rest are still awaiting their resurrection. Any ideas for repurposing are welcome.
Times are hard. So it makes sense to take good care of your pennies.
This winsome wallet from online emporium The Curious Pancake looks perfect for the job.
It is made of durable double layer vinyl and has three slots for credit cards, a notes slot, and a change purse. It is a Poketo limited edition and comes with a matching badge.
The design is by Jolby, a studio run by friends Josh Kenyon & Colby Nichols in Portland, Oregon. They are obsessed with creatures and characters, along with colour, pattern, and texture. You can see more of their designs on their website.
I wonder if my pennies would be so happy that they’d snuggle in for any longer than usual?
Probably not, but at least I’d have something pretty to look at each time I had to part with them.