Pretty much the entire reason I joined the Brownies was because of the patches/badges and the special guide-book. They seemed so CUTE and were a sure sign of being awesomely accomplished and capable, as far as I was concerned.
Sadly I was a bit of a Brownie fail because a) I didn’t like the colour brown (which the uniform most definitely was) and b) I also dropped the occasional blasphemous expression (Oh my god! For god’s sake! Oh hell!) in a pack that was particularly godly. It didn’t end well. I went just the once…
Suffice to say I’ve been obsessed with patches and badges ever since this difficult, unresolved episode in my life. (Probably your heart is bleeding for me right now? You can leave your condolences in the comments.)
To soothe my patch-starved longings, I’ve been looking at these rad patches by Julie Pinzur. THESE are the kind of patches that are at home on a denim jacket or a cute bag or some overalls or a picnic rug. They don’t really need a brown uniform to make them shine. Phew. Thank GOD.
Follow Julie – and her shop Mokuyobi Threads on Etsy here – and on Instagram here. She actually makes bumbags (fanny packs!) and backpacks and caps and other cool things too. Very little Brown Town over there, FYI.
Have an ace day!