Coming Over All Creative…


This season patches, badges and pins have been everywhere. Everything from denim to bags and phones have been targeted and decorated. The benefit to this trend is that the options are limitless –  the Great British High Street is awash with pieces that are already adorned or you can get creative and go as wild or as subtle as you wish to your own clothing/accessories. Even the least artistic among us (like me) can get on board with this trend. The rules are simple: if you have a patch stick it wherever and to whatever you like. With this in mind and on a recent trip to Hobbycraft I was inspired to get creative…

For her first birthday I wanted to do something special for Daisy that she would have for a while and I found the perfect gift idea upstairs in the haberdashery department. There I spotted the Jennie Maizels iron on letter patches and a plan was hatched….

I love the circus style font and how each letter is different. Once I had got the full set, I bought a plain denim jacket from Gap. Unlike some others I had looked at, this one is made from a really soft denim that gets even softer over time so is comfortable but also durable ( a must with a wriggly one year old!). The beauty of a denim jacket is it can be layered now with jumpers but will take her through to the summer time too.

For the record, I’m no Kirsty Allsop, I am very much on entry level when it comes to subjects like this but putting it together could not have been easier. Simply peel the letter off the sticky background, place them when you want them and then iron – it’s that straightforward! They are wash resistant too so I don’t have to worry about handwashing (thank you Jennie, no mummy has time for that!).

I’m so pleased with the end result – it will be something that I will keep forever and will no doubt plague her with when she’s grown up!

Daisy’s best friend Oliver also has the same jacket that his talented Mummy Kate made for him so we took them both to the park in their matching get ups…


Happy Shopping



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