The blogesphere has been buzzing with posts of the great Around the Table Bloggers Conference in Christchurch last weekend. What a weekend! Filled with amazing women and warm hearts. The team did a fantastic job of hosting, directing and entertaining 60+ women from around the country (insert lots of wild clapping and cheering here :) ).
We were all assigned a name-badge-and-gift swap partner and I was paired with Megan from Mousehouse... To say I was a little daunted would be an understatement! And when I met her... she is so so lovely and I was in such awe meeting one of my crafty icons I could barely get a word out!
My brain worked through lots of ideas for an original name badge that would capture Megan and her blog. Some were pretty involved and some were simple but none were right... and then I stumbled on to a very cute picture on Pinterest... I wasn't quite sure of how I was going to make it work but I had to - a little mouse in a house. I tried to choose colours that Megan would like and pieced a little quilt for the mouse.
The 'name' part: Simple embroidery on linen, with a cotton backing for stability, in different stitches and colours, glued onto the front of the tin.
But how to attach it? A pin might not hold? It may start pulling at her clothes? So I settled for a tie around her neck, that would make it adjustable too. A loop was glued to the back of the tin for the tie to pass through.
My girls (and I) loved the little mouse in her house and I think Megan did too. And so did one or two others as I won a prize for it! Very humbling as the name tags made were gorgeous! There may be more little mouses in houses in my future : )
So here we go ladies... time to show us what wonderful and inspiring creations you've been making!
Cant wait to see!