I got to meet Nicky from Motherscout on a recent Auckland trip. Lucky me.
It's a great story - a story of a collection. My favourite kind of story.
Nicky has been collecting Mother badges for a while, and now she has over 60 of these amazing pieces. They are beautiful. They are all shapes and sizes, colours and details and she displays them in beautiful black velvet jewelry boxes. She had to explain to me what a Mother Badge was.
Mother Badges date back to early last century and were especially popular in the 1950's. They were usually given as a symbol of motherly love, but sadly these days they are "pieces of junk". Nicky's collection grew over the past few years, adding to it while she was based overseas as well as in NZ.
She sees them as more than a collection of worthless junk - they are amazing little individual symbols that grouped together are "like artwork".
This 'artwork' concept lead her to thinking outside of the square and wondering if they should be photographed for sharing. A new product idea was born.
Motherscout has used the professionally taken images and made them into a series of Cards and Swing-tags.
They are stunning and I have a pack to give away to one of my lucky readers.
The pack contains x3 cards and x6 swing tags.
Perfect for Mothers Day (which is coming up here in NZ on Sunday the 12th May) or any time you want to celebrate mothers.
I will make the draw next Monday the 27th April 2013.
To enter please comment here on the blog or my facebook page and tell me your favourite things about your Mum. Bring the Mumma-love my design buns. I'll start.
I love my Mum becasue she's creative, funny and loves colourful shoes.
If you don't win and want to buy one for your special Mumma, Motherscout can be found all over NZ and stockists can be found over at her Facebook page.