What incredible luck I’ve had with “seconds” pins of late! My newly beloved mousemoth pin (about which I apparently cannot stop talking) is practically perfect in every way, even though I bought it at a wonderful discount, and, in a similar vein, I am nothing but impressed by this seconds-sale enamel pin with a courageous theme from The Clever Clove on Etsy. (Watch me refer to it not-so-sneakily in every one of next week’s updates!)
As I’ve alluded in previous posts (to put it lightly), exactly a week ago I faced a surgical fear that has haunted me for nearly a decade. I know that wisdom teeth extractions are pretty commonplace here in the states, but as someone with incredible needle anxiety, I have dreaded this day since I first turned sixteen and learned that I did indeed have a quartet of those unwanted beasts. I had to get it done–and I was remarkably brave in the days leading up to it!–so when I randomly stumbled upon* this beautifully designed pin quoting my favorite inspirational lion, I figured it had to be a good totem to carry with me before this bleak venture!
*I really need to stop searching “seconds sale pins” on Etsy and wantonly coveting whatever pretty things catch my attention–but it’s just such fun, and I love to support small businesses and artists!
The Clever Clove’s Heidi mentions on Etsy that she is “on a mission to fill the world with cute enamel pins and patches”–a goal I support wholeheartedly, considering that I am on a mission to fill my life with cute enamel pins designed by creative people like her! I may just slightly be the target audience here. Maybe.
My little dose of courage arrived in sweetly cute packaging with a handwritten note! Luckily I had the perfect weird mesh fabric to serve as a backdrop.
It’s one of those pin backs that I can actually use even though I have no nails! Hurray!
Anyway, this phrase is–as far as I know it–from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and I appreciate its sweet and gentle message of encouragement. Plus, a good pairing of sans serif and script lettering? You know that’s my secret weakness.
May you go bravely into the end of your weeks, folks!