Inspirational Pins

It’s been a whole week and a half since I blogged about my enamel pin collection, therefore I am going to address this issue today. Allow me to introduce you to the next four pins I have recently purchased (Note to self: if you ever wonder where the student loan has gone, go check your Etsy order history). These are not just ordinary enamel pins, oh no, these are inspirational enamel pins…

Pastel Rainbow Camera Enamel Pin: This cute and colourful camera is from the brilliantly named shop: Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes. The fabulous creator Sally McAdam, has designed acrylic jewellery, enamel pins, patches, accessories and stationery since 2006 and now has stockists all over the world.

I first discovered HOYFC in the July Yay! Makers Subscription Box where I fell in love with the pastel Polaroid patch and very quickly bought myself a pin-sized treat for the collection. I adore anything pastel and HOYFC is bursting with colour and awesomeness. Other pins I have my eye on are: Too Tired To Party and the Pastel Rainbow Ferris Wheel.

Follow HOYFC on social media to keep up to date with all the cuteness: Twitter / Instagram

Dream Big Hot Air Balloon Enamel Pin: This pin is by cool and quirky designer Laura Galbally, a stationery lover and fan of all things bright and colourful who is also the creator behind Ip Dip Design.

If you love all things creative and colourful, you will love Ip Dip Design – quirky designs to make people happy! There are so many bold and beautiful prints and postcards in Laura’s Etsy shop, as well as an awesome collection of enamel pins. My favourites are: Pastel Pencils and Life Is Too Short To Wear Boring Clothes.

To add a splash of colour to your social media, follow Ip Dip Design on Twitter / Instagram.

The final two pins are from the same shop: Sparrow + Wolf – a contemporary stationery and design brand based in Birmingham, set up by designer Cherie Gregory. There is a huge range of wonderful items in Cherie’s shop such as gorgeous notebooks, beautiful cushions, and of course an impressive collection of pretty enamel pins.

I really love the If You’re Looking For A Sign This Is It Enamel Pin as it’s a great reminder to stop waiting for the perfect moment and just go for it! I also picked the Wanderlust Ship In A Bottle Enamel Pin with the origami boat inside to represent my love of both creativity and travel. Other pins I love are: Lets Go On An Adventure as well as the Stay Indoors pin to keep things balanced.

To keep up to date with the beautiful creations, follow Sparrow + Wolf on Twitter / Instagram.

I hope you enjoyed the latest set of enamel pins in my ever expanding collection. If you are a pin fan (or llama fan), you may also like to check out Sugar & Sloth’s Pin Party Club: Llama Fancy Dress Parade. Which inspirational pin is your favourite? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

PS. I am now posting on Monday’s & Thursday’s as my studies have started this week *insert head exploding emoji* – wish me luck! See you soon!

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  1. October 1, 2018 / 8:26 am

    Oh these are just so cute! I love pins, but I’m yet to get my hands on some enamel ones, so maybe I need to have a bit of an etsy binge. I love the “if you’re looking for a sign” one, because I always think that’s a really awesome quote. Thanks for sharing, I’m off to spend all my money now hahha

    Megan //

    • October 3, 2018 / 5:48 am

      He he, thanks Megan! 💖 I love that quote too, it’s really motivational ☺️. Hope you find some nice ones, it does get quite addictive 🙈 xx

  2. October 1, 2018 / 9:09 am

    You always have the best enamel pins! These are so lovely, I need to up my pin game and get some more! I do love that ‘If You’re Looking For A Sign This Is It’ pin, might need to add that to my list!

    Abbey | Diary of a Fibro Girl

    • October 3, 2018 / 6:00 am

      Thanks so much Abbey! 💖 I really love that one too! Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  3. October 1, 2018 / 10:48 am

    I absolutely adore the hot air balloon one! I also really like the sign one as well. You have the best taste, Bexa! It’s so fun making new discoveries through your blog (not so good for the bank account, though!) xx

    • October 3, 2018 / 6:06 am

      He he, thanks so much Ruth! 💖 The hot air balloon is soo cute and I love the sign quote too 😍. Pin collecting is so addictive (and expensive 😜) xx

  4. October 1, 2018 / 11:39 am

    “if you’re looking for a sign” pin is my favorite. Love it and I think it can speak to so many people who see it.

    Good luck with your studies!

    • October 3, 2018 / 6:06 am

      Thank you so much for the lovely encouraging comment Alice! You are so kind 💖😘 xx

  5. Shaun
    October 1, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    These pins are brilliant 😄😍. The camera one and the dream big one are so you 💖😘. I love the Wanderlust Ship in a bottle pin too as it sums up your love of both creativity and travel 💕. It sounds like Cherie Gregory designs some lovely pins 😄. An excellent post Bexa 😄😍💖😘 xxxx

    • October 3, 2018 / 6:13 am

      Aww thanks so much for the lovely comment Shaun! 💖 Glad you like my new additions to the pin collection 😍😘☺️ xxxx

    • October 3, 2018 / 6:15 am

      Thanks Cora! 💖 Glad you liked the pins, I really love that one too 😍 xx

  6. October 1, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    “A whole week and a half” – Bexa, you are tooooo funny! These are lovely, all so cute and match the rest of your collection perfectly! My favourite is the Wanderlust one, I love that paper hat boat 🙂 I hope your studies go well and I’ll remember to look out for your post on Thursday too xxx

    Lisa |

    • October 3, 2018 / 6:31 am

      He he, thanks Lisa! 💖 I’m glad you enjoyed the post, the Wanderlust pin is really cute! Thank you for your kind words and encouragement too 😘 xx

  7. October 2, 2018 / 8:20 am

    This is such a pretty blog post! 🙂 I like the camera pin and the balloon that saids dream big!

    • October 3, 2018 / 6:39 am

      Thank you so much Sarah! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 💖😘 xx

  8. October 2, 2018 / 8:49 am

    These pins are gorgeous 😍
    I’ve had to put myself on an Etsy ban because it’s so easy to spend so much money on there or spend hours of studying time browsing through all the amazing shops 😂
    I really love all these pins, especially the ‘if you’re looking for a sign this is it’ pin – like you said, it’s a good reminder to just go for it, something I really need reminding every now and then, which I think is a good reason to buy it, right?
    I’ve had such a busy month now college has started that I’ve seriously been neglecting reading your blog. I’ll have to remember to check back on Mondays and Thursdays.
    Good luck with your studies 💜

    • October 3, 2018 / 6:49 am

      Aww thank you so much for the lovely comment Kelly! 💖 He he, I know what you mean, I can easily spend ages on Etsy, it’s not very good for productivity though 🙈😂. Ooh yes, I love that quote too! Don’t worry, I understand how busy life can get especially with studying. Thank you for the kind words and encouragement and good luck with college too! 😘 xx

  9. October 2, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    The camera one is my fave!! i’ve been collecting a few pins so my collection is growing!

    • October 3, 2018 / 6:58 am

      Thanks Ellie! 💖 Glad you liked the camera! Pin collecting can be so addictive 🙈😂 xx

  10. October 2, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    These pins are just too cute! I love the one with the saying and the flowers around it, would like to customise a jean jacket with these, will definitely be checking these out. Great post xx

    • October 3, 2018 / 6:59 am

      Thanks Aaliyah! 💖 I love that one too and it would look awesome on a jean jacket 😍. Glad you enjoyed the post xx

  11. October 2, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    These are gorgeous! Love how bight they are x

    • October 3, 2018 / 6:59 am

      Thank you so much! 💖 xx

  12. October 2, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    These pins are so cute! My favourites would be the hot air balloon and the ship in the bottle. I love your photos by the way, they’re always so lovely and colourful ❤

    • October 3, 2018 / 7:00 am

      Aww thank you so much for the lovely comment! I’m glad you liked the pins and the photos 💖😍 xx

    • October 3, 2018 / 7:00 am

      Thanks so much Jas! 💖 xx

  13. October 2, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    These are lovely!! They would be so nice to bulk out gifts this xmas!

    • October 3, 2018 / 7:01 am

      Thanks Rosie! 💖 That’s true, they would make perfect gifts 😍 xx

  14. October 2, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    I love the ‘If you’re looking for a sign’ one! It’s so lovely watching your collection grow and I was smiling away to myself when you commented on the tremendous amount of time it’s been since your last pin post. These ones would make such amazing gifts too x


    • October 3, 2018 / 7:06 am

      He he, glad you enjoyed the post Sophie! 💖 I love the sign one as well and they would make awesome gifts. Thanks for the lovely comment 😘 xx

  15. October 2, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    I reaaaally don’t need an excuse to buy any more pins but there are lovely. I love that pastel rainbow camera one. And the hot air balloon one! x

    • October 3, 2018 / 7:07 am

      Thanks Victoria! 💖 He he, yes pin collecting can get addictive! Glad you liked the post lovely 😘 xx

  16. October 2, 2018 / 11:52 pm

    Your photography is always amazing! I absolutely love the pictures here, I want all of the pins!

    • October 3, 2018 / 7:14 am

      Aww thanks so much Evie! 💖 xx

  17. October 3, 2018 / 6:28 am

    First of all your photos are just very pretty Bexa. And these are some really really cute pins. “if you are looking for a sign” is my favorite one even the Dream Big one. After reading so many posts of yours whenever we travel and I see these kind of pins I remember you haha! Lovely post as usual.

    Via |

    • October 5, 2018 / 4:29 pm

      Aww thanks so much for your lovely comment Via 💖 That makes me so happy to know you remember me when you see pins! That’s so sweet. So glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  18. October 3, 2018 / 7:45 am

    I want to start collecting Disney pins but I don’t know where I would put them and I’m worried about my bank account! I LOVE the last two here, they’re SO cute! Ugh, this isn’t helping! I just know I’d have started a pin collection before the year is out 🙊🙊

    • October 5, 2018 / 5:12 pm

      Thanks lovely! 💖 He he, pin collecting is really addictive! Disney pins would be such a cute collection. My best advice is buy the pins and don’t check your bank account he he 😉💕 xx

  19. October 3, 2018 / 9:14 am

    These are stunningly gorgeous! I particularly like the last one, the design is so unique, I haven’t seen one like it before. Love the colours in this post Bexa 🙂 xx

    • October 5, 2018 / 5:44 pm

      Thanks so much Alys! 💖 So glad you enjoyed the post and the colours too! 😘 xx

  20. October 3, 2018 / 10:22 am

    After reading this post, I think I may have to begin to “invest” (ahem) in an enamel pin collection. For the good of the blog, I mean, right? Who can resist enamel pins that are also so inspirational?
    Thank you so much for being a ray of sunshine Bexa!
    My Best Friend Adeline

    • October 5, 2018 / 6:01 pm

      Aww thank you so much for the lovely comment Joan! 💖 He he, definitely! I think everyone needs an enamel pin collection for the blog 😂. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  21. October 3, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    These are so cute. I love the camera one and the “If you’re looking for a sign, this is it” one..

    Thanks for sharing ♥

    • October 5, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! Glad you enjoyed the post 💖😘 xx

  22. October 3, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    Wonderful post, dear!
    Hugs ♥

    • October 5, 2018 / 6:56 pm

      Thank you so much! 💖 xx

    • October 5, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      Aww thanks so much for the lovely comment Katya 💖 xx

  23. October 3, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    You kbkbow the more I read your blog, the more I’m tempted to start a pin collection! 😅 These are wonderful but my favourite gas to be the wanderlust one – I adore the design.

    • October 5, 2018 / 7:20 pm

      He he, I’m so happy these posts are inspiring you to get pin collecting! That’s so awesome! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post Kim 😘 xx

  24. October 7, 2018 / 10:47 am

    Your pin collection is becoming quite something. I love the sparrow + wolf ones, they are so motivational. Thank you for sharing these list of Etsy shops as I have been looking to find some stationary with unique and funky designs so I’m going to have fun looking through all these stores. In advance I blame you for the fortune I am probably going to spend lol.
    Kate x

    • October 7, 2018 / 11:37 am

      He he, thanks Kate! 💖 I’m so happy I could assist you on your spending spree 😄. I hope you find some lovely goodies! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  25. October 7, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    Everything look so beautiful! But the ”if you are looking for a sign, this is it” pin would be my favorite. Inspirational and so on point for every situation.
    Helene // Beautiful Is My Attire

    • October 7, 2018 / 5:22 pm

      Thanks so much Helene! 💖 That’s such a great pin, I really love it too 😘 xx

  26. October 9, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    Ohhhh I love the glass bottle!!! And the balloon!!! It’s so cute!! I love the message, I love the colors and I love their quote!
    Really great choices!
    My parents used to do a collection of pins, so it reminds me so many souvenirs!!!


    • October 10, 2018 / 10:14 am

      Thank you so much Laura! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely, that’s so nice it reminded you of your parents collection too! <3 xx

  27. Anh
    October 13, 2018 / 11:15 pm

    OMG! They are so tiny!

    Thank you for blowing them up so blind people like me with four eyes who still can’t see to see them.

    My favourite would have to be the “if your looking for a sign, this is it” pin.

    A fun post to read. Thank you for sharing! x

    • October 15, 2018 / 8:02 am

      Thank you so much Anh! He he, you are welcome and glad you enjoyed the post lovely! <3 xx

  28. October 21, 2018 / 11:36 am

    I can’t believe I missed reading this post 😮 these are so lovely! 😍. I am so jealous at how you manage to find the cutest pins to add to your collection, I definitely need to up my game! Thank you for sharing these lovely! I love the rainbow camera one 💕xx

    • October 23, 2018 / 12:00 pm

      Aww! Thank you so much lovely! The rainbow camera is so cute. I think I spend too much time (and money!) on Etsy, he he. Glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

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