This month’s creative crush is Scotland based jewellery maker, Ruthy, the owner of Ruthybop.
Ruthy makes seriously cute handmade wooden animal badges and collar clips.
They’re the type of designs you expect to see in children’s books but totally a necessity to any grown up outfit.
I’ve followed Ruthy on Instagram for some time and when this cute little ginger cat badge popped up on my feed I had to have it.
With most things I order, if the packaging is as cool as the product I’m instantly won over and I loved the ditzy thank you sticker. But the dapper ginger cat staring back at me stole my heart instantly, reminding me of a certain ginger tom.
The quality of the print is realistic and the badge itself is the right size to not dominate an outfit. I’ve worn him a many times and already people have mistakenly thought it’s my cat, Mick. In fact Mick probably thinks it’s him too as he’s a rather vain feline.
As I’m on a mad saving crusade this year, I’ve curbed my clothes addiction and decided to invest in more accessories. They’re cheaper and a lot more versatile. It’s been difficult but I’ve found that accessories breathe a new lease of life into clothes. Many of which I seem to get bored of after a couple of times of wearing them leading me to buy more, so it’s been a vicious spending cycle up until now.
Anyway, I hope you like this dapper cat. He’s going to be pinned to many more tops, coats and bags.
There are so many other cute bits and pieces over on Ruthy’s Etsy shop. Let me know if you see anything you like in the comments.