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Decision Made! Kind of…

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my hugely exciting new Make Do and Mend-able project, and my need for help making a decision about a logo.

I had narrowed it down to these two:

Needle and Thread Buttons

I got very technical(!), and managed to post a poll for you all to cast your votes-thankyou so much to everyone who did.
The results of the poll were 65 votes for the needle and thread, and 52 votes for the buttons.
BUT I thought long and hard about the comments I had from people about buttons being more generically Make Do and Mend, so…… I am going with the buttons!

Hurrah! I made a decision (with a LOT of help from all you lovelies).
But then I complicated things by asking the fabulous Claire Holgate to do another version, with a hand-drawn line.


So now I have another (final. I hope!) decision:

Wobbly line or straight.
Your thoughts please!

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  • Reply frugalhappylife June 22, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    wobbly all the way. looking forward to launch.

    • Reply Jen June 23, 2014 at 9:17 pm


  • Reply vjcollins June 20, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Definitely wobbly, much cuter!

    • Reply Jen June 20, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      I agree! Thankyou πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jacqueline June 20, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Wobbly line for me.

    • Reply Jen June 20, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks Jacqueline!

  • Reply carla June 20, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I like the wobbly one!!!

  • Reply nicola baird June 20, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    love the wobbly line

  • Reply Tracy June 20, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Buttons are so cool, definately wobbly lines more mendable than straight factory lines IMHO x

  • Reply helen marshall June 20, 2014 at 11:39 am

    wobbly x

  • Reply Rae Hodgetts June 20, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I’d say hand-drawn. Good thinking Jen! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kate's Country Skills June 20, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Love the hand-drawn border. Yes. πŸ™‚

  • Reply suehague June 20, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Wobbly please. Finding your blog really interesting and you are doing a valuable thing with it πŸ™‚

    • Reply Jen June 25, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks so much Sue!

  • Reply Recycle for Greater Manchester June 20, 2014 at 9:35 am

    The wobbly look gets my vote. Loving your blogs!

    • Reply Jen June 20, 2014 at 10:28 am

      Thankyou so much, really kind of you!

  • Reply Sarah @ June 20, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Yes, wobbly every time!

    • Reply Jen June 20, 2014 at 10:28 am


  • Reply angalmond June 20, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Love it!

    • Reply Jen June 20, 2014 at 10:30 am


  • Reply Anna June 20, 2014 at 8:19 am

    wobbly looks better i think…you have the formality of the buttons and text to offset it

    • Reply Jen June 20, 2014 at 10:31 am

      Everyone’s loving the wobble..! Thankyou πŸ™‚

  • Reply Becky A June 20, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Wobbly – because the buttons are hand drawn with slightly wobbly lines so having a wobbly border makes the look more consistent.

    • Reply Jen June 20, 2014 at 10:31 am


  • Reply The Happy Beans June 20, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Definitely wobbly – fits nicely with the homemade theme.

    • Reply Jen June 20, 2014 at 10:32 am

      You’re right, thankyou!

  • Reply lindaswildlifegarden June 20, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Lovely update Jen I like both look nice have a blessed weekend

    • Reply Jen June 20, 2014 at 10:32 am

      Thanks for sharing Linda! Have a great weekend too

  • Reply KnitNell June 20, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Wobbly of course! I didn’t get around to voting the first time but I do much prefer the buttons. I like the splash of dark pink and everyone loves buttons! Paul Smith had an exhibition last year at the Design Museum and one wall was covered in just buttons.

    • Reply Jen June 20, 2014 at 10:29 am

      Wow, that sounds fab-will have to try and find some pictures of it!

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