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Label and Identity

Hey everyone! For sometime now, I’ve been thinking about what type of sew-on labels I want to use for my creations. It’s easy to get something ready printed and then just attach it, but I wanted something a bit more authentic and decided on hand-crafting these myself. While this takes time to do, I can boast that 100% of the creation is hand made by me. 

First decision was theme : I knew it had to include flowers because the name Manjri (which is my name) means “a bunch or cluster of flowers” in Hindi. My first prototypes were not very successful. It was my husband who came up with a brilliant idea to use as my inspiration: 

Poirot’s Lapel Pin

I am a great fan of Agatha Christie’s stories. I enjoy reading her books, and also enjoy watching TV/Film adaptations of the stories. I also run a facebook group dedicated to Agatha Christie (Agatha Christie Club Malta and Gozo) – so if you are interested , please do join! My favourite adaptation to date has to be the ITV series “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” starring Sir David Suchet as Hercule Poirot. For me, he is the definitive Poirot! But anyway, in this adaptation, Poirot often wears the above lapel pin/brooch, changing the flowers each time.

The below design, is a nod to Poirot and also includes reference to my name (the flower’s) . Below is a photo of my label – would love to hear your feedback!