Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Before and After Hat

While I was unpacking I came across my TBAI hat. Actually, it was the After TBAI Hat. Let me explain.

This was my hat before I went to the show, decorated with teddy bear pin/buttons. I will label this the Before TBAI Hat.


My idea was to exchange a button for a signature. That’s it. No other requirements. I didn’t make people stand on their heads or sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”. I didn’t ask them to name all the Presidents or the State Capitols. I didn’t ask them to solve any great mathematical equations. Nope. Just choose a button and sign my hat.

Now here’s the After TBAI Hat.


As you can see, quite a few buttons are missing. Yet, in their place, is a various assortment of autographs of friends, collectors, artists, friends of collectors, friends of artists and oh well, you get the idea.

I still have a few buttons left to giveaway. If I can remember, maybe I will take my hat on my next show adventure and see if I can add a few more signatures.

Oh yeah, does anyone remember that game – Button, Button, Who’s got the Button?  I loved that game – no great athletic ability required!


  1. This is a great idea, Ginger. Now you have a lot of good vibrations from lovely people in your hat ;-).
    Have a nice day (you and the bears ;-)

  2. Un precioso recuerdo!!!
    Has conseguido muchas firmas, seguro que en la proxima acabas con todos los botones.
    besitos ascension

  3. I love the idea! And the hat is still fantastic... even more so in fact!!

  4. What a great souvenir of a special time!

  5. I had never heard of the button game. i am the baby of my entire family so i wouldnt have any anybody to play with me but that is a great game that i will play with my nieces and nephews. thanks!

  6. wonderful idea exchanging a button for an autograph. in return, when people see your button, they'll remember you. i'll keep that in mind. :)

  7. Me encanta la idea que has tenido.
    Me alegro que tengas tantos amigos.
    Besitos, May

  8. What a great idea! I'm sorry I missed you in your hat ~ Margaret


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