So Amazon to the rescue, Morphon 1" Press Button Maker Machine with 1000 piece Button Parts has arrived. Her birthday isn't for another week or so but really I needed to see if it was all there and it worked. Well it works though I think I may order some higher quality button parts. The plastic backs are fine but I have always preferred buttons with the metal backs.
We have been having fun making buttons out of all sorts of images. I knew I picked up those sneak peak comics at Barnes & Noble the other day for a reason. :)
We used the word Smash outta one of them and made a family friend a button, his last name is Mash so it all just comes down to placement sometimes. It has also managed to distract my daughter from YouTube which is always a good thing, she goes through these spurts of watching gaming theory videos. It is nice to see her absorbed in doing something else which doesn't JUST involve her watching a computer screen. She has been sketching designs, playing with photoshop, maybe she will even pull out the Wacom tablet again. I'm always trying to encourage her creative side.
Here is a sampling of some we have created thus far. She drew a Pokemon Ball, Sans and Napstblook(Undertale), Zacharie(Off). She is also creating a series of dinosaurs with different moods for a friend, the idea being that she can wear whichever one best suits her mood that day. I know her friend is gonna love it. It is probably going to get to the stage where everyone we know has been given a button we made special for them, not a bad thing just something else us girls do. Honestly you can never go wrong with the little gift of a button.
One end of my cutting table now looks like this and we have a good stash of button. We both still have some layout tweaks to master but it has been fun and I am relearning some forgotten computer skills.