Sunday, May 31, 2009
Well, it's about time we took out this button press.
This machine has a funny story. Many years ago my brother was at a yard sale where a woman was discussing buying this machine. My brother knowing I make buttons, thought it was a button machine like mine that makes pinback buttons. He waited while the woman asked the seller questions and dickered over the price of $20.00. He followed her around hoping she'd change her mind and set it down. Sure enough, she decided not to get it. Knowing that my machines cost between $400 and $600, he grabbed the machine and quickly handed the seller a twenty-dollar bill.
He got home and studied the machine and wondered what the heck he had bought. Now he realized it was not a button machine like mine.
Since I already had 4 button machine in 4 different sizes, I didn't need one anyway. I was thrilled to have a totally different kind of button machine. I made several buttons and then the machine pretty much sat unused for years.
Yesterday my daughter The Purple Rat, decided to see how the machine works, and she proceeded to make some fabric covered buttons.
Watch her shop because she'll be listing fabric buttons very soon.
On the meantime you can get pinback buttons and mirrors at Portable Graffiti.
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