Last time, Mr. Sew demonstrated how to use his beloved button-pin maker. Well, eventually I sat my lazy self in front of Photoshop and came up with some designs he could use.
And one day and many sore fingers later, over 200 buttons were born.
I only wish we had used a laser printer for better results. My poor, tired ink jet couldn’t quite get us to the smooth sleek finish we were looking for. But oh well. Here they are in all their buttony-goodness anyway!
Mons and a double happiness character, of course.
The Japanese on the right says “doki doki”, which in manga usually refers to a beating heart. You know, when the person you love walks by and makes your heart pound! We also endorse wedding-snogging, apparently.
Not only are these pretty cool sayings, but they’re anime references as well! “love and peace” is Vash’s famous line from the classic, Trigun. I’m not really sure where “hip and cool” came from, but Mr. Sew and I use the phrase quite often. I’m guessing it originated from the anime Jungle wa Itsumo Hare Nochi Guu, where Guu dons an afro made from chest hair. Yep.
The majority of the buttons are made up of the mons, and I plan on using them to attach our escort cards to something cork-related. The rest will sit on the tables, for guests to take, wear, or decorate their chair-cover-bag with.
I realize we have no Star Wars references, which is a bit shameful. No references to bacon or Rick Astley, either. As much as I love our buttons, it irritates me to know there are a billion “hip & cool” ideas still waiting out there. But maybe we should call it a day and leave the continued button-brainstorming for future conventions and parties. Mr. Sew would probably appreciate the “to do” list getting smaller rather than larger for once.
Any other nerdy-fun, obscure ideas that we absolutely must use now?