Saturday, 19 February 2011

Badge machine

For years I have had a children's badge machine which to be fair, only ruined every other badge it made! I finally bought myself a decent machine and it arrived today. Matt was very excited too as these pictures show.





Using book pages



The magic machine!



The machine comes with 3 interchangeable sized dies - 58mm (the purple badge) 38mm (not shown) and 25mm (the blue badge) The 58mm size is big enough to be turned into keyrings, mirrors etc but they make great badges too. I wore one that size this afternoon :)

Shown for an idea of size
Shown for an idea of size (and 'cos it's funny!)
 I already love it and it will get a great deal of use including for a range of badges to go to a shop I love in Ilkley! Yeah! Oh and Matt has agreed to take over as Swirlyarts badge maker if I need an assistant!

15 comments:

Bigbluebed said...

I do envy you a bit. I have a childrens badge maker and it is pretty good one. But I would love a beautiful 'proper' one like yours.

Have fun.

FairlyGirly said...

That looks great fun, the possibilites are endless!

Dolly Cool Clare said...

I am sooooo envious you have a proper badge maker! I got some little hand mirrors made for me with my designs on them a while back and I love them!
The snoopy images are fab! :)

Twiggy said...

Oooo I'm soooooooo jealous!!
If you need a 2nd assistant, let me know
twiggy x

dropstitch said...

What is it about these machines? I borrowed one from Miso Funky for a weekend and my man about the house (who usually shows no interest in crafting of any sort) was begging to be allowed to help. Once I gave him a go, I didn't get to make a single other badge, plus he made about twice as many badges as I had intended! Perhaps I'll get him a badge machine next Christmas in a completely (a-hem!) selfless act...

Janys [aka JayetrA] said...

Definitely on my ever growing wish list. I have wanted one of these things for yonks but have so much trouble getting crafting "machines" here.
They look fantastic and so professional... have fun (hubby permitting)!!

CurlyPops said...

Oh and it's orange instead of boring industrial grey. How cool!

ClaireP said...

*jealous*
I've got one of those on my brithday wish list (along with many other crafty things!). Where did you get yours from???

bitsandblobs said...

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june at noon said...

It's clear from his posture and his focus that you do very much have a new official badge maker!

Quirky Boots said...

great to see a review from someones whos got one :) i've been looking into getting one of these so will now save my pennies more :)

Carrie said...

Fun!!! Always great to have an assistant me thinks ;) Wouldn't mind one of those gadgets myself but have no need and saving for a much needed holiday.....France or badges???

Tip Top said...

And the badge machine I have.... well, its still in its box and not been used...... I need my legs slapping!!!!

sinkingonbrink said...

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Love the badges!
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Rachel said...

Looks awesome!! Twas a dream of mine to have a badge machine... in the meantime I live vicariously looking at other people's cool badging making adventures like yours!