Having done some research on the web, it turns out that my Badge Machine was manufactured by the 'London Emblem Badge Company' and they sell a number of different components, which means that the machine is capable of producing more than just simple pin badges. I relayed this exciting development to my Mum and look what has arrived in the post;
Lots and lots of yummy components, thanks so much Mum for such a thoughtful combined Christmas and Birthday present!
Having ripped open the boxes, I decided to have a go at making a couple of mirrors and bottle openers. I was pretty pleased with the opener, but you'll have to wait before I post a picture of it as it's for a present and I don't want to spoil the surprise for a certain favourite uncle.....
Next I had a go at a compact mirror for one of my Mum's friends. I also made a matching a make-up purse with a waterproof lining to go along with it. I didn't have any suitable waterproof material in the house, but then remembered my daughter had just grown out of a little red raincoat and as it was fairly well used I didn't feel too bad about cutting it up;
and this is the result;
I also made my daughter a 'Dumpling Purse' using this fantastic tutorial;
I popped in a mirror which I whipped up on the badge machine. Adorning it is a picture of Granny when she was about the same age as my daughter is now!