Since getting my button maker months ago (how did I ever live without one before??), I have made many buttons for many occasions, including for our monthly Letter Writing Club, and to commemorate personal achievements and events in the shop. Sometimes I make them for no reason at all.
Jon has a small collection of buttons made for various moments in our life, and I can’t wait to start making buttons out of Caleb’s future “artwork.” There are a few times that I’m grateful to have a business where I can justifiably buy things I might not buy otherwise, and this is one of them. I don’t know that I would be able to convince Jon to buy a button maker plus all of the supplies just to make silly buttons for him and Caleb.
Here are some of my favourites:
But the real big deal is that now, finally, we have official Wonder Pens buttons!
I guess it’s a bit strange that I’ve had this button maker for literally months, and am only now finally making Wonder Pens buttons, but they’re here now!
We’re going to be including them with online orders, while I can keep the supply up. I’ve got a bunch made with kraft paper because I just like the way kraft paper looks, but I’ve also got some on random scraps of old magazines and cookbooks that I use for cutting up, so every once in a while someone’s getting a random colour.
I made a special one for Jon while I was at it. One day I’m going to make a Little Cheese for Caleb.
Also, the latest big news on the stationery scene: if you are a Midori Traveler’s Notebook user, I’m pretty sure you already know this, but in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the TN, the Camel leather cover is being re-released in both Regular & Passport size.
There are also going to be Limited Edition Traveler’s Notebook Charms in different tins, which I think can be used to store extra or used Regular sized refills. These charms are mini Traveler’s Notebooks in the three colours (black, brown + the new camel), that are actually notebooks with little mini elastics and mini notebook refills. You can see more details here on their official website.
Of course we’re going to carry them. I’ve been having heart palpitations trying to stop myself from sharing the news before it was officially released from Midori, but now it’s all over the internet, and I can finally breathe, knowing I’m not going to blurt something out crazy. If you’d like to be on the e-mail notification list, you can send me an e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve already sent about twenty emails to my distributor, including emails asking him if I can call him, and then calling him before he responds to my emails. I’m counting down the days until late May/early June when it comes. Which is hard, because I’m counting down the days but I don’t know exactly what day I’m counting down to, so…I’m basically just estimating-down.
It’s crazy here. Warm spring weather and a Camel Traveler’s Notebook???