Alan: You should be pleased, they turned out great! I love the way you're doing the back of the seat backs with the buttons. Send me a piece of the buffalo hide that you want to match, and I'll see what I have in my arsenal to make buttons out of. What size buttons are you going to use?
I can't tell you how good it makes me feel that you guys are succeeding at doing this!
No one lives forever, the trick is creating something that will.