This is a cool tool, and automates some of which I had been doing manually - creating seeds for data. With one command, it will create a seed for a given table (or tables) using the data already within that table - beautiful. https://github.com/orangehill/iseed
To install, add the package to your composer.json:
Run composer update:
And the simplest command to generate a seed for a given table:
php artisan iseed [table_name]
More commands / documentation are on the packages github page.