It's So Quiet

Button Artwork
@Morleyhunt (18967)
Canada
February 7, 2016 3:14pm CST
Just after lunch the three year old went home with mommy and daddy. The squeal she made when she saw mommy walking up to the door was memorable. Big hugs, big sloppy kisses and yet more hugs. She had a great vacation with grandma and grandpa. Grandma let Sandra dig through her buttons and select buttons for a piece of artwork (idea found somewhere recently) we created. Then grandma painstakingly sewed them in place. The $3.00 canvas was worth every cent. This will hang in her bedroom to help her remember her vacation with Grandma.
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@GardenGerty (95501)
• Marion, Kansas
7 Feb 16
What a neat idea to make memories with. I love doing crafts with my grandkids.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
7 Feb 16
I have so many buttons, and this just seemed to be something she could contribute enough that it would be special to her.
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@Juliaacv (27801)
• Canada
7 Feb 16
What great keepsake for her to remember her time with you both. Now, how will you top that the next time she stays with you?
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• United States
7 Feb 16
@juliaacv that's a good question...I hope we get an answer
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
7 Feb 16
Give me a little time and an unconjested head, I'll come up with something.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
7 Feb 16
@Marilynda1225 answer coming, just not today. I'm feeling too much like I've been kicked in the face. The brain doesn't want to function...sleep, sleep...my kingdom for some sleep.
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• United States
7 Feb 16
She will treasure those memories forever. I hope to one day teach my grands to knit or crochet. I love doing both.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
7 Feb 16
They appreciate whatever time you spend doing something with them. I remember my oldest grandson telling is other grandpa, but grandpa Hunt will roll around on the floor with me...
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• United States
7 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt my youngest grandchild will be 10 months old soon. I can't wait to spend time with her when she is older and able to do things with me.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
8 Feb 16
@ElusiveButterfly somehow my comment ended up in the tag line. I have no way to edit it out. What I wanted to say was, at ten months my granddaughter and I would 'dance' and I would sing to her and read very short books.
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@amadeo (58345)
• United States
7 Feb 16
very nice creation there.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
7 Feb 16
Thanks, it was a fun project for both of us, and bonus it used up a few buttons.
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@rosekiss (30057)
• Eugene, Oregon
7 Feb 16
What a great idea. When my granddaughter we very small, she colored a picture in her coloring bokk, and took it out and gave it to me. Believe it or not, I still have it on the refrigerator, and she is now a teenager. I guess i just couldn't get rid of it, as she did it for me. There is a sentimental value to things like that, even if they aren't worth much to anyone else.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
7 Feb 16
I had the idea, I bought the canvas at the dollar store, I had the buttons. The rest just developed.
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@rosekiss (30057)
• Eugene, Oregon
7 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt It is adorable, and she will always have it to remember what she did at grandma's house. It is very cute, as you did a greally good job.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
7 Feb 16
@rosekiss thanks, it was a fun thing to do. ( not too much thinking)
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@Marcyaz (35796)
• United States
7 Feb 16
That is really a good idea for a child to make something like that. That will make a good wall hanging in your granddaughters room.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
7 Feb 16
My daughter told me it would fit beautifully in Sandra's bedroom.
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@Marcyaz (35796)
• United States
8 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt I bet it will look really nice in Sandra's bedroom.
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• United States
7 Feb 16
Sandra did a wonderful job creating her button picture and I can't believe that you sewed each of those buttons in place. I'm glad she had a nice vacation with you and has her artwork to remind her of her vacation time (probably something she'll treasure for years to come)
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
7 Feb 16
Basically it is a double strand of quilting cotton strung through the buttons. It wasn't difficult.
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@paigea (21555)
• Canada
8 Feb 16
That turned out beautifully! I may have to start collecting buttons. I bet the house does seem quiet.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
8 Feb 16
This is 40 years of collecting buttons. When my children were small I would often buy a bag of buttons. Goodwill sometimes sells bags of buttons.
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@paigea (21555)
• Canada
8 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt as part of my uncluttering I got rid of all but a few buttons! Now this is the second project with buttons I've noticed lately that I liked.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
8 Feb 16
@paigea in the next two weeks I plan to be ruthless with de cluttering. The buttons will stay.
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@kaka135 (13910)
• Malaysia
4 Mar 16
This is really a beautiful piece of artwork! Yes, the $3 canvas was really worth it. It looks so pretty and sweet. The little girl must be really joyful looking at it in her bedroom everyday.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
4 Mar 16
She had a lot of fun making it.
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@kaka135 (13910)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 16
@Morleyhunt Kids really like to make things!
@dodo19 (31266)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
8 Feb 16
I love what she did. Definitely something to hang on to. I'm glad you guys had fun.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
10 Feb 16
Now I want to make another one. Too bad I have a few other projects to finish before I can tackle a new one.
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@dodo19 (31266)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
10 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt such is life sometimes. Too many things to finish.
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@slund2041 (3386)
• United States
8 Feb 16
Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I like the canvas and it is such a neat idea for her to remember you by. It is nice that you let her choose the buttons to go on the canvas.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
8 Feb 16
It was a good activity for her. Choosing the buttons kept her occupied. Keeping them off the floor was a challenge.
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@slund2041 (3386)
• United States
8 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt I understand how hard it must have been to keep the buttons contained with a little one around. I remember my mother teaching me to sew a string of buttons together when I was about three years old. It kept me entertained for hours.
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@LadyDuck (141148)
• Switzerland
8 Feb 16
This is really cute, very nice, I like the colors of those buttons.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
8 Feb 16
Her favourite colour is purple. Her next favourite colour is pink. If I had had more purple buttons it would have changed the look. She was very firm about which buttons she liked.
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@LadyDuck (141148)
• Switzerland
8 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt My favorite color is pink, so I like this canvas very much.
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@JudyEv (115613)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Feb 16
That is a lovely memento for her to have. A couple more years and she can sew on her own buttons and make you one.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
7 Feb 16
We haven't seen the last of grandmas buttons yet...give us some time, we'll create something awesome.
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@JudyEv (115613)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt I think you've made a good start anyway. :)
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@jerzgirl (7933)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
19 Mar 16
I love that! I actually thought they were buttons converted to fridge magnets - which I'm thinking is a great craft I might actually be able to accomplish. But, now that I see it again, I can see that it is canvas and very fine art. Love it!
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
20 Mar 16
It was a fun project. I want to do another one. I have no shortage of buttons.
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@Inlemay (16460)
• South Africa
18 Mar 16
that is such a priceless canvas - well done Grandma and little one
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
18 Mar 16
Thank you. It was a fun project. I hope to make another.
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@Lucky15 (33450)
• Philippines
8 Feb 16
Lovely artwork she had there :)
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
8 Feb 16
Thank you, it was a fun project.
@Jackalyn (6616)
• Oxford, England
8 Feb 16
Oh I love that artwork. I am sure your Granddaughter lived her trip. Now I will be buying a canvss because I want to be a copycat with my Grandson.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
8 Feb 16
Enjoy. I used a knitting needle to punch a hole for the buttons with shanks. Once the button was in place I pushed the button until it 'snapped ' into place. Let me know how it turns out.
@Platespinner (16791)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
8 Feb 16
What a neat idea!! It looks awesome and it put some of your button collection to good use!
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
8 Feb 16
It didn't even make a small dent. I'm sure I'll make another button canvas with another child before long.
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@Tampa_girl7 (24126)
• United States
7 Feb 16
Awe, it turned out really pretty.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
8 Feb 16
Thank you. In some ways it reminded me of beading I added to dresses, just a lot less work.
@jstory07 (63931)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Feb 16
That is a nice picture that you made with her.
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
8 Feb 16
Thank you. We had fun making it.