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« on: February 12, 2011 07:08:34 PM »

Thanks so much to several other Craftsters that posted their button trees for inspiration! I made my own as a thank you gift to my grandfather who sent me some plants--ivy that my grandmother started growing over 30 years ago! This barely qualifies as needlework, especially since I cheated and used embossed felt for the tree trunk, but I think it looks really cool. This took only about an hour of actual sewing in front of the TV (but took longer to sort through my huge button stash!) And it was a great way to use up my green buttons since I don't really wear green. Originally I planned to use only old buttons of my grandmother's (I inherited two big tins full of them after she passed away, and my grandfather has been calling me "Miss Buttons" ever since.) But as it turns out, there weren't many green buttons in there. She didn't really like to wear green either!

Thanks for looking and thanks again to all the other Craftsters who posted their button trees!
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011 07:10:54 PM »

How pretty! Smiley
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011 07:23:55 PM »

What a cute idea. That is such a sweet and thoughtful gift.
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011 08:04:51 PM »

Clever way to use up those buttons!

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011 08:10:05 PM »

That's really cute Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011 10:48:20 PM »

Hey, I like the felt trunk. It adds more texture to the whole project, but not so much that it's completely overwhelming. I love it. Now I'm wishing I had some green buttons...
Great thank you gift btw.

« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2011 08:19:40 AM »

Hooray for grandfathers! I'm sure he'll be touched by such a thoughtful gift. You did a wonderful job.

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2011 08:37:05 AM »

Awww, what a wonderful gift! You did a great job.

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2011 10:48:14 AM »

SO cute. Great job....
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2011 12:07:22 PM »

This is really cute, I just love the buttons Cheesy this makes me want to get my own buttons and do something with them, it's a  lovely idea

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