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Topic: Grandma's Buttons Memorial Shadowbox  (Read 29707 times)
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« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2010 04:56:48 PM »

Oh this is so wonderfully done - I too was crying.  I never knew my grandmothers, but my Mom died 2 years ago.  I took some of her broken crystal jewelry and swapped The Sapphire Moon here on Craftster some fabric, and she re-did it all into two complete sets for my sister and me.  My sister was so happy!
When my daughter was in middle school they had to do a project on someone close to them who'd died, and she set a shoebox on end, inside the top as the base, and did a memorial to my Dad.  I still have it proudly displayed. 
Then last week in Joann's I struck up a conversation with a lady who was picking quilting cottons.  She had a completed pillow with her and said she did part of the pillow from some of her deceased Mother's clothing.  She was making a quilt using some of it too.  She chose the cheerier fabrics from her Mom's wardrobe, and quilting cottons that matched her Mom's personality.  And she was only using some of her Mom's clothes, otherwise it would be too sad.
It's just so nice to see people doing this - these shadow boxes will become family heirlooms!   

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« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2010 08:01:10 PM »

Beautiful project and sentiment. <3

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« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2010 08:54:19 PM »

Such a perfect, perfect way of sharing and treasuring those memories!
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2010 07:18:26 AM »

What a beautiful wonderful thing to do.
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2010 12:12:03 PM »

gorgeous. i love buttons. and im literally crying. absolutely beautiful.  Grin

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« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2010 04:19:26 PM »

My Mom  just passedaway she to had had alot of bottons from both my grandma plus hers  think i will make button memorial shodow boxs for my 3 sister,myself, and my aunt .You did a wonderful job on them ,Thank you for shraring sorry to  here about the passing of your Grandma  ,Pug2010  Smiley

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« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2010 06:48:53 AM »

i don't have anything original to add...everybody has pretty much been affected with the tears & the sentiment but i just had to add my tears to the puddle.
love, love, love this idea. i have tons of buttons from my nana, among other sewing things & i am a sentimental fool so this is right up my alley!
thank you so much for sharing this with us

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« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2010 09:49:58 AM »

This is so beautiful. I really am touched by the story and by the fact that you found such sentiment in those buttons. I am always amazed by the way our hearts hold onto the smallest of memories. You have given me some amazing food for thought... my own mother's 50th birthday is approaching and I know she'd love to know that those little things she did for us are the ones that I hold dear in my heart. Thanks for sharing this with us... and even for the tears you brought to my eyes!!!

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« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2010 02:35:06 AM »

What a beautiful idea and it turned out so lovely.  Your Gram sounded like a great lady.  I am sure she would be very proud of what you used these buttons for.  I would love to have something so pretty and meaningful hanging on my wall!

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« Reply #49 on: August 11, 2010 01:54:15 PM »

And now we are all boo-hooing about our grans! haha, great piece. It is truly lovely and a wonderful keepsake for you and your family.

Lets all go to Jack Taylor's to celebrate!
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