Participating in a secret gift exchange on the internet...and I finished the gift that will be stuffed with goodies and then be ready to send to Canada where my secret gift person lives. I am excited about sending and excited about what I will receive. The button is an earring from days past that had lost the back and I drilled two holes to create the button...I really like it. The filler to give weight called for rice, but I don't like rice as it can get bugs and I did not want to ship "food" outside US. So as I was driving today saw Petco and thought maybe there would be fish tank gravel that would be good. But to my surprise the person at the store asked what I was wanting , I explained it was for a pin cushion and he led me to crushed walnut cat litter...a hugh bag for $8.00...it is perfect and so much cheaper than bags of crushed walnuts I have bought at quilting stores AND it is 100% walnuts nothing added. I can see another of these in my future as now I want one for ME!