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Christening Gown from Wedding Dress

Katie Mathies sent us a wedding dress to have this heirloom unisex, ornate christening gown made. The wedding dress had some interesting sleeve cuffs and we wanted to use them for the sleeves of the gown. I think this turned out so elegant.A shout out for Meagan who...

Baby Quilt From Wedding Dress

Cathy Jones sent us her wedding dress to have a baby blanket made from it. Her dress did not have a lot of lace and ornamentation to use so I chose to center what worked best and then create appliqued leaves and lotus as a way to create an elegant blanket....

Furry Heirloom Bear

Nancy Campbell sent us her fur coat to have this guy made. She sent this photo along with a nice note. “I had a bear made from my grandmother’s mink coat. My bear has such personality! so happy to preserve my grandmother’s memory in this...

Bouquet Sash & Wrap

One way for a bride to use a bit of Mom’s wedding dress is by having the bridal bouquet wrapped with a sash or bouquet wrap.  We offer a sash or a wrap that can take advantage of some of the ornamental parts of a wedding dress. Our sash can be wrapped around...

Remembering Grandpa and Grandma

Jane Ann Cunningham sent us the following note with her order “These are items from my parents who passed this year within 6 months of each other. The fabric is from their sleep wear and the two bears are for their great grandsons” We mixed the garments so...

Furry Friendship Bears

I frequently have people ask about a lower priced fur bear option.  They are just looking for an option that allows each family member to have a little keepsake of the original garment.  So, I’m thinking about adding my “Friendship Bear” option but...

Turning fur Coats into a Wall Sculpture

I posted this on my Facebook Page when it was first done but this was such an interesting project that it needs to go here as well.  Rita Manogue sent me several fur coats and asked me to make a unique wall hanging. I did quite a bit of research to see what kind of...

What to do with a Wedding Dress

I people often call and ask me what can be done with their wedding dress.  Although FGC offers several options, you kind of have to look all over this web site to find them all. So, I created a new sub-page under Heirloom Gifts called “What to do with a Wedding...

Picture Pretty Princess

OOOOOHHHH, pictures! Kelly Butcher sent pictures of her daughter in the Christening outfit we created for her from her Mother’s wedding dress. I absolutely LOVE getting to see the outfits being worn and isn’t this one such a cutie?...

Stuffed Menagerie

Nancy Busch wanted something a little different from her mink fur coats.  She wanted a Monkey, a Pony and a Dog–so that is what we made!People often ask about the patterns I use and, with my bears, it is complicated because the patterns are an amalgamation of...
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