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 asked me to make a unique wall hanging from several fur coats she had.  I did quite a bit of research to see what kind of...

What to do with a Wedding Dress

I frequently have people call and ask what I can do for them with their wedding dress.  Although FGC offers several options, they tend to be all over this web site so I created a new sub-page under Heirloom Gifts called “What to do with a Wedding Dress”...

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...

Soft and Squishy Non-Jointed Bears Now Available

We now offer soft, squishy, non-jointed Memory Bears! By popular request, I’ve developed a non-jointed memory bear pattern for those who want a softer and more “squishy” bear to hug.  These happy, huggable bears are intended to bring comfort, joy and...

Memory bears with outfits

This Christmas Season, we had a number of people ask for outfits on their bears.  As much as possible, we will make whatever you want on your bear that will make that bear special to you and your family.  Clothing, hats, glasses . . . you let us know what you...

Grandmother’s Wedding Dress Converted to Gifts

Kathleen O’Connor sent her wedding dress from 1956 to have a number of Christmas gifts made, including a unisex christening outfit for her grandchildren and great grand children to use. Her wedding dress was covered in lace so we tried to really bring out the...

Soft Memory Bears from Shirts

Anne Marie Ficco sent several pieces of clothing to have us make these two bears for her granddaughters for Christmas this year.

Fur Jacket made into Cats

Monica Barker sent her late aunt’s fur jacket/cape from the 1960s and asked me to make two cats for her and her mother for Christmas this year.  She specifically wanted Siamese cats, but I could not find a pattern specifically for that breed of cat and the...
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