Quilted Tree Hanging Project

Every now and then, I’ll find inspiration for a project and can’t resist trying it.  This quilted tree wall hanging is one of those projects.  It is intended to hang on a door or wall as a decorative piece but it is also quite functional 🙂  The tree has 24...

Mom’s Wedding Dress Turned into Teddy Bears

Kathryn Stoll sent her mother’s wedding dress to have us make memory bears from it for her siblings. With wedding dress bears, we try to incorporate any lace elements where possible.

Many Furs Make Lovely Memory Bears

Peggy Anderson sent a couple of fur coats that were once her mother’s and her grandmother’s to have bears made for relatives. There were three coats. One was mink, one was mouton and the other was Persian lamb. We decided to make one bear from each coat...

2015 Christmas Bears From Clothing

Here are a few of the fabric-based bears we made for the Holiday Season this year. [ezcol_1third] Courtney Murray had us make these bears from her late father’s shirts for his grandchildren[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third] Laurie Thrall had this bear made for her...

Simple, Unisex Christening Gown from Wedding Dress

Sarah Owens sent her wedding dress to have a unisex christening gown made for her son and future children. The wedding dress had a bodice covered in bead work and a big, full skirt of satin. We kept things clean and simple using our “Bishop” style and...

Mink Memory Bears in Two Colors

Jenny Seta came in and dropped off couple of furs to have these six 16 inch bears made to give to grandchildren for Christmas.  Since the furs were different colors, I chose to use the lighter (smaller) fur as accents to the darker fur.

Patchwork Memories in Three Bears

Kelly DeBenedictus send us some clothing from her late parents to have these bear made for her children to give to their children. We combined fabrics from all the different clothing to make sure that each bear had something from every garment. Since there were three...

Mom turns wedding dress into christening gown

Megan McCullough sent her wedding dress to have this outfit made for her daughter and future children’s christenings. We kept the bodice relatively plain, but had to incorporate the beautiful embroidery and bead work in the skirt.  We also made a boy’s...

Unisex Christening Gown from Mom’s Wedding Dress

Christina Snavely wanted us to make a unisex christening outfit from her wedding dress for her son and any future children and grandchildren. We made a unisex gown in our “Bishop” style with a large collar. She wanted a long gown and we couldn’t get...

Family Christening Heirloom from Grandmother’s Wedding Dress

This gown and robe ensemble was made from Lindsay Roy’s “grandmomer’s” wedding dress. Lindsay wanted a family heirloom to pass on to future generations once her son used it. We made a unisex gown and a robe that allowed us to take advantage of...
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