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An Old Bird Creation

An Old Bird Creation

I had an unusual request this past month. John contacted me and asked me if I could make a stuffed version of an illustration he had that he called “Tough Old Bird”. He wanted it made for a friend who was suffering from some health issues as a way to cheer...
An Heirloom Communion Dress

An Heirloom Communion Dress

Carrie Maas sent us the remnants of her wedding dress to have a couple of items made for her daughters’ first communion. We made them each a jewelry pouch and a hair clip from the materials of the dress.  To learn more about the many custom items we make from...
“Gamma make me a bear?”

“Gamma make me a bear?”

The other day, my phone rang and, when I answered it, a small voice said “Gamma make me bear?” It was my 4-year-old granddaughter. So, what is a grandma who makes bears supposed to do but spend the first free Saturday she has, making a bear. I think this...
Stuffed Animal Repair

Stuffed Animal Repair

Carrie Street contacted me with an urgent problem. Here is the note she sent to me with pieces of teddy bear: “We spoke on the phone. My niece had a bear made from her great grandmother’s clothing that was torn apart by her dog. Anything you can do with...
A Quilt Made From Three Wedding Dresses

A Quilt Made From Three Wedding Dresses

Lauren Funk sent us her wedding dress, her mother’s wedding dress and her grandmother’s wedding dress to have us combine them into one quilt. This project was extremely challenging. I wanted to capture the primary elements of each wedding dress and some of...
We Received Our New Bear

We Received Our New Bear

Madison sent us a shirt long with this note: “The bear is being made for my aunt and stepmom. The shirt belonged to her son who passed away in an accident unexpectedly. This is my wedding gift to them so their son can be part of their special day.” Madison...
One More Bear

One More Bear

Kenneth Wynn had us make some bears for him over Christmas. A couple of weeks later, he contacted me telling me he needed one more. He didn’t have any fur left from the original garments so we used some of the extra fur we have to make him one more. I’m...
We Repair Damaged Bears

We Repair Damaged Bears

Christine Stanley sent me her fur bear that had gotten damaged. She sent this note as well: “Thank you so much for repairing my bear! I’ve had him in my closet. He needs to be given to my son. He was a gift from my mother and I couldn’t part with him...
Christening Gown for a Granddaughter

Christening Gown for a Granddaughter

Cheryl Olko sent her wedding dress to have us make a christening gown for her granddaughter to wear. The wedding dress was covered in lace and was very straight with a back slit. We flipped the skirt around and added a cascade and took advantage of all the beautiful...
Proud of This One

Proud of This One

We made this gown from Anna-Kathryn Kline’s wedding dress several years ago for her newborn daughter. She contacted me because she has another daughter and wanted to use the gown for her baptism but the gown was too big. I was able to alter it to a smaller size....
More Than Expected!

More Than Expected!

Judy Hoover had us make a couple of bears from her fur coat for Christmas. When she received them, she contacted me to see if there was enough left-over fur to make a couple more. There was, so we did.
Joan’s Cats

Joan’s Cats

Joan sent us a fur coat to have us make cats for her grand nieces. This fur was very challenging to work with–especially for making cats.
Christmas 2021

Christmas 2021

All the Christmas Packages for 2021 are officially in the mail! Thanks goes out to a group of women in a sewing network that I’m part of for stepping in and helping to stuff and close teddy bears. I wish everyone a super Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May...
T-shirt quilts for Pam’s children

T-shirt quilts for Pam’s children

Pam brought us her grown children’s school t-shirts to have three t-shirt quilts made. We tried to capture the spirit of the shirts in each quilt.
2021 Christmas Bears

2021 Christmas Bears

Just sharing a few of the bears we recently sent out. We are in the final week of our Christmas rush. Susan sent us a couple of fur coats to make three lovely bears out of, Carla also sent a couple of different furs and a wedding dress. Laura sent some of her late...
Lisa’s Ornaments

Lisa’s Ornaments

Lisa sent us a coat with this note: “The coat was my mother’s and the items are for three generations of her descendants.” We made cat head and dog head ornaments and some kittens for her. This was a first.
Patricia’s Animals

Patricia’s Animals

Patricia wanted an animal kingdom from her fur coats. We made four bears, a cat, a kitten, a squirrel and a puppy for her.
Sandra’s Ornaments

Sandra’s Ornaments

Sandra sent us her late mother’s wedding dress and asked us to make a number of keepsake ornaments to share with family members this Christmas.
Front Street Christkindle

Front Street Christkindle

This weekend is Christkindle Market at Front Street on Nov. 27 and 28th. Fairy Godmother Creations will be open so come visit! I have some make-it-take-it projects for young and old. Color and cut out Santa and Mrs Claus paper dolls, make a Santa or Snowman mint...
Doris remembers her mother

Doris remembers her mother

Doris sent this note: “The bear is being made for me, from my mother’s clothes. She got diagnosed with a rare form of cancer a year too late. We were very close.” I hope this brings comfort and good memories.
Romper combo for Shelley

Romper combo for Shelley

Shelley Caffey sent this note with her wedding dress: “Gown belongs to myself. Married 39 years ago. I want the gown/romper for future grandchildren. To be passed down.” We made a gown and romper combo along with some booties and a...
2020 ReCap – Some of our favorites

2020 ReCap – Some of our favorites

Ok, I like to do a wrap-up post of the past year here at Fairy Godmother Creations. 2020 was a rough year in a lot of ways. Sales were down quite a bit. COVID-19 shut down Christenings and Baptisms so we ended up making a lot fewer outfits than usual. We produced 92...
Older Wedding Dress Made Into Christening Gown

Older Wedding Dress Made Into Christening Gown

Grant Duffin sent us a wedding dress and asked us to make a girl’s christening outfit as well as a decorative pillow from it. The gown was older and had a small amount of lace that we tried to use where it made sense. We did have to soak the lace to freshen it...
Communion Tie and Veil

Communion Tie and Veil

Catherine Scholz sent us some of her wedding dress remnants to have a First Communion neck tie and short veil made from them. The fabric from the wedding dress was translucent so I had to back it with some satin for the tie.
A Wedding Dress Legacy

A Wedding Dress Legacy

Stacey Paradise sent us her wedding dress and this note: “This is my wedding dress from 2003. I’d like an ornate gown, romper, unisex bonnet and bib for my future grand babies. I have 3 daughters but I also have stage 4 breast cancer I would like to...
A Christening Gown for Generations

A Christening Gown for Generations

Joy Scott sent her wedding dress to have us make an heirloom christening gown for her granddaughter. The original dress had some lovely corded lace but not much lace trim so I chose to make a lace element on the front skirt and put the lace on the gown bodice. We used...
A Gown and Romper Combo

A Gown and Romper Combo

“Hi Liane, I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to get this picture to you. I had a boys outfit made & girls dress made in 2012. I had 3 beautiful boys who were adorable in their outfits. BUT then we had a little lady & OMg how stunning!!! Thank you so...
Repairing An Old Favorite Toy

Repairing An Old Favorite Toy

  Elizabeth Mulford contacted me one day and asked if I could clean up her Father’s cherished stuffed rabbit toy.  It was an old, straw-stuffed animal and I told her that I may not be able to do more than find a way to fix the holes and create a new...
Fierce Angels From Knit and Apron

Fierce Angels From Knit and Apron

Susan July sent us a knit blanket and an apron.  She wanted them turned into Angel dolls for herself and her sisters. She wanted the Angels to be strong and Fierce. Making angels from these to items was a big challenge but I was pleased with the way they turned out....
A Fluffy Bear from Aunt’s Fur Coat

A Fluffy Bear from Aunt’s Fur Coat

Berri sent us her late Aunts fur coat. She wanted a bear made in her Aunt’s memory from it.  The coat was Raccoon so it made a really fluffly bear. “Liane, OMG!  My Aunt Bettye Bear just arrived. I have been crying for 10 minutes.  She came out perfect. I...
Customer Reviews Christening Gowns

Customer Reviews Christening Gowns

Tawny Beckmann sent us her wedding dress to have a christening gown and a toddler dress made from it for her grandchildren.  Here is what she had to say about it: “I am pleased beyond words to receive the Baptism gown and Toddler dress that Fairy Godmother...
New Life from Old Wedding Dress

New Life from Old Wedding Dress

Gloria sent her wedding dress to have us make a christening outfit for her granddaughter.  The wedding dress had some pretty  materials to work with. One of the things that older dresses (especially ones from the late 70s and early 80s) often have is some beautiful...
Re-purposing Her Fur Jacket

Re-purposing Her Fur Jacket

June Weedon put this nice note on my Facebook page after she had received her bears made from her fur jacket. “In cleaning out my closet, I found the mink jacket my husband bought me many years ago.  He has since passed and I wondered what to do with it.  With...
A Grandmother’s Wedding Dress

A Grandmother’s Wedding Dress

Pat Zielinski sent her wedding dress to have us make a christening outfit for her grandchild. Here is what she had to say about the finished gown: “Hello Liane, The gown arrived Saturday and we are so thrilled with the outcome – you definitely must be a fairy...
Bears for Grandma and Grandchild

Bears for Grandma and Grandchild

Janice Nunez sent us her late mother’s mink fur jacket to have us make these custom, jointed bears for her grand grandchild and herself.
A Lacey Christening Gown

A Lacey Christening Gown

Joy Scott sent her wedding dress to have us make an heirloom christening gown for her granddaughter. The original dress had some lovely corded lace but not much lace trim so I chose to make a lace element on the front skirt and put the lace on the gown bodice. We used...
Baby Quilt From Wedding Dress

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

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...

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...

Baptism Outfit from Both Grandmothers’ Wedding Dresses

Denise Durick asked us to make a baptism outfit that combined her wedding dress and her daughter’s mother-in-law’s wedding dress. The two dresses were pretty different in color and design so it took some time to figure out how to best combine them. Our...

T-Shirt Quilt Makes Great Gift for Son

T-shirt quilts are very popular with graduating seniors and Gerri Walsh wanted to get one made for her son’s birthday. His school colors are red and white so most of the shirts were red and white with touches of black and grey. I used the major graphics within...
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