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 Christening outfits and accessories this year (compared to 288 in previous years).
We made 297 bears and 114 bear accessories
We made 46 quilted items and 327 miscellaneous items like tree topper angels, ornaments, Christmas stockings, Tree Skirts etc.
Here are a few of my favorite projects from the year.
This little bear had it all. She was a gift from the client for his wife and he had a whole list of things he wanted us to try with it. I thought she came out really cute.
Although I generally love the angels we put out, this one was more unusual because we worked with something other than a wedding dress.
We made some really lovely Christening outfits this year, but I thought this one was especially lovely. It helps to have such lovely materials to work with.
We ended up making four quilts for this customer. They were all made from his fatigues and I was really proud of the way they all turned out.
I just loved the way this Christmas Tree Skirt turned out. Julia did most of the work on it. come to think of it, I think Julia did the work on the angel and ornaments as well.
This quilt was made from a late sister’s scarves. I actually made two of these (different colors) but this one was my favorite.
These were made from grandpa’s military uniforms and grandma’s nurses uniform.
These were made from a woman’s sons’ onesies. Her sons are much older now and she didn’t want to just get rid of the onesies so she asked me to make dinos from them.
This pony was made from a dad’s military outfit for his son.
This dino was made from a dad’s military outfit for his sons.
This was a new monkey pattern for me this year. I ended up making three of them. It is just a really fun gift to make.
These two were made from a dog’s bed. The family lost their dog and mom wanted two pups for her sons in memory of their beloved pet.
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 that each bear has something from each grandparent.
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 good memories.
Our signature bear has jointed arms and legs. Joints allow you to move the arms and legs up and down and allows you to position a bear. They also allow the placement of the legs so that the bear can sit on its own. However, to accomodate the joints, we have to stuff the bears firmly so, although they are cuddly, they aren’t soft and “squi…shy” cuddly.
By creating a non-jointed bear, we don’t have to stuff it so firmly so we can make a much softer bear. Our non-jointed bear is not only great for hugging, it is going to be a bit more durable for younger children to play with and much more cuddly to crawl into bed with and hug at night.
We are currently only offering one size. Our 20″ non-jointed fabric bear is $95 each. I’m sorry, we don’t offer this option from fur coats, only in fabric-based garments.
Shipping is additional.
Sherry Downs sent a box of her late husband’s shirts to have us make 18 memory bears for the family. The shirts were a variety of solid colors so we decided to mix them up and use pieces from at least three shirts per bear. This colorful crowd was very hard to photograph but I’m hoping they will bring comfort and joy to the family.
This memory bear was made as a graduation gift for Susan’s daughter. It was made from her daughter’s favorite baby blanket. We used the satin binding from the blanket for the ear and paw pads.