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 the debate over whether one should or should not wear animal fur, I decided to check the internet to see if I could find someone who could make my jacket into two 14” bears for my grandchildren, and found you—Fairy Godmother Creations. I received the bears that you made yesterday, and LOVE THEM! Your workmanship is superb! Using the lining of my coat to make a monogrammed scarf with each grandchild’s name embroidered on it was “frosting on the cake.
“I am so pleased with them and can’t wait to give each grandchild their bear. All best,” June Weedon.
Dolores Hattendorf sent a shaved beaver fur stole to have this bear made. She gave us free reign to select the eye color and decide whether or not to use the lining for a scarf. We chose blue eyes because they showed up better against the dark fur and I decided not to use the garment lining for the scarf. We used the lining on the ear and paw pads but it wasn’t the nicest lining so I found a bright, colorful fabric for the scarf.
June Chaudet sent us a piece of her fur coat and a strip of the lining to have this bear made for her granddaughter. Black fur is hard to photograph, but he is very soft and cuddly.
Susan Stannard sent a mink boa that belonged to her late mother to have this bear made for her sister’s birthday. I think her sister is going to be very pleased with this special gift.
Cynthia Shane Smith sent her late mother’s stole to have these little memory bears made for herself and family members. There was a little lace on the stole lining. Not enough for four scarves so we made scarves from fabrics we had here but added a piece of the lace to each one.