Gifts That Tie Generations Together

FairyGodmotherCreations

Welcome to Fairy Godmother Creations where we turn your garments and heirloom fabrics into custom, quality gifts that tie generations together. Click on any photo below to go to that page.

Christening box2Turn a wedding dress into a Christening Gown to pass family traditions on to future generations.

Memory bears boxbTurn a shirt or fur coat into huggable Memory Teddy Bears as a way to remember someone special, or to share a well-remembered garment with loved ones.

communion headerTurn a wedding dress into a Communion Outfit to pass family traditions on to future generations.

Memory flowers boxcHandmade Memory Flowers from your wedding dress or neck tie provide beautiful memories.

gifts boxbWe create a variety of heirloom gifts from clothing and heirloom fabrics.

Quilting boxbMemory Quilts, blankets, throws and pillows patchworked from loved ones clothing.

repair boxbWe provide some limited repair services for fabric-based heirlooms.

wd-conversionsSee what we can do with a Wedding Dress or Wedding Dress Remnants

 

Heirloom Memory Bears

You can have an heirloom memory bear made from a loved ones fur or fabric coat or other clothing items. Heirloom memory bears make a great gift that ties generations together.

Christening Outfits from Your Wedding Dress

Heirloom Christmas Tree Skirts

Fairy Godmother Creations can turn your loved one’s garments into an heirloom quality Christmas Tree Skirt that will make every Christmas more memorable. Learn More

 

See our christening gown service featured on Living Dayton TV show.

 

 

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Liane Wagner is a life-long fabric artist. She develops original patterns for unique items. Some of her patterns have been featured in Soft Dolls & Animals magazine.

 

 

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LOOKING FOR YOUR OPINION
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 am very conflicted about it.

I prefer to make the jointed bears from fur because they are a higher quality final product that should last a lifetime if taken care of. However, they are time consuming and the price I have to charge reflects that.

I created a little pattern for about a 10″ non-jointed bear many years ago. I call it my “Friendship Bear”. It is much simpler to make than a jointed bear so I could bring it down to a price point of $65-$75. However, it doesn’t convey near the quality that my jointed bears do and I don’t want to dilute my brand. Any thoughts?
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LOOKING FOR YOUR OPINION
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 am very conflicted about it.

I prefer to make the jointed bears from fur because they are a higher quality final product that should last a lifetime if taken care of.  However, they are time consuming and the price I have to charge reflects that.

I created a little pattern for about a 10″ non-jointed bear many years ago.  I call it my “Friendship Bear”.  It is much simpler to make than a jointed bear so I could bring it down to a price point of $65-$75.  However, it doesn’t convey near the quality that my jointed bears do and I don’t want to dilute my brand.  Any thoughts?

Kimberly Downs wanted her wedding dress converted into something special that she could display. After some discussion, I decided to share a picture of a woven wall hanging I had made for my own use--not something I offer on my web site. She liked the concept so we agreed on a woven wall hanging. This uses all the elements from the dress.

I built a special loom and used long strips of the various fabrics from the dress. Martha wanted to work on it so she ended up doing the bulk of the weaving. Once the weaving was done, I created the binding, using some of the bead work on each end. Then, I picked off the lace with bead work and sequins from the original dress skirt to add on top of the weaving. When the lace pieces were off, they were different shapes with a kind of organic flow that made me think of a branch so I arranged them to feel like a branch and Cassie took it from there and attached all the lace--mostly by hand. She also made and placed petaled flowers on the branch. I then hand beaded an outline along the entire edge of the branch to give it more definition. So, this was truly a team effort.
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Kimberly Downs wanted her wedding dress converted into something special that she could display.  After some discussion, I decided to share a picture of a woven wall hanging I had made for my own use--not something I offer on my web site.  She liked the concept so we agreed on a woven wall hanging.  This uses all the elements from the dress.  

I built a special loom and used long strips of the various fabrics from the dress.  Martha wanted to work on it so she ended up doing the bulk of the weaving.  Once the weaving was done, I created the binding, using some of the bead work on each end.  Then, I picked off the lace with bead work and sequins from the original dress skirt to add on top of the weaving.  When the lace pieces were off, they were different shapes with a kind of organic flow that made me think of a branch so I arranged them to feel like a branch and Cassie took it from there and attached all the lace--mostly by hand.  She also made and placed petaled flowers on the branch.  I then hand beaded an outline along the entire edge of the branch to give it more definition. So, this was truly a team effort.

Fairy Godmother Creations added 4 new photos.

Kimberly Downs didn't want to continue storing her wedding dress but didn't want to get rid of it either so she sent it to me to have it converted into a number of different items. After some discussion, she decided she wanted a Christmas Tree Skirt, a couple of Christmas Ornaments and a couple of handkerchiefs and something unique. I will post the something unique in a separate post. Each of these items uses some of the lovely lace and bead work from the dress.
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Kimberly Downs didnt want to continue storing her wedding dress but didnt want to get rid of it either so she sent it to me to have it converted into a number of different items.  After some discussion, she decided she wanted a Christmas Tree Skirt,  a couple of Christmas Ornaments and a couple of handkerchiefs and something unique.  I will post the something unique in a separate post.  Each of these items uses some of the lovely lace and bead work from the dress.

Carol Foca sent her wedding dress and her mother's wedding dress to have this outfit made for her granddaughter. Mixing two or more dresses can make such a lovely family heirloom but can also be a challenge. I was very pleased with the final results on this. ... See MoreSee Less

Carol Foca sent her wedding dress and her mothers wedding dress to have this outfit made for her granddaughter.  Mixing two or more dresses can make such a lovely family heirloom but can also be a challenge.  I was very pleased with the final results on this.
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Fairy Godmother Creations added 3 new photos.

LOOKING FOR YOUR OPINION
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 am very conflicted about it.

I prefer to make the jointed bears from fur because they are a higher quality final product that should last a lifetime if taken care of. However, they are time consuming and the price I have to charge reflects that.

I created a little pattern for about a 10″ non-jointed bear many years ago. I call it my “Friendship Bear”. It is much simpler to make than a jointed bear so I could bring it down to a price point of $65-$75. However, it doesn’t convey near the quality that my jointed bears do and I don’t want to dilute my brand. Any thoughts?
... See MoreSee Less

LOOKING FOR YOUR OPINION
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 am very conflicted about it.

I prefer to make the jointed bears from fur because they are a higher quality final product that should last a lifetime if taken care of.  However, they are time consuming and the price I have to charge reflects that.

I created a little pattern for about a 10″ non-jointed bear many years ago.  I call it my “Friendship Bear”.  It is much simpler to make than a jointed bear so I could bring it down to a price point of $65-$75.  However, it doesn’t convey near the quality that my jointed bears do and I don’t want to dilute my brand.  Any thoughts?

Kimberly Downs wanted her wedding dress converted into something special that she could display. After some discussion, I decided to share a picture of a woven wall hanging I had made for my own use--not something I offer on my web site. She liked the concept so we agreed on a woven wall hanging. This uses all the elements from the dress.

I built a special loom and used long strips of the various fabrics from the dress. Martha wanted to work on it so she ended up doing the bulk of the weaving. Once the weaving was done, I created the binding, using some of the bead work on each end. Then, I picked off the lace with bead work and sequins from the original dress skirt to add on top of the weaving. When the lace pieces were off, they were different shapes with a kind of organic flow that made me think of a branch so I arranged them to feel like a branch and Cassie took it from there and attached all the lace--mostly by hand. She also made and placed petaled flowers on the branch. I then hand beaded an outline along the entire edge of the branch to give it more definition. So, this was truly a team effort.
... See MoreSee Less

Kimberly Downs wanted her wedding dress converted into something special that she could display.  After some discussion, I decided to share a picture of a woven wall hanging I had made for my own use--not something I offer on my web site.  She liked the concept so we agreed on a woven wall hanging.  This uses all the elements from the dress.  

I built a special loom and used long strips of the various fabrics from the dress.  Martha wanted to work on it so she ended up doing the bulk of the weaving.  Once the weaving was done, I created the binding, using some of the bead work on each end.  Then, I picked off the lace with bead work and sequins from the original dress skirt to add on top of the weaving.  When the lace pieces were off, they were different shapes with a kind of organic flow that made me think of a branch so I arranged them to feel like a branch and Cassie took it from there and attached all the lace--mostly by hand.  She also made and placed petaled flowers on the branch.  I then hand beaded an outline along the entire edge of the branch to give it more definition. So, this was truly a team effort.

Fairy Godmother Creations added 4 new photos.

Kimberly Downs didn't want to continue storing her wedding dress but didn't want to get rid of it either so she sent it to me to have it converted into a number of different items. After some discussion, she decided she wanted a Christmas Tree Skirt, a couple of Christmas Ornaments and a couple of handkerchiefs and something unique. I will post the something unique in a separate post. Each of these items uses some of the lovely lace and bead work from the dress.
... See MoreSee Less

Kimberly Downs didnt want to continue storing her wedding dress but didnt want to get rid of it either so she sent it to me to have it converted into a number of different items.  After some discussion, she decided she wanted a Christmas Tree Skirt,  a couple of Christmas Ornaments and a couple of handkerchiefs and something unique.  I will post the something unique in a separate post.  Each of these items uses some of the lovely lace and bead work from the dress.

Carol Foca sent her wedding dress and her mother's wedding dress to have this outfit made for her granddaughter. Mixing two or more dresses can make such a lovely family heirloom but can also be a challenge. I was very pleased with the final results on this. ... See MoreSee Less

Carol Foca sent her wedding dress and her mothers wedding dress to have this outfit made for her granddaughter.  Mixing two or more dresses can make such a lovely family heirloom but can also be a challenge.  I was very pleased with the final results on this.