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Memory Bears-Fabric

Soft and Squishy Non-Jointed Bears Now Available

nj fur andfabric02We 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 “squishy” 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. On top of that, we are able to offer it at a lower price than our jointed bears.

We are currently only offering one size. Our 16″ non-jointed fabric bear is $75 each and our fur-based non-jointed bear is $95 each. Shipping is additional.

Click here to find out more about our fabric non-jointed bears or

Click here to find out more about our fur non-jointed bears

Memory bears with outfits

This Christmas Season, we had a number of people ask for outfits on their bears.  As much as possible, we will make whatever you want on your bear that will make that bear special to you and your family.  Clothing, hats, glasses . . . you let us know what you want.

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Teddy Bear from Dad’s Shirt Makes Treasured Gift

GuerreroK01webKathy Guerrero’s daughter wanted only one Christmas present this year: a teddy bear made from her late father’s shirt. Kathy put her trust in us to get a special bear made for her daughter.

We used the softer lining material for the bear and the outer fabric for the accents. This little guy gave Kathy and I quite a ride during shipping as he was temporarily lost in transit–leading to a couple of very stressful days of trying to track it down. Thankfully, the US Postal system did finally get him to Kathy in time for Christmas.

I had to message you to let you know that my daughter loved, loved, loved her memory bear.
You made it from the fabric of his favorite jacket.  The nappy inside is the bear and the outer material
is the scarf, lined paws and ears!  Adorable.  She was sooooo touched.
Thank you for special memory gift that I know she will cherish forever.
Kathy Guerrero

Teddy Bears in Memory of Dad

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Jean Bott sent some of her late father’s clothing to have bears made for family members as Christmas gifts. We tried to mix the fabrics up a bit and used the one plain white shirt as the consistent element to make them all a family. She had also sent some shirts with patches on them and three hats with symbols so we turned them each into a patch to put on the center belly of each bear.

2015 Christmas Bears From Clothing

Here are a few of the fabric-based bears we made for the Holiday Season this year.

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Courtney Murray had us make these bears from her late father’s shirts for his grandchildren

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Laurie Thrall had this bear made for her mother in memory of her father

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Kathy Officer sent great grandpa Tom’s shirt to have a bear made for the great grandchild he never got to meet

Kit Boschken sent her late mother's nursing cape to have these bears made as gifts.

Kit Boschken sent her late mother’s nursing cape to have these bears made as gifts.

Jean Bott sent some of her late father's work shirts to have these bears made.

Jean Bott sent some of her late father’s work shirts to have these bears made.

Victria Sarsfield sent two of her father's jackets to have these bears made for his grandchildren

Victoria Sarsfield sent two of her father’s jackets to have these bears made for his grandchildren.

Aubrey Ruiz sent a shirt from her cousin who passed away at age 31, to have this bear made for her aunt.

Aubrey Ruiz sent a shirt from her cousin who passed away at age 31, to have this bear made for her aunt.

Jered Staples had us make a bear for himself as well as six more for friends who lost their father.

Jered Staples had us make a bear for himself as well as six more for friends who lost their father.

Marly Gentry sent her late son's shirt to have a bear made to hug

Marly Gentry sent her late son’s shirt to have a bear made to hug.

Ann Knoepfle had these bears made for two young women who lost their father.

Ann Knoepfle had these bears made for two young women who lost their father.

Beth Ward had a number of bears made from her late husband's clothing for family members

Beth Ward had a number of bears made from her late husband’s clothing for family members.

Beth sent more of her late husband's clothing to have a couple more bears made

Beth sent more of her late husband’s clothing to have a couple more bears made.

Judith Mosier sent some special things that belonged to her late mother to have these bears made

Judith Mosier sent some special things that belonged to her late mother to have these bears made.

 

Mary Doyle sent a huge box of her late husband's clothing and had us make a total of 21 bears in his memory for family members this Christmas

Mary Doyle sent a huge box of her late husband’s clothing and had us make a total of 21 bears in his memory for family members this Christmas

18 memory bears for the family

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.

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Fairy Godmother Creations added 2 new photos.

Knowing that she was not going to be able to be at her god daughter's wedding, Diane Sweeny asked us to make this bouquet sash and rose from the remnants of her wedding dress so that her god daughter could carry a memory of her. Our hearts go out to Diane's family as we heard that she did pass away.
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Knowing that she was not going to be able to be at her god daughters wedding, Diane Sweeny asked us to make this bouquet sash and rose from the remnants of her wedding dress so that her god daughter could carry a memory of her.  Our hearts go out to Dianes family as we heard that she did pass away.

Kristine Wilson sent her late brother's sweatshirt to have this bear made for her mother. Her brother passed away as a young teenager that this shirt was the last thing that he wore. We chose to highlight the graphics from the sweatshirt. Kristine wanted the bear to wear a cap and a bow tie. ... See MoreSee Less

Kristine Wilson sent her late brothers sweatshirt to have this bear made for her mother.  Her brother passed away as a young teenager that this shirt was the last thing that he wore. We chose to highlight the graphics from the sweatshirt. Kristine wanted the bear to wear a cap and a bow tie.

Fairy Godmother Creations added 5 new photos.

Cindy Gresham sent her wedding dress to have a baptism outfit made for her coming grandchild and future grandchildren to wear.

Cindy's dress was made of lovely satin and chiffon with corded lace on the bodice. The original dress had the chiffon over all of the satin but I thought the satin was pretty and should have a chance to shine so I designed the skirt to use the chiffon in a soft, split panel that allowed the satin to peak through.

We also made a couple of kerchiefs, a bouquet sash and a corsage.
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Cindy Gresham sent her wedding dress to have a baptism outfit made for her coming grandchild and future grandchildren to wear. 

Cindys dress was made of lovely satin and chiffon with corded lace on the bodice.  The original dress had the chiffon over all of the satin but I thought the satin was pretty and should have a chance to shine so I designed the skirt to use the chiffon in a soft, split panel that allowed the satin to peak through.

We also made a couple of kerchiefs, a bouquet sash and a corsage.

Fairy Godmother Creations shared Dayton Outdoor Markets's event.

Fairy Godmother Creations will be open and expecting visitors. We will have food to share, some interactive displays, some handmade gifts for sale. Come on by!
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Fairy Godmother Creations added an event.

Fairy Godmother Creations will be open on Sunday Aug 20 from 11a - 4p. Come on by and have some free food, see our studio, and say hi. This is Third Sunday so there will be many studios open for people to walk through and the outdoor market will be going as well so there should be lots to see and do.
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