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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.

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Many Furs Make Lovely Memory Bears

AndersonP 01webPeggy Anderson sent a couple of fur coats that were once her mother’s and her grandmother’s to have bears made for relatives. There were three coats. One was mink, one was mouton and the other was Persian lamb. We decided to make one bear from each coat that was out of that fur and the other two bears we mixed the furs.

There was enough fur to make these our larger, 18″ bears.

Mink Memory Bears in Two Colors

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Jenny Seta came in and dropped off couple of furs to have these six 16 inch bears made to give to grandchildren for Christmas.  Since the furs were different colors, I chose to use the lighter (smaller) fur as accents to the darker fur.

Five Fur Bears for the Family

Wanda sent her mother’s muskrat fur coat to have five bears made for herself and her siblings. The gave us a little bit of a challenge but we were able to stabilize the hide enough to get the five bears she wanted.

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Memory Bears from Mom and Dad’s Coats

Ann Day sent her mother’s sued coat and Dad’s jacket to have bears made for her and her siblings. The sued coat had a collar of mink. We mixed and matched the materials from both garments to make these four memory bears. The bodies are made of suede and the paw pads and ear pads are made of fabric.  Ann wanted one bear to have a vest.

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Black Mink Real Fur Memory Bears

Matt Colaianni sent her late mother’s fur coat to have these four bears made for family.  The coat was in good shape and this mink is very soft so these bears are super huggable.  We made one side of the scarves from the coat lining but decided to add color to the other side of the scarf because everything was looking a bit too dark.  Unfortunately, black mink is very hard to photograph so this photo really doesn’t do them justice.

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Bear and Dogs From Fur Coats

MaherS Bear01MaherS Scotties01MaherS dog01Sara Maher sent us three fur coats to have a large bear and three dogs made. The dogs were a bit of a challenge. She initially wanted to Scott Terriers and a Sheltie but the fur didn’t lend itself to making a Sheltie so we ended up with a more standard Dog.

Fur Memory Bears for Four Daughters

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Elizabeth Iacovino sent us her mink fur coat to have these four bears made for her four grown up daughters. For anyone considering having us make teddy bears from a fur coat, remember that May is “Free Shipping” month for bears made from fur.

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Fairy Godmother Creations added 2 new photos.

Erin Spear sent her very lacy wedding dress to have a unisex baptism gown made from it. She wanted us to use the lace but was hoping for something her son could wear as well as any future daughters.

We decided to make the gown in our "angel" style. We made the bodice from the WD satin with some ribbon pleats and added a collar so that the bodice was a little more masculine. For the skirt, we used the lace over the satin. We finished the gown off with a removable sash.
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Erin Spear sent her very lacy wedding dress to have a unisex baptism gown made from it.  She wanted us to use the lace but was hoping for something her son could wear as well as any future daughters.

We decided to make the gown in our angel style.  We made the bodice from the WD satin with some ribbon pleats and added a collar so that the bodice was a little more masculine.  For the skirt, we used the lace over the satin. We finished the gown off with a removable sash.

Fairy Godmother Creations added 2 new photos.

Richard Poor sent his grandmother's wedding dress from 1952 to have this unisex christening gown made. The wedding dress was made of a very high quality satin but didn't have a lot of augmentation to it. What it did have, we used. There was some interesting little "scroll" elements on the bodice that we were able to incorporate into the bib collar. We also used the covered buttons as accents.

The wedding dress was constructed with rather thin panels of fabric seamed together for the skirt--which made it impossible to construct the gown without a seam down the center front so, we placed a ribbon down the front to cover the seam and add a nice element.
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Richard Poor sent his grandmothers wedding dress from 1952 to have this unisex christening gown made.  The wedding dress was made of a very high quality satin but didnt have a lot of augmentation to it.  What it did have, we used.  There was some interesting little scroll elements on the bodice that we were able to incorporate into the bib collar.  We also used the covered buttons as accents.  

The wedding dress was constructed with rather thin panels of fabric seamed together for the skirt--which made it impossible to construct the gown without a seam down the center front so, we placed a ribbon down the front to cover the seam and add a nice element.

Fairy Godmother Creations added 6 new photos.

Nicole Mitchell sent her wedding dress to have us make christening outfits. She wanted our Gown & Romper combo with a jacket and accessories. We chose to make a sleeveless gown because the satin was pretty heavy. There was such pretty embroidery and bead work that we wanted to keep--which required a rather long skirt. We also used some of the embroidery on the faux vest of the romper. We also used the embroidery on the jacket in a way that allows the jacket to be used with either the gown or the romper. We also made a matching bib and unisex bonnet as well as several kerchiefs as keepsakes of the dress for family.
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Nicole Mitchell sent her wedding dress to have us make christening outfits. She wanted our Gown & Romper combo with a jacket and accessories.  We chose to make a sleeveless gown because the satin was pretty heavy.  There was such pretty embroidery and bead work that we wanted to keep--which required a rather long skirt.  We also used some of the embroidery on the faux vest of the romper.  We also used the embroidery on the jacket in a way that allows the jacket to be used with either the gown or the romper.  We also made a matching bib and unisex bonnet as well as several kerchiefs as keepsakes of the dress for family.

Fairy Godmother Creations added 6 new photos.

What to do with those neck ties!

We can turn neck ties into heirloom keepsakes for family to treasure. Here are just a few of the types of items we can make from neck ties.
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What to do with those neck ties!

We can turn neck ties into heirloom keepsakes for family to treasure.  Here are just a few of the types of items we can make from neck ties.