Gifts That Tie Generations Together

Heirloom Christmas Ornaments

I realize that we have quite a few months before Christmas but it really doesn’t hurt to think ahead if you want unique, heirloom gifts to give and at Fairy Godmother Creations, we tend to be thinking about heirloom gifts all year round :)

We’ve been receiving an increase in requests for Christmas ornaments made from wedding dress remnants lately and I thought it might be nice to hi-light a couple of the ones we’ve made in the past week.

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We try to include some of the ornate lace or bead work where possible to make a family ornament that can be passed on to future generations as well.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.