Gifts That Tie Generations Together

Maximizing the Materials

Colleen Speer wanted to get as much from her wedding dress as possible. When you only have one, sometimes it makes sense to think about the future. We made her future grandchildren a unisex gown with a ceremonial robe. That allows her family to use the outfit for any child/granchild/great grandchild. In addition, we made a boy's confirmation tie, a bib, three kerchiefs, a pretty headband and a coursage pin that incorporated a bit of each of the major elements of her wedding dress as a keepsake.Colleen wanted to get as much from her wedding dress as possible. When you only have one, sometimes it makes sense to think about the future. We made her future grandchildren a unisex gown with a ceremonial robe. That allows her family to use the outfit for any child/granchild/great grandchild. In addition, we made a boy’s confirmation tie, a bib, three kerchiefs, a pretty headband and a coursage pin that incorporated a bit of each of the major elements of her wedding dress as a keepsake.

Liane,

I just wanted to follow up on my son’s baptism and share my thoughts on your work.

Words cannot describe how thrilled I was to see my son wearing my wedding gown on his christening day!  You and your team did a BEAUTIFUL job maintaining the character of my gown while also creating something that will work for either a boy or a girl.  I am especially grateful for your patience and vision since I really had no idea what I wanted! You have created an heirloom for our family and I can’t wait to pass this stunning creation down to my children and grandchildren. I was also really happy with the other items you created, including the handkerchiefs for my sons’ future weddings (hopefully!), my son’s communion tie, the flower headband and my flower pin. All have special meaning to me and I can’t wait to pass them down!

I have already shared your name with so many people.  Best of luck and thank you for creating such a beautiful heirloom!! You are a gem! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Colleen Speer and family

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Janice sent most of her mother's wedding dress to have us make special Christmas ornaments from it for friends and family. The dress was made from a lovely older satin but the satin was too heavy to wrap over a foam ball like our normal ornaments so we had to come up with a different option. I chose this star option because it allowed us to hi-light the satin. We did add some lace for contrast and our own sparkle buttons at the center. The final ornaments were very elegant.
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Janice sent most of her mothers wedding dress to have us make special Christmas ornaments from it for friends and family.  The dress was made from a lovely older satin but the satin was too heavy to wrap over a foam ball like our normal ornaments so we had to come up with a different option.  I chose this star option because it allowed us to hi-light the satin.  We did add some lace for contrast and our own sparkle buttons at the center.  The final ornaments were very elegant.

Fairy Godmother Creations shared a Mike Elsass.

This Sunday you can wander through Mike's Studio and galleries at Front Street. Just one of the unique experiences to be had on Third Sunday at Front Street. You can find him at 1001 E. 2nd Street. Go through the B-C door to the third floor--while on your way, stop in at some of the other unique studios open and see the great array of talent that Dayton has to offer. THIS Sunday from 11a-4p.
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Fairy Godmother Creations added 4 new photos.

Ok, I shared my first draft dragon so it seems only fitting to share the version done for the customer. The garment was her husband's jacket. I had two fabrics to work with from the original jacket a dark blue denim and a looser wove cotton plaid.

Neither of these fabrics were ideal for this kind of detail work, but I decided the plaid would make a more interesting fabric for the main body of the dragon and the dark blue would be good accent. I made some adjustments to the original pattern to accommodate the fabrics and I'm really pleased with how this guy turned out. I had my assistant Meagan helping me on the production.
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Ok, I shared my first draft dragon so it seems only fitting to share the version done for the customer.  The garment was her husbands jacket. I had two fabrics to work with from the original jacket a dark blue denim and a looser wove cotton plaid.

Neither of these fabrics were ideal for this kind of detail work, but I decided the plaid would make a more interesting fabric for the main body of the dragon and the dark blue would be good accent.  I made some adjustments to the original pattern to accommodate the fabrics and Im really pleased with how this guy turned out.  I had my assistant Meagan helping me on the production.

Fairy Godmother Creations added 3 new photos.

Roberta sent her wedding dress to have several gift pillows made for loved ones. Her dress had quite a bit of tulle and we tried to incorporate just a touch in the pillows by using it over the satin in a couple of places. Each pillow has just a touch of each of the primary materials from the dress.
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Roberta sent her wedding dress to have several gift pillows made for loved ones.  Her dress had quite a bit of tulle and we tried to incorporate just a touch in the pillows by using it over the satin in a couple of places.  Each pillow has just a touch of each of the primary materials from the dress.

Fairy Godmother Creations added 3 new photos.

Jama Badinghaus brought her wedding dress to us to have a christening outfit made for her daughter. Jama's dress was made for her by someone close to her and she wanted to continue the tradition of something custom made with the materials.

We chose to use the lovely satin for the bodice and put emphasis on the lace for the sleeves and skirt. These truly were lovely fabrics to work with. In the end, I decided a sash with just a dash of added sparkle would finish it off nicely. We also made a matching headband using the organza from the original bodice.
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Jama Badinghaus brought her wedding dress to us to have a christening outfit made for her daughter.  Jamas dress was made for her by someone close to her and she wanted to continue the tradition of something custom made with the materials.  

We chose to use the lovely satin for the bodice and put emphasis on the lace for the sleeves and skirt.  These truly were lovely fabrics to work with.  In the end, I decided a sash with just a dash of added sparkle would finish it off nicely.  We also made a matching headband using the organza from the original bodice.