Gifts That Tie Generations Together

Wedding dress bears

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We make memory bears from wedding dresses. What better way to preserve Mom’s wedding dress and share it with siblings than for everyone to have a custom teddy bear made from it?  Or what better way to use the remnants of a wedding dress?  We try to use the significant materials from the dress in each teddy bear.  We can make the wedding dress bear only, or we can make outfits from the dress for the bears as well.

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We limit the size of our wedding dress bears to a maximum of 16″ because most of the fabrics in a wedding dress don’t do well in larger teddy bear sizes.  Each bear has jointed arms and legs, acrylic safety-lock eyes, plastic nose and comes with a ribbon or big bow.

  • $105 (plus shipping) for a 10″-14″ memory bear
  • $120 (plus shipping) for a 16″ memory bear

We also offer a non-jointed option.  Without the joints, we can under-stuff the bear to make it more hug-able.  Our non-jointed bears are great for kids who want to sleep with the bear.

  • $95 (plus shipping) for a 16″ non-jointed bear
  • $85 (plus shipping) for a 14″ non-jointed bear

Add-Ons:

  • $18 Premium German Glass Eyes (These are a special order and are available in three color options: Brown, Blue and old fashioned Shoe Button Black. (Glass eyes are NOT child safe.)
  • $18 to embroider two (2) initials on one foot per bear (Because the foot pad is not that large, we are limited to two (2) initials per foot.)
  • $18 to embroider initials or name on scarf (I do not have a large, industrial embroidery machine so am limited to a 4″ space but I can put a name on each scarf)
  • Clothing: (I can make the clothing from additional clothing you send, or from the lining of a coat, or from my own selection of fabrics. the cost is the same)
    • $20 to make a vest
    • $25 to make a shirt/jacket/jumper
    • $40 to make a full custom outfit
  • $25 to insert an in-stock 18 note music box We have a limited music selection in stock (check the order form for our current tunes). If you have a specific melody you’d like, you can either supply the music box, or I can try to find it. I will charge the normal $25 insert cost plus whatever the music box costs.

Shipping Information

Shipping is $15 for the first memory bear and $5 per each additional bear. We are located in Dayton, Ohio (45402).

 

photo badge$18 Photo Badge Send us a photo of your loved one wearing the garment–or just a favorite picture–and we’ll make a badge that can be pinned to your bear. You can email a digital photo or put a photo in with your order.

 

For Downloadable Order Form Click Here

 

How to Order

Order formDownload the PDF order form. Fill it out and send it, along with your garment and payment, to:

Fairy Godmother Creations
1001 E Second St #3140
Dayton Ohio 45402

If you you have additional questions or just want to talk to a human being before making your decision, you can contact me at.

For some reason, AOL doesn’t always allow my emails through. If you have emailed me and don’t receive a response within 24 hours, it means I either didn’t get your email, or my response did not make it to you.

 

Here are a couple of samples of wedding dress (and brides’ maids dress) bears and bunny.  Click on the photos to enlarge them to see more details.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many bears can you get from a wedding dress? It does depend on the style of dress, but I can usually get the following:

  • Eight to ten 9″-12″ bears
  • Six to Eight 14″ bears
  • Four to five 16″ bears

Each bear has approximately 24 pattern pieces.  If someone wants more bears from a garment, I can sometimes adapt my patterns to make smaller bears. I don’t like to work with bears less than 9″ though.

What happens to the extra fabric?

Most of the time, there isn’t much in the way of extra fabric. Very few people have only wanted one bear from the garment they have sent me so I’m frantically working to get the number of bears they want from the available materials. However, occasionally there is a little left over. Unless the person who sent it specifically requests to have it back, I will discard it.  There may be a “return remnants” fee if the remnants are enough to impact the cost of shipping & handling.

Click Here For More About Our Process and Frequently Asked Questions

 

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THIS Sunday is Third Sunday at Front Street and Fairy Godmother Creations WILL be open from 11a-4p. It looks to be a great event for the whole family. Many of the studios here at Front Street will be open, I'll have some snacks available along with interactive displays and information about who we are and what we do. I also have some handmade items available for sale. Come into our warm and cozy studio and say hi, have a homemade brownie (or two or three), see our view and then wander the other studios and see the wonder of art and talent that calls Front Street home. THIS Sunday from 11a-4p at 1001 E. 2nd Street. Just East of Downtown Dayton. If you've not been here yet, you really have to come. :)
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Michelle Hunt sent us her wedding dress looking for an ornate unisex christening gown to be made for her daughter and any future children and grandchildren to wear. Her wedding dress had some stunning lace and a lot of seams to work around. We were even able to incorporate a little of the bling.
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Michelle Hunt sent us her wedding dress looking for an ornate unisex christening gown to be made for her daughter and any future children and grandchildren to wear.  Her wedding dress had some stunning lace and a lot of seams to work around.  We were even able to incorporate a little of the bling.

Fairy Godmother Creations added 2 new photos.

Rory Adams sent us four shirts. She wanted two bears so sent one shirt for the main bear and the second shirt as accents for paws and ear pads.
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Rory Adams sent us four shirts.  She wanted two bears so sent one shirt for the main bear and the second shirt as accents for paws and ear pads.

Patricia Schoeler sent a stole that belonged to her beloved aunt and she shared this note: "As kids, my sister and I could only pronounce "Moo". She was such a good sport and was known as "Auntie Moo" ever since. This is for me right now but I will pass it on to the younger kids some day." ... See MoreSee Less

Patricia Schoeler sent a stole that belonged to her beloved aunt and she shared this note: As kids, my sister and I could only pronounce Moo.  She was such a good sport and was known as Auntie Moo ever since.  This is for me right now but I will pass it on to the younger kids some day.