Gifts That Tie Generations Together

Wedding dress bears

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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″ bear
  • $120 (plus shipping) for a 16″ 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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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 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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Barbara Kreider sent her daughter's childhood faux fur coat along with her daughter's christening outfit. She wanted a special bear made for her daughter as a way to capture some memories from her childhood to pass on to her own family. This is an 18" bear and we re-sized the christening gown to fit. ... See MoreSee Less

Barbara Kreider sent her daughters childhood faux fur coat along with her daughters christening outfit.  She wanted a special bear made for her daughter as a way to capture some memories from her childhood to pass on to her own family.  This is an 18 bear and we re-sized the christening gown to fit.

When we had finished making a couple of christening outfits from Joan Snyder's wedding dress, she asked me to use the remnants to make her some decorative pillows. Since she wasn't in a hurry for the pillows, I chose to wait until things had slowed down a bit here so that we could really take full advantage of the materials that were left. These three were made from what was left of the dress materials. I wish I could claim credit, but my assistant, Martha, was responsible. ... See MoreSee Less

When we had finished making a couple of christening outfits from Joan Snyders wedding dress, she asked me to use the remnants to make her some decorative pillows.  Since she wasnt in a hurry for the pillows, I chose to wait until things had slowed down a bit here so that we could really take full advantage of the materials that were left.  These three were made from what was left of the dress materials. I wish I could claim credit, but my assistant, Martha, was responsible.

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In addition to having us make Christening outfits from her wedding dress, Patty Turek also had us make some tooth fairy pillows and a couple of garters as gifts to give to family members.
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In addition to having us make Christening outfits from her wedding dress, Patty Turek also had us make some tooth fairy pillows and a couple of garters as gifts to give to family members.