Beaded Memory Pillows Made from Mother’s Dress

Beaded Memory Pillows Made from Mother’s Dress

A client contacted me with a request to make at least one pillow for her from a dress that belonged to her late mother. Her mother wore the dress to my client’s wedding in 2016 and then passed away several years later. My client had been holding on to it until...
Marching Band Pillows and Choir Robe Pillows

Marching Band Pillows and Choir Robe Pillows

I had the opportunity to create additional memory pillows from the marching band uniforms of a local school that is closing. In addition, they gave me choir robes. The robes were black and had a detached stole. The stole is worn with the curve in front and the V in...
Kentucky Derby Quilt

Kentucky Derby Quilt

I had the opportunity to create my first Kentucky Derby Quilt! It began with 20 t shirts. My client and I sent at least 40 emails back and forth and had several phone calls to hone in on the design. She originally wanted a piano key border like the ones I’ve...
Coogi Upcycled Hat, Wine Tote and Pillow

Coogi Upcycled Hat, Wine Tote and Pillow

What started as an interesting Coogi sweater, has ended up as a pillow, a wine tote, and a slouchy hat! The knitted fabric is very textural. Some areas even have pockets and overlays, which can make it interesting when trying to use it as a flat piece. The fabric is...
Coogi Paloogi

Coogi Paloogi

I had so much fun creating a collection of pillows and a tote for a client. We had a few phone discussions and many texts along the way. He sent me additional shipments after the first shipment because he had so many ideas. And then the finished results were sent off...