NeckTie Wall Quilt

NeckTie Wall Quilt

I had the opportunity to work with a local client to create three memory quilts. It was initially going to be a commission for three lap-sized quilts. We looked at various examples of projects and she really like the Dresden Plate design. The challenge was to work...
Keepsakes from Wedding Dresses

Keepsakes from Wedding Dresses

My cousin’s daughter is getting married in June. She had tried on her mother’s dress several times, but like most brides-to-be, her mom’s dress wasn’t what she wanted. (As my cousin said, we got married in the 80’s – the time of big...
Wedding Dress keepsakes

Wedding Dress keepsakes

I have recently cut into wedding dresses to create keepsakes. The pillow with the lovely buttons down the back was made from a cutting of the dress that was likely removed to shorten the dress. There was enough to make an 18″ pillow! The lace angel was made from...
Memory Pillows That Don’t Look Like It

Memory Pillows That Don’t Look Like It

I recently had the opportunity to create these lovely memory pillows from clothes. My client didn’t want them to look like the clothes, necessarily, but wanted to use elements of the clothes to create interesting designs. The black pillow was created from a...
Upcycled Cabled Sweater Tote

Upcycled Cabled Sweater Tote

I knit cabled sweaters. I collect cabled sweaters. I wear cabled sweaters. I destroy cabled sweaters. I upcycle cabled sweaters. As you know, I’ve created some lovely sweater memory pillows over the years. The first one I made was from my first hand knit sweater...