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...
Beautiful cabled sweater pillow with velvet backing

Beautiful cabled sweater pillow with velvet backing

My client sent me a sweater that was knit by her sister when she was younger. The sweater no longer fit, so she had the idea to make a pillow out of it as a gift to her sister. Due to some stains and holes on one side of the sweater, we decided to add a purchased...
Memory Teddy Bears

Memory Teddy Bears

I have made a number of teddy bears of the years and have been searching for a pattern that is the right balance between difficulty and time to make and, therefore, cost. I’ve described the teddy bears as somewhat fiddly to make. I made a patchwork style a while...
Marine Uniform Upcycle

Marine Uniform Upcycle

I had the opportunity to take this vintage marine uniform and transform it into unique and special memory items. I used the uniform shirt in the neckline area and also moved the arm patches to the front of the pillow. For the zip pouches, I used the hats. I created a...