Vintage Varsity Letter Memory Pillows

Vintage Varsity Letter Memory Pillows

I had the opportunity to create these pillows from vintage varsity letters. My client is a “sentimental freak” and had these saved up. She came up with the idea based on my upcycled letterman jackets. She envisions putting them on the bunkbeds which will...
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...
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...
Recycled Bridesmaid’s Dress Baby Quilt

Recycled Bridesmaid’s Dress Baby Quilt

I love a challenge! My client sent me a bridesmaid’s dress that she wanted to use in a baby quilt for the bride. The fabric is somewhat delicate, so I cut squares of two layers: the top and the lining. I included some plain pieces as well as the lace. I took the...
Upcycled Necktie Clutch and Hoop Ornaments

Upcycled Necktie Clutch and Hoop Ornaments

I had the opportunity to create a clutch purse out of old neckties. The ties belonged to the late husband of a local woman who had donated the ties. Her friend thought we could create something special and give to her. I have a lot of ideas pinned to my Memory Items...