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...
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...
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 Angel Ornaments made from Wedding dress

Memory Angel Ornaments made from Wedding dress

I did it. I cut into my first wedding dress. Well, that’s not true. I cut my wedding dress apart three years ago. It sat, “preserved” for 30 years under my bed. My daughter tried it on and it was awful. The beads turned black and the shoulder pads were oh so 80s…I did...