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...
Memory Ornament Tutorial

Memory Ornament Tutorial

I have had an idea that I have shared with a few clients and wanted to put together a simple tutorial to share with you. As more people approach me to make memory pillows, they often want to share special items with siblings, kids and grandchildren. Sometimes there is...
Halloween Upcycled Wall Hanging Quilt

Halloween Upcycled Wall Hanging Quilt

My neighbor is always bringing me unique upcycle projects. Last year, she brought me the four, personalized Halloween candy totes she had. Now that her kids aren’t trick or treating she asked me to make a wall quilt to hang on her door. I didn’t have the...