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Theater T-shirt Memory Blankets

Theater T-shirt Memory Blankets

As our school's fall drama production approaches, I thought it would be fun to share some Memory Blankets created for those that love the theater.  These amazing blankets include t-shirts from summer stock, community theater, and school productions.  As summer stock usually produces shows according to age, performers are able to start their theater journey at a young age and grow with their summer family. School productions really kick off in middle school and continue through high school. For so many, Drama Guild is their favorite place to be. They have a great time and make friendships that will last a...

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Pet Remembrance Keepsakes

Pet Remembrance Keepsakes

As a dog lover who has lost beloved four-legged members of our family, I completely understand how heartbreaking this can be. Our pets love us unconditionally. They anxiously greet us every time we come in the door, love spending time with us, and console us when we are down.  Losing this special connection is hard on the whole family, especially the kids, who may have lost a love that has been there their whole lives. Our goal in creating these Pet Remembrance Keepsakes is to give family members something tangible in memory of their beloved friend.  This Memory Pillow was...

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Fall Sports and What to Save

Fall Sports and What to Save

The fall sports season is well underway and the kids are busy making memories, meeting friends, and learning life skills that they will take with them long after the season is over. Depending on the sport and team your child is playing on, there may be different uniforms, jerseys, and gear that are flooding your laundry baskets this season.  Here are some quick tips on how to handle the stuff when the season is over.   Soccer players, you have a lot of choices. Since most soccer jerseys have a small chest logo on the front, we can fit more...

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Pillow made from Senior Jeans

Pillow made from Senior Jeans

Homecoming is quickly approaching! For high schools around us, this means the creation of Senior Jeans. I love the creativity and artistry that go into the making of Senior Jeans!  If this is not a tradition in your area, here is a quick explanation. The senior girls decorate a pair of jeans to celebrate their last homecoming. Using paints, glitter, and ingenuity, they create their masterpiece. Senior Jeans include words and pictures to highlight what they love about their high school.  This is the only pillow we have made from Senior Jeans, but would love to make more. At first...

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Creating Heart Pillows for the Girl Scout Gold Award by Katie Ridder

Creating Heart Pillows for the Girl Scout Gold Award by Katie Ridder

I am a Girl Scout Ambassador, and a rising Senior at Conestoga High School. This year I am earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, an 80-hour service project that must have a lasting impact beyond my immediate community; it is the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn. For this project, I sewed 60 “Heart Pillows” for Paoli Hospital. These pillows are given to recovering surgery patients to both lessen their pain and prevent being reinjured. These pillows are so important because the hospital goes through such a large number of them and has such a shortage of people who...

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