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Army Uniform Keepsake Memory Pillows

Army Uniform Keepsake Memory Pillows

This collection of Keepsake Memory Pillows was made for a loving family from Dad's (Grandpa's) army uniforms. They started as two jackets and one pair of pants.  Each pillow displays a special part of the uniform piece. It may be a patch, pocket, collar, cuff, or set of buttons. This one showcases the belt from the jacket. We worked diligently to create enough pillows for each member of the family. Because this project started with only three pieces of clothing to make seven pillows, it required a lot of of planning and creative design. Each pillow is unique and individually...

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Keepsakes made from a Wedding Dress

Keepsakes made from a Wedding Dress

Happy Valentine's Day!  To celebrate the day of love, let's share some heirloom keepsakes made from beautiful wedding dresses. The love, happiness, and family history encapsulated in the wedding dress is beyond measure, which is why they are saved so diligently and for so long.  Keepsakes like this ornament are a wonderful way to connect generations. When the tree is decorated each year, stories are told about the person the ornament represents. Sometimes we forget that our kids may not remember their great grandmother. A tangible keepsake reminds us to share stories about those Friday night sleepovers and special moments our grandmother...

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Bears, Dogs, Cats, and Elephants made from Sentimental Clothing

Bears, Dogs, Cats, and Elephants made from Sentimental Clothing

Creating stuffed animals from treasured clothing is one of the many services we offer here at Once Upon a Time Creation.  Bears, dogs, cats, and elephants have been made from button-down shirts, golf shirts, robes, sweaters, and other precious clothing.  This adorable pup was made from a wedding dress for a new baby. His collar is made from lace from the dress.  This lovable elephant was made from a sweater in loving memory of Mom. This fun-loving kitty was made from a button-down shirt and his collar is the sleeve cuff from a coordinating flannel shirt. This precious little one was given...

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Hockey Jersey Memory Blankets

Hockey Jersey Memory Blankets

Hockey Jersey Memory Blankets are so fun to make. Hockey jerseys have so many interesting design elements to work with. The sleeves have logo patches and numbers, they are longer than most jerseys and often have stripes and patterns in the team colors along the bottom, and they almost always have your name stitched on the back.  I have so much respect for hockey families. Early morning and late night games and practices, sitting in a cold rink for hours, and lots of travel are not for the faint of heart.  Not only that, but hockey is a LONG season....

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Suit Coat Memory Pillows

Suit Coat Memory Pillows

Every man has a style that makes them feel good. For some, that may be a flannel and jeans, for some, shorts and a t-shirt, and for others, a suit and tie. When a family loses someone they adore, the clothes that he wore become treasures of the heart. The suits these Memory Pillows were designed from were beautifully custom-made with wonderful fabric for a beloved man missed by his family.  When designing your pillow, our goal is to keep the tailored look of the original suit while incorporating the special elements, like the pockets and buttons.  We hope that having these pillows to...

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