Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What I have been doing lately.....

Hello again!! How is it that time can go by so quickly!!!!! I feel like I just posted something on my blog a couple of days ago.... but no it has been almost a month, CRAZY!! Anyways, I have been a little busy lately with taking kids here and there (4 kids in 4 different schools), taking a trip to Provo to see BYU play against UNLV, doing R.S. 1st councilor stuff, having two very sick boys, going to thrift stores and my local Restore (love that place), decorating the high school for Sadie Hawkins with my cute daughter... but the most fun thing I have been doing is this.................

I have been making these really cute bears!!! I have an AMAZING friend named Wendy whom I adore... she just lost her precious husband to kidney cancer on January 8. He was such an amazing man who fought so hard!! He is missed sooo much but we know he is working hard on the other side!
I wanted to do something special for her. About a year ago a friend of Wendy's had come to her with some shirts that belonged to her father who had passed away and an adorable teddy bear pattern and asked her if she knew anyone who could sew these bears out of her dad's shirts. She wanted them for her daughters so they would have something that belonged to their grandpa. So Wendy approached me with the project! I was nervous to do it for fear I would ruin the shirts but I did it and they turned out so cute! Her friend cried when she received the bears! I thought it was such a beautiful idea! Well, after I learned of Donnie's passing I thought PERFECT, I know what I can do for Wendy! So she went through his clothes and gave me a large pile and I went to town and made 10 altogether !!! He was an AVID hunter so most of the clothes were hunting clothes and jeans. He also had a fluorescent orange hunting sweatshirt that I cut up and made the scarves around their necks! (I sewed a NIKE emblem, which came off one of his sweatshirts, on his daughter's bear because she is very into sports!) I was able to finish these and deliver them on Valentines Day!! It was so fun being able to this for someone that I just love so much!!

I am thinking of maybe starting a little business making these precious little bears for those who have lost loved ones... Would this be something any of you would be interested in? Let me know in your comments!