Has anyone ever heard of Memory Bears?
They are bears that are made out of a favorite shirt,
blanket or some type of clothing that
belonged to a loved one that had passed away.
There is no specific pattern for these bears.
It can be a boughten pattern,
or your own design.
These Memory bears were made by my Sister Karen.
She used a bear pattern from Jo-Ann Fabrics.
My Sister Carolyn had just lost her
Father-In-Law (Bob) a few weeks ago to Cancer.
Carolyn had recruited my Sister Karen
to make these bears
(karen is the seamstress in the family)
For her Mother-in-law and her Husband
and other family members,
as a Keepsake of Bob.
These bears were made out of her
Father-In-Law's favorite shirts that he wore.
Karen also made up a few pillows out
of Bob's shirts too....
This is just the start of the bears.
She has many more to make!
I wish I had known about these bears
when my husband and Dad had passed away.
This would've been a wonderful keepsake.