When I was in my teens my Mum taught me how to sew - by hand and using a sewing machine. Thank you Mum!
In 2017 I moved to New Zealand with my hubbie and our 3 children. In that first year here, while we all put our minds and hearts to settling down, I felt I needed to do something purposeful with my time while our children were at school. I felt drawn to sewing and specifically to making teddy bears.....memory bears.
Family and friends have always been so important to me. When my darling grandparents passed away I kept an item of their clothing. Holding it close, still with the scent of them on it, I felt close to them. I understand having a tangible momento of our precious loved ones is a comfort.
Making memory bears and other soft animals is what I love to do. I am so touched that people trust me to take their loved ones' clothing and turn it into a precious keepsake for themselves and others.