by mycarole ( edited 11 Feb 2014 ) 10 Feb 2014

A friend of mine lost her 17 years old son years ago. Last year she asked me to make little teddy bears out of his spring jacket. (Her son would be 40 today, and she had kept the jacket all these years) She wanted her other three grown up children to have a teddy bear. Her son's name was Teddy. So, I took the jacket apart and used every inch of the fabric including lining to make these. Note the little tag on one pocket. That was from the tag on the inside of the collar. I was very nervous doing this project. But when my friend cried of joy, I was so glad I made them for her.

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by marjialexa Moderator 14 Feb 2014

Perfect idea! And you did a wonderful job, how can they not love them? Brilliant! Hugs, Marji

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mycarole by mycarole 14 Feb 2014

Thank you Marji

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by lucerba 14 Feb 2014

J 'aime !

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mycarole by mycarole 14 Feb 2014

merci

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by Shisha 14 Feb 2014

Love them!!!

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mycarole by mycarole 14 Feb 2014

thank you

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by clawton 13 Feb 2014

They are precious. And what a wonderful to have a keepsake.

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mycarole by mycarole 13 Feb 2014

Thank you

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by mooie24 13 Feb 2014

wow beautiful heirlooms to cherish xx

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mycarole by mycarole 13 Feb 2014

thank yu

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by Liesbethcrea 12 Feb 2014

What a wonderful way to remember someone. I understand very well that you where nervous to do these bears, but now we can see that there was no need to, because they are very beautiful

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mycarole by mycarole 12 Feb 2014

How sweet. Carole NB Canada

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by lhart 12 Feb 2014

You did a wonderful job, I'm sure there will me many tears of joy all round with this project.

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mycarole by mycarole 12 Feb 2014

thank you.

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by buffy1 11 Feb 2014

they are wonderful!

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

Thank you.

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by michemb 11 Feb 2014

Love these and I can just imagine your friends (and her children's ) faces when they received these. Great job
hugs
Michelle

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

Thanks Michelle. I was scared to death making this projects.

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by gerryvb 11 Feb 2014

The teddies are great, and how beautiful they are made of the Son's jacket. A great way to hold a memory alive.

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

thank you

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by spendlove Moderator 11 Feb 2014

These are really lovely.

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

thank you sue.

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by tkazzie 11 Feb 2014

so sad when you lose someone the bears are great x

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

thank you.

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by karenintw 11 Feb 2014

What a wonderful gift and great job. So touching-- made me cry. Thank you for sharing.

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

Made me cry too. thank you

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by pldc 11 Feb 2014

a wonderful tribute, hugs Loralye

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

thank you

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by sewilso 11 Feb 2014

Very sweet but sad project, you are a wonderful friend!

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

thank you

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by lenamae 11 Feb 2014

lovely she will enjoy these .
Lenamae

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

thank you

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by rosakent 11 Feb 2014

What a lovely thing to do and what lovely teddies.

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

thank you

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by asterixsew Moderator 11 Feb 2014

Delightful and a lovely way for the siblings to have a memento. Lovely work

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

thank you

mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

thank you

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by Dupsilly 11 Feb 2014

Thats so sweet of you, they will really love the teddies
Magda

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

thank you

mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

thank you

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by camylow 11 Feb 2014

What a lovely sentiment...You did an outstanding job on this/these

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

thank you

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by capoodle 11 Feb 2014

Excellently made. Lots of memories in the jacket now the bears. The fabric is in good shape for that many years.

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

thank you

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by yvonnevanwerkhoven 11 Feb 2014

Sew pretty..just love it

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

thank you

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by bbalbanese 11 Feb 2014

Sad and also uplifting to have something so special to keep their brother with them. Those are very nicely done. Thanks for sharing

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

thank you

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by maggiecal 10 Feb 2014

Beautiful job and a fantastic family keepsake, you are a wonderful friend to have.

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

thank you

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by graceandham 10 Feb 2014

Made me cry, too. Wonderful memory gift.

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

I'm sorry. thank you for visiting. NB, Canada

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by Patricia109 10 Feb 2014

A job well done. They are lovely.

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

thank you

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by aussiequilter 10 Feb 2014

just soo cute

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

thank you

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by cj2sew 10 Feb 2014

What a wonderful way to preserve a memory that continues to live on when you know the story. You did a fantastic job. Love them...

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

thank you

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by mysew1325 10 Feb 2014

yes these are so nice..

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

Thank you.

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by babash 10 Feb 2014

How clever you are these are awesome

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

Thank you

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by kanny 10 Feb 2014

What a great idea!

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

Thank you

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by snowbird42 10 Feb 2014

Carole, these are just wonderful and such a wonderful memory of their sibling it just chokes me up with emotion and i am sure the recipients will adore them....soozie

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

Aw Soozie, please don't be sad.

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by drh2276 10 Feb 2014

You would never know these were made from a jacket, they are awesome!

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

And the jacket was a medium. All the beige fabric is from the lining

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by pcteddyb 10 Feb 2014

Lovely results. Lovely expression of your love for your friend.

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

Thank you

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by mops Moderator 10 Feb 2014

You did a splendid job making these. All three of them have their own expression, partly due to the fabric. It always amazes me that using the same pattern still leads to slightly individual characteristics. Hallmark of handmade items, I think.

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

Yes, they look like they belong to the same family. And they do, they belong to the same jacket.

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by noah 10 Feb 2014

God bless you for showing your kindness ***and it still lives on to-day hugs

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

Yes, thank you

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by oaro 10 Feb 2014

so beautiful

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

Thank you.

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by shirley124 10 Feb 2014

You have done a wonderful job with these. They will be so happy to have them Shirley

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

They were. Thank you

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by baldacchino 10 Feb 2014

Just Beautiful , what alovely touch for his siblings well done L Sherene X

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

Thank you

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by lilylyn 10 Feb 2014

What a wonderful friend you are and a wonderful memory for his siblings They are beautiful bears. Lyn

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

Thank you

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by cfidl 10 Feb 2014

Who are you and can you be my Auntie?

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

Aw, that is soooo nice. Auntie Carole will be.

cfidl by cfidl 11 Feb 2014

Accepted!

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by edithfarminer 10 Feb 2014

You have done an AMAZING job. Can understnad she cried. God bless

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

thank you

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by pennifold 10 Feb 2014

ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE TEDDIES and what a touching story. It was so lovely of you to do this in remembrance of your friend's son. God bless you, love Chris

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

thank you

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by airyfairy 10 Feb 2014

What a wonderful way to remember her son. Teddies beautifully made.

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by jerrib 10 Feb 2014

What a beautiful way to remember "Teddy" He will live on in his siblings hearts through these bears.
Good job.
Hugs
Jerri

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

You can imagine why I was nervous, when I started to cut into the jacket. What if I mess it up?

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by jeanfoz 10 Feb 2014

Ah how lovely, you made a fantastic job, xx

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by shozo1271 10 Feb 2014

Very very sweet... I also got tears in my eyes at the beautiful gesture. Those teddys will be cherished forever and ever. Beautiful job. Flowers to all...

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by teun 10 Feb 2014

Das sind ganz wunderschöne Teddys und so emotional, super

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

Thank you

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by highlandermom 10 Feb 2014

Wonderful job! A loving memorial.

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by yvh 10 Feb 2014

This is marvelous! What a loving keepsake for them. You did a wonderful job. I'm sure they helped heal a little bit of the pain she still feels at the loss of her son.

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by rosemarie2 10 Feb 2014

Beautiful teddies!

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by suelyn7 10 Feb 2014

You have done an amazing job, your friend must be soooo pleased

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

Thank you Sue. She was really pleased. Her husband was glad to see the jacket out of the closet.

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by dailylaundry 10 Feb 2014

Oh, you did such a wonderful job! I can just imagine how wonderful it make her feel when she saw your perfect work!! Bravo! Hugs, Laura*

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

I think I felt the same way she did. We did hug.

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by dragonflyer 10 Feb 2014

What a lovely gesture...nice job!

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mycarole by mycarole 10 Feb 2014

Thank you

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