This is ‘Lily’ The first remembrance bear I made from my Mums clothes. I had kept a bag of clothng belonging to my Mum after I sadly lost her to cancer, in 2011. I had seen Memory bears on websites in the USA I though they were a wonderful idea, so I kept the bag for nearly two years until I thought the time was right. One Monday morning in October of 2012 I decided to make Lily.
I used with two dressing gowns two cardigans, a jacket and am underslip, not surprisingly these was lots of pink involved (My Mum’s favourite colour) she took me a couple of days to complete but I was delighted with the end result.
Lily was made by a traditional method using buttons to create moving joints.
There was lots of hand sewing involved and I finished her off with letter beads sewn on her arm.
I took a this photo of Lily and posted her to my personal Facebook page and BOOM what a response!! I was blown away! This is how Lily’s Love was born!!
You can read about what happened next here