Upcycled Dress for Andy

Today would have been my grandfather’s 84th birthday. While he is so, so, so missed, he lives on in our family in so many ways. I catch myself quite often saying things to Andy that he used to say to my sister and I when we were growing up. The phrases just slip out and suddenly I realize where they came from and my heart swells.

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How to turn a child’s artwork into a real-life toy

Last fall, a colleague commissioned me to turn her son’s drawing into a stuffed animal. I typically do not take on commissioned work (because I barely have time to finish my own selfish sewing projects), but this one sounded too fun to pass up (and I absolutely adore her son)!

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