Friday, February 12, 2016

A Special Gift for GiGi!

Years ago, my mom gave me several clothing items that once belonged to my grandparents, etc. Included in those were scarves and ties, as well. 

My mom gave me a dress, a button down shirt and a gown. I loved these items and thought for years about how I wanted to use them. Back in January, I finally decided that I wanted to make them into pillows. I have no sewing ability so I got in touch with a friend who sews and she was up for making them for me.

I told her I had little expectation. I just wanted the items made into pillows and that was it. I was glad she was able to do this because I was trying to avoid shipping them to anyone (extra cost) and I liked that we could just exchange everything locally. 

One weekend, her mom was in town and apparently, she's the BEST seamstress ever because between the two of them, they made these three awesome pillows!! You guys, I could NOT be more pleased.

My mom received the first two pillows for her birthday and the third pillow was sent along with it for my mom to give to my uncle.
The bottom right of each picture is the item I gave her. Aren't they awesome??? 

Thanks again, Melissa!!! Your work exceeded any expectations that I ever would have had! You ROCK!! 

**Mom's birthday isn't until March but I had to send them early. I couldn't wait!!**