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« on: December 20, 2010 07:26:11 AM »

My dad died at the age of 49 this April leaving a wife, three adult kids, and five young grandchildren.  To give the kids something tangible to remember him by, I used his old shirts to make teddy bears for them, one for my mom, and one for my brother and his wife who have yet to have their first child.  The squares on their necks now contain a photo of my father.

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010 07:51:37 AM »

 Sad  I'm so sorry for your lost. I really think it's a great Idea to make the Bears out of your father's clothes so everyone has something of his. This is Awesome. I love the plaid look of the Brears & the picture is so dearing. Your familly will love them.  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2010 08:12:03 AM »

The bears are great too!
I bet they will be cherished for many years to come.
You are so strong to have created all of these wonderful treasures after having lost your dad.
Wishing you, your mum and your family all the best for the years to come!

« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2010 08:24:45 AM »

This is so wonderful, what a great idea!  I am very sorry for your loss but you have certainly found a way for your entire family to cherish him for years to come. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2010 08:27:36 AM »

I`m so sorry for your loss! and i also think it is a great way to have something huggable of him- the plaid is so perfect and the photo makes it even better!

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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2010 10:04:15 AM »

That's a really amazing idea.

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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2010 10:13:21 AM »

This is the most beautiful gift I've ever seen, what a beautiful and great idea!

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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2010 11:48:46 AM »

That's such a thoughtful and beautiful gift!

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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2010 12:30:16 PM »

 Sorry for your loss.   This is wonderful! It's like giving your dad a hug.  What a wonderful idea.   

« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2010 05:57:07 AM »

What everyone else has already said.  Smiley  The plaid is snuggly and perfect, and the bears are adorable.  I imagine it would make me feel better to craft through my grief; I hope it did you.
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