AT HANDSOME STITCHERY WE CELEBRATE THE CIRCLE OF LIFE - FROM BIRTH TO DEATH, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.
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"I just came home to the most beautiful package I have ever received.
The two bears you made for me left me speechless and brought tears to both mine and my mothers eyes.
They are so incredibly perfect and beyond anything I could have imagined. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for making these two beautiful bears for myself and my brother.
With these bears, our dad will always be close to us.
Please continue to bring the same happiness to other families like you have brought to mine.”
A couple of months ago we lost my beautiful cousin Alicia to cancer. Alicia left behind her wonderful husband, Mike, and gorgeous little 3-year old girl, Rylee.
Being that Rylee is only three we know that the main memories she has of her mom are going to be from all the stories, pictures, and videos that all of Alicia's friends and family are going to continue to share with her. So I thought this would be a nice way for her to feel a connection to her mom while still being at such a young age.
I obtained one of Alicia's old shirts from my Auntie Linda and had a bear made for Rylee.
It turned out better than I could have ever expected.
She even added a few special touches for me (2 hearts on the paws - 1 that reads 'mom' and 1 that reads 'Alicia', she even infused all off the stuffing with lavender essence and put a pocket on its back that we could put sachets of fresh lavender in it (Rylee associates the smell of lavender with her mom).
Thank you Handsome Stitchery! Rylee loved the bear and you have shone a little beam of sunshine on a very dark time for a beautiful little girl.
"My son was serving in the United States Air Force, but passed away shortly after his 23rd birthday. We had his Celebration of Life at the local high school gym. and so many people attended that it was standing room only.
2 months before he passed away his dearest dog had to be put down due to failing health. Alongside his uniform I sent Handsome Stitchery a tuft of fur that's now sealed inside, so my son and his dog will always be together.
My son may be gone, but now I have a little bit of him that I can hug and hold forever.
Once again, thank you so much for making this priceless gift in memory of my son."
- Sunny, client.
A family lost their 3 month old baby girl to SIDS. This blanket was made from her favorite clothes.
In the center we kept their favorite onesie whole and stitched on - with the arms free to hold and hug.
This blanket will serve as a reminder for her family of how real - how preciously small - their little baby girl was. It will be snuggled by her big sister, since she misses her baby sister 'more and more each day.'
Her Dad passed away shortly before her wedding.
Turning his most loved shirt and pants into a ring pillow allowed the family to feel as if his spirit was still a part of the ceremony.
In sense he was able to walk down the aisle.
This meant so much to myself and my daughters ...heartfelt thanks!" - S, Client