Category Archives: Memory Blankets

A Baby Clothes Memory Blanket makes a truly unique 60th Birthday Gift!

After saving baby clothes from her two sons, Mom finally got her memory blanket for her 60th birthday gift.

Even though both her boys now have their own kids, MT still held on to their baby clothes waiting to find the perfect idea to repurpose them. Our kids are still our babies even when they grow up and it is always fun to remember the days when they were little.

Memory Blanket filled with her sons' baby clothes by Once Upon a Time Creation

Memory Blanket filled with her sons’ baby clothes.

For a while, MT and her sister J had been talking about doing something fun with the baby clothes they saved from their kids. So for MT’s 60th birthday, J sent us a box filled with tiny little clothes from when MT’s boys were babies.

This was our first request for a “foot blanket”, a decorative blanket to lay at the foot of the bed.  Since MT’s room at her beach house is blue, white, and yellow, theses baby clothes are perfect! This blanket is filled with rompers, sweaters, bonnets, a little suit, and more.

Memory Blanket from Baby Clothes by Once Upon a Time Creation

J sent us this very kind note after she gave MT her blanket.

“Tears and love and laughter! T was beyond words with the warm memories you created in the foot blanket! Your talent to take the outfits she carried her newborn babies home from the hospital in; celebrated their first holidays and milestones in are now a warm, beautiful memory she will enjoy daily!

There can be no greater gift in life & the blanket is a daily reminder of incredible blessings! Thanks again Jen!”

Time passes by so fast.  We are so happy to give MT a fun way to remember the time when her boys were little as she now embraces life with grown kids that have families of their own.  After all, being a Grandma is pretty awesome!

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Memory Blanket from Baby Clothes by Once Upon a Time Creation

MT Thank you note

 

 

Penn State Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

Creating your Memory Blanket

You have saved t-shirts, sweatshirts, jerseys, pjs, golf shirts and more for years.  Now you are ready to create your special gift. What next?

If you live in the Philly area, you bring your clothes to our studio and we go through all your things together to choose the gift that best fits your needs.  If you are mailing your clothes, we chat on the phone before beginning your project.  Click here for our contact information.

Then, the creative process begins…

We custom cut your memory blanket squares to maximize the size of your blanket and ensure your logos are nicely displayed.  Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

Have a shirt that is smaller than the rest?  Want to add a patch or small piece of clothing?  We appliqué your smaller items on to your blanket.Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

We can combine two, three, or even four pieces of clothing to create one fun square.  Some examples of items to combine:  a home and away jersey, the pants and shirt from an outfit or pjs, two shirts from the same place in different colors, or four chest logos.Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

We appliqué names and /or numbers from the back of your jersey onto the front to fully represent your team experience.Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

We back your blanket in a cozy, soft, high quality, pre-washed flannel in your choice of a variety of colors.  Your blanket will showcase a three inch border of your backing color.  This border creates a beautiful “frame” for your work of art.Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

You can choose the direction of your blanket.  Your logos can either face one direction (great for the twin and queen sizes), or face in different directions (the preferred display for the large throw blanket size).

Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

Large Throw Size

Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

Twin Size

You can add a monogram or name.Memory Blanket Monogram

You will receive your Memory Blanket beautifully wrapped, ready to be given to your loved one.

Once Upon a Time Creation Memory Blanket Gift Wrap

In studio pick-up.

Once Upon a Time Creation Memory Blanket Gift Box

By mail.

The extra fabric can be used to create other gifts, perfect for Remembrance creations that can be shared throughout the family.

Remembrance Ornament by Once Upon a Time Creation

Ornaments

Puppy Lovie by Once Upon a Time Creation

Lovies

All our creations are sewn with love by one of our qualified, experienced seamstresses, personally vested in making your gift the best it can be.

To learn more about sizes and styles, click here.

To order your Memory Blanket, click here.

 

Once Upon a Time Creation St. Paddy's Day

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Not sure about you, but celebrating St. Patrick’s Day has changed for us over the years from crazy all-day bar tours to enjoying “one” Guinness, a dinner of ham and cabbage, and listening to some good music.   This year, we were lucky to celebrate with family and friends.

On Saturday, my daughter had her first concert with her band and many of our family and friends came to support their efforts.  Afterward, they came back to our house for a little St. Paddy’s Day food and fun.

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The whole day reminded me of what an amazing group of family and friends we are blessed with.   Most drove close to an hour to come see the concert, brought snacks to share afterward, and of course, provided lots of laughs!

St. Patrick's School

It takes a special group of people to support each other in times of hurt and disappointment, celebrate and take pride in each other’s victories, and call us out on the things we will probably regret:)

All relationships need time together, just for fun.  As our lives get busier, this is sometimes hard to remember.  This weekend was my reminder to nurture and treasure the people around us, make an effort to see people we miss, and just enjoy each other’s company.

Once Upon a Time Creation St. Paddy's Day

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day:

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

Memory Blanket Special through February 28, 2014

Memory Blanket Special by Once Upon a Time Creation

Valentine Surprise

T-shirt Pillow by Once Upon a Time Creation

This is such a great Valentine’s surprise.  Alison had this fun pillow created for her hubby from tees of their “life before kids”:)  The pillow is two-sided and includes t-shirts from things they would do when they were dating, places they went on their honeymoon, and lots more.

Can you feel the love???

Alison also had this Memory Blanket created.  It is a visual timeline of her life…schools, jobs, and favorite things!  Would love to be a fly on the wall as she tells her kids of all the stories behind the Blanket.

Enjoy your Memory Blanket, Alison and welcome to the Once Upon a Time Family!

Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

 

 

Introducing…Mr. Monkey!

Mr. Monkey Remembrance Stuffie by Once Upon a TIme CreationWe would like to welcome Mr. Monkey to the Once Upon a Time family.

Designed with leftover fabric from a Memory Blanket, this little guy is so cute and cuddly.  He is an adorable way to share memories with the youngest members of the family.

He joins Stella in the studio keeping us company:)

Remembrance Rag Doll by Once Upon a Time Creation

 

Wedding Bells and Memories

One of the most important things in life is the love and support of family.  Celebrating happy times and picking each other up during hard times is what family is all about.  This family is a wonderful example of what family means.

Although I have only met this family through Once Upon a Time, you can feel the love they have for each other.  In the spring, Brandis asked us to make a memory blanket for her sister-in-law, Kiersten.  Kiersten had lost her Mom and this blanket is in memory of her.  This colorful blanket exudes happy memories and we hope it brings comfort and smiles.Remembrance Gifts by Once Upon a Time Creation

As Kiersten is getting married in the spring, she came to us with a request…a handkerchief that her Nan could carry on Kiersten’s wedding day.  There is a special message just for Nan monogrammed on the inside.  I truly believe Kiersten’s Mom will be smiling down on her throughout her wedding day and will always be there in spirit to guide and protect her.

Remembrance Gifts by Once Upon a Time Creation

To share the love with more of the family, Kiersten had these ornaments made from the remnants of the clothing.

Remembrance Gifts by Once Upon a Time Creation I just want to say thank you for your trust.  It has been such a pleasure working with your family.  Your love and support for each other are amazing!

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Career Memory Blanket

Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

Jim’s blanket celebrates an amazing career and awesome experiences. Created from t-shirt and golf shirts, this blanket is now a tangible, everyday reminder of friends, accomplishments, and memories.

Jim, our hope is that this blanket brings a smile to your face and hugs you in memories every time you use it:)

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Memory Blankets in honor of Grandmom

These Memory Blankets were created in remembrance of C.'s grandmom.  Three blankets, one for C. and her Mom and two for her aunts.  Such a special gift.

These Memory Blankets were created in remembrance of Carey’s Grandmom.  Three blankets were made from Grandmom’s clothes, one for Carey and her Mom and two for her aunts.  Each one is unique and specially designed for it’s recipient.

Kathy, Carey’s aunt, left this amazing message.  “I just received a memory blanket with pieces of my mothers favorite outfits from my niece Carey. Mom has been gone for 2 years now and I think of her everyday. This was the greatest gift i have ever received!! Thank you so much for creating this wonderful memory and all the joy it will bring me and my family for years to come. the workmanship is incredible.” Kathy

Thank you for those kind words.  Our hope is that your blankets bring you peace and comfort.

Thank you for your continued support,

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Aqua Pearl becomes a new favorite for T-Shirt Blankets

Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

This “Aqua Pearl” flannel was all the rage this summer.  It’s a beautiful color and the girls just love it!

T-Shirt Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

Happy 8th Grade Graduation, Emma!

T-Shirt Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

Happy 10th Birthday to Ashley!