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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,


Vintage Chairs by Once Upon a Time Creation

Pair of Vintage Chairs

Vintage Chairs by Once Upon a Time Creation

This was one of those projects that was years in the making…no exaggeration!  I bought these chairs in pretty sorry shape at a local church sale about seven years ago. Yes…seven years ago!!!!   Just couldn’t resist the their unique design and sturdy construction.   The hubby is on a mission to clean out the garage so it was now or never for these chairs.

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Baby Shower Gift ~ Custom Rag Doll

Baby Shower Gift Rag Doll created from the Mom-to-be's infant keepsakes

This very special rag doll was a baby shower gift from the grandmom-to-be.  The delicate doll was created from the Mom-to-be’s infant keepsakes.  Grandmom, Barbara, was so happy to pass on a piece of family history to her new granddaughter.  The little doll now holds a place of honor in the nursery anxiously awaiting the new arrival:)




The body of the doll is made from the baby blanket, the dress from the shirt, and the hat remained a hat!

Graduation Memory Blankets

Graduation Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

What a great quote on this blanket…”We make a living by what we do, we make a life by what we give.”

Thank you to all the graduates for sharing their life story with us.  Your t-shirts show you are well-rounded, hard-working, giving individuals.  Hats off to you!  Best of luck to you in all your future endeavors.

Graduation Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

Baby Blankets created from a Wedding Gown

Baby Blankets made from a family Wedding Gown

Michelle came to us with her wedding gown asking us to make something she could pass to her two children.  Even though her kids are still young, she could no longer store her dress, but wanted to save it for sentimental reasons.  After discussing some possible ideas, Michelle settled on two baby blankets and a bridal bag.

The dress was made of silk with beautiful beading and a scalloped hem. Each blanket incorporates different parts of the beading and both blankets are edged with the scalloped hem and cinched at the corners.  The bridal bag is still in progress, and we will be sure to share when it is finished.

Thank you, Michelle, for the opportunity to create family heirlooms for your children.


Just LOVE T-shirt Memory Blankets for Graduation

T-shirt Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

We just love creating Memory Blankets for graduation.  By the time the project is complete, we feel like we know the graduate even though we haven’t met them as their shirts display their talents and gifts through the experiences they have had.  One of the best parts is getting to meet new families and share in such a monumental part of their life.  Although we can only show one pic for 2013 (they rest are surprise gifts), here are some from last year.

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Memories of Dad

Remembrance Pillows by Once Upon a Time Creation

This is one of those days when I just feel so blessed to have found my purpose.  As my Mom and I work together, I know she feels the same sense of gratitude.

We created these pillows (the little one is a tooth fairy pillow) for Melissa from her father’s sport coat.  Melissa just made my day when she sent this email: “Everything came out great….My dad is no longer with us, but he would love what we did with his clothes”.

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Vintage Door Desk

Sometimes finding the perfect desk can be more challenging than expected.  You would think it would be easy with so many choices out there.  But, of course, I couldn’t find exactly what we needed.   Continue reading

Barstool Facelift

Barstool After

Did you ever have something forever that you didn’t like, with the full intention of replacing it when you could afford “something better”?  Sometimes that day just doesn’t come:)  These barstools were that “something” for me. We purchased them at Target years ago in a rush because we needed them right away.

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Save money on your kitchen remodel

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There are so many ways to save a little money without sacrificing quality.  Here are five ways we saved during our kitchen remodel.

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