Ideas from Home

Do you have keepsake clothes you don’t know what to do with?  I have a couple of shirts from my dad and a duster from my mom that brought me great comfort after they passed away – the smell and sight evoked such sweet memories of each of them. I ran across these clothes the other day and after many years have passed, I still didn’t want to do away with these.  I surfed ideas on Pinterest and found some little stuffed stars and hearts that can be placed on my Christmas tree or just placed somewhere that I’ll  see in my everyday life that will remind me of my sweet parents.


I decided to go with the stars since they remind me of direction, light and searching.  Both my parents always loved me and tried to point me to the One who created the stars and directs my path!

I tried to guesstimate the size of the diamonds that make up the star, and cut out a pattern on cardboard, then stitched the pieces into little stars.


 Next, I stuffed the stars and added a button – which I took from my daddy’s shirt – and attached a string at the top, and voila – the finished star.



This picture shows the back where I used plain off white cotton



 This picture is the finished star next to a favorite picture of my mom and me that sits on my desk.

If you’re searching for ideas, hope this helps you keep your memories alive.  Of course, the sweetest memories are in our hearts, but these little keepsakes are an easy visual reminder.




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