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  • a custom gift

    A long time ago- ok, maybe it was just a couple years ago- I promised my newly wed sister and brother in law some homemade pillows for their bedroom. My sister had an idea of what she wanted so I bought supplies, the fabric, everything I needed to make a set of custom hand painted pillows... then life went a little crazy. We had a baby, moved out of the city, my husband took on a new job (all within about a 6 month time frame). So you can probably guess what happened. The pillow project was placed on the backburner for a little while. To give you an idea of how long this project was delayed- my sister and her husband visited us for our little girl's first birthday party and I was finally able to give the pillows to them.

    Sometimes things happen for a reason though. I posted a photo of her pillows on instagram and facebook and ended up with requests for more... which has now blossomed into a new idea for Savannah's Sunshine Shop. I'll be posting the new items soon so stay tuned!

    In the meantime, here are a few photos of the original pillows I made for my sister and her husband. These would be a sweet wedding or Valentine's Day gift!  

  • memory quilt project

    Earlier this year I had the opportunity to work on a very special project for someone. I was contacted by a sweet customer early this year about making a couple quilts out of her mom and dad's shirts. She saw a patchwork teddy bear I made after my husband's father passed away and wanted something similar for her and her brother. Due to space and time constraints, I made the quilt tops and then she found someone to quilt them for her. 

    I was excited, honored, and nervous to take on such a meaningful project but very pleased with the outcome. Each quilt top measured about 2 yards by 2 yards, the perfect size to snuggle up with on a chilly day! The fabrics were a mix of t-shirts, dress shirts, and a couple sweatshirts. Thank you, Stephanie, for trusting me with such a special project!