Monday, June 8, 2009

Old Items, New Teddy Bears

When cherished older items reach the end of their useful lives, we often take pictures of them to remember them by. We can turn baby clothes and t-shirts into quilts. But a few people are doing some very creative repurposing of old materials.

Have an old terry cloth towel? Andreas Linzner will turn it into a bear - or an elephant, a giraffe, a bunny, etc. [via babygadget]

teddy bear from fur coat / stole

Have a fur coat that isn't going to be worn any more? You could donate it to Coats for Cubs, as I've mentioned in my newsletter - or you could let Karen turn that fur into a teddy bear.

bear made from old fur coat or other fur pieces

Mother Grimm's Bears also makes bears from old furs.

stuffed elephant made from old cashmere sweater

And Teddylux Cashmere will make a stuffed animal - a bear, elephant, or bunny - from your old machine-sewn cashmere sweater. [via Springwise] Update on Aug. 1, 2012: Teddylux Cashmere seems to have disappeared.


Jayne said...

What a creative idea, so cute! It's recycling and making something memorable.

Jeri Dansky said...

Glad you like it, Jayne!