Memory Bears

Last summer, Marie,  a member of our extended family (through marriage and love) died.

I asked her daughter for one of Marie’s sweaters so I could upcycle it to make little bears for Marie’s close kin with it.

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

I unraveled the sleeves of the sweater and used the  Comfort Bear pattern LINK to pattern

It’s taken awhile, because, I think that I needed to design the Comfort Bears first.

I was so pleased when I had an ‘AHA!’ that I could use the Comfort Bear pattern  to make the Memory Bears for Marie’s daughter and her partner, her son and grandson and her grandson’s Mum.

They’ll be able to cuddle a little of their Mum and Grandma whenever they need a small bit of comfort…..

I am finding the Comfort Bears to be very inspiring…  They have many aspects, and more keep being revealed.

Tiny bears, made with love.  ❤




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12 responses to “Memory Bears

  1. What a beautiful thing you did. I love this idea.


    • Thank you. I hope that other people will use this idea to offer comfort to their friends and families when needed. I am editing this quick little reply to let you know that I went to your blog and my heart goes out to you. I am so sorry about the death of your husband. Big hugs!


  2. minilooms11

    You have created such sweet, sweet memory holders! What a thoughtful creation.

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  3. Really a lovely thought, and so nice that you made it happen.

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  4. Noreen, while I have yet to hold one of these Marie comfort bears, I believe the very physicality of them, that they are made from yarn that was very identifyably Marie will – when combined with the love you pour into them – make them a huge comfort. Thank you!

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  6. Kathryn Olson

    My mother passed last August, wish I had thought to do something like this for my 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Great idea.


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