Monday, May 31, 2010

How I Memorial Day Crafted by making fallen soldier tote bags from their uniforms and Crafty Blogger links

These are some tote bags I made from the uniforms of two soldiers that were killed. When my friend Carolyn the mom of fallen soldier SPC Nick Steinbacher told me about a lady who makes these and that she was super busy I said I would make them for her. I also made some for another Gold Star Mom, Kat the Mom of another killed soldier Marine Cpl. Christopher Leon .

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6 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [31 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Miriam said...

The bags made from soldiers uniforms are incredible.
I have made blankets for people made of clothing from loved ones who have died. I counted it a privilege to have done so.

sharon said...

Thank you for this special tribute. I am a military wife and I posted some thoughts and pics this Memorial Day. Thank you for your support and thanks to all the families who have sacrificed so much more than I can ever imagine!

http://lovelybud.typepad.com/lovely-bud/2010/05/we-remember-and-we-are-thankful.html

Lynda said...

Wonderful bags for those families. I'm sure those bags will be treasured for years to come.

Jane said...

What a practical and beautiful tribute.

CierraShore said...

This almost made me cry-- so thoughtful and sweet. I am a veteran, and a military wife-- those bags will be very treasured! Thank you for remembering what Memorial Day is really about-- our servicemen and service women.

Now my wheels are spinning on what I can do with my husband's and my old military uniforms-- thanks!

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