FOREVER PILLOWS


  Monday, 1.13.20


"Grief, I've learned, is really just love.
It's all the love you want to give, but cannot.
All of that unspent love gathers in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in the hollow part of your chest.
Grief is just love with no place to go."

-- Jamie Anderson


This quote so simply puts into words what falls so heavily upon your heart with great grief. With this being the first holiday without my Dad, I was inspired to create something special for our two kids, as well as our niece and nephew. I connected with designer, seamstress & custom clothier, Karen Polesnak, and she put my vision to life.

I like to call them "Forever Pillows" because he will FOREVER be with us --
they are truly huggable pillows made with my Dad's shirts & smell of his cologne.

On the back of each pillow it says :

"THIS IS A SHIRT I USED TO WEAR,
WHENEVER YOU HOLD IT,
KNOW THAT I'M THERE.
PUNO TE VOLI (I LOVE YOU SO MUCH).

DEDA (GRANDPA)

Karen also made it so that the pillow cases are removable in case they happen to get dirty. #winwin




Needless to say, the pillows were received well, with a whole lot of emotion, of course.
I even find myself giving it a squeeze & smell when I'm putting the kids to bed... it's all so very bittersweet, but comforting.
Naturally, I wanted to share in case you like the idea for a loved one, too.

Karen Polesnak was just awesome to work with -- I can't recommend her enough!
She also works on custom designs for coats, tailors, does alterations, prom & evening dresses, as well as sews knit fabrics.
You can connect with her on her WEBSITE and on INSTAGRAM.

Happy Monday, friends.
XO
Ksen


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