HELLO

FRIENDS!

Having something of your loved one is invaluable, especially when they leave us. Let us help you honor them and keep them close to you by repurposing some of the things that were part of their daily lives and will remind  you of them for a lifetime.

 

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I had a really difficult time after losing

my father (2007), nephew (2010), and mother (2014). After having to let them go, you keep losing little pieces of them - knickknacks, dishes, silverware, blankets ... things that were once important to them. Somethings I was ok with donating or having to let go, but others ... well, it was just so hard. Some of the things I couldn't part with were the clothes I was used to seeing them wear daily. The clothes that touched them and became tattered and worn from their daily wear.

I have 3 sisters and several nieces and nephews, including my own 3 children. I wanted to keep my parents clothes but also wanted to share them with the ones who loved them so much too, but what exactly do you do with someones shirts, pants, buttons, etc.? Store them in a storage box to only pull them out from time to time. or even forget about them?

So, I had an idea ... I love to sew, make jewelry, and craft ... I also wanted to help my family always remember our angels and help comfort them during our new lives without them. That is when I began to create what I knew would be invaluable and comforting items they would always cherish. True treasures I would make right out of our parents clothes! 

 

I cut, stitched and made different items for all of my family. The looks on my family's faces were priceless. How much they treasured these gifts was when I knew I wanted others who are grieving to feel the same comfort that this brought to me and my family. And from this, A Bushel and a Peck was born.

 

Why this silly name? Because my mother used to sing this song to us when we were young. I can still see and hear her singing in the kitchen of our old house on South Seton Avenue. I couldn't think of a more perfect way to honor my mother than to use the name of the song she used to love singing to us!  

I want to help you as you walk through what

is now your new normal. Let me help you or

someone you know by repurposing things

that were important to that person or your

loved one so that you can continue to keep

them visible and close to you for a lifetime.

 -  Lisa 

 

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PEOPLE
SERVICES

Giving  a special gift like this is one of the most heartfelt things you can share with those you care about. This keepsake will be a great visible reminder of your loved one and will be cherished for a lifetime. 

PET
SERVICES

Pets are family, and when we lose a loved one, it is important to honor them and keep their memory with us.

A Bushel and A Peck recognizes this and wants to help you through your time of honor and reflection.

Keep your sweet pet close to you by having us repurpose your pets items. We will take your pets unique items and carefully turn them into a memorable keepsake to be worn or displayed during the holidays.

   Turn this ...

     pants

    jeans

    shirts

    flannels

    uniforms

    suspenders

    pajamas

    socks

    ties/bow ties

    buttons

    rags

    blankets

    ...and more!

Into this ...

     pillows

    wing pillows

    blankets

    quilts 

    coin purses

    zipper pouches

    small buttoned pouches

    drawstring bags

    purses

    wallets

    tissue pouches

    heat pouches

    aprons

    hot pads

    holiday ornaments

    bookmarks

    bears/animals

    dolls

    bibs

    bracelets/necklaces/earrings

    headbands

    broches/pins

    key chains

    coffee/tea koozie

    coffee mug koozie

    wine holder

    ...  and more!

Into this ...

necklace

bracelet

mini lanyard

ornament

pillow

    ...  and more!

   Turn this ...

fur

cremains

whiskers

collar

scarf

bow tie

blanket

toy

    ...and more!

Pet
Gallery

Pets are family, and when we lose a loved one it is important to honor them and keep their memory with us.

A Bushel and A Peck recognizes this and wants to help you through your time of honor and reflection.

Keep your sweet pet close to you by having us repurpose your pets items. We will take your pets unique items and carefully turn them into a memorable keepsake to be worn or displayed during the holidays.

Necklaces:

1.  Select setting:

     circle, teardrop or square

2.  Select your inlay:

     fur, cremains, whiskers, scarf, blanket, bedding or collar (only available in

     square)

* Pendants include a small round accent piece with a stamped paw print and

   small beads to compliment the piece.

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Round Pendant
- displayed with fur

Round Pendant
- displayed with cremains

Bracelets:

1. Choose from your pets:

     collar, leash, scarf, bowtie, blanket or 

     bedding 

2. Press their name on their item. 

    *additional fee

Tear Drop Pendant
- displayed with fur &
  sparkles

Square Pendant
- displayed with dog
collar

Bracelet
- displayed with dog collar

"My dog Stella ...

a true companion who gives the most pure and unconditional love."

Mini Lanyards:

1. Choose from your pets:

     collar, leash, scarf, bowtie, blanket or 

     bedding 

2. Tag:

     include your pets tag, have us create on   

     for you  (pictured to the right) or leave it 

     without.

* Mini Lanyards include a small round

   accent piece with a stamped paw print

   and small beads to compliment the piece.

Mini Lanyard
- created with a dog
collar

Mini Lanyard
- created with a cat
collar

Holiday Ornaments:

1. Choose from your pets:

     fur, whiskers, cremains, collar, leash, scarf, bowtie, blanket,

     bedding or snow 

* Name tag can also be included on ornament. 

Ornament
- pictured with snow

Ornament
- pictured with fur and a piece of leash

 

People
Gallery

Meet some of my treasured clients and how together we helped comfort their families and loved ones.

My dad ...

and this is what started this whole venture. When he left us, I couldn't bring myself to get rid of his cloths. I just couldn't. So, for my sisters and I, I made a small quilt with his shirts and backed it with his pants. I also made mini quilts for all the grandchildren. 

Front

Back

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Small Quilt

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Necklace

Made from my mother's shirt.

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My mom ...

boy, what a hard loss this was and continues to be. My mom meant so much to all of us (3 sisters, 6 nieces and nephews, and my 3 children) that I needed to make something we could all cherish and remember her for the rest of our lives.

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Bangel Bracelet

Made from my mother's pants and a button from my father's shirt. 

Mini Pillow and Small Bear

My mother was a small lady, so I made a small pillow out of her jeans and a small bear out of her pants and shirt.

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Scented Hand

Warmers

My father always

had the warmest and most muscular work hands. He continues to keep my hands warm! The square warmers are made from my dad's flannel shirt and the hearts were cut from my mother's shirt. 

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Mini Pillow

Pillow made out of Pap's corduroy pants and the heart taken from our of Grandma's nightgown. Initials handstitched. 

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Pap and Grandma ...

My husband's grandparents. I was able to get to know his pap, but his grandma had left many years before we met. I heard may great things about his grandma. She loved her family so much and loved her roses, When their house sold, we dug up and replanted her  rose bushes at our house. She still pricks me every  time I trim them! Makes me wonder if she thinks I am not trimming them the way she wants me to! ha ha

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Bunnies

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Jessie's Grandma

This sweet lady, taken years before her actual departure by dementia, has left something special behind for her granddaughter Jessy and her 3 daughters. Her cloths. With a few favorite shirts she used to wear, I created bunnies for the girls to hold close and remember their sweet great grandma. 

Until we meet again,

I will hold you close in my heart!

Bob ...

a man full of fun, laughter and love! This sweet man loved life and trains! With his help, we made some great memory pillows for his family and friends. 

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Zipper Pouches

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Bracelets

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Pillows

Tonya's mom ...

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who was taken quickly and without warning.  This shows us just how precious life is and how quickly it can change. 

I was able to take a few pieces of her clothing and make some items her daughter can wear, use in her daily life and hug when she needs to feel close to her mom. I can't being her mother back, but I can help keep her present and in her daily life.

Bears

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Krystal ...

a sweet mother, daughter, and friend who left this world too soon. One thing so memorable about Krystal was the Victoria's Secrets bag that she carried with her everywhere, Her mother decided to have her bag made into pillows for herself and Tiffany's girls to have and remember her always. 

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Ornaments

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Pillows

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KEEP

IN TOUCH

Call or email with any questions you may have. I am happy to learn about your loved one and their items to see what I can make to help bring you peace and comfort.

Email:

lisa@abushelandapeckxo.com


Phone:  

301.676.2544

Website:

www.abushelandapeckxo.com

 

THANK YOU

for visiting our site. 

We hope to help you or someone you know.