These bears were made from our Mothers crochet afghans. She loved crocheting and toward the end of her life could only remember how to make squares. We took the squares and sewed them into bears for each of my siblings. The foot pads were made from a suit from our Father. Its a great memory and bears are so comforting. Each bear we make is custom done. Initials, dates, favorite items can be added to each bear. We have been making memory bears for over 25 years. We consider it an honor to work on your bear.