Handmade Keepsake items are a lovely way to cherish memories for years to come. Each item is a bespoke creation handmade to order out of a sentimental piece of clothing or fabric. Some delicate materials may require extra time or a lining to strengthen them; overall I can work with most fabrics however really thick fabrics might be too difficult to sew. If in doubt please send me a photo.
I do not wash the garments before I start the creative process as I believe that adds to the individuality of the keepsake. I have lots of materials and fabrics to hand so if the pattern requires any accessories or accents and you only have one item I can use mine. All eyes are safety eyes or buttons and although the keepsake is for holding and sharing they are not for small children as everyday playthings.
Please take a look at the photo gallery to see the process and the finished keepsake.
They are all made with love and care and bring much needed comfort and hugs to you. The popular request is for teddy bears and rabbits however I have a large range of patterns for different animals and can always email you example patterns before you make your choice.
All of the large memory animals can be made into ‘Birth Weighted’ keepsakes, all you have to do is let me know the name, weight, date of birth and I can make sure it is the exact weight of your baby when born. A hand written tag with all these details can be added to complete the keepsake.
Don’t want an animal or a cushion, how about some Memory Bunting or a blanket, all ideas are a possibility so just contact me to discuss it.
Each keepsake will be returned to you via recorded delivery to give you peace of mind. I take pictures of the garment and then of the keepsake once it is finished and would like to post these on this web site. If you do not wish me to do so please let me know when ordering.
Turnaround for each keepsake is normally no longer a month however if I have lots of orders already I will let you know.
Any questions, please use the contact form from the top menu.
Words of thanks....
“I just got home and met my cats! They are beautiful, thank you so much, they mean a lot and I am thrilled to bits with them. xxx”
“Thank you for our elephants, we received them on Friday and absolutely love them, thanks very much, you have done a beautiful job.”
“Hi Celia, I must say - Wow! The girls adore their bunnies and I love my surprise (Teddy). Thank you so much, on 23rd Aug we would have been celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary - it feels as if I got a gift from my late husband. You can definitely be proud of your work J. God bless you for that”
“Celia, thank you so much for the family of bears, I have been missing my dad and this is such a lovely way of still being close and remembering him. We all have them sitting on our beds waiting for that bedtime hug. Thank you again”
"Well….I just don’t know where to start Celia, They are beyond my expectations, they are beautiful and for you to make a bag for each one with our initials was amazing, and then……what a lovely touch with the tag. Needless to say I have been in tears and hugged my ‘herd’. There are no words that can truly express my gratitude for these amazing keepsakes and it doesn’t seem enough to just say thank you. You genuinely care and that shows in your work."