How to choose a keepsake maker

keepsake maker sitting on floor with blanket

me on the floor designing and putting together a large memory quilt top

 

 

How do you go about choosing a keepsake maker?  There are many keepsake makers on the market, with new ones popping up all the time.  So how do you go about choosing who to trust with your little ones precious clothing?

There are several things I urge you to take into account when looking at keepsake makers before posting your clothing off to them.

Trust your instincts.  I truly believe you get a feeling when some thing is ‘right’ and also when something doesn’t quite feel right.

Look carefully at the makers social media page and website, do they come across as  professional and approachable?

Do you like the designs of keepsake they offer?  Each keepsake maker will have their own way of designing keepsake, positioning of the clothing, the type and position of eyes, finishing quality and embroidery.

Look for consistency. Do all the finished keepsakes look to a consistent standard?  There will always be some variation in design due to the different fabrics used for each keepsake – however you will get a feel for a consistent quality.

Look at recent feedback from customers, this should be visible on social media and will give you an indication as to whether previous customers have been pleased with the keepsakes that have been produced.

“Absolutely in love with the memory blanket made for my daughter. Full of wonderful memories from her baby clothes; it makes me smile and cry all at the same time! The quality and workmanship on our blanket is outstanding and I am over the moon with it. I was so nervous sending off my daughters precious memories, but I would highly recommend using Bee my memory; they’ve gone above and beyond x “

The final things to take into account are the price and time taken to create your keepsake.  Making keepsakes is time consuming, on average I would expect a keepsake animal to take 4-5 hours to complete and a memory blanket to take between 10-15 hours to complete. This is something that will have been factored into the price charged for making your precious keepsake.  Prices and skill level will vary among keepsake makers and you will need to take this into account when choosing your keepsake maker.

Due to the time involved in making each keepsake most keepsakes makers will have a fairly lengthy turn around time for Bee My Memory Keepsakes this hovers around the 12-16 week mark.

Here at  https://beemymemory.co.uk    I honestly say that I enjoy making each and every individual keepsake.

Thank you for keeping me so busy and creative

Bianca xx

Memory bear created out of pink baby clotheskeepsake elephant made out of pink baby outfits