Meet The Maker

Bianca Crofts
Bianca CroftsOwner
The face behind Bee My Memory keepsakes.

I’m a proud Oma (german for Grandma) to a beautiful little girl who will be two in April this year, She is my motivation for setting up Bee My Memory keepsakes.
I have enjoyed patchworking since 2002 when on a posting in Cyprus. My lovely next door neighbor taught me the basics and I made my very first patchwork single bed size quilt for my daughter Victoria, a Christmas present she still treasures now as an adult. It was hard work but the satisfaction to have made something so beautiful and personal from scratch was incredible. Since then I have made many more patchwork items including various quilts ,table runners, wall hangings and cushion covers. A new skill was learnt.
Fast forward to July 2014,back in the UK. My own children were grown up and I had more time on my hands again when I decided I’d like to have a go at making keepsake blankets out of precious baby clothes.I had noticed these items becoming more and more popular. But with no baby clothes of my own to hand I had to beg for people in my village to trust me with some of their precious clothes. I found a lovely lady who gave me a bag of her little boys outfits to make my very first keepsake memory blanket. It turned out great and from then on Bee My Memory was born.
For nearly 2 years Bee My memory was a little side line business next to my full time job as a veterinary receptionist ; a job I had enjoyed for nearly 10 years. Becoming more and more busy I had to make a choice ……I made Bee My memory keepsakes my full time business .
I was lucky enough to be able to transform a whole level on the top floor in my partners house into a sewing studio, a sewing room,a photography room and a room for storing materials.
This choice I have made now gives me the freedom to spend very precious time with my granddaughter and a second grandchild arriving later this year whenever I want to, which I’m so thankful for.
I’m looking forward to creating many many more memory items for my lovely customers , many of whom I get to know quite well through lots of private messaging throughout the keepsake sewing process.
love
Bianca xx

Why choose Bee My Memory.co.uk?

In recent years sentimental clothing keepsakes have become ever so popular in the UK. It can be very difficult to find a keepsake maker you can completely trust with your precious and irreplaceable clothes items to commission a memory item for you.

Here at Bee My Memory I have been creating beautiful keepsakes for nearly 3 years. My 15 years of traditional patch working experience has helped me to develop special techniques ;these skills are used to ensure your keepsake items are produced to a very high quality and result in a durable and long lasting memory keepsake item for you and your family to enjoy.

Your keepsake item will be made by me and me only. As a mother and grandmother myself I know how precious and sentimental these items can be to you. I realise there are no second chances with your clothes , I’ve got to get it right first time round. I will never outsource your keepsake to any helper or outside company . With my exceptional eye for style and design together with my sewing skills I will be able to produce an item that exceeds your expectations and I’m very confident you will be over the moon with your keepsake.

Individual and bespoke designs

I combine professional technical skills with beautiful artistry, and won’t skimp on the details that make your keepsake extra special.

The design and creation of each memory quilt and keepsake cushion is approached individually. Every patch in your memory quilt and keepsake cushion is carefully selected and placed, and design layouts are adjusted to make the very best of the clothing provided.

A Bee My Memory quilt, blanket or cushion captures all the special and cute features that make those clothes so appealing. I always make sure I use motifs and appliques, frills and necklines, button runs and pockets to create an individual item. You can choose how detailed or simple you would like your keepsake item to look, after all every ones taste is different.

A High Quality Product

I only use top quality materials for my memory quilts and keepsake cushions. 100% cotton patchwork fabrics, premium wadding, good quality threads and anti allergenic cushion inserts are used in every product.

My memory quilts are machine quilted and finished with a double-fold binding to ensure a long lasting product for you to enjoy for many many years.

How it works

Have a look at the different styles of keepsakes Bee My Memory has to offer, quilts, blankets, cushions ,animals or a Christmas stocking , and choose what you’d like to have made. You can place an order and pay straight away through our online shop. You’ll be given the option to personalise your keepsake which is included in all prices given (up to 50 characters) as you go through the checkout process. Once you’ve paid you’ll receive a reference number and postage instructions from me. Just package your clothes securely and pop them in the post to us. Please make sure you put the reference number in the package together with the clothes, as well as on the outside of the package (it means I can tell straight away if we have received a particular order). As your items are usually very precious I recommend that you send them recorded delivery. Once I receive your items I get creating your keepsake item and send it back to you recorded delivery as quickly as possible, but generally within 4-6 weeks.

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

“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”
LORRAINE
“I am over the moon with our memory blanket. The level of detail and craftsmanship is unbelievable. Bianca was brilliant at keeping me up to date with the progress of the blanket. I would definitely recommend to everyone.”
ANNA

“Absolutely over the moon with my Memory blanket this lady made from my sons first ever baby grows and outfits. I never expected to feel so attached to the clothes he wore in the first few weeks of his life, and it’s a great feeling know that I will now be able to keep them forever and so can my son. Thank you!”

JASMINE
“Exceptional quality, lots of love has gone into my quilt and I will cherish it forever! Beautiful keepsake thank you so much! Such amazing talent you have!”
AIMEE

“I am absolutely thrilled with the memory blanket made for my little girls 1st birthday . The level of detail is incredible and I’m so pleased we have this special keepsake for her to enjoy for years to come. Bianca was really quick at responding and helpful throughout the process even though I was on quite a tight deadline ! I really can’t recommend Bee my memory enough”

KATE
“Bianca we really can’t thank you enough for taking our little girls precious clothes and making them into the most wonderful Christmas stocking and cat. It’s such an amazing way to make the memories last, the detail is outstanding and a quality finish. I would definitely recommend you to everyone, they are such beautiful keepsakes filled with memories to treasure.”
TRACY

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