Bear

Our gorgeous classic memory Bear is one of our most popular items and a really timeless way to treasure the clothes you can't bear to part with.  It comes with...

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£ 55.00

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If you would like your keepsake animal to be weighted, please select the large option.
 
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To create your keepsake bear just pop in what embroidery option you want, then checkout and you'll receive an email telling you where  to send the items of clothing.  The Bear can be made in two sizes - standard (sitting at approximately 30cm high) or large (approximately 40cm).  The large option is really impressive and a great way to have more items of clothing included.  We suggest you send in 4 babygrows or the equivalent amount in other clothing for a standard bear and 8 items for a large one in order for us to create your beautiful keepsake.  If you select the Large option you will then get the option to add 'weighting'.  This means we can make the item weigh the same as your child did when they were born up to a maximum of 10lb.  There is also the option to add a tutu and headband and/or fluffy head.  Please do have a look at the clothing tab above for more information about what we recommend.

Please do note that there can be a real variation in the appearance of the animals depending upon the clothing that we receive. Please ensure that you do look through the full product photo picture selection in order to get a good idea of how the appearance can vary.

We can also add a little pouch internally to your keepsake, which contains a removable and re-recordable sound device, shaped like a heart.   The device can be taken in and out of the pouch (which is fastened with velcro) and you can record a message which is played back whenever the device is squeezed.  The device is approximately 6.5cm across and can be recorded over as many times as you like.  This is a wonderful way to treasure special messages from loved ones to parents or vice versa, for the sound of heartbeats or any other treasured recording.

Once we receive the clothes from you it generally takes about six to eight weeks for us to get your finished item back to you.  If you select our Express Service we can do it in under three weeks.  If there is a special date you need it for please do make a note of this when you send in the clothes.  Please contact us if your order is really urgent (under three weeks).  

If you have got a lot of special requests and additions then, depending on the complexity, we may contact you to request an additional payment to cover the cost of making these.

While our keepsakes can be machine washed at 40 degrees, we would prefer that they are hand washed and dried naturally. Do not tumble dry.  The stuffing is 100% CE tested polyester.  As these can be delicate items, often made from very well-worn clothes, they can not be CE tested and therefore come with the following Warning: This product is not suitable for persons under the age of 14 years. Pattern is by LoveKeepCreate Ltd.

I have just received our 3 bears in the post today for myself, my brother and my niece. You are both genius and angels, they are so beautifully made, more than I could have ever wished for. What it must be to go to work each day and know that you have touched people's lives in such a lovely way. I can't thank you enough, we lost my mum last November and this means so much

Many many heartfelt thanks
Alison x

    I’d like to thank you so much for the 2 beautiful bears you made for me. I ordered 2 as 1 is for my brother and the other is for myself to mark the 2nd anniversary of our mum passing. I’m sure he will love it as much as I do when I give it to him at the end of the month. Whenever we miss her we can give the bear a squeeze knowing the material is the clothes she used to wear. I will definitely be ordering more in the future. Thanks again xx

      I lost my Mum to bowel cancer on Mothers Day this year and I wanted a way to remember her by.....So I ordered a Bear.....I received it yesterday and I fell in love with it instantly...I'm so glad that they used a certain top on it as it was one of my Mum's favourites....So I would just like to send a massive Thank you to everyone at Lovekeepcreate I would definitely recommend them to anyone and everyone who would like a keepsake like this...

        I just wanted to say a massive thank you for my son's Keepsake Bear made out of his first babygros! It's amazing and really well made! It has pride of place on my little ones shelf in his nursery! Looking forward to telling him all about it when he's old enough! Also very impressed with your service and communication!


          We want to say thank you so much for the beautiful animal creatures you’ve made for us from the clothes our dad used to wear.
          They represent wonderful memories for us.
          You’ve treated the materials with obvious expertise and creative talent.
          We will treasure them forever and they will become a great talking source for the grandchildren.

            Thankyou so much to you and your amazing team for making a truly memorable bear of my daughters clothes i cried happy tears when i opened the box and held it worth every penny and wait x

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            Dear LKC geniuses!

            Thank you very much for turning our daughter’s baby clothes into the most perfect gorgeous bear. Each part has such special memories, that we can treasure. I was really apprehensive about sending off her clothes and how the bear would look, but it is more lovely than I imagined.
            What a lovely job you have and great talent to take random pieces of fabric and make them come together so perfectly. I will definitely be telling everyone about LKC. Thank you.

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            With some fear and trepidation I sent off my Dad's clothing, it was emotional! But I knew a bear was the way to go, I have my first ever bear my Dad bought for me before I was even born so to have 'Daddy' Bear in tribute to my Dad was so right.

            'Daddy' Bear is amazing, the thought, love, care and expertise the seamstresses put into making him is so obvious.

            I cannot thank them enough, I will treasure my Bear for ever.

            Thank you!
            xxx

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            I am absolutely over the moon with the keepsake memory bear made from my grandads clothing. The quality is exceptional. I love the detailing on the heart buttons that attach the arms and the heart shaped nose. The 6-8 week wait was definitely worth it. I even asked the company to incorporate my grandads flat cap like a hat for the bear which was easily done and I am really happy with the outcome. I would definitely buy from here again and 100% recommend the company. Thank you.

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            Well we have received Kasper's Keepsake Bear today and cannot express how delighted we are with it; in fact I got a tad emotional when I opened the box. Just a fantastic way to keep his precious first outfits and display them for years to come! Even better that we had him weighted so we can always be reminded of how it felt to hold him the very first time. He's as delighted with his bear as we are! Thank you so much, just amazing.

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            Our keepsake bear arrived today ready for our little girl’s 1st birthday and we were amazed! The quality was fantastic and all the pieces had been used how I had asked. It is so lovely and special seeing the tiny baby clothes going into a memory that she will be able to see when she grows up. Thank you so much!

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            I am absolutely thrilled with my bear which has been created from my daughters First baby gros.
            It has been beautifully made and I had the bear weighted with my daughters birth weight which has made it extra special.
            I will treasure it forever - thank you so much.

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            I have received my daughters bear today. It is simply beautiful and the pictures on my Facebook do not do it justice. I ordered the large and included many of my daughters most precious sleepsuits. It is beautifully designed and so elegantly made, you can see the love and care that has gone into making the bear. It will be cherished forever and I can’t wait to order a blanket next!
            Thank you so much
            Christina, Jason and Isabella x

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            I just wanted to tell the love keep create team how fabulous their work is. I had a blanket of my late father's which took me a while to pluck up the courage to part with but I am really glad I did. I had three bears made one of which was for my little boy and one for my brother. The bears were so much better than I could have imagined. These bears will be very treasured thank you

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            I would just like to say a huge 'Thank You' to all those at 'Love Keep Create' for this special bear. The end result is much better than I could have imagined and is the perfect way to create a keepsake of special items. I could not be more happy with the way the teddy has turned out!

            This is something I would definitely recommend to others and will be something I will be doing again in the future.

            Thank you so so very much!

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            My bear arrived today. James Bear. Made out of two of my Dad’s favourite shirts. He died suddenly a few weeks ago and I cannot explain what this beautifully made bear means to me. The workmanship is amazing! He’s so huggable, so precious and will always ‘live’ with my family. I cannot recommend this company enough. You do an amazing job of healing hearts. Thank you.

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            Thank you so much for the amazing bear you made for my partners grandaughter. She misses her Grandma so much we thought something made from Grandmas clothes might be a comfort to her. You made such a fantastic job. My partner and i were in tears when we opened it. We gave it to Kayla lastnight and she was so pleased with it and hugged it all night. Thank you so much X

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            We love our keepsake bear, the effort that goes into making them is incredible. We now have something amazing to treasure forever rather than keeping babygrowd boxed away. Thank you for our bear we could not have asked for anything better.

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            Thank you very much. Thrilled with my bear. Delighted with the workmanship. Highly recommend and will return to order other products.

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            Wow wow wow! I received my teddy bear today and it's absolutely amazing, it's so beautiful it brought a tear to my eye. I had the keepsake made for my friend for her birthday. I had asked if they could send it before my friends birthday and it arrived with a week to spare. I would like to say a big thank you to all at lovekeepcreate. I would definitely be using your services again and have recommended you to my friends. Thanks Anna

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            Just received the four Bears I ordered for myself, my son and my two grandchildren in memory of my late husband. I am thrilled with them and have recommended your company to my neighbour. You carried out my wishes exactly. The bears are fabulous.
            Grateful thanks.

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            Thank you so much for my sons bear he is amazing, so much better than I ever imagined. I can't wait to order my daughters next xx

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            I just wanted to send you all a MASSIVE thank you for the amazing bear that you made from various items of my dear Nan's clothing. Myself and my family were all blown away by the quality of the keepsake bear and it's clear to see that a lot of care and attention was used in the making of it.
            We lost my beautiful Nan in January this year, which was very hard for us all, but to know I now have this beautiful bear to cherish and keep close by, is a real comfort to me.
            Thank you to you all for the amazing work you do, it means so much and I couldn't have asked for a more lovely reminder of my Nan...she definitely would have approved!

            • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

            I received my daughters Keepsake Bear today and I have never been soo impressed with anything in my life! I can't believe how beautiful and well made it is! I'm so unbelievably happy with how it has turned out and I can't wait to give her it for her birthday, a massive thank you to LoveKeepCreate for the best gift ever, will be recommending to everyone I know
            I got standard delivery and it only took 5 weeks from the day they received my clothes to me getting to bear which I was also impressed with as I was expecting it to take the full 8 weeks

              Pictures really don't don't do this bear justice I was so overwhelmed with how wonderful the bear turned out. Would highly recommend love keep create fantastic customer service

              • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

              Having spoken to lovekeepcreate and corresponded several times, I sent my now deceased father-in-law's jumper and shirt secretly. I received two bears yesterday, one for my husband and one for my mother-in-law. I cannot stress to you how much happiness and comfort these teddy bears have been received by both of them. The quality is absolutely excellent and I cannot recommend this company more highly, both for their handling of this sensitive subject and delivery in very smart boxes. Thank you very very much.

              • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

              We ordered a bear made from our 2 daughters favourite baby clothes and I'm so glad I did. The attention to detail is brilliant. I don't have a lot of imagination, so I left the design up to the LKC team and I must say they did a fantastic job. It's a most treasured bear for mummy and daddy to remind us of when the children were little. I love it! Thank you

              • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

              I would like to say a big thank you for our keepsake bear. She brings back lots of memories of my sister - even wearing her hat. Thank you

              • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

              i cant thank you enough for the gorgeous bears that you made for us our our our very loved nan and mothers blouses beautiful quality and so well constructed it made my daugher cry when she opened the packaging

              • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

              I received the teddy I ordered for my daughters 21st and it is fantastic. It is well made and I was so surprised how you used the items to make a teddy so special for my daughter speacial day. It was made from one of my daughters baby dress and her late fathers jacket. She will treasure it for ever. Thank you very much for everything. Penny

              • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

              Thank you so very much for my beautiful Teddies, I ordered one for myself and one for my sister.

              The design and attention to detail is amazing, not forgetting the lovely presentation box. Thank you so very much, it's a lovely keepsake

              • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

              I just wanted to send you a note to say a huge thank you for our keepsake bear. The clothes we sent to you were bought for our little girl, Olivia, by my Aunty Carol on a fantastic girl's day out in Leeds towards the end of my pregnancy in May 2016. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with cancer. Within 10 weeks, the disease had taken her from us. She died on 29th October.

              I can't express enough how much it means to me to have something so special that someone has put so much effort into creating as a memory of her. She would have been an amazing great Aunty to our baby girl and whilst she may not be here in body any more, Olivia will always have her teddy bear to keep Carol's memory alive.

              Thank you again. You do an amazing job!

              Laura, Paul & Olivia x

              • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

              I just wanted to say a massive thank you for our daughter's weighted bear ????- it's absolutely amazing! I've been eagerly awaiting its arrival since day one, and it did not disappoint. A truly wonderful keepsake to treasure forever x

              • 3 out of 3 people found this review useful.

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              Bear

              Our gorgeous classic memory Bear is one of our most popular items and a really timeless way to treasure the clothes you can't bear to part with.  It comes with...

              We get a lot of questions about the clothing which can be used.  This should answer all your questions!

               

              Types of clothing.  We use baby grows as a guide for numbers of items (below) but you can send us pretty much any clothing.  We can work with all kinds of materials - if they are delicate/knitted then sometimes we back them with another fabric for stability.  We struggle to work with very chunky knits and we can’t use plastic rainwear or swimwear.  On the whole we can do most things, however the wider the variety of fabrics the less ‘uniform’ the finished item will look.

              Number of items.  As a guide to what to send in we ask the for equivalent number of babygrows.  This assumes babygrows that are approximately 0-6months.  If they are tiny babygrows, vest, tops, trousers etc then they would count as half a babygrow.  Equally, if the items are much bigger babygrows, or dresses with quite a bit of fabric to them etc, then you may be able to send less.  Generally we would say it is better to send slightly too much than too little. 

              Notes.  Please do tell us in a note with the clothes which are the favourites, especially if you are sending more than we’ve asked for, so that we can make sure they appear prominently on the finished item.  Please do tell us if you want a bit of everything using.  If you don’t, and we don’t need it all, then we will make a decision about what to use and will send back any uncut items.  Similarly, it is really important to let us know if you are sending in certain items which are particular favourites, or if you want bits of detailing etc using in a particular way.  We will always do our best to adhere to these requests, although it may not always be possible.  

              Quality.  Obviously the most worn items of clothing are often the favourites and we love these.  However, please be aware that the more stretched/worn/washed something is, the more delicate the finished item will be as stitches are more likely to pull into little tiny holes on seams.  Also, more won/stretchy fabric tends to look more stretched – obviously!  This doesn’t mean it is over-stuffed, it is just a consequence of the fabric.  We think it still looks lovely, but you just need to be aware that it may look more different to the pictures on the product pages.  There are lots of customer photos on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lovekeepcreate) so please do look there for more real life examples.  We strongly encourage customers to look at the customer photos  so that you can get a good idea of the variety in appearance of the products. 

              Offcuts.  We do keep remnants of fabric for a short amount of time after dispatching your order, so if you aren’t happy, or want something back, you need to tell us quickly.  Once your order is dispatched then we usually recycle remaining fabric within a few weeks.

              How do I send them in?  Once you have placed your order you will receive a confirmation email with postage instructions.  Please follow the instructions!  It is really important to make sure the order reference and a senders address is on the outside of the parcel.

              We use two main methods of dispatch - Royal Mail and DPD Local. Please use the table below. We’ve used a number of different tiers to keep prices as low as possible without compromising on the quality of service.

              Items£1.50£3.50£7.50Extra Items
              Keepsake Animals & Blankets£3
              ClothingFREE
              Gift VouchersFREE
              Gift SetsFREE
              Small Items *FREE

              UK Mainland keepsake orders are shipped using DPD Local on a next day delivery service. Highlands & Islands and Northern Island keepsake will be sent using the most cost effective signed for courier. Clothing, gift sets and non-personalised items will be sent via Royal Mail.

              Our Keepsake Express Service can be added at the checkout and relates to how quickly we make the items; it does not include the cost of shipping.

              We do offer international shipping based on the best courier quotes we can get, it is best to get in touch with us to discuss what you want to order and where it would be going so that we can get a more accurate quote.

              It is really important that you tell us if you are going to be on holiday for an extended period so that we don’t dispatch your keepsake during this time. If parcels are uncollected after three weeks the post office/courier return them to us and we will charge the shipping cost again to cover the cost of re-sending it.

              We have a maximum postage limit of £15, so we don’t charge anything above this amount.

              * Small items includes Grandad Cushions’, Daddy Dress/Shirt, small chicks, letters, classic stockings, keepsake stockings.

              Weighting is only available on certain animals as shown in the table (PLEASE PROVIDE TABLE) Please note that for those animals where it is available, you have to select the large size of animal.

              Please be aware that large weighted animals will appear a lot bigger than they do in the main product photos and will generally have much chubbier looking limbs.  As with all the keepsakes, generally the older/more worn the clothing, the more stretched it will look on the final item, but this is particularly so with weighted keepsakes.  It does not mean that they are overstuffed.

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