The lovely Leanne at Handcrafted – Especially for you made us a gorgeous “Memory Bunny” to review. The idea is, you send her your baby’s clothes that no longer fit and she crafts them into a keepsake soft toy. It’s a lovely idea for keeping little pieces of clothing that you love and want to cherish. Each one is unique to the customer and personalised as requested.
As I had kept all of Spud’s baby clothes and used them for Spike, there weren’t any key pieces other than their coming home outfits that reminded me specifically of either of them. Due to this and the fact that they both have far too many toys, Leanne and I decided that we could personalise it for me to signify both boys. I spent an age picking out clothes from the huge stack in Spike’s room and soon chose a huge pile. I was probably Leanne’s idea of a terrible customer! I was SO picky, I wrote a list of what I wanted where and how I wanted it and she took all my ideas on board and created something magnificent.
When the Memory Bunny arrived I was stunned. It was extremely surreal because I recognised all the fabrics but it was really hard to picture them in their former glory as clothes! Because the Bunny was going to be mine I had requested to have both boys names and dates of birth on it’s feet which were hand embroidered and placed sewn on to plain fabrics to ensure that they stand out.
It has a superb finish and if I was going to give it to one of the boys I would have been satisfied that it was safe to do so and that no stitching would come undone or stuffing be lost. Unfortunately for them it is going to sit pride of place on my dressing table!