I don’t know about you but I have several boxes of baby clothing sitting in old pampers boxes stored in my cedar closet. Sure I have given some away, consigned others… but I still have ones I can not part with. I had decided that someday I would have the pieces turned into a quilt maybe.
Trouble is, I don’t sew. Let me rephrase that. I can’t sew. Aside from putting a button back on or stitching up a small hole in one of the boys blankets, it’s just not going to happen. Not even Girl Scouts or junior high home economics could help me.
Enter Patchwork Bear.
They have a Keepsake Memory Clothes Bear GIFT KIT.
Patchwork Bear will send you instructions and tips for choosing the clothing to make your Keepsake Clothes Bear. All you need to do is place 6-10 articles of clothing in the box provided and send it back to them. It’s an Eco friendly way to recycle the favorite outfits you have saved, into a family heirloom. I love that they are not only handmade but American made.
About 2 to 4 weeks after they receive the clothing, they will send you back your very own Patchwork Bear made ENTIRELY from your favorite clothes!
When I chose my pieces I sent in a few things from each of my 3 children. The outfit they each wore home from the hospital, the big brother shirt my oldest wore when his twin brothers were born, and some other favorite outfits I dressed them in when they were oh so small. Opening the box and seeing my finished bear brought me to tears. Very well made, soft and cuddly. Each time I look at it, I am brought right back to when the boys were babies. So many good memories just from looking at this bear.
And the boys love it too. I explained to them what each piece on the bear was from and they pick it up ever so gently and hug it as they mention which piece was theirs once. I am so impressed I have not been able to stop telling people about Patchwork Bear. With the holidays on the way there are so many gift opportunities! It’s also perfect for baby showers, wedding gifts, graduation, birthday… even condolence as you can have one made from a loved one’s clothes who has passed.
Aside from bears, the Patchwork bear also makes blankets and quilts. The Keepsake Memory bear retails for $68 right now and you can purchase one here.
The Patchwork bear is going to give one lucky winner their very own Keepsake memory Clothes Bear. To enter the contest, simply leave a comment here letting us know who you would love to create a Patchwork Bear for.
This giveaway is a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom Christmas Giveaway 2011. Please follow the link for more information, as well as for a complete list of all giveaways as they post throughout the month of November. Entries for all giveaways will close Saturday, December 3rd at 7pm CST. Winners will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winners Monday, December 5th. We will email winners at the address accompanying the winning comments.
Disclosure: I was sent a Keepsake Memory Clothes Bear in order to write this review. All opinions are my own.
Written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributing writer, Liza. You can find Liza on her personal blog, Cira’s Lyrics, and on twitter at @Liza_Rae.
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