Caution: I’m about to get all gushy gushy about a product I just LOVE.
Some months ago, a little company called Love Keep Create was recommended to me by one of my lovely mommy friends. Basically the premise is they take your baby clothes and turn them into an item you can keep using long after tiddler has outgrown them. You can opt from all sorts of cuddly critters but they also do blankets and quilts. Being a sentimental person, I was sold on the idea straight away. It’s so important to me that we don’t just throw away the things Alexandra wore in her first few days and weeks in the world.
We decided to go for a single-bed size blanket and duly sent off a selection of babygrows (warning, as our stuff was SO small as it was all her newborn clothes, we did need to send some extras so bear in mind the size of the stuff you’re sending as you prepare your parcel for them). It’s not a supersonic speed turnaround, so don’t be sending off something for so-and-so’s birthday and expecting it to arrive on next day delivery. But it’s as you would expect really. They need to spend their time crafting the product for you and when it arrives you can really see the hours that have gone into it.
I had a little cry when ours arrived (told you I was sentimental) as it was just so beautiful. Looking at it brings back so many memories of the times she wore the garments featured, and some of them I didn’t even get to see her in so that’s equally as special to me. The blanket has her full name stitched into one of the squares and they’ve also really taken the time to pick out the details of each outfit – like the poppers on some of them and a beautiful little hedgehog on one of my favourite newborn bits of hers.
I honestly can’t think of a better use of her old clothes and I feel like we’ll have tonnes of fun in the future talking to her about her special blanket and all the items on it.
You can find Love Keep Create on Facebook. I highly recommend taking a look!
Harriet and Alexandra x