A memory bear is the perfect way to create a unique keepsake and showcase any precious items of clothes that you have stored away.

We can create a range of animals from the traditional bear


Our keepsake animals are a beautiful way to treasure your beloved old clothes. Handcrafted using traditional quilting methods we turn your most cherished items of clothing into a stunning and unique keepsake.

Your keepsake animal will be stuffed with 100% polyester wadding that complies with Fire and Safety Regulations for furniture and furnishings 1988.

These items are not toys and whilst the filling complies to fire and safety regulations we can not confirm this is the case as it depends on the clothes you send in.

Due to the delicate nature of the fabrics used we only recommend hand washing with mild detergent.
Do not tumble dry.

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 need your order sooner please let us know as we can sometimes do it in less time.

If you have some extra special items please put a note in with your clothes and we will make sure these are given priority. We may contact you to discuss your choices.

Most types of clothing can generally be used, but if they are extra delicate or knitted we may back them with another fabric for stability. We can’t use raincoats or extra thick clothing.

If you send tiny items that are too small for a full square we may be able to add them to plain squares as a featured shape e.g. heart, star or letter.

We ask for a variety of items to make your keepsake less uniform but can work with the items you send.

Generally we would say it is better to send slightly too much than too little. We send any unused items back to you, if you would also like any off-cuts or fabric remnants back for future use, please put a note in with your clothes.

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.

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.

Note: 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.

Once you have placed your order we will send you a prepaid mailing bag for you to send your clothes to us. You will also receive a confirmation email with order details, please put a copy of this in with your clothes and post items as directed.

Returns Policy

We cannot accept handcrafted and personalised items back unless they are actually faulty. However please note that all items are unique and no two are alike (unless you send duplicate items in and request identical items).

There is a wide variation in how each finished keepsake looks, due to the very different natures of the fabrics we receive. The images on our site are for guidance only. However if you are not happy with your order for any reason please get in touch straight away to discuss it by emailing ciamarha@dandelion-wishes.co.uk we will do our best to work with you on this.

How The Process Works

Order Your Keepsake

Once you have decided which style keepsake you would like you can order it through our online shop. simply click on the product above for more information about how many items of clothing you will need and the prices of our keepsakes.

Once your order is processed we will send you a prepaid mailbag to send your treasured items of clothes to us (please see the individual products for quantities needed).

A keepsake gift voucher is a perfect gift for someone else to use.

Choose Your Clothes

Get your clothes out of storage and choose the ones you want us to create your beautiful keepsake out of. 

Package them in the prepaid mailing bag we have sent and post them to us. We know this can be a difficult task as it brings back lots of memories, our prepaid postage is valid for 12 months. 

If you need more time please let us know.

We know how difficult it can be to entrust your treasured items to someone else, we take as much care  as we would if they were our own.

Treasure Your Keepsake

Once we receive your clothes we will get to work on creating something unique and special for you. This can take up to 4 weeks depending on the item. We will keep you informed of our progress and let you know when your keepsake is ready.
We will return any unused items to you with the final product which will be posted directly to your address.
You will receive a beautiful keepsake full of your memories that you can see, touch and cuddle up to to keep those memories close to your heart.

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Memory Quilts

A memory quilt is a stunning way to showcase and treasure precious items of clothing that you can’t bare to part with.

Our quilts are handcrafted using traditional quilting methods to turn cherished materials into a treasured keepsake just for you.

Upcycling those precious items is good for both the soul and the environment!

See the product details below for more information and to order your quilt.

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Keepsake Cushions

Keepsake cushions can be made from any precious materials that you have stored away. From your baby’s first sleepsuits to granny’s old dressing gown!

Our cushions come in a range of styles and sizes and each one is totally unique based on the clothes you send us.

They come filled with a cushion insert ready to be treasured by you.

See the product details for available sizes and the number of clothes required.

Keepsake Vouchers

Want to give a keepsake as a gift for someone else? Then why not buy one of or keepsake vouchers so they can choose the style of keepsake they want when they are ready. We will send them a voucher and a prepaid mailing back with full instructions on how to use their voucher. When they are ready they can send their clothes directly to us and we will create something beautiful and unique just for them.