Whether it is your little one’s first clothes or those of a lost loved one, stop hiding them away and let us create something special just for you and get those memories back in your arms today!

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Memory Bears

A memory bear is the perfect way to showcase those precious items of clothing that you have kept because you can’t bare to part with them.

Whether it is your baby’s first clothes, grandad’s shirt or a cherished uniform, now is the time to get them out of storage and let us create a beautiful and unique keepsake just for you!

You can choose from a traditional teddy to a sleepy sloth, all bears are handcrafted by us using traditional patchwork quilting methods.



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. 

If you have any special requests or items that you want us to focus on then 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.

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.

Please Note

These items are not toys and whilst the filling complies to fire and safety regulations we can not confirm this is the case for 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. 

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.

We will always do our best to adhere to these requests, although it may not always be possible.

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).

Choose Your Clothes

Get your clothes out of storage and choose the ones you want us to create your beautiful keepsake out of. We know this can be a difficult task as it brings back lots of memories, so our prepaid postage is valid for 12 months.

Package them in the prepaid mailing bag we have sent and post them to us. 

Please note we will return any unused items  with your completed keepsake, 

Treasure Your Keepsake

Once we receive your clothes we will get to work on creating something unique and special for you. 
We know how difficult it can be to entrust your treasured items to someone else, rest assured we take as much care  as we would if they were our own.
We will let you know when your keepsake is ready to be posted to you and you will receive a beautiful keepsake that you can treasure forever.

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