I have a lot of photos of my keepsakes on my website. But sometimes a video can tell you so much more.
So I made a video of this keepsake unicorn so you can see her 360°.
My keepsakes all include embroidery – this unicorn has the embroidery patch on her leg. However with my unicorns I do sometimes place the name patch on the body. It all depends on the patterns on the clothing used. My main aim with any keepsake is to show off the features of the clothes. So the name patch will be in a place to compliment the designs not obscure them.
I think that the more features of the original clothes you can see the more reminiscent your keepsake will be. It’s all about showcasing the special memories of you and your family.
So this keepsake is made from clothes that included a tutu. In the video I left the tutu off so you could see more details of the keepsake’s styling. Here she is with her tutu on…
And as I said in the video she has movable legs… So here she is sitting…
Clothing needed and other info
To make you a keepsake unicorn from baby clothes I will need 8-10 babygros or an equivalent amount of clothing. I can work with any clothes from hats to cardis to dresses to socks and trousers. I say babygros as a guide to the quantity of fabric I need in order to make your keepsake. When you send me your clothes let me know if any particular item is really important to you and I will endeavour to place it in a position where as much of it as possible is on show.
To make you a keepsake unicorn from adult clothing one shirt or tshirt is enough fabric. However using more will add interest to the finished keepsake and the more items your keepsake is made from the more precious memories it will hold for you.
Embroidery of names and dates to personalise your keepsake is always included.
One final word
Keepsake unicorns are created using the clothes that you send to me. They have button jointed moveable limbs and black plastic safety eyes. The mane and tail is made from wool chosen to compliment the colours of the clothing that you send to me. They are filled with polyester toy stuffing. Keepsakes are not toys as they cannot be CE tested and often have large areas of handstitching.