Handmade Memory Bears

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Last updated on Feb 10, 2021

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I hope you enjoy shopping, if you see anything you love but want a custom version please send me a message! I am happy to make most orders specific to your request!



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Erica Riggall

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About CuddlesandKeepsakes

Sales 379
On Etsy since 2017

Cuddles and Keepsakes-behind the cuddles!

I am Erica Riggall, the founder of Cuddles and Keepsakes, where I help you create memories that will last for generations! I began the company in 2017 after putting my own twist on some Pinterest inspired projects for my two boys, 2 and 1 at the time, for play time, quilts and Halloween costumes. Shortly after seeing my creations, friends and family wanted me to create items for their kids, or as gifts. About a year later I decided to open officially as Cuddles and Keepsakes so I could bring fun, personalized items to a larger audience.
I am located in Loveland, Ohio, right outside Cincinnati. Originally from Rochester, NY, sewing has been a family tradition starting with my grandmother. She sewed dresses for my mom and her six sisters. My mom started sewing at a young age, winning a competition in high school for a dress and jacket she made. When it came time for her wedding, she even made her wedding dress! Naturally, I began making clothing for my stuffed animals and dolls from scraps mom had left over, then took a few decades long break for school and work. I made two baby quilts before having kids (when I had time!) and became attached to sewing again. Once my boys were born I made their Halloween costumes (as my mom had for my sister and I) and teddy bears with the sleepers they wore home from the hospital. Working full time out of the home without family around was more challenging than I expected, so after I quit working in the corporate world sewing became a way to pass nap times, trying new patterns with my own twist became an important part of my day.
I only offer handmade items at Cuddles and Keepsakes, so everything can be customized and personalized, creating the most perfect gifts for the most special babies and kids. I am happy to create baby shower gift sets including quilts, décor, clothing and stuffed animals that all coordinate to the nursery style of the parents to be, or to match what the parents had a children. One of my favorite orders was a bear, which a soon to be grandma had made from the quilt her son had as a baby. She gifted the bear at the baby shower for her daughter in law. For older children, aprons and oven mitts, doll carriers and costumes can all be made to match the specific likes of the recipient to make their holiday or birthday extra special! My memory and keepsake animals are made from the material most special to you, whether it be baby clothes, blankets, or clothing from a loved one who has passed. These items are sent to me, then created with the utmost in care and returned as a keepsake to be treasured for generations.

Everything is made by me in a smoke-free, pet-friendly environment, I have no employees in the sewing room, only a few behind the scenes. Quality and safety are the most important factors in my business. The materials I use are purchased in the US, and all zippers, buttons, straps and non-fabric materials are from companies with certifications showing they are lead free, among other things. Each item I sell is stamped with the Cuddles and Keepsakes logo, and other information. This is how you know my items are compliant and therefore safe for the most important people in your life, the kids!
My two boys are now in preschool, I am also a high school lacrosse coach wife, reader, and lover of jigsaw puzzles! Being creative is who I am, it is in what I do with my kids on a daily basis, why I have this business I love. Creating and sewing really motivates me and keeps me continually learning new processes, better ways to do things, and better ways to help our kids have fun without electronics!
Thank you for stopping by, and letting me help you make the memories that will last for generations!

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  • Erica Riggall


    Hi! I'm Erica! I stopped working to stay home with my two boys a few years ago. I started sewing their Halloween costumes and fell in love with making new things and learning all about sewing! I love making special items for customers!

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