Memory bears and cloth dolls from The Messy Stork

Swansea, Wales · 51 Sales


Memory bears and cloth dolls from The Messy Stork

Swansea, Wales 51 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Rachel Leggett

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Rachel Leggett


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My next available slot to make a memory bear is week commencing Monday 19th June. If you would like a memory bear made for you by the end of June, pay today, just click on any of my bear listings...


Memory bears and cloth dolls made just for you for the special people in your life.

Hi! My name is Rachel and I make memory bears and custom-made cloth dolls.

What I do:
My memory bears, also known as keepsake bears, are made from your baby’s precious first clothes. Your bear will be individually designed around the clothes you provide to ensure the best showcase for the garments you’ve entrusted me with. You will see from my reviews that my customers love my eye for detail and the care and attention I give to each beautiful creation.

My cloth dolls or rag dolls are made to my own pattern and they combine the features that my own little girl loved along with elements that I valued too. These I make using fabrics in a colour of your choice. Simply let me know what colours you would like the dolls clothes, skin and hair to be along with the name of your child and I will create a unique doll to your specification. Dolls with disabilities can also be made. Just ask me for what you need.

How it works:
Initially all you need to do is contact me to check my waiting list length. Then, if you would like to proceed, simply place your order and pay. Once you’ve done that, securely wrap your baby’s clothes and post them to me. That’s it. I will make your clothes into a gorgeous bear that you can cherish forever.

Please note – you can also order a larger sized bear if you have a lot of clothes you would like incorporated.

Who am I?
Well, as I said, I’m Rachel and I opened my Etsy shop in Spring 2017. After 9 years in a supermarket job tied to shift patterns and sometimes working both days at the weekend I needed to create a life that allowed me to be at home more often with my daughter, and to use my creative gift to create these beautiful bears and dolls. I love putting together the different colour combinations, mixing the patterns and making sure that I make the most of the clothes that are so precious to you.

If you’d like more information then please do contact me and I will get back to you as quickly as I can. I do reply to every query so don’t worry – sometimes it might take me a bit longer than I’d like if I’m at my other job – but rest assured, your interest in my work is valuable to me and I will be in touch.

Thank you.
And I very much look forward to working with you to create your own, personal and unique memory.
Rachel xx

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    It's just me here. I love making memory bears from your babies first clothes for you to treasure forever, and rag dolls for children to play with and enjoy.

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