Covid-19 Update – May 2021 onwards
To keep both ourselves and our customers safe we have a variety of COVID-19 procedures in place. I take twice-weekly lateral flow covid tests to ensure I am safe to continue pack and making orders. We shall continue our strict cleanliness policies in line with all the government advice on COVID-19. In the event that I or a member of my family develop covid symptoms, test positive for Covid or have been in close contact with someone who had tested positive, we will stop any orders which will then be quarantined in a safe and secured place until a time we can recommence following the current government guidelines on COVID-19 isolation.
Memory Makes Information
Odds & Soxlets Memory Makes take your precious pre-loved items to create wonderful keepsakes for you to treasure for a lifetime. All Memory Makes are not intended as children’s toys due to the pre-loved fabrics which are used to make them, and they are best kept on a shelf or somewhere safe (out of the reach of tiny hands) to watch over you and your family.
Each handmade leavers bear is £60 (plus P&P if required). Each bear would be completely individual with you choosing exactly what elements are used and how they are positioned onto your bear. You can have additional elements added such as a hair bow placed on the bear’s ear, collar and tie, a special badge added or a book bag made from an offcut.
Each bear is 35cm in height whilst seated and has an open leg span of 42cm. Ideally, I will need at least 3 items of clothing (for example a jumper/t-shirt and shorts / or fleece, t-shirt and PE t-shirt/shorts or a summer dress, jumper and t-shirt and so forth). The choices are endless, you are welcome to supply more items than are required and anything that is unused will be returned to you alongside any large offcuts if you would like back.
Your leavers bear can be completely unique to you, as the bear has many different panels it can be designed in a variety of different ways. You can change the fabrics used for the bottom of the feet/paws inside of ears, the outside and inside of the bear, the head can be made in one colour or in two separate colours, the nose is best in a contrasting darker colour such as trousers/skirts, buttons are perfect for the eyes (which can be mounted onto felt), collars and ties can be added, logos can be used such a front body panel or bottom of the foot. They could also be appliqued to the bear for the centre of the bear’s tummy. Special badges can be added, and leftover fabrics can be made into a mini school book bag, a hair bow for the bear’s ear, or a skirt for the bear. If this is very overwhelming you are also welcome to let me provide suggestions on how best to design your bear with the items you can provide.
Memory Monsters and Bearly Babygrows
Have you ever wondered what to do with your babies first babygrows/clothing? How about having them made into a lovingly handmade keepsake? My Memory Monsters and Bearly Babygrows are delicate keepsakes that have been specifically designed to be made from your little one’s outgrown baby clothes/blankets/towels and precious things.
Made To Order
All keepsakes are made to order. Each memory make must be predominately made from pre-worn clothing provided by each customer and can not be made out of fabrics used for my handmade toys. Both my Memory Monsters and Bearly Babygrows are £50 each (plus P&P if required).
Each is truly unique and may differ in appearance depending upon the clothing used to create it. Each memory make takes approx. 4-6 items of baby clothing such as baby vests, sleepsuits, t-shirts and trousers, dresses and so forth to make each keepsake. Each one is approx. 12-14″ tall and are combined with 100% felt features and stuffed with carded polyester fibre fill.
Please be aware that due to the toy safety laws and the delicate nature of the clothing used my memory makes are keepsakes and are NOT a child’s soft toy. They are designed to sit on a shelf and must be kept out of the reach of children. They not suitable for anyone under the age of 14 years.
You are more than welcome to send in more clothes than required as any unused items will be sent back to you along with your finished make. Additional costs may occur if you have specific size/design requirements. All details can be discussed prior to the memory make being started so their are no hidden costs.
Photographs shown in our gallery are for reference only of previous memory makes which I have made and the clothes used to make them from. This price is for my standard design of each memory make, if you would like additional extra’s made there may be additional costs incurred.
How To Order
To place an order, if you are local to us in North Dorset (Gillingham, SP8) please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your order. We shall then send you an invoice via Pay Pal. You can also order by messaging us via our Facebook page, email us at email@example.com or visit our Etsy store (Please note delivery charges apply via Etsy).
When an order is placed, full payment is required to secure an order slot. A provisional order slot may be given however orders will be dependent upon arrival of your pre-loved clothes, availability due to the time of year and my other orders alongside my other working commitments. If you have a specific date you require your order by, please contact us before making a purchase to ensure we can for-fill your order.
Postage & Packaging – UK
All orders are sent via the courier My Hermes. If you purchase multiple items postage & packaging will be combined and if any excess is paid the overpayment will be refunded.
Postage & Packaging – OVERSEAS
If you live outside the UK mainland then your items will be posted by our Royal Mail international tracked and signed service. Additional charges may apply if multiple items are purchased. Please Note: You are responsible for any export and import charges that may apply to send or receive items to and from your country.
Postage & Packaging Quotes
At the time of ordering please detail the final destination of your order for a full quote.