Friday, September 3, 2010

Giveaway-Baby Clothes Custom Keepsake Bear!!

Baby Clothes Bear-made with your little ones clothes!
Recently, I found a little shop on etsy that has some really good finds. The items in this shop include precious keepsakes, the kind that you will want to keep forever because they are custom made. The name of the shop is Shellylisser (Click here to visit). Michelle is the talented woman behind the shop.  Michelle started sewing when she was only five years old! Her mother had her working with a real sewing machine at that age and Michelle has been sewing ever since. Michelle is a mother of two and a teacher so she's busy, but thankfully she's made the time to run her etsy shop. She makes quilts (there's a Lilly quilt in her shop), stuffed animals, jewelry and purses, all with a custom touch because she incorporates photos or fabric that comes from the items you provide.

The baby clothes bear, which she has graciously offered as a giveaway item for one of our lucky readers,  is made from all of those sweet little baby clothes that mothers, grandmothers or aunts had the good sense to hold onto because they just couldn't part with them. Or, if you're like me, you had intentions on doing something else with them one day. Michelle can do that for you. She takes the baby clothes and constructs a stuffed bear with them (see photos). I want to have three made out of my three daughters' baby clothes with the hopes of someday passing them on to their little ones.

I ordered a photo purse from Michelle, I'm giving it to my 89 year old Grandmother for Christmas. The photo is printed on canvas so it's actually part of the handbag. This purse will allow my grandmother to show off her great grand kids. I know she will love it. As soon as it arrived in the mail, I ordered a second one for myself with a silhouette photo of my daughters.

My Grandmother's Purse

She also makes and sell silhouette pendants and bracelets and necklaces that are made with a Tiffany style chain and them!
Silouhette pendant

Michelle makes something else that I've never come across on etsy, Memory Animals. These are stuffed animals made out of the familiar clothing that belonged to a loved one. I've read about these stuffed animals being used as a therapeutic devices for children who've lost someone with whom they were close. You won't find these currently in the shop, but you can convo Michelle for more information.

So go check out this little shop!
Give away details:
1. Follow this blog
2. Visit Michelle's shop by clicking here and tell us which item you love the most!
3. Comment below telling us that you would like to be entered in the drawing and don't forget to mention your favorite item from Michelle's shop : )
-That's it!!

The winner of the giveaway will be randomly selected on Friday, Sept. 10. The winner will be announced here!


  1. Wow, beautiful! Can't decide between the bear and the cameo. Looking through my daughter's things right now.

  2. Love the baby clothes bear!!! What a wonderful giveaway. I have been holding on to a few of my sons clothing items from his 1st days home and this would be the sweetest keepsake for him.

  3. I really like the baby clothes bears. They are so unique and could be passed on for generations.

  4. Great idea! Planning on saving Lilly baby clothes for something ... Now I know what to do with them, a little Lilly bear! I'd love to enter the giveaway!

  5. OMG this is such a good idea. I am sitting hear crying. this is my mom made over... she died in march. we made a memory quilt for my grandmother. like you said you want to get around but never do. now my mom is gone. this is great for the grandkids. and i have an only child and could do something for her. You are a God send!!!
    I follow your blog. Of course my favorite is the memory of someones belongings and making something! But I also love the animals of baby clothes for me. Thank you so very much. I would like to be entered in the giveaway.

  6. Obsessed with the Lilly quilt. Would love to be entered in the giveaway!!

  7. Would love to be entered in the contest. Love the photo bracelet!


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