Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Feeling organised? Then maybe it's time to sort through that abundance of old baby clothes and create a beautiful keepsake...

The start of a New Year tends to bring out the organized side in many of us, whether it be re-organising the kitchen cupboards, making room in the playroom / bedroom for the abundance of new toys or the arduous task of re-arranging the attic.

So what better time than now, to start sifting through all those old baby clothes that you haven't had the heart to let go of, but you know won't ever be worn again.

Even worse, you are unlikely to ever see them, except in the instance that you are organising the attic!

We wouldn't suggest being ruthless and giving them all away but instead why not pick your absolute favourites and consider turning them into a stylish patchwork quilt, blanket or cushion full of special memories for you and your child?

That way those pre-loved baby clothes that had been gathering dust in the attic can be transformed into a family heirloom that can be seen and treasured every day?

Just a thought.........


For more information see: Memory Quilts & Blankets  

Monday, 14 January 2013

Handmade Monday: Snow, Giant Fish & Projects In The Making

Firstly, I'd like to wish everyone at Handmade Monday a very belated but happy new year.  I hope you all had a fab Christmas and for those of you on Crafts Forum that did Secret Santa - hope you all enjoyed the gifts that you received. 

We had a great Christmas and our special guests helped to make it one to remember...  it certainly had the desired affect when a huge remote controlled, helium-filled shark and Nemo came 'swimming' through the air in the lounge.  Much to the delight of the kids - especially the biggest kids!

We have set ourselves several new years resolutions this year, one of which is to start celebrating more occasions with our keepsake gifts.  First up is Valentines day.  Admittedly we don't have long to complete our designs and start promoting them but we are on the way. 

Here's a first glimpse at our little 'I Love You' valentines owl. He / she is just missing the eyes and personalisation - which can either be I Love you on the front or a name (or other short message).  We will also be giving customers the option to add a message to the back of the owl.  Finished pictures will be posted soon!

We have lots of other items in the pipeline, which are being designed not only to celebrate Valentines Day but also for weddings and anniversaries to give as gifts or to create your own special keepsake.   Here's just one of them - free standing wooden hearts.  We have a few ideas for these, but won't share them just yet - not until they've been tried and tested anyway.  Hopefully we will be posting finished pictures of these next week too.

The final project, which has admittedly been going on for some time, is a photo collage wooden letter plaque.  This particular letter is free standing but can also be mounted to the wall. Again, hoping to post finished pictures next week. This particular letter is for "Daddy" but it could be any letter, any colour or any name. 

So needless to say, there is a lot to be getting on with this week!  I'm going to head over to Handmade Monday this afternoon to see what everyone else has been up to. 


Sunday, 13 January 2013

Free Dellivery For Keepsake Frames for a limited time

Given that one of our New Year's Resolutions this year was to offer our customers and readers more promotions and offers, we are now offering free delivery for all keepsake frames ordered between now and Friday 18th January.

Our deep shadow box style frames are great for displaying precious keepsakes and 3d items.  Most are 55mm deep and come with a box fixed to the back of the frame, which is easy to open and close using two screws. 

If you are looking to frame castings of your baby's hands or feet, their first comforter or even their first shoes - we think our box frames will fit the job.

See our range of deep box frames for keepsake displays

Have a great weeked!

Friday, 11 January 2013

Happy Belated New Year! Our New Year's Resolutions!

Happy 2013 !

How is it already 11th January?  I'm not sure how that happened so quickly but here we are, now wishing you a 'belated' Happy New Year! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and for those that bought gifts from us, that they were well received.  Thank you for all of your support throughout 2012 and we hope that we can continue to help you find the perfect keepsake gift in 2013.

In keeping with New Year's tradition, we've decided to come up with some Resolutions for For Keep's Sake in 2013 - all are based on giving more to our customers.
  1. Offers & Promotions.  We want to introduce regular monthly promotions to both our newsletter readers and Facebook fans. The offers will be promoted at different times of the month and the offer itself may differ completely.  If you want to be kept updated with all of our offers, all you need to do is Like us on Facebook and Sign up to our Newsletter - which can be done through the signup button on the bottom left menu of our home page.
  2. More products & designs.  We are always looking to add new designs to our ranges, but in 2013 we want to give you even more variety through new designs and product lines. With this in mind, if you have anything specific that you have been looking for or any bespoke requests we are more than happy to look into them for you.
  3. More Occasions. Many of our personalised gifts and keepsakes are baby-related but this year we want to broaden this to include any occasion where a special keepsake will be treasured. We are already working on ideas for Valentines Day and will also be here to help you with some gift inspiration and special keepsakes for Mother's Day and Father's Day.
  4. Loyalty Points Scheme.  We want to start rewarding customers that shop with us time and time again.  We will be launching a loyalty point scheme imminently to say thank you and to start giving something back to all of our loyal customers.
So these are our resolutions. We've limited them to four to help us stick to them.  We are really excited about all of our plans for 2013 and want to make this year, our year, for giving back to you.

Do you have any New Year's Resolutions on either a personal or business level?  We'd love to hear them if you do - just leave a comment.

Thanks for reading and here's to an exciting 2013!

Lots of love