I’ve always been a sentimental person. Really thoughtful and personalized gifts are my jam. So, when I came across the sweet keepsake animals that Stitches by Natalie makes, I knew that I wanted her to make one for Sawyer. Natalie takes everything from birth blankets to special clothing items and hand stiches them together to make all kinds of animals. This must-have custom baby keepsake makes a great newborn gift!
Sawyer had a sweet custom name onesie given to us by a loved one, and she only wore it a few times before it no longer fit–and I wanted a way to reuse it. I added a few preemie onesies that she wore all of the time when she first came home, a well-loved receiving blanket, and a cute peach bubble that she never got to wear but I loved the print.
I chose the 13 in Heirloom Memory Bear because I love how it looked, especially with different patterns and prints. Natalie knocked this keepsake out of the park. When I saw it, it couldn’t have come out any better! She made sure to use each piece that I sent her, in some way, and even sent back what she didn’t use in case I wanted to keep them for something else special.
My hope is that having these keepsakes when they’re older will be something that my kids appreciate! Thankfully, I have a closet full of diaper boxes filled with Grayson’s old clothes so that I can have an animal made for him as well. I’m going to have to talk to Natalie about that ASAP because he really likes Sawyer’s bear too.
Check out Sawyer when she was itty bitty wearing some of the items that are now on her Memory Bear:
Thank you again, Natalie, for our Memory Bear! If any of y’all are looking for a custom keepsake for either your babies or as a gift, be sure to check out Stitches by Natalie.