Here at The Ribbon Rose Studio, I make bespoke memory bears and cushions using items of clothing or bedding that remind you of a special person or time in your life. The finished items bring much comfort to those who receive them and allow the memories from the person or time to be on display instead of being hidden in a drawer.
All items are made by cutting the personal items by hand, then each piece is machine stitched to ensure durability. The final stages are completed by hand to bring the items together and add all finer details.
Items you can use to make an memory piece include clothing from babies, children, parents or grandparents, wedding dresses, sports clothing.
Each commission is special and unique and I never know what the final item will look like until the last stitch, and that still amazes me to this day.
The smile each items brings when my lovely customers see their item for the first time gives me such a warm feeling. I am truly honoured that people put not only their special items but also their trust in my hands to create a unique and personalised product that will bring many years of happiness and joy.
Designed from 1-15 items.
Jointed bears are able to sit and stand. For a simple look, 1 large item is best. For a more detailed bear full of many memories and special moments, 5-15 items can be used.
Snuggle bears are made from one large item e.g. dressing gown, skirt, sweatshirt and the arms on these bears are designed to fit perfect snug around your neck to give the best cuddle!
Memory quilts come in a range of sizes depending on the number of items of clothing you have
Sofa snuggle blankets - Made using 20-30 items
Single bed size blankets - Made using 35+ items
Embroidered personalisation can be added for a small extra charge
Memory Cushions can be made using 1 or more items of clothing and can use whole items or parts of clothing.
Shirt Cushions - One shirt is used to create a special memory item to cuddle
Patchwork cushions - Made using a number of items
Whole item cushions - Items are not cut but instead placed as whole pieces on the cushion
Once you have decided to create a personalised memory item, please don't hesitate to get in contact with me - via email, my Facebook page, Instagram or text. I always try and reply on the same day to ensure a great experience from start to finish (but please bear with me if you message late at night as I may reply in the morning!). Links are above at the top of the page for ways to contact me.
If you have certain items that you prefer to be used in certain areas, please do let me know and I will ensure these are placed in more prominent areas on your memory bear, quilt or cushion.
Please see the 'Requirements' tab for the number of items that I need to produce each item. The more you can provide the more varied your item will be.
I work to an order book, so I usually work through each order as they come in. However, if you have a certain deadline to work to, I am more than happy to discuss this and work with you to meet this. Items usually have a lead time of 4-6 weeks depending on how busy the order book is. Please ask for information regarding timings when placing your order.
Thank you so much to Kate, you have been amazing. Can’t thank you enough, from your speedy response to my 5am garbled panicked message, for putting your personal life aside to make sure the snuggle bear was done before my daughter hols. He’s perfect, fabulous quality & the love, care & attention you’ve put in to him shines out. You’ve even won over the trust of my daughter so her super special Teddy who has not left her side in 5yrs can come for some much needed TLC after Easter. A task I thought would be impossible, but with your kindness & patience she is happy to leave teddy in your care. Honestly couldn’t recommend you higher.
- Becky, from Bramhall
A huge heartfelt thank you to Kate Lowry of The Ribbon Rose Studio - Memory Teddies and Quilts. I had two knitted jumpers of my mum’s I’d kept since she died 9 years ago. I used to hug them tight to smell her. Over time the smell faded and they went into a drawer. I asked Kate if she could make me some cushions and wow she did not disappoint. I absolutely love them and the workmanship is amazing - zips so I can wash them! They mean so much to me. Thank you.
- Anne, from Cheadle Hulme
Thank you so much for making my daughters memory quilt from her Nanna! It’s absolutely gorgeous! You’ve done an amazing job so talented absolutely thrilled and will be cherished forever! Thank you.
- Laura, from Cheadle Hulme
Lovely experience having my wedding dress made into teddies for my daughter and unborn baby. Lovely communication and care taken with a previous item. Already recommended to friends and would use again without hesitation x
- Jennifer, from Cheadle Hulme