This is our funky triceratops memory dinosaur. Made from the most cherished of your loved one's old clothes and with up to 45 characters of personalisation embroidery, our triceratops dinosaur is a great way to treasure those memories. It has three little horns, the frill around the head and four fully jointed legs. If you want to give one as a gift and can't get hold of the clothes, why not consider one of our lovely gift vouchers or sets?
To purchase our dinosaur keepsake just pop in what embroidery option you want, then checkout and you'll receive an email telling you where to send the items of clothing. We usually embroider the dinosaur directly on to it's side. If the text is particularly long then sometimes we do need to do it on the dinosaur's collar in order to fit it all in. The dinosaur can be made in two sizes - standard (sitting at approximately 15cm high and 40cm long) or large (25cm high and 50cm long). The actual finished size varies depending on how stretchy the fabrics are. The large option is really impressive and a great way to have more items of clothing included. We suggest you send the equivalent of 4-6 babygrows or 1-4 items of older child/adult clothing for the standard size. For a large please send the equivalent of at 8-10 babygrows or 2-5 items of older child/adult clothing. Please note that due to the size of the side pattern piece on the large dinosaur, very small babygrows are not big enough and you will need to send an extra item of larger clothing or we will have to stitch two grows together for this piece.
Please do note that there can be a real variation in the appearance of the animals depending upon the clothing that we receive. Please ensure that you do look through the full product photo picture selection in order to get a good idea of how the appearance can vary.
We can also add a little pouch internally to your keepsake, which contains a removable and re-recordable sound device. The device can be taken in and out of the pouch (which is fastened with velcro) and you can record a message which is played back whenever the device is squeezed. The device is approximately 6.5cm across and can be recorded over as many times as you like. This is a wonderful way to treasure special messages from loved ones to parents or vice versa, for the sound of heartbeats or any other treasured recording. The same pouch can also be used to store other little treasures or a small quantity of a loved one's ashes.
Once we receive the clothes from you it generally takes about six to eight weeks for us to get your finished item back to you, though this can be longer during busy periods. If you select one of our Express options (at the checkout) we can do it in under three weeks or as little as one week. If there is a special date you need it for please do make a note of this when you send in the clothes.
If you have got a lot of special requests and additions then, depending on the complexity, we may contact you to request an additional payment to cover the cost of making these.
While our keepsakes can be machine washed at 40 degrees, we would prefer that they are hand washed and dried naturally. Do not tumble dry. The stuffing is 100% CE tested polyester. As these can be delicate items, often made from very well-worn clothes, they can not be CE tested and therefore come with the following Warning: This product is not suitable for persons under the age of 14 years. Pattern is by LoveKeepCreate Ltd.
We get a lot of questions about the clothing which can be used. This should answer all your questions!
Types of Clothing: We use baby grows as a guide for numbers of items (below) but you can send us pretty much any clothing. We can work with all kinds of materials - if they are delicate/knitted then sometimes we back them with another fabric for stability. We struggle to work with very chunky knits and we can’t use plastic rainwear or swimwear. On the whole we can do most things, however the wider the variety of fabrics the less ‘uniform’ the finished item will look.
Number of Items: As a guide to what to send in we ask the for equivalent number of babygrows. This assumes babygrows that are approximately 0-6months. If they are tiny babygrows, vest, tops, trousers etc then they would count as half a babygrow. Equally, if the items are much bigger babygrows, or dresses with quite a bit of fabric to them etc, then you may be able to send less. Generally we would say it is better to send slightly too much than too little.
Notes: Please do tell us in a note with the clothes which are the favourites, especially if you are sending more than we’ve asked for, so that we can make sure they appear prominently on the finished item. Please do tell us if you want a bit of everything using. If you don’t, and we don’t need it all, then we will make a decision about what to use and will send back any uncut items. Similarly, it is really important to let us know if you are sending in certain items which are particular favourites, or if you want bits of detailing etc using in a particular way. We will always do our best to adhere to these requests, although it may not always be possible.
Quality: Obviously the most worn items of clothing are often the favourites and we love these. However, please be aware that the more stretched/worn/washed something is, the more delicate the finished item will be as stitches are more likely to pull into little tiny holes on seams. Also, more won/stretchy fabric tends to look more stretched – obviously! This doesn’t mean it is over-stuffed, it is just a consequence of the fabric. We think it still looks lovely, but you just need to be aware that it may look more different to the pictures on the product pages. There are lots of customer photos on our Facebook page so please do look there for more real life examples. We strongly encourage customers to look at the customer photos so that you can get a good idea of the variety in appearance of the products.
Offcuts: We do keep remnants of fabric for a short amount of time after dispatching your order, so if you aren’t happy, or want something back, you need to tell us quickly. Once your order is dispatched then we usually recycle remaining fabric within a few weeks.
How do I send them in? Once you have placed your order you will receive a confirmation email with postage instructions. Please follow the instructions! It is really important to make sure the order reference and a senders address is on the outside of the parcel.
Customer Reviews 5.0 5 5.0/5 Based on 3 reviews
Amazing Reviewed by Sarah Caulfield on 23 Jul 2017
We love our keepsake dinosaur so much, it is incredible. You can see how much effort has gone into making this. My son is obsessed with dinosaurs so as well as being made from his babygrows we will also treasure the memory of his love for dinosaurs. This is just amazing and so pleased we now have something to keep rather than his babygrows kept in a box.
Received my triceratops love it Reviewed by Jennifer Smith on 06 Apr 2017
I received my triceratops of my sons baby grows Kurt and wrote a letter what I wanted to be used and when opened box of triceratops I was amazed at the quality and loved how it was all put together and is perfect and imagined it to be like this and love the toy and recommending to my friends and family and customer satisfaction excellent talking to staff at love keep and create so useful and helpful will be using love keep again and thinking to get a memory blanket as still have some grows and will be putting Kurt's triceratops in his nursery for decoration and when he is older will be giving him triceratops to show to his kids and his baby box too.
AMAZING! Reviewed by VICKY WOOLFORD on 17 Jan 2017
Thank you so much for my Dinosaur keepsake, it was one of three I ordered and they are all even more amazing than I ever could have imagined. Made from my husbands shirts, who passed away just over a year ago, they are absolutely beautiful and such a lovely way to make use of his clothes rather than them being kept in a box in the attic! I was a little nervous when I sent his shirts off in the post but there was no need, the overall service and end result was fantastic. Arriving in their impressive boxes this morning they brought a tear or few to my eye but I will now look at them with such fondness and happy memories. Thank you again x
Mainland UK Delivery Rates
|Delivery Option||Dispatch Time||Delivery Time||Tracked||Signed For||Cost|
|Standard Keepsake||Approx 8 weeks from receipt of clothes||24 Hours||Yes||Yes||£7.50|
|Standard Non-Keepsake||1 - 2 Working Days||2 - 3 Working Days||No||No||£3.50|
|3 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)||Within 3 weeks from receipt of clothes||24 Hours||Yes||Yes||£7.50|
|1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)||Within 1 week from receipt of clothes||24 Hours||Yes||Yes||£7.50|
European Delivery Rates
|Delivery Option||Dispatch Time||Delivery Time||Tracked||Signed For||Cost|
|Standard Keepsake||Approx 8 weeks from receipt of clothes||2 Working Days||Yes||Yes||£20|
|Standard Non-Keepsake||1 - 3 Working Days||2 - 3 Working Days||No||No||£5|
|3 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)||Within 3 weeks from receipt of clothes||24 Hours||Yes||Yes||£20|
|1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)||Within 1 week from receipt of clothes||24 Hours||Yes||Yes||£20|
Non-Mainland UK and International Delivery
We are able to process orders from non-mainland UK addresses, including the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Ireland and the Channel Islands. Delivery surcharges for the relevant postcodes are calculated at the checkout.
For more information, please view our full delivery policy here.
We cannot accept personalised items back unless they are actually faulty. Please note that there is a wide variation in how the keepsakes come out, due to the very different natures of the fabrics we receive and the final item may well not look exactly like the pictures on our product pages. If you are not happy with your order for any reason please get in touch straight away to discuss it.
Non personalised items can be returned in their original condition and packaging within 14 days of delivery. We will then either replace the item or, if you prefer, offer a full refund of the goods less the original delivery charges. All return postage is the responsibility of the purchaser and we recommend that you obtain a proof of postage receipt from the Post Office.
Our return address is:
Unit 8 Burrington Business Park