To create your keepsake dragon just complete the options, then checkout and you'll receive an email telling you where to send the items of clothing. The Dragon can be made in two sizes - standard (sitting at approximately 15cm high and 40cm long) or large (25cm high and 50cm long). The large option is really impressive and a great way to have more items of clothing included. Unfortunately the dragon cannot be weighted. The embroidery is placed on the wings of the keepsake Dragon. We suggest you send the equivalent of 4-6 babygrows or 1-4 items of older child/adult clothing for a standard dragon. For a large please send the equivlanet of at 8-10 babygrows or 2-5 items of older child/adult clothing. Please do have a look at the clothing tab above for more information about what we recommend.
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, shaped like a heart. 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 Mariska vos Bolman.
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 4 reviews
Amazing Reviewed by Mandie76 on 27 Nov 2019
I received my order yesterday and am absolutely blown away with the finished product, the quality is amazing and has turned something so precious to me into something precious that i can keep for ever. Would highly recommend x
Just perfect Reviewed by Red_sixty on 13 Nov 2019
Such lovely attention to detail, really beautiful product and I’m so pleased with it!
Sophia's little Dragon Reviewed by Mary Drinkel on 07 Dec 2017
Thank you so so much to the whole team for our gorgeous Keepsake dragon! Its amazing!! The service has been great and very efficient and we are over the moon with how the keepsake has turned out! We can't thank you enough! It will be cherished for years to come! :)
AMAZING! Reviewed by VICKY WOOLFORD on 17 Jan 2017
Thank you so much for my Dragon 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