New Business Mum – Leanne Carr

New Business Mum – Leanne Carr

The lovely Leanne from Made 4 Keepsake is on the blog today, Leanne has a lovely website with lots of lovely ideas to make memories for your little ones… she also has a little boy called Bugs so that means she has GREAT taste 😉 If you’d like to email Leanne directly about any of her work then you can find her at –

Who are you?
My Name is Leanne Carr

me and BugsWhat do you do?
I design and create unique personalised keepsakes to cherish those important times in your life.

boys bunting DOB

When did you establish your business?
Made4keepsake was established after the birth of my son in August 2012.

bunting chrsitening print

What made you start your own business?
After getting married in 2011 and then experiencing the most incredible feeling of becoming a mummy I want to share my unique keepsakes with others who were too experiencing those important milestones.   After spending  several years in the fashion Industry I decided to put my creative flare to use  While I was pregnant  and I started creating unique prints for my son’s nursery . Once he arrived he inspired me even more to make and create heartfelt gifts that others can treasure forever as well as precious keepsakes.

Family print

What do you love about working for yourself?
I love designing special gifts and keepsakes that are so well received. The gifts I design and create mean so much to the person who’s receiving it. It’s so rewarding and such a privilege to be apart of creating such cherished keepsakes that I know bring so many wonderful and treasured memories to the customer.

My world print - boy

Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?
My mind is always on the business even at 4 o’clock in the morning.

Beatrixs bearIs there anything you would go back and do differently if you could? 
You are always learning and I wouldn’t change a thing as you need to make mistakes to ensure you learn from them.

Pirate print- captain Bugs (1)What advice would you give to a Mum considering starting her own business? 
Being a mum is your number one job – anything else comes second.
It’s all about setting tasks and time management.

Leanne has kindly offered to make a keepsake bear for one of my lucky readers. All the lucky winner will need to do is send her 4/5 pieces of your chosen baby clothes (at your cost) and she will make it and return it to you, I am sure you will all agree what a wonderful prize this is!!

Zak's keepsake bear

All you need to do to enter is complete the Rafflecopter below :) – Good luck xx

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  1. Alli Marshall :

    I love the keepsake bears
    I’d love to have one made of bits of all 4 of my kids clothes!


  3. I love love love the keepsake teddy bears.
    So sweet!

  4. I love the bunting :)

  5. rachael jones :

    i absolutely LOVE the keepsake bear and have considered having a few of these made before !

  6. Pirate Keepsake Album / Scrapbook

  7. the personalised cushions are lovely.

  8. I love the Girls Date of Birth Bunting Print

  9. The keepsake bears! :)

  10. Although my girl is 15 i chose an unusual name for her so i can never buy anything off the shelf so this would be a lovely gift x

  11. I absolutely am in love with the bears!

  12. Emily Nelson :

    keepsake bears :)

  14. Paula Phillips :

    The keepsake bears

  15. The keepsake teddy bears

  16. Karen Barrett :
  17. I love the boys teddy bear
    Perfect for my little boys christening this September x

  18. jayne underwood :

    the girl’s personalised fairy print x

  19. Leanne makes some amazing gifts and most of my friends and family have a gift off me which i have purchased off Leanne. Keep up the amazing unique work you do Leanne. x

  20. i love the button heart memento

  21. Jenna Keller :

    The keepsake bears are amazing. Fab giveaway x

  22. clair downham :

    love the keepsake bear would love to win


    The Frankie keepsake bear is my favourite


    Fab prize ! : )

  25. Personalised pirate map x

  26. I checked out the website and I like the teddy bears best.

  27. My favourite item would be the bear :-)
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  28. Gorgeous idea, I have kept lots of my LO favourite clothes as memories but having something made out of them would make them extra special.
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  33. nicci cowdell-murray :

    As well as the teddys i quitte like the keepsake boxes which are coming soon …. lovely ! @chanson2010

  34. angela sandhu :
  35. Tracy Nixon :

    I love the Girls Date of Birth Heart Print

  36. Girls Personalised Fairy Print

  37. Kate Cunningham :

    Love the teddies. You can’t have too many teddies!

  38. I know it’s lazy but I’d have to say the bears. Something different from the norm from old clothes is fabulous.
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  39. I love the name art, I haven’t got one for Ted yet so will have to get one! :)
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  40. I love the teddies but I would pick the pirate name art as never seen anything like it before. Very cute company x
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  41. its the keep sake bears – lovely!
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  42. katie vaughan :

    Leanne made me a keepsake teddy for my daughter and it is beautiful more than I expected. Keep up the good work Leanne

  43. I really like the keepsake bear, it’s so lovely and makes a fantastic keepsake

  44. I love this one – and it already says Maxwell on it, that’s my little boys name too!
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  45. sofia ramos :
  46. I like all the stuff and good prices too would be a perfect birthday present for Daddy
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