Posted on July 18, 2013

New Business Mum – Leanne Carr

competiton/ giveaway/ Mum in Business

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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  • Reply Alli Marshall August 7, 2013 at 9:04 am

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

  • Reply Joanne Kelly August 6, 2013 at 11:51 pm


  • Reply Valerie Kay August 6, 2013 at 11:48 pm 🙂

  • Reply Jennifer D. August 6, 2013 at 11:29 pm

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

  • Reply Sarah Parker August 6, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I love the bunting 🙂

  • Reply rachael jones August 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm

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

  • Reply Kieran August 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Pirate Keepsake Album / Scrapbook

  • Reply Rachel B August 6, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    the personalised cushions are lovely.

  • Reply Karen R August 6, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I love the Girls Date of Birth Bunting Print

  • Reply kelly August 6, 2013 at 1:22 am

    The keepsake bears! 🙂

  • Reply sam bailey August 5, 2013 at 11:54 pm 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

  • Reply Jayne B August 5, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    I absolutely am in love with the bears!

  • Reply Emily Nelson August 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    i LOVE this:

  • Reply EMMA WALTERS August 5, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    keepsake bears 🙂

  • Reply Paula Phillips August 5, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    The keepsake bears

  • Reply Vid ram August 5, 2013 at 4:18 am

    The keepsake teddy bears

  • Reply Karen Barrett August 4, 2013 at 4:32 pm


  • Reply Sarah Red August 3, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I love the boys teddy bear
    Perfect for my little boys christening this September x

  • Reply jayne underwood August 3, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    the girl’s personalised fairy print x

  • Reply emily August 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    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

  • Reply Gemma Snell August 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    i love the button heart memento

  • Reply Jenna Keller July 30, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    The keepsake bears are amazing. Fab giveaway x

  • Reply clair downham July 30, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    love the keepsake bear would love to win

  • Reply ABIGAIL HAMILTON July 29, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    The Frankie keepsake bear is my favourite

  • Reply ABIGAIL HAMILTON July 29, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Fab prize ! : )

  • Reply Julie Cook July 29, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Personalised pirate map x

  • Reply Laura F July 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm

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

  • Reply Lianne Turton July 25, 2013 at 10:10 am

    My favourite item would be the bear 🙂

  • Reply Lianne Turton July 25, 2013 at 10:09 am

    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.

  • Reply Hannah Moody July 25, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I love this:

  • Reply Louise Smith July 24, 2013 at 4:41 pm

  • Reply nicci cowdell-murray July 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm

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

  • Reply angela sandhu July 24, 2013 at 10:47 am

  • Reply laura banks July 24, 2013 at 10:05 am

    i like this one

  • Reply Tracy Nixon July 24, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I love the Girls Date of Birth Heart Print

  • Reply liz denial July 24, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Girls Personalised Fairy Print

  • Reply Kate Cunningham July 24, 2013 at 6:32 am

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

  • Reply Gemma Mills / Chamberlain (MyMillsBaby) July 24, 2013 at 12:55 am

    I know it’s lazy but I’d have to say the bears. Something different from the norm from old clothes is fabulous.

  • Reply Jade Pirard July 22, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I love the name art, I haven’t got one for Ted yet so will have to get one! 🙂

  • Reply Kara July 21, 2013 at 5:29 am

    I love the teddies but I would pick the pirate name art as never seen anything like it before. Very cute company x

  • Reply anna m July 19, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    its the keep sake bears – lovely!

  • Reply katie vaughan July 18, 2013 at 9:03 pm

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

  • Reply MrsShilts July 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm

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

  • Reply Kate Fever @Family Fever July 18, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I love this one – and it already says Maxwell on it, that’s my little boys name too!

  • Reply sofia ramos July 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I like this one:

  • Reply Louise July 18, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I like all the stuff and good prices too would be a perfect birthday present for Daddy

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