Your little one's growing up so fast that you're both making new memories every day. And you want to hold on to those memories. So you keep the cute clothes that they've worn to help you remember. But now you've got a pile of clothes full of memories that are just packed away in the loft and not being enjoyed. Does that sound familiar?
I have the perfect solution.
I'm Michelle Blackmore and my job is to help you keep hold of those memories by turning those cute clothes into gorgeous keepsakes.
I'm passionate about sewing and I've got almost 30 years experience in needlecrafts. From dressmaking, to home furnishings, altering bridal gowns and quilting. I've made so many keepsakes that I've lost count.
I can take your little ones cute clothes and turn them into adorable keepsake blankets, quilts, animals and cushions. Keepsakes that you and your little one can enjoy every day, instead of the clothes being packed away out of sight in a dusty old suitcase.
To see the selection of keepsakes you can choose from - click here.
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IF YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW MORE PERSONAL STUFF ABOUT ME.....
I'm a true Brummie, born, raised and still living in Birmingham, with my youngest daughter, 2 daft dogs (my boys, Eric and Tiny) and my dainty cat, Missy. I'm a mother to 3 wonderful monsters and a Nanna to 5 adorable grandmonsters.
I'm an old fashioned girl at heart, and love 40's and 50's vintage style. When I'm not sewing I can often be found mooching around vintage fairs. Or crocheting. Or knitting. Or cross-stitching. In fact, anything crafty!
Whenever I get the chance I love to go walking in the woods. I find being among trees so peaceful.
I'm a crier. I always cry at happy occasions, films with happy endings, school plays, in fact, anything that expresses the hard work people have put in to their project.
Oh, and I love cake. And Baileys. And cake. Did I mention that I love cake?
THE OFFICIAL BIO
Michelle has a varied work background. After qualifying as a secretary she worked at Birmingham University as a Faculty Receptionist. Following that, whilst raising her family of 3 children she worked as an Administration Assistant and an Avon Rep.
After enjoying her experience in sales she changed career and worked for many years in specialist retail as a Bridal Consultant. There she was able to put her sewing skills to good use and gained experience in bridal and bridesmaid alterations. She was trained in many aspects of the bridal trade, including fitting toiles and made to measure gowns, learning machine embroidery, intricate beading and is skilled in making bridal veils too.
Over the years, Michelle has experience of using her sewing skills to make clothes, soft toys, curtains and soft furnishings. She is also passionate about quilt making and has also been a keen cross stitcher since the age of 18. Michelle was taught to knit at the age of 12 by her Nan, and taught herself to crochet in later life. Michelle has a lifetime of experience in needlecraft.
She is qualified to level 2 advanced in dressmaking.
Michelle's business is her passion. She loves the freedom and flexibility of being self employed, and running her own business also meant that she was always available to help her disabled husband, who she sadly lost to cancer in 2018,