Snug as a Bug


Looking at old photos of our babies always makes us nostalgic for those first little sleepers, that beloved Superman shirt, and that velvet holiday dress that was outgrown too quickly. That’s why we plan to hang on to our memories with a gorgeous, cozy and practical memory quilt from Kokobaru.

Start by setting aside a pile of fabric—from clothes, special blankets or even worn-out stuffies—and bring them to Kelly Manweiler, the creative genius behind Kokobaru. She’ll share design ideas with you before working your treasures into a true work-of-art quilt, featuring anything from an abstract pattern to a complete picture made with scraps. You choose the size, from a small snuggle blankie to a full-size comforter. Don’t have a stash of fabric ready to go, but still love the idea of a custom quilt? Kelly will create a colour-themed piece from new material to match your decor.

Kelly also makes unique and custom stuffed animals and dolls with adorable hand-stitched faces. We love her sweet and soft ‘daddy’ dolls, cuddly robots and funny squishy monsters, along with animals like foxes and owls. Have a sweet rag doll made to look just like your daughter, or get Kelly to incorporate memory fabrics into a new stuffie—for example, you can take a special but worn-out baby blanket and have it turned into the body of a fuzzy bear.

When your one-of-a-kind piece is ready, lucky Ottawa clients can pick up their keepsake in person in Nepean, along with any leftover scraps. Then, snuggle up and enjoy turning old memories into new ones.



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