Special Memory Keepsake Doll

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A keepsake memory doll created just for you to provide a lasting souvenir of a time in your life, such as schooldays, or to celebrate the memory of a loved one, such as a grandparent. This doll is a little friend who sits on the bed or on a chair and listens non-judgementally to whatever she’s told, can keep a secret and all the while keeps special positive memories alive. The dolls shown here are examples. Your doll would be created from information and photograph(s) supplied by you. More details can be found below.

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Keepsake memory dolls are made to order. They take many hours of work and require at least 3 weeks between order and dispatch.

Creation of a doll

This doll is created usually from a photograph provided by the customer. The main aim is to re-create the memorable clothing, hairstyle etc. The doll ‘s face is a standard design. 

The basic doll is handmade in calico and measures approximately 40cm tall. A smaller version of the doll is available (see image)

Two basic keepsake dolls basic bodies
Two size options for keepsake doll

The colour of the doll’s eyes, hair and skin can be chosen from a limited range.

Skin colours for dolls
Skin colour choices for keepsake dolls
eye shape options for keepsake dolls
Eye shape options

The doll’s clothing is not made to be removed.  

Neither the doll nor its clothing should be washed. Should cleaning ever be required this should be specialist dry cleaning.

Each doll takes many hours to create. If the customer has some remnants of the original fabric for the clothing in question this may be suitable to use provided it is not too thick. Many fabrics don’t lend themselves readily to creating garments on a much smaller scale and can be too bulky. If a suitable fabric is not provided by the customer, I will do my  best to find an alternative that appears as close to the original as possible.

I have written a blog article about My Grandma Doll and also one about Boudoir Dolls in general.


Work on a doll only begins once payment in full has been received and I have been in contact with you about details and have clarified any points I am unsure about with you. If you change your mind before work begins you may request a full refund. Once you have agreed my proposal by email and work begins cancellations are no longer possible as this is a personalised item.

If you wish to discuss any aspect before placing your order or need further information please contact me using the “Ask a Question” button on this page.

Other variations of this doll can be found in the Ooak Gifts shop.

PLEASE NOTE: These dolls are collectibles. They are not designed to be played with by children.

This is a personalised item so it cannot be returned for a refund unless found to be faulty.

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