Welcome to Keepsake Crafts, a compendium of projects, filled with perfect gift ideas to treasure for years to come. These mementos are a lovely way of creating memories for and with your families, and are all the more special for having been handmade with love. Plus, with all projects split into simple categories – sewing, knitting, papercrafting, mixed media and even a Christmas section – it has never been easier to get crafting.
When we first started to put this collection together, I asked myself, what is a keepsake? Does it only count if it is for a wedding, or perhaps the arrival of a baby? Or is it only considered one if it can be passed down through the generations? However, I believe that a keepsake is something that will be precious to the recipient, whether it is a scrapbook full of wedding photos, a memory book for a baby, a quilt, or even an embellished photo frame to show off an image from a special event. For me, a keepsake is something that evokes wonderful memories whenever it is seen or used.
If you are struggling for inspiration, we have projects to inspire you across five crafting categories, as well as some beautiful makes by Corinne Bradd, using the free stencils to get your creative cogs turning. With everything from an heirloom quilt to a photo flag book and an unusual Christmas quilling makes, there is truly something for everyone inside.