About Us

Cara Sheppard, Owner, Designer, Maker

A mother, wife and artist, Cara started Nestling Kids Keepsakes after moving from bustling Vancouver to a small town in the heart of the Okanagan wine country. Crafting beautiful keepsakes and nursery decor for you is a natural extension of her lifelong love of creating.


Sharon Hamilton, Assistant

Sharon joined the Nestling Kids Keepsakes team in 2017 and focuses on customer service, social media and marketing from her office in Toronto. She also provides occasional production support.


Preserving precious memories with nursery decor & keepsakes

Cara started Nestling Kids Keepsakes in 2015 and it quickly grew into a full time pursuit. At this point we have hand-crafted about 1000 keepsake teddy bears and other animals in two sizes. We have made keepsake and memory animals from baby clothes and sleepers, baby blankets, pet blankets, school uniforms, and adult clothing - from Harley Davidson t-shirts to ladies blouses and nightgowns. Our completely hand-stitched family portraits, banners and mobiles hang in places of honour in many households.
Quality is our number one goal in everything we do. By drawing on years of experience in graphic arts and customer service, we are able to make the best choices to create the most beautiful keepsake with your treasured fabric, while guiding you through the process with compassion.