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Have you come across Wendy Tsao at Child’s Own Studio yet? If not, I encourage you to go and have a look at the most amazing work she does creating custom-made softies from a child’s own drawing. It is such a simple (and comforting) idea, yet she executes it so brilliantly – she truly celebrates children’s art and their imagination with a hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind soft toy. I just love this idea.

Apparently, Wendy made her first toy based on a drawing by her (then) 4-year-old son Dani. Dani’s school had asked the children to bring a toy from home. The idea was to use it as an emergency measure if the child was upset. Since Wendy didn’t want to send Dani’s favorite toy with him to school, she decided to make him a new toy based on a drawing he had done of a snowman. From this, Child’s Own Studio was born.

Here are a few of her wonderful interpretations:

Image of doll drawn by Isla

Image drawn by Isla (age 4)
Image sourced from Child’s Own Studio Flickr Page

Image of Isla's doll by Child's OWn Studio

Isla’s Doll
Image sourced from Child’s Own Studio Flickr Page

Image of Mud the dinosaur drawn by Rowan

Image drawn by Rowan (age 10)
Image sourced from Child’s Own Studio Flickr Page

Image of Rowan's softie 'Mud' by Child's Own Studio

Rowan’s ‘Mud’
Image sourced from Child’s Own Studio Flickr Page

Image drawn by Chad (age unknown)
Image sourced from Child’s Own Studio Flickr Page

Chad’s Softie
Image sourced from Child’s Own Studio Flickr Page

Image of Bunny drawn by Eileen

Image drawn by Eileen (age 8)
Image sourced from Child’s Own Studio Flickr Page

Image of Eileen's Pink Creature by Child's OWn Studio

Eileen’s Pink Creature
Image sourced from Child’s Own Studio Flickr Page

Image of Soren's Mum, drawn by Soren

Image drawn by Soren (age 7)
Image sourced from Child’s Own Studio Flickr Page

Image of Soren's 'Mom' softie by Child's Own Studio

Soren’s ‘Mom’
Image sourced from Child’s Own Studio Flickr Page

Don’t you think this is just the most fabulous concept? I can’t imagine a child not cherishing one of these wonderful softies (although, according to Wendy, it has happened!)

Sadly – for us, anyway! – Wendy’s soft toys are proving so popular, she has even closed her wait-list and is not taking any new orders at this time. She does list other craft artists who may be able to provide a similar service on her website. If you would like to know more about Child’s Own Studio, check out her site at: www.childsown.com

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