By Blake Eligh
Looking for a new way to display your children’s artwork? What about commissioning a stuffed toy from their favourite drawing?
We love this original idea from Child’s Own Studio, a Canadian craft space based in Vancouver.
Working from her home studio, Wendy Tsao is a one-woman stuffie maker who transforms kids’ drawings into one-of-a-kind cuddly toys. Using her background in architecture and art, she creates her original toys over two or three days, working from scanned pictures.
“This is Sonny Li’l Bad Guy, Keadryn’s imaginary friend who goes on extreme adventures. One day he is in the Alps and one day he is in Africa. Currently he is in the Middle East. He’s hard to keep track of.” (Jeff, Keadryn’s uncle)
Prices range from about $70 to $130 for the toys, which are made of a variety of fabrics Tsao chooses herself. Simply send her a photo and she’ll figure out how to make it real.