Little Designers: Plush toys from children’s
In 2007 stay-at-home mom Wendy Tsao
took her 4 year old son's drawing of a monkey and
sewed together a plush toy based on his drawing. The
end result was so cute that she experimented with
some other children's drawings. And thus began a unique
craft business. Child's Own Studio,
based in Vancouver, BC, is a thriving on-line toy
company that makes unique plush toys, or softies,
from children’s drawings. To date, Child's
Own Studio has collaborated with over a hundred
children, ranging from age 3 to 14, to create unique
and wonderful softies, many of which can be seen on
the company website, www.childsown.com.
Starting with a child’s drawing,
Wendy Tsao selects the fabrics for the softie, and
then makes the pattern from the drawing. Each softie
is carefully handcrafted and stuffed with hypoallergenic
fiberfill, transforming the child’s drawing
into a 3D cuddly toy!
But Child’s Own
softies are more than just toys, they become one-of-a-kind
keepsakes for life. Renee Arazsewski sent in a drawing
of a mermaid by her five year old daughter Mikaela
and they were both excited and pleased when they received
the mermaid doll. As Renee put it, “You
know, there are so many dolls out there from mass
production. Mikaela’s doll is so special. It’s
her own doll. Noone else has it. And she made it.
softies start at just $49, taxes and shipping included,
depending on the complexity of the child’s drawing.
Go to www.childsown.com
to check out the gallery, to get more information,
and to get a quote for a drawing.
About Child’s Own
Child’s Own Studio takes children’s
drawings and handcrafts plush toys to be cherished
for a lifetime.
For further information:
Wendy Tsao, Child’s Own Studio,
tel. (604) 377 5366
web site: www.childsown.com
Oakville Moms Review:
When Child's Own Studio contacted
Oakville Moms, we were delighted to learn more about
the company. When I told my son he needed to draw
something so that it can be made into a plush toy,
he was very excited. He is into super heros and so
he drew a blue batman. I scanned the drawing and emailed
it to Child's Own Studio. We received
the batman plush toy within 1 - 2 weeks.
Its amazing how Child's
Own Studio was able to recreate my son's
drawing into a plush toy. My son said "Wow, I
like it". He played with it all afternoon and
asked if he could go to sleep with him.
Child's Own Studio has created something
that we will cherish forver. It's totally unique and
no one else has that toy. Child's Own Studio
is definitely an one-of-a-kind creative company. To
see my son's drawing and plush toy, check
out my blog.
To learn more about Child's
Own Studio and to submit your child's drawing
check out their web site: www.childsown.com