I know you’ve probably heard enough from me about Eleanor and her drawing (“We get it. She likes to draw. Move on, already.”), but I just had to share this. The woman (or women, as the case may be) behind Child’s Own Studio had the [absolutely brilliant] idea to turn her son’s drawing into a stuffed animal. Near as I can tell she started this back in 2011 (at least that’s as far back as her website archives). Her wait list is now 563 requests long. 563 (and she’s only able to make 4/week, which means if you emailed her right now, you have to wait 2 1/2 years for your creation. Think she’s stumbled onto something here?).
Bringing imagination to life: I can think of few better gifts for a young person (and few better ways to preserve their creations).
Too many stuffed animals already? Can’t decide which drawing to use? Jen, from A Thousand Words, had the same problem (maybe, I don’t actually know for sure…but it sounds good). Which is why she opted to use all of them (her son’s drawings, that is) and create this custom duvet cover. Tracing each image by hand; now that’s love. What to know more, there’s a step-by-step tutorial here.