The art of softie-making with children's drawings

looking for crafty people

I am not the only person who can make stuffed toys from children’s drawings.  There are other capable crafters out there.   Come out you guys: don’t be shy.  Come and join this site.  Let’s turn this into a real movement.

Kally, age 5

*****Update**** Interested softiemakers please contact me at info@childsown.com

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  • Robin Fiedler

    February 13, 2012 at 11:14 pm |

    I would love to make these toys! I am in Chicago. How would that work out?

    Btw, I LOVE this! I wish that I had someone like you around when my girls were little. I would have never thought of this myself.

    Robin

  • Amanda Mendoza

    February 13, 2012 at 11:36 pm |

    I would love to do this! How can I apply? At this very moment I can only link my own facebook page where I makeover dolls, but I sew much more than whats shown. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boutique-LaLa/129894843755154

  • sabrina

    February 13, 2012 at 11:37 pm |

    How doesto it work. How could I get started and join?

  • Child's Own Studio

    February 14, 2012 at 12:10 am |

    Anyone interested in learning more please contact Wendy at info@childsown.com

    • Cathleen Schott

      February 14, 2012 at 5:18 am |

      Hi Wendy, I sent you a regular email too. My name is Cathleen Schott… I am a very creative artist, sewer, etc. I live is St. Petersburg, Florida… I’m not sure where you are located… but, that doesn’t matter with the world so computer connected. Let me know what you would like from me… photos, samples, etc., and how this would work. My email is below… my home phone is: 727.525.4944. Thank you! Cathleen

    • Shelley Hope

      February 14, 2012 at 11:46 am |

      I’m handy and crafty and childish in a good way. I’m also in Western Massachusetts, but that shouldn’t matter. I would love to learn more.

      Shelley Hope

    • Kylie

      February 17, 2012 at 5:38 am |

      I’ve emailed also! Look forward to hearing from you! Love you work

  • Elysa Sansom Miller

    February 14, 2012 at 4:36 am |

    But you are the best!

  • Cathleen Schott

    February 14, 2012 at 5:21 am |

    (Hope you don’t get this twice… screen said that my comment was awaiting moderation… I’m not sure what that means… so I’m sending again). Hi Wendy, I sent you a regular email too. My name is Cathleen Schott… I am a very creative artist, sewer, etc. I live is St. Petersburg, Florida… I’m not sure where you are located… but, that doesn’t matter with the world so computer connected. Let me know what you would like from me… photos, samples, etc., and how this would work. My email is below… my home phone is: 727.525.4944 . Thank you! Cathleen

  • kayla

    February 14, 2012 at 8:13 am |

    Yes i would love to.. i showed my 5 and 6 yr olds and they went and immediatley started drawing!

  • roomsbytagg2

    February 14, 2012 at 11:33 am |

    Your stuff is absolutely adorable. A genius idea. I say don’t worry about all of the orders you have stacked up or you’ll stop enjoying it. You just go at your own speed…and whatever your prices may be, double them. Your work is worth it.

    • roomsbytagg2

      February 14, 2012 at 11:37 am |

      just looked at your prices…absolutely double them! you are doing custom work here! this is something that i can’t do for my child and i would definitely pay $200 for your work.

    • Sarah

      February 15, 2012 at 9:59 am |

      I completely agree….double your prices…I would easily pay $200 without a second thought, and I know TONS of people who would too!

    • eel clee

      February 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm |

      Definitely double your prices. What you do is magical, special, amazing! It is one-of-a-kind ART. You can always deviate from your price whenever you want to.

  • Cassie Coleman-Heppler

    February 14, 2012 at 1:24 pm |

    I am a psychotherapist in the Spokane, Wa and Coeur d’Alene, ID area and I utilize this as part of my therapy with children. The approach I use is called Narrative Therapy and basically I take a “Problem” and make is separate from the person. They can then use all their Superpowers to defeat the Problem. Just this week I helped a little girl who has anxiety with creating her own SuperStuffed Animal to help her defeat Anxiety. Thank you for listening and translating a child’s imagination in such a beautiful way.

  • amber

    February 14, 2012 at 3:01 pm |

    I just emailed you Wendy about me wanting to help…I love to sew..and I use to be a pre-k teachers…so I loved making the kids feel special about their wonderful drawings..such a great idea! How can we be apart of this? would you send clients or would we join your site as other crafty people?
    thanks,
    Amber

  • nancypants

    February 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm |

    You are so smart!!

  • nancypants

    February 14, 2012 at 3:55 pm |

    My kids are sitting here demanding their drawings in 3D. They are offering to empty their bank accounts.

  • Richelle Maser

    February 14, 2012 at 10:30 pm |

    My 7 year-old has put in an drawing-order for 10 impossibly tiny baby bunnies and a stuffed nest to put them in. Oy!! I think I am going to have to learn how to do this, cuz it is “ALL she EVER wanted for her birthday” :(

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    February 15, 2012 at 12:42 am |

    [...] the way, Wendy gets so many requests, she is currently looking for other crafty and talented people to help her expand her business. If you think you can do this, [...]

  • Alison

    February 15, 2012 at 8:29 am |

    I would LOVE to get involved! This is a brilliant idea, and so fun! How do we help / apply?

  • Stephb

    February 15, 2012 at 4:24 pm |

    Oh this is just the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! I hope so much that you find the talented helpers you need to keep this going!! I’m sitting on my hands so I won’t pin or forward this to friends until you’re ready to take on more!!

  • Paige

    February 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm |

    So! My sincerest apologies, I totally pinned your site before reading this “please keep it on the hush, hush” part!!! :( And then I got an email from pinterest saying it got like 20 repins in 5 minutes. You are SO popular! My only thought/suggestion is when people send an email, have an autoreply that explains your situation with wait time, etc. Waiting list, maybe? OOoof! You are amazing, I will pray that you get a smooth system under your feet and that you don’t have worry/anxiety over your booming buiz. Blessings to you! I have fwd your plea for help to my best sewing friends! Maybe you will hear from some of them.

  • Jul Sexton

    February 18, 2012 at 5:29 am |

    Don’t double your prices! That would shut out too many children who would benefit from these! I can’t sew my way out of a paperbag ;o) but hope you find the helpers you are looking for!

  • lisa m

    February 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm |

    Congratulations on the success of your business and I hope you fnd the balance you are seeking. And no, I don’t want to work with you but I will make one softie for my daughter. (in Ontario)

  • Tabea

    February 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm |

    well … I am sure after Pinterest hit you this will be big in future!
    Good luck to your business and a good hand on your business-partners.

    For I cannot sew I really just came to wish you all luck – to hope for the future when I have kids that grow into a drawing-age I can make them happy with such a toy.

    Congrats on this brilliant idea!

  • janet

    February 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm |

    Wow…you are amazing! I wish could sew just to help you out….

  • Amanda

    February 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm |

    SHARK TANK! Have you heard of the show? This fits the bill, perfectly! Huge interest, investors out there that would back you! I think this could become a real business!! :0) Very cute!

  • Child's Own Studio

    March 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm |

    it does really look great -love the photos of her daughter with it.