The art of softie-making with children's drawings

a little contest for the subscribers

"Droggy" by Nicholas, age 8

I am almost ready to open a new wait list for 2013.   Child’s Own Studio continues to be a learning experience for me, but I like a challenge!  The thousands of emails I received last year had me thinking hard about how to manage the demand.

I will soon be announcing when I am ready to accept names for the wait list 2013.  Subscribers should get an email notification and instructions on how to get on the wait list.  As soon as I reach my quota, I will close the wait list.  And then I will disappear!  (just kidding… but not really. I really will disappear into my studio to make those softies.)

To test the waters, I am launching another contest for my subscribers.  This contest will not be posted on Facebook.  It’s just between you subscribers (and anyone who visits this website in the next 3 days) You have until January 11, 2013 – 18h00 (Pacific time) to leave one comment on this post. (Please do not post more than one comment – cheaters will be removed!)  One commenter will be randomly selected and win a custom softie by me based on a child’s hand-drawn drawing, with shipping included.

That’s it.  No skill-testing questions. Just leave one comment.  It can even be just a smiley face.

good luck!

Wendy Tsao
Vancouver, BC

*update*  I changed the contest closing time to 6 pm from midnight (what was I thinking?  I’m asleep at midnight!)

 

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  • amber

    January 8, 2013 at 7:41 pm |

    I am so very excited and hope I make it onto the waitlist!

    • Ry

      January 9, 2013 at 9:04 pm |

      Would love to see my little girls imagination brought to life… she draws the most amazingly weird characters.

      • Joanna

        January 11, 2013 at 1:57 pm |

        Wonderful!

    • carolyn

      January 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm |

      love these creatures…..awesome.

      • Katrina West

        January 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm |

        <3

    • wendy

      January 10, 2013 at 4:45 pm |

      Pick me..pick me!!!!!!

    • Steph

      January 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm |

      Amazing!

    • Renee

      January 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm |

      How exciting it would be to see one of your creations in my little girls room!

    • Bettie Spaghetti

      January 11, 2013 at 5:47 am |

      Ooh am I in time? Pick me! Please? I have terrible organisational skills and will never ever get round to maki g something like this!

    • Julie

      January 11, 2013 at 7:12 am |

      I been waiting for the list to open. 800+ replies. I’m worried. I LOVE YOUR WORK!!! I’m getting in now for 2013 Christmas.

    • Joanna

      January 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm |

      Truly amazing creations!

    • Araceli

      January 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm |

      I would love to get one for my niece. She always draws pictures for me. She would love a softie!

    • Krystan T

      January 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm |

      These are AMAZING!!!! I would’ve loved to receive one of these when I was a child :)

    • Rose Hesse

      January 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm |

      Your work is amazing. Props to you for all of the love you put into these.

  • Chris

    January 8, 2013 at 7:41 pm |

    Whee! Happy new year!

  • Hello

    January 8, 2013 at 7:41 pm |

    :)

    • courtney

      January 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm |

      <3

  • Kristi A

    January 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm |

    Me me! Oh pick me to win random comment picker!! :-D

    • Cyndi

      January 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm |

      LOL. Pick me too!

  • Lynsey

    January 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm |

    You are so darn talented!!! Keep up the AMAZING work bringing kids imaginations to life! LITERALLY!

  • Kelly

    January 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm |

    What a wonderful opportunity! LOVE your work!

  • Dawn Brosnan

    January 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm |

    I’m so excited. I love, love, LOVE your idea and the execution of the childrens drawings.

  • MaryBeth

    January 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm |

    I stumbled onto your website after my son passed away. I would love for one of his drawings to “come to life” through your creations.

  • Liana Gallant

    January 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm |

    I have to tell you how much I admire your work. I sew myself and I am truely impressed with the thought and craftmanship put into each of your recreations.
    I can’t wait to get on your waiting list!

  • Jen

    January 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm |

    Love your work!!

  • Laura Whitman

    January 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm |

    I love your creations! Thank you for sharing them with your online subscribers. :-)

  • Lynn Harvey

    January 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm |

    I am so happy to have found your website. What a precious keepsake for any child. Regardless if I win, I plan on getting my name on your wait list as soon as possible.
    Hope I am chosen! :)

  • Christie Rooks

    January 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm |

    So sweet of you to do something like this :)

  • Allison Barclay

    January 8, 2013 at 7:43 pm |

    I love your amazing work!

  • deborah filadoro

    January 8, 2013 at 7:43 pm |

    I love how you transform our childrens artwork into a life long keepsake!

  • Nicole

    January 8, 2013 at 7:43 pm |

    Thank you for this opportunity! I would love one of your gems for my daughter!!

  • Brittany tafoya

    January 8, 2013 at 7:43 pm |

    Yay! So glad i was able to get on the email list yesterday! I hope i win

  • Vicki Davidson

    January 8, 2013 at 7:43 pm |

    Beautiful work you are doing! I hope I get onto the waiting list when it’s published. Have a fun day!

  • Kelly Heston

    January 8, 2013 at 7:43 pm |

    Excellent drawing of a dragon for an 8 year old!

  • Kate

    January 8, 2013 at 7:43 pm |

    You are a true talent =)

  • Ashley

    January 8, 2013 at 7:43 pm |

    Seriously, great work!!! Hope to get on a wait list sometime because I believe it is totally worth the wait!!

  • tiffanie gernand

    January 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm |

    Im so glad that you are taking orders again! my question is, if I have 4 children, can we order 4 or is it 1 per person, if you are lucky enough to be chosen?
    Thank you
    Tiffanie

  • Tracey Tobias

    January 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm |

    Love :)

  • Mary Ellen

    January 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm |

    Yay I would really love to win! Your creations are awesome and I have a 7 year old granddaughter! :)

    Mary Ellen

  • Lynn Crabb

    January 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm |

    Thanks for your great craft work! Love it!

  • Twyla

    January 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm |

    Always wondered how you design the back of the softie…

  • Scott Murray

    January 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm |

  • Celinda

    January 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm |

    :D excited!

  • Liz

    January 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm |

    Even if I don’t win, I want to say that my daughter, my mother, and I all really love looking through your photos. It really has opened my eyes and made me look at my little munchkin’s drawings in a different light! Hope you have a great day, and good luck to everyone!

  • Tiffany Randall

    January 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm |

    Fabulous idea! Pure magic! : )

  • Iris

    January 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm |

    I love this idea and the softies! A wonderful memory brought to life! I really hope we will be able to get one for our son.

  • Courtney G

    January 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm |

    :-)

  • Laura Kerlagon

    January 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm |

    I think that this is about the greatest idea ever!

  • kami rogers

    January 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm |

    <3

  • Ashley Horne

    January 8, 2013 at 7:46 pm |

    This would be AMAZING to win!! :)

  • Susan

    January 8, 2013 at 7:46 pm |

    How about 2 smiley faces and a like…. :)… :)…. “Like”….

  • Karen

    January 8, 2013 at 7:46 pm |

    Pick me!!! :)

  • Peggy Aikens

    January 8, 2013 at 7:47 pm |

    You are very talented and creative. I share the creative side with you- my love is designs rosaries. Keep up this great work!
    Peggy

  • Isis

    January 8, 2013 at 7:47 pm |

    <3

  • Cherie Fruehan

    January 8, 2013 at 7:47 pm |

    My “kids” are now 17 and 18 and they are still very creative types. One is going into film and another into music! I think it would be an awesome idea, and they would really appreciate the surprise, of a 3D character based on each of their drawings from when they were little! Cant wait! :D

  • Keytar Tony

    January 8, 2013 at 7:47 pm |

    lovely concept. I look forward to seeing my nephew’s art in huggable form!

    thanks!
    TONY.

  • Diane McKinley

    January 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm |

    I am so excited for the possibility of being a “winner”…the reason my daughter and I contacted you was that my grandson, Alex has been drawing, since the age of 5, pictures and writing stories about a little guy that has even developed into the early stages of a video game that he would like to release….along with a book. How cool it would be that his character would be designed and made by you as we look to the future. You are incredibly talented and I love what and how you use colors and make the drawings come to “life.” Look forward to signing up for your 2013 list!

  • Joanna Karadimitris

    January 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm |

    Good luck to everyone!

  • Andrea M

    January 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm |

    I would love to get one of my daughters drawings brought to life!!

  • Michelle Mullins-Stephenson

    January 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm |

    I think that what you do is beyond amazing and is one of the coolest gifts a child could ever receive!!!!

  • Christina

    January 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm |

    You create little pieces of happiness -what a special gift to have and even better to share! Your work is beautiful, unique and allows the word to see through a child’s eyes! Thank you! and Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Allison

    January 8, 2013 at 7:49 pm |

    I love seeing you bring these creations to life!

  • Nicole Andrade

    January 8, 2013 at 7:49 pm |

    Good luck and successful prosperous buisness for 2013! It’s like you are running an imagination creation factory! Best wishes from across Canada!
    Nicole

  • Carla Ramsay

    January 8, 2013 at 7:49 pm |

    I think what you do is absolutely brilliant!!!!! In a time where everything is electronically and digitized, it’s great to see something as innovative as this that focuses on what is really important…. Imagination

  • jennifer e

    January 8, 2013 at 7:49 pm |

    i love your creations and i would love to win a custom softie for my daughter. good luck to me and everyone that enters!

  • Craig Wood

    January 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm |

    Love your work, Wendy!

    Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this contest.

    craigie*

    xoxo

  • Nora

    January 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm |

    Fun!

  • Trina D

    January 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm |

    My son is 14 months and not really drawing yet but I hope you continue this amazing work for years to come! I can just imagine the look on his face one day to receive a softie of something that was from his imagination! Total magic! Thanks for sharing your talent this way, with so many children!

  • Noha

    January 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm |

    Good luck to everyone :)

  • Bouchardy

    January 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm |

    Great idea! Thank you for doing what you are for kids!! Bringing so much joy! Happy New Year

  • Meghan

    January 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm |

    I hope that if I don’t win, I can at least get on the wait list!!! :)

  • Drue McLean

    January 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm |

    I love your creations!!!

  • Iris

    January 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm |

    I love your work. I can’t wait until my son is old enough to do a drawing that could be made into a softie. ☺

  • Hannah

    January 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

    I love what you do!! So neat!!

  • Jacinta

    January 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

    Good morning from Sydney, Australia :)

  • Heather Stebbins

    January 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

    I love little girls! Little girls love softie lovies!

  • Patty

    January 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

    Your work is truly amazing…

  • Lucianna Perlin

    January 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

    I just want you to know that I think the way you turn our children’s imaginations into reality is absolutely magical!

  • Joan Castell

    January 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

    Me! Me! Pick me!

    No seriously, I’ve only recently discovered your site, but wish I’d known about it when my daughter was little. I would have ordered a dozen of these by now!

  • Janice

    January 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

    Thank you for doing the work you do! So many smiles to so many people!

  • marta reprezas

    January 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

    I’m hoping to swim a softie over to Europe!!! ;)

  • Tracey

    January 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

    Thank you for this contest. My daughter would LOVE to see one of her drawings come to “life.”

  • peter xyz

    January 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

    Awesome idea.
    When we were kids staying with my auntie for some of the holidays, she got us to do drawings from a song … and then framed them and surprised my parents with them for Christmas.

  • Sue Merriam

    January 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

    Wonderful, whimsical Wendy… Oh please pick our humble abode :)

  • Claire Dunphy

    January 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm |

    Fingers crossed my boys get the opportunity to win one of your hand made toys. They are awesome ;0)

  • Melissa Gonzalez

    January 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm |

    I love love love what you do. I can’t wait until you open the wait list so I can be one to receive your awesome creation that was designed by my child. :)

  • Lauryn Hamilton

    January 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm |

    Comment ;-)

  • Lyndsie

    January 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm |

    Wendy! You are AMAZING at what you do! Such a great idea…hope to get my hands on one of your creations some day! :)

  • Misook

    January 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm |

    Your work and talent is brilliant! Great success to you and yours!! I wait anxiously and hope to make your waitlist! :)

  • Dianna

    January 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm |

    Signing up for a softie! I have loved observing your work here, Wendy. So happy for your success in being able to live out your dream. :)

  • Melissa Halland

    January 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm |

    Lovely

  • Kathi Krebs

    January 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm |

    Crossing my fingers to find my way onto your wait list this year!
    Happy happy!

  • Amy

    January 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm |

    Would love to win or get on a wait list

  • Jennifer

    January 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm |

    keep up the amazing work! :)

  • Nancy Radecker

    January 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm |

    I found your most creative artwork on Pininterest and just love it, I have always loved to draw and love my children’s artwork throughout the years and now get to enjoy seeing my granddaughters artwork developing and thought how cool it would be make it come alive and here you are actually creating them!! Awesome just awesome. I look forward to possibly having my daughters or granddaughters artwork come to life in 3 dimension! Looking forward to your announcement!

  • Amy W.

    January 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm |

    Oh what a great contest. I have admired your work for a while and can’t wait to have one made from my son’s drawing! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

  • Georgiana Ayer

    January 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm |

    I love all the adorable things you make. My goddaughter is in Switzerland and I don’t get to see her often. I’m really hoping to make it onto your wait list because she loves to draw and a gift like this from her ‘Gotti’ would be something pretty special! :)

  • April

    January 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm |

    I hope I hope I hope to be on your list this year!

  • Michael Macadang

    January 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm |

    ^0^ awesome!!

  • M'Lou

    January 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm |

    I am totally in love with your concept and your execution of the concept. Even if I don’t make the wait list, I will continue to be in awe of what you produce. Cheers!

  • Cyndi

    January 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm |

    Can’t wait to try and get on the list!

  • Rhonda honikel

    January 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm |

    Yay for a contest :) and yay for these adorable creations !

  • Lindsey Harrand

    January 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm |

    I love your work sooooooooo much and want one for my son more than I want a holiday :) lol

  • Janelle H

    January 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm |

    Happy New Year! What a wonderful idea this is! My kids would love a stuffy that they helped create. Congratulations on your success!!

  • Natalie

    January 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm |

    Hoping to win a treasure of a lifetime!

  • Heather

    January 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm |

    Your work makes us all smile!!

  • Lisa Burry

    January 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm |

    You do such an awesome job of preserving just a little piece of childhood…and truly make a child’s unique drawing come to life!

  • amy f

    January 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm |

    love, love, love the softies!

  • Carla

    January 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm |

    Thanks for this opportunity! You are a brilliant artist!

  • monica roberts

    January 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm |

    Spread the love!

  • Sherri Foarde

    January 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm |

    Child’s Own Studio does make me smile! :)

  • Hans

    January 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm |

    Brilliant! My kids want to submit their drawings and were crushed when I told them what it would take!!

  • michaela herschler

    January 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm |

    Yay! I love your creative talent! You have a true gift of making kids imaginations come to life

  • Romi

    January 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm |

    Wish you another great year of making children’s dreams come true! :)

  • Allyssa

    January 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm |

    What a unique and interesting idea! I love your work…and I hope I win your contest. :-) Either way though, best of luck in the new year. Sincerely.

  • greg

    January 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm |

    i am the uncle who always has a conflict with buying my nieces (ages 7 and 1) and nephew (age 4) gifts. i refuse to buy them things that don’t have meaning and don’t make them into better people. that means i am endlessly searching for exactly what you are doing wendy, so i have been eagerly waiting for the 2013 list to appear – to the point where i would be happier to secure 2 slots on that list then to win this one softie :) (the 1 year old is going to have to wait for 2014…when she can draw!). you have created something that has already given me the chance to sit with some kids i love and create some great drawings and great stories behind those drawings. thank you for doing this for all of us.

  • Eki / Jenny intravia

    January 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm |

    My mommy said you can make my characters into stuffed toys! Is that true?! I am seven years old and I have written over one hundred stories !

  • Leslie Tolentino

    January 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm |

    Ahhh! Hope I get on the waiting list, can’t wait! :)

  • Ella S

    January 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm |

    How exciting! Love your work :)

  • Larissa B

    January 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm |

    Thank you so much for the opportunity! You do such amazing work and are a very talented artist!

  • Heather (and Bodey)

    January 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm |

    Cheers from Colorado Springs!

  • Clarissa L.

    January 8, 2013 at 7:59 pm |

    You are amazingly talented. I love your work. Thank you.

  • Christina A

    January 8, 2013 at 7:59 pm |

    I hope you pick Marybeth for your contest. Her story touched my heart – your gift of creating softies would change her world, not just brighten her day. Please pick her. (I do not know her, I just read her comment). ✨✨✨

  • Vicky Ainge

    January 8, 2013 at 7:59 pm |

    Hello from the UK, we love your work, please keep posting the pictures on the blog!

  • Tanya

    January 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm |

    Wow, that’s a very kind offer from you, the hard part would be choosing which child and which drawing to have made, happy new year

  • nicole allen

    January 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm |

    Thank you for doing this, you had a great idea and ran with it, you bring happiness to so many with your work. You do a wonderful job bringing these drawings to life.

  • Kirsten Walker

    January 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm |

    Thanks for doing what you do!

  • Catherine cooper

    January 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm |

    i hope i am the chosen one!!!

  • Kelli Garner

    January 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm |

    Your stufties are amazing! The amount you keep to the drawings and the details you are able to sew are so impressive. I cannot wait to try my luck at the wait list for one of my daughter’s pieces if art. Thank you for sharing your gift!

  • Alison Haberstroh

    January 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm |

    Love seeing all of you creations!!

  • Cara

    January 8, 2013 at 8:01 pm |

    I would love to win for my daughter’s birthday in April :)

  • Belinda Hurlbut

    January 8, 2013 at 8:01 pm |

    I love your creations!

  • Monica Asdourian

    January 8, 2013 at 8:01 pm |

    Love your work. Hope to have one someday.

  • Megan Michele

    January 8, 2013 at 8:02 pm |

    I love your creations and seeing each child’s imagination come to life! What an awesome gift you have and give!

  • K g

    January 8, 2013 at 8:02 pm |

    We love your work! Thanks…

  • Stacy Whitton

    January 8, 2013 at 8:02 pm |

    What you are able to do is a wonderful gift!

  • Hilary

    January 8, 2013 at 8:02 pm |

    I love, love, love your work. Can’t wait to have our own little version…hopefully in 2013!

    :)

  • Amber

    January 8, 2013 at 8:02 pm |

    YIP YIP! so excited :-)

  • Dana Seguin

    January 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm |

    This would be amazing!

  • sonJa

    January 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm |

    Thank you for your excellent idea and great great work,
    a kind hello from Germany.

  • Sigrid Bundy

    January 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm |

    A friend showed me your work. Wonderful! Fantastic idea and an obvious talent for executing the work. I hope to get to see it close up!

  • Lucia Palma

    January 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm |

    Huge fan! =)

  • Jean

    January 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm |

    I have always loved this poem!! This is the first thing that came to mind while reading your message Wendy!
    A HUNDRED YEAR FROM NOW
    A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.
    ~author unknown~
    Many blessings to you and your heart felt work in 2013!!

  • Karla S.

    January 8, 2013 at 8:04 pm |

    I love your creations! You are so talented!

  • Terra Kingsmore

    January 8, 2013 at 8:04 pm |

    Fingers crossed ;)

  • Valerie J Garrison

    January 8, 2013 at 8:04 pm |

    Hello Again Wendy,

    It wasn’t too long ago (within the last month or so) that I posted my first and only comment on your page, until now anyway. Actually, I was wondering about asking you if I might be part of the people who can help you with your wait list orders. Oh sure, I’d enjoy receiving one of your softies, but since my husband has an incurable cancer, I really need to bring in an income while I stay home to care for him.

    I am a former Family and Consumer Sciences teacher (formerly known as Home Economics) and have been sewing for years. You can see some of my “Ribbon Dresses” that I’ve made and have been selling at my website http://www.BellasPretties.com.

    Hopefully you will consider making me a part of your people that help you with your wait list. I would love to make softies to help you complete your orders and bring in an income for my husband and myself besides.

    Please contact me at either Garrison.VJ@gmail.com or Valerie.BellasPretties@gmail.com

    I wish you all the best!
    Valerie J. Garrison

  • ZAQWAN

    January 8, 2013 at 8:04 pm |

    Me me Me me!!Me me!…pleeeeeease my son loves to draw and his Brithday was jan 1st. I was hoping to be able to order one of his drawing by then but sadly you were still full. I would love to see his reaction when he sees it live in his hand :)

  • John Sciorra

    January 8, 2013 at 8:04 pm |

    Can’t wait. I hope we get picked for the waiting list. The most recent pictures are incredible. Trying not to get too excited, but would love to see my kids drawings become softies.

  • Rachel

    January 8, 2013 at 8:05 pm |

    What an amazing way to use your talent!!!! Children’s creations coming to life is such an amazing gift for them, their confidence and their creativity. It’s so cool to see your amazing gift become so many others!!!!

  • Jennifer Silvers

    January 8, 2013 at 8:05 pm |

    Love your work!!

  • Erin Capagli

    January 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm |

    I love how you make kids feel so special by bringing their drawing to “life” … Hope to be able to share your work with the special little ones in my life.

  • Isabelle

    January 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm |

    Love your work!

  • Tina

    January 8, 2013 at 8:07 pm |

    I would love to see one of my niece’s drawings made into a softie.

  • Faith McLean

    January 8, 2013 at 8:08 pm |

    Your creatures are AMAZING!!!!!

  • Sarah

    January 8, 2013 at 8:08 pm |

    Wow, that is incredibly generous of you. I was just thinking about your work recently, as I watched my six year old draw another one of her gangly-limbed princesses. It would make a lovely keepsake of her drawings. :D

  • Britt Nalley

    January 8, 2013 at 8:08 pm |

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOUR WORK!!!!!

  • Jan

    January 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm |

    How great! My sweet boy is still too little to be drawing representationally, but his supercool-almost-five-year-old cousin is not. I would LOVE to see one of her magnificent princess drawings made into a softie.
    I LOVE your work!

  • Jeremy Richter

    January 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm |

    Love this!

  • Louise Brooks

    January 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm |

    I love how you bring these little people’s creations to life, you are truly amazing!!

  • Arianna sangiovanni

    January 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm |

    My 4 years old just drew the most beautiful elephant ever I hope to see it in 3D ;)

  • anne

    January 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm |

    I am so excited for your waiting last to open up. I have been waiting for a couple years. Love these softies.

  • Amanda

    January 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm |

    That’s an awesome concept. It’s a great way for children and parents to have keepsakes of their favourite drawings!

  • Jared

    January 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm |

    I’m so very new to your subscribers, but man am I impressed!

    You have such talent, and I hope your upcoming year finds you as satisfied as the kids who get your creations!

  • Rebecca Hoop

    January 8, 2013 at 8:10 pm |

    Pickles. That’s my go-to word as of late.
    Love your work. Hope I win.

  • Wendi

    January 8, 2013 at 8:10 pm |

    I LOVE your work!! I hope I make it on to your wait list because what you do is amazing!!

  • Luisa Pessoa

    January 8, 2013 at 8:10 pm |

    Loved the idea!!!!

  • Lori

    January 8, 2013 at 8:10 pm |

    I love your work!

  • Danielle Cook

    January 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm |

    Hip Hip Hooray! :)

  • Sherri

    January 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm |

    This will definitely be a cherished item!! :)

  • Lisa

    January 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm |

    Your softies are wonderful! I like seeing how you interpret a drawing to EXACTLY match the child’s creation. :)

  • Kim

    January 8, 2013 at 8:12 pm |

    Your work is beautiful and I hope to be able to present my son with one of your softies one day!

  • Sarah Brooks

    January 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm |

    I imagine your softies as they are squeezed and loved.
    Tremendous skill to transform drawings to life!
    Thanks.

    Sarah

  • joyce hawkins

    January 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm |

    I love the way you make the drawings come to life!!!

  • Sylvia Thomas

    January 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm |

    I LOVE this idea & I will get one for my Halen as soon as she learns to draw! :)

  • Sheridan

    January 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm |

    Hope to win! Love ur work!

  • Holli

    January 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm |

    :) Woo hoo!

  • dolcearia

    January 8, 2013 at 8:14 pm |

    Oh so excited for the waitlist to open! Two girls with drawings in hand!

  • Laura Utt

    January 8, 2013 at 8:14 pm |

    OH wow! I am so excited at this possibility to receive a one of kind softie from you! Thank you for this contest, Wendy!

  • Leigh Ann Farmer

    January 8, 2013 at 8:14 pm |

    Very excited at the possibility of having one of my daughter’s creations come to life! You have been blessed with an awesome talent and we love your work! :)

  • Heather Hipsley

    January 8, 2013 at 8:16 pm |

    I absolutly LOVE your work! I think it is a very special gift to be able to take a flat peice of artwork and change it into something three demintional. I would love to have something of my daughters done so that she can “hug” her creation :)

  • Mario Holten

    January 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm |

    You’re website is so awesome!!! Pick us and I promise that we will give you something challenging to create.

  • Michelle McCombs

    January 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm |

    I love the way you bring to life these children’s drawings!

  • JENNIFER HUMORA

    January 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm |

    My daughter has been dreaming up lots of picture ideas and sketching them out on her easel. She’s onto a cat mermaid right now. No matter what it’s going be wonderful!!!

  • Liz McLennan

    January 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm |

    Wahoo and God bless FB for sending me here! These monster/softies are amazing. A. MA. ZING. You have some mad skills, indeed!!

    Love,
    Bellymonster and the Reds

  • amauta

    January 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm |

    bring it on! ^^

  • Lydia

    January 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm |

    I am very excited for this contest and the wait list to open up!!!

    My mom would be so surprised!!

  • Cheryl Margolin

    January 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm |

    How wonderful to take a one dimensional piece of art and transform it into something that, if taken care of through the years, can be passed on to the children of the kids that drew these inspirations that you make into what has to be a “wow” moment for these kids when they see what they drew come to “life” : )

  • JozicaH

    January 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm |

    Can’t wait till my daughter starts drawing (now only 8 months old) and to see her “monsters or princesses”. …and from your post to post I admire your creatures, so accuratly made from those amazing drawings.

  • Dionne Fennell

    January 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm |

    I LOVE your work. You are awesome.

  • Lindsay McAlester

    January 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm |

    This would be a really cool contest to win!

  • Peggy Pak

    January 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm |

    Awesome work! Thank you for having this contest!! :)

  • Casey

    January 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm |

    You have such a talent! Can’t wait for u to open your wait list!

  • Y

    January 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm |

    My boys would so love a softie based on their drawings. It’s such an awesome idea!

  • Renata Cysne

    January 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm |

    I wanna win!!! =D

  • Scott

    January 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm |

    Can’t wait until I can get on the wait list. Love your work!

  • patty colon

    January 8, 2013 at 8:21 pm |

    my heart skipped a beat.

  • amber ring

    January 8, 2013 at 8:21 pm |

    Love your work!

  • Suzanne Chen

    January 8, 2013 at 8:21 pm |

    i must say i love your work! What a great and special idea to preserve children’s work in a stuffed manner! Can’t wait to have one of our own someday of our children’s art!

  • Neiman Hill

    January 8, 2013 at 8:21 pm |

    Oh I hope I will win!!! :) Fingers crossed!!

  • sara giles

    January 8, 2013 at 8:22 pm |

    SO sweet!

  • Emily

    January 8, 2013 at 8:22 pm |

    I just love your ideas!!! Great work!

  • Jaymie-Lynn Morris

    January 8, 2013 at 8:22 pm |

    Love your work, I think it’s such a great idea. How fun to have a child’s imagination actually come to life in a toy. Your work is amazing! My daughter saw your website and now wants to create a special drawing to be made into a stuffed creation :-)

  • Jennifer Herrera

    January 8, 2013 at 8:22 pm |

    Someone in my office just referred me to your site – and I am amazed. You are very talented, and I hope to get on your waiting list! :)

    Jennifer

  • Audrey

    January 8, 2013 at 8:24 pm |

    Pick me! Pick me! :)

  • Emily

    January 8, 2013 at 8:24 pm |

    I am nannying this summer and hope that we make the waitlist so that my kids can do this, they will LOVE it!!!!

  • Elizabeth W.

    January 8, 2013 at 8:24 pm |

    I hope I manage to score a slot before my kiddo grows out of the adorably weird drawing stage :)

  • lia

    January 8, 2013 at 8:24 pm |

    I would love to get one softe toy made by you before my daughter is too old to want one !

  • cindy maltman

    January 8, 2013 at 8:25 pm |

    Coolest new website/blog ever!!!!!!! So glad I found out about you. My daughter draws 20-30 creative pictures a day. She saw your work and her eyes lit up, as did mine. Thank you for bringing a child’s imagination to life, for life long memories.

  • Hilary

    January 8, 2013 at 8:26 pm |

    your softies are the bomb diggies!!

  • April Crocker

    January 8, 2013 at 8:27 pm |

    I absolutely love you work!!!

  • Andrew

    January 8, 2013 at 8:28 pm |

    I wish I could do what you do, if only to surprise my girlfriend’s daughter once. Here’s hoping!

  • Dawn

    January 8, 2013 at 8:28 pm |

    I love your work! I have 2 kids and would love to win one and buy one. Pick me!!

  • Roberta Stanislawski

    January 8, 2013 at 8:28 pm |

    Love what you do

  • Beth Oka

    January 8, 2013 at 8:28 pm |

    Your work is beautiful!

  • Darla Virgilio

    January 8, 2013 at 8:28 pm |

    I hope I get picked for the waitlist. Do you need an apprentice? I would love to learn to do what you do for children!!

  • Suzanne Guthrie

    January 8, 2013 at 8:28 pm |

    Please Pick Me! :)

  • Granotia

    January 8, 2013 at 8:29 pm |

    Your work is just amazing et très poétique. Merci !

  • Trisha Bonavia

    January 8, 2013 at 8:29 pm |

    This is super EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kristin dobson

    January 8, 2013 at 8:29 pm |

    Pick me! Pick me! :)

  • Kerryn

    January 8, 2013 at 8:30 pm |

    I would love the opportunity to make my sons creations come to life through your work & grow his dream of writing stories & making movies!

  • Jennifer

    January 8, 2013 at 8:30 pm |

    I don’t know whether flattery will get me anywhere, but you would make my kid’s year!!

  • Lisa Sommers

    January 8, 2013 at 8:31 pm |

    Ok,Seriously……I even braided my hair so that would be crossed as well as my fingers! I adore your work and am so impressed that you have a huge waiting list and then you close the books to create! WOW!
    Thank you for the chance to have you create something of a priceless value!
    Lisa

  • Shannan Webber

    January 8, 2013 at 8:32 pm |

    I absolutely LOVE seeing your creations via this subscription… even if we never make the wait list, the pictures of the life you breathe into children’s art is extraordinary…
    Thanks for sharing the joy, three cheers to you!!

  • Michelle Liang

    January 8, 2013 at 8:32 pm |

    Great. Wish we will be the one. Love you to share all this cuties in the world. Bring all joys to everyone. Thanks.

  • Dori Schoonmaker

    January 8, 2013 at 8:32 pm |

    Super exciting!!

  • Jenn Garrett

    January 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm |

    Thank you for the opportunity!!!

  • Phillip Schoonmaker

    January 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm |

    Love seeing your creations!

  • Ann

    January 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm |

    Hope I make your waitlist! I have 2 kids, would love to be able to order 2!

  • Loriann Pedersen

    January 8, 2013 at 8:34 pm |

    What you are doing is fantastic!!

  • Tonya

    January 8, 2013 at 8:37 pm |

    Wow! You truly are in demand. What a brilliant idea you’ve got here with your softies. I wish you all the luck in the world. And, if ever I’m able, my nephew will be the proud recipient of one of your manifestations of his art work.

  • Katherine Deanes

    January 8, 2013 at 8:37 pm |

    Love your designs and would love it more to win the drawing!

  • Mary Sue Slifer

    January 8, 2013 at 8:37 pm |

    Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  • Sherry

    January 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm |

    Absolute treasures for the child and the parent!

  • Heather Richards

    January 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm |

    You are an inspiration! I will keep my fingers crossed that I make it on the list! My son would be ecstatic!

  • Yvonne Ventura

    January 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm |

    Pick me! Pick me! :)

  • Ashley

    January 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm |

    I always love looking at pictures of your re-creations! Every time they’re incredible.

  • Shannon Deans

    January 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm |

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win one of your brilliant softies for my 5 year old artist! :)

  • Virginia

    January 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm |

    So excited about the upcoming new wait list!! Such a fan of your work:)

  • Marie Deane

    January 8, 2013 at 8:40 pm |

    They are amazing :-)

  • ali

    January 8, 2013 at 8:40 pm |

    RRRAAAAAAAWWWRRRRRRR

    Translation: “I love your creature creations!!”

  • Michelle Bennett

    January 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm |

    My son would love, love, love to have one of your creations! Thanks for the contest!

  • Mary Jo

    January 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm |

    :) super!

  • Carol Crosby

    January 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm |

    Love, love, love your work!!! Can’t wait ’til you open the 2013 wait list!

  • shelley

    January 8, 2013 at 8:43 pm |

    ooh, would love to win! Hope my son’s scribbles start to resemble things soon so I can get on the list! :)

  • Tara mcclinton

    January 8, 2013 at 8:43 pm |

    What a wonderful gift for the start of a new year! Thank you for your generosity!!

  • Maria H.

    January 8, 2013 at 8:44 pm |

    I love your creativity!! If I don’t win the contest, I hope to get on the wait list this year!!

  • Sherilyn -Dominee Huisvrouw

    January 8, 2013 at 8:44 pm |

    I love this idea, just wish I were crafty enough to make one of these for my kids. Maybe I’ll win, then I’ll be halfway there! ;)

  • K McDonnell

    January 8, 2013 at 8:45 pm |

    Amazing idea! Bringing a child’s artwork to life is magical for a child and a fantastic memory for a parent!

  • Heather

    January 8, 2013 at 8:45 pm |

    This is such a neat idea!

  • K ambrose

    January 8, 2013 at 8:45 pm |

    I don’t know which of my daughter’s drawings I would choose – they are so many wonderful ones!

  • Tina Larocque

    January 8, 2013 at 8:46 pm |

    Finding balance and harmony in work and family, for me is the most important factor in life, you only have one life to live, loving what you do is so important! What else is possible?

  • Aimee Rhodes

    January 8, 2013 at 8:46 pm |

    My kids have been BEGGING for this since we first found you on pinterest. I’m really hoping we make the list. What a fantastic idea!

    • Aimee Rhodes

      January 8, 2013 at 8:56 pm |

      Woo hoo!

  • Emma Hardman

    January 8, 2013 at 8:47 pm |

    I love your softies, I’m so pleased you are about to open your waiting list!
    *fingers crossed*

  • Teresa

    January 8, 2013 at 8:47 pm |

    My daughter (8) loves the idea of the possibility of her drawing becoming a “real-life stuffed toy!”.

  • Michelle Palmer

    January 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm |

    To win a Softie, is my goal ….hopefully, not too lofty!

  • Ana Gomez

    January 8, 2013 at 8:49 pm |

    Your softies are adorable.

  • Jamie

    January 8, 2013 at 8:51 pm |

    I wish we had someone to do this when I was young… these dolls are so very special :)

  • Courtney

    January 8, 2013 at 8:52 pm |

    I can’t wait till my other young children are able to draw. Having this done would be the best keep sake for all my children. I would love to have this done for each child so when they are adults and have children of their own I could pass these down to them. My daughter has so many drawings at the age of 4 I don’t know which one I would choose!

  • Sara

    January 8, 2013 at 8:53 pm |

    I would love a custom softie! Pick me, Pick me!

  • Tanya H

    January 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm |

    You do amazing work! Would love to have something made.

  • Erica Ritchey

    January 8, 2013 at 8:55 pm |

    Great things come to those who wait! Have a fantastic day!! =)

  • Terri

    January 8, 2013 at 8:56 pm |

    Thank you for bringing children’s art to life :)

  • Tonya Walker

    January 8, 2013 at 8:56 pm |

    Even if the “random picker” doesn’t pick me, I hope I can get on the waitlist this year. Congratulations on a hugely successful endeavor. Not everyone can make a child’s imagination come to life (so to speak). You’re awesome!

  • Amal

    January 8, 2013 at 8:56 pm |

    I am so intrigued by this “contest”. And excited, and curious, and eager, and….well you get the idea… :)

  • jen mcnaughton

    January 8, 2013 at 8:57 pm |

    I’m so interested in your work. I love to see the translation from 2-d to 3-d.

  • Susan

    January 8, 2013 at 8:58 pm |

    How exciting! I love your work!

  • Rachael Jamison

    January 8, 2013 at 8:59 pm |

    Your ability to bring these characters to life is amazing! I’m so glad you’re opening up your waitlist!

  • Amy Phillips

    January 8, 2013 at 8:59 pm |

    I think what you do is really awesome. My 9yr old son is Autistic and just learning to draw. I’d love to have his work “come alive” so we could cherish it always. At any rate you are so blessed with this God given talent! :)

  • Karla Yamamoto

    January 8, 2013 at 9:01 pm |

    Would love to win this! Your creations are amazing!

  • Hope Robertson

    January 8, 2013 at 9:03 pm |

    Your creations are amazing! I hope I make the wait list this year. Thanks!

  • Malinda

    January 8, 2013 at 9:03 pm |

    Happy New Year! Really looking forward to seeing what wonderful creations evolve from those beautiful drawings. x

  • Jenny McKee

    January 8, 2013 at 9:03 pm |

    I adore your creations!

  • Caroline

    January 8, 2013 at 9:04 pm |

    Yay comments :D

  • Kelly Kay

    January 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm |

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Stacey

    January 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm |

    Hi. Love the awesome work you do. X

  • VW

    January 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm |

    I’m so happy! Hope to get a softie!

  • Stefanie

    January 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm |

    Brilliant!

  • Jennifer

    January 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm |

    Artwork is a dream and inspiration being brought to life by you! Thank you

  • Alice Lee

    January 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm |

    I look at my children’s drawings differently now… each time I receive a new one I wonder how it would look as a softy… can’t wait for you to open your wait list.

  • Jason Kay

    January 8, 2013 at 9:09 pm |

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Cindy deRosier

    January 8, 2013 at 9:10 pm |

    I *LOVE* your work.

  • Kim Cawley

    January 8, 2013 at 9:10 pm |

    I LOVE what you do!! You are brilliant and obviously extremely talented.

  • Riley Walker

    January 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm |

    I hope I win.

  • Diana

    January 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm |

    shimmer

  • Josefine

    January 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm |

    I love the unique warmth in your softies. Thanks, Wendy, for realizing your amazing passion! Good luck with this years work! I look very much forward to seeing the results.

  • Alison Blizzard

    January 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm |

    Oh wow, talk about you snooze you loose…lol, I just woke up and checked my email and wow look how many comments you already have! I also love the work you do, I have kept every drawing my six year old has ever done, would love to surprise her by bringing one her creations to life.

  • Kim Cawley

    January 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm |

    I LOVE what you do!! You are brilliant and obviously extremely talented.

  • Kathleen Kennedy

    January 8, 2013 at 9:12 pm |

    Ill gladly wait another year to get on the list. Your talent is a blessing for many.

  • Kim Cawley

    January 8, 2013 at 9:12 pm |

    I LOVE what you do!! You are brilliant and obviously extremely talented.

  • Melissa

    January 8, 2013 at 9:12 pm |

    I’d just like to say your work is amazing and brilliant. Making kids the artists really is inspiring and let’s them know they have a voice.

  • Jodi

    January 8, 2013 at 9:13 pm |

    Totally love your stuff!! Can’t wait for the waiting list launch!

  • Julie

    January 8, 2013 at 9:13 pm |

    Your work is genius!!

  • Victoria

    January 8, 2013 at 9:13 pm |

    my daughter is already designing cupcake girl “for the lady who makes the dolls out of kids pictures”

  • Stephanie F

    January 8, 2013 at 9:14 pm |

    My son has been begging me for a softie!

  • Karen Walker

    January 8, 2013 at 9:14 pm |

    My granddaughter would love this.

  • Shann

    January 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm |

    I get a little burst of excitement everytime you have a new post. I love seeing the way you bring a child’s drawing to life. It is magical (as an observer, that is. I realize that your magic wand is actually an arsenal of fabric, sewing needles and a lot of time and care).

  • Brenda aka Inky

    January 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm |

    To Granny, aka ” Inky” from Yenny, you will always be young in my heart, softies make you feel like that.

  • Kim Hoekstra

    January 8, 2013 at 9:18 pm |

    So so excited to have just learned of your work! My son has two drawings done already waiting and hoping to get on the waitlist. Thanks for sharing your gifts!!

  • Heather

    January 8, 2013 at 9:18 pm |

    Love that you create these one of a kind items for kids to cherish!

  • Cristina

    January 8, 2013 at 9:20 pm |

    You make the best softies!!

  • Jessica

    January 8, 2013 at 9:20 pm |

    I hope to get one of these creations for my 6 year old son before he is too old! :) Fantastic idea. Best of luck in your business.

  • Kristy Chaplin

    January 8, 2013 at 9:20 pm |

    My husband and myself are simply are amazed by your creations! We can’t wait to one day own one of your softies dreamed up by our daughter! :-)

  • Susanna Deshotel

    January 8, 2013 at 9:20 pm |

    I love your softies…and my son would be so excited to see his own drawing made I to a stuffed animal! You do amazing work!

  • Justine

    January 8, 2013 at 9:21 pm |

    My 6 year old daughter from all the way over in Australia says “I would love a toy just like my picture, that would be really nice”. Good luck everyone!

  • Keri Hespeler

    January 8, 2013 at 9:22 pm |

    I would love to win a plushie- they are SO adorable!

  • RS Ahlstrom

    January 8, 2013 at 9:22 pm |

    Love the contest idea. Hope to win!

  • Rae B

    January 8, 2013 at 9:24 pm |

    How lovely! What you do is amazing.

  • Lisa

    January 8, 2013 at 9:24 pm |

    I love getting your emails, you make such amazing toys! I wish I was a kid again so I could get one made :)

  • Jennifer Raknerud

    January 8, 2013 at 9:24 pm |

    This is such an amazing idea! it is wonderful.

  • Laurel

    January 8, 2013 at 9:26 pm |

    Eeeek, I’m super excited for this opportunity and hope i get on the list! My daughter is my little artist and would be over the moon if she were to get a softie created from one of her creations!

  • Perie

    January 8, 2013 at 9:27 pm |

    Your work si just amazing.
    Caroline, from France

  • Kelly D.

    January 8, 2013 at 9:28 pm |

    I missed my chance on your list because of unexpected expenses. Taking a shot with your contest! Thanks for offering it!

  • Roxanne

    January 8, 2013 at 9:28 pm |

    Thanks for what you do! :)

  • Cathy

    January 8, 2013 at 9:29 pm |

    Love your work! Thanks for making people happy!

  • Amanda Retro Mama

    January 8, 2013 at 9:29 pm |

    I Love what you do. It is one of those rare concepts which is pure genius by it’s very simplicity. Every piece I have seen you produce is stunning and your talent for interpreting the imagination of a child never fails to leave me feeling a little bit in awe. As much as I would adore seeing my own children’s precious art brought to life, it is no surprise that I’m just one of many deserving souls and I’m certain it’s impossible to satisfy us all. One day soon I sincerely hope to surprise my children with one of your unique creations. Please, please carry on your amazing work!

  • Jessica

    January 8, 2013 at 9:30 pm |

    Your creations are amazing! Love the idea of doing this for my kids :)

  • dee

    January 8, 2013 at 9:31 pm |

    I cant wait for you to open your waiting list for 2013.I will be there with bells one-love dee x

  • Erin

    January 8, 2013 at 9:31 pm |

    Your creations are incredible! :)

  • Jessica Allen

    January 8, 2013 at 9:32 pm |

    Thank you so much for testing the waters!! We would love to win!! Good luck to everyone who comments!!

  • Stacy Davis

    January 8, 2013 at 1:33 pm |

    YOU ARE AMAZING AND I WILL TELL EVERYONE ABOUT YOUR COMPANY IF YOU CHOOSE ME. I PROMISE.

  • Kaitlin

    January 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm |

    How exciting! I am in awe of your work!

  • Michelle

    January 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm |

    Your work is amazing!! I know they will be wort the wait!! :)

  • Emily Garcia

    January 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm |

    Hello there!! I know the chance of me being picked is low, and I would freak out if I was, but I really wanted to say that you have helped create smiles on kids faces that many parents won’t forget!

    Emily

  • lisa

    January 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm |

    woohoo!

  • Suzanne Elwin

    January 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm |

    Hooray! Love your work!

  • Molly

    January 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm |

    :-) Great news!

  • Lori Drake

    January 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm |

    I have a 14month old and an 18year old….. so many pictures! Would LOVE to turn 1 of my 14month olds first drawings into a stuffed creature. Please!

  • Heather Smith

    January 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm |

    What a great contest!! :-)

  • Christina

    January 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm |

    My Daughter: “When you are obsessed with something you draw it over and over again.”

  • Claudia Ovard

    January 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm |

    Love your work! I’m so excited!! I hope I win! :)

  • Clemmie Overy

    January 8, 2013 at 1:42 pm |

    I love your work! Thanks for being almost as awesome as a llama riding a unicorn! :D

  • Jen K

    January 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm |

    Love your designs! One of my daughter’s drawings would look great as a softie crafted by you!

  • Rhonda

    January 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm |

    Your work is amazing!

  • Tanja Jacobsen

    January 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm |

    Thank you for this fun contest / give away I love your stuff & I’m very excited!!! :]

  • Kathryn Skantzos

    January 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm |

    Thank you for an opportunity to see my child’s work come to life! Your work is truly amazing.

  • Becky

    January 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm |

    Your work is amazing! I would love to send you my daughter’s art.

  • Laney

    January 8, 2013 at 1:46 pm |

    How wonderful of you to offer this chance! Your work is amazing and I hope to some day have one of your softies made for my daughter.

  • SJ

    January 8, 2013 at 1:46 pm |

    I’d love to be picked, your work is fantastic!

  • Laura Schuster

    January 8, 2013 at 1:49 pm |

    Amazing

  • Pam

    January 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm |

    What a delight it is every time “Child’s Own” posts on FB, you bring a child’s imagination come to life!

  • Marnie

    January 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm |

    FABULOUS!! Love the idea of seeing the artwork my kids have done in a ‘real life’ form :) – such a unique treasure!

  • Lisa Manski

    January 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm |

    I think your work is absolutely amazing. I am not a very creative person, so I admire people such as yourself that can create such beautiful pieces. Happy New Year and all the best for 2013.

  • mirage löfmark

    January 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm |

    every child should have a softie created from their drawing!

  • Lorie

    January 8, 2013 at 1:56 pm |

    AmAzInG!

  • martina

    January 8, 2013 at 1:56 pm |

    Happy New Year – what a lovely way to start it :-)

  • Kaitlin Robinson

    January 8, 2013 at 1:56 pm |

    I am studying to be a child psychologist at the moment. I use art therapy as a way to communicate with the brilliant and creative minds of littles ones. Your work is phenomenal! I look forward to the day when we can co-create a piece from and for my family! Thank you for what you do!

  • Chantelle Rangel

    January 8, 2013 at 1:57 pm |

    This is such an amazing idea! Great work :)

  • Lea

    January 8, 2013 at 1:57 pm |

    Your blog has been an inspiration, a comfort, a ray of sunshine, a smile – thank you so much for that!

  • Tracy

    January 8, 2013 at 1:57 pm |

    I have a drawing my daughter made when she was 7 that I would LOVE to see in softy form. Your work is delightful.

  • Katie

    January 8, 2013 at 1:58 pm |

    Wendy,
    Thanks for all the smiles you have brought. And for not throwing in the towel (or outsourcing your amazing talent) when your work went viral.
    You are truly gifted.
    Cheers!

  • Jennifer R

    January 8, 2013 at 1:58 pm |

    Awsome!

  • taylor

    January 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm |

    Oh how fun!! fingers crossed :)

  • Tiffany Zanatta

    January 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm |

    Your work is incredible. I love this original idea of turning a childs’ imagination into reality….. genius! How lucky for someone to receive this wonderful gift. Keep up this wonderful work, and hopefully we’ll make it to your waitlist one day!

  • DeVonne Esposito

    January 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm |

    A day late and a dollar short when I first witnessed your whimiscal creations. I am a fan…even if just to look :)
    Thank you for what you do.

  • Kathy Myalls

    January 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm |

    I think what you do is magic! I hope my boys get a chacne to experience it!

  • Leticia

    January 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm |

    I am totally excited to hopefully get on your 2013 waiting list for one of your awesome creations. My son is already cranking out potential drawings.

  • Renee George

    January 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm |

    What an amazing talent you have, turning kids artwork into reality. I love this idea,and your work and really hope that my child is able to make your waiting list. Fingers crossed xx

  • Marianne

    January 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm |

    What about the wait list 2014 or 2015? I think my kids will then be old enough for one of those great great softies! ;-)

  • Erika Pittman

    January 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm |

    I discovered your work three years ago when my son was too little to draw, but I shared your amazing work with my blog readers. Now my son is drawing fabulous things and I am so excited that his timing and yours might align!

  • Kya Aberdean

    January 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm |

    In absolute *AWE* of you and what you do!

  • Cresta

    January 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm |

    I. LOVE. YOUR. WORK! I stumbled upon your blog and found myself in awe at the simple genius of what you do. What a brilliant idea to take a child’s imagining and turn it into an heirloom toy that the child can say, “It was my idea!” Beautiful!

  • Elizabeth Hunt

    January 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm |

    Every time I see one of your new softies I smile & laugh with joy. You truly are talented & you must bring simple happiness to those lucky enough to have one of your creations. X

  • Karen

    January 8, 2013 at 2:14 pm |

    This is such a sweet and meaningful project! Great job!

  • Lisa

    January 8, 2013 at 2:15 pm |

    You are amazing!! I can only imagine what it must be like for a child to see their drawing come to life. My son – who is 6 – still worships his stuffed animals and I would love to see him create something from his own imagination. He draws all the time. Thank you for doing what you do!

  • Helen Purdy

    January 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm |

    It could be me ?? :D

  • Melody Cook

    January 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm |

    Love your beautiful work!

  • Natalie B.

    January 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm |

    Yay!

  • Joe Ricci

    January 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm |

    Your work is beyond amazing and I’m so glad I found you. Thanks!!!

  • Natalie

    January 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm |

    What a wonderful idea, turning a child’s drawing into a one of a kind toy for him or her! Just stumbled upon this website today. This is such a great personal gift for a little one :)

  • Michele Fae German

    January 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm |

    I love seeing your creations, your work totally amazes me, and it has to be rewarding. Seeing this little guy holding his drawing that, “came to life” so to speak and looking at the smile on his little face, is awesome! Thank you! :)

  • Becky souther

    January 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm |

    LOVE! Your blog. You are extremely talented!

  • Jenn

    January 8, 2013 at 2:27 pm |

    Love your work! Thanks for the chance to win a softie.
    xoxo

  • Marcy

    January 8, 2013 at 2:27 pm |

    I would love to win this and make my daughter’s pirate lady bug come to life!

  • Tilly

    January 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm |

    What a lovely idea, hoping to make the waiting list to see one of my son’s creations brought to life!

  • Nadja

    January 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm |

    Your idea is just amazing. You Make childrens Imagionations come True and Parents faces Smile :) i really think its One of the best Ideas to Make children Happy. Keep up your Work!

  • The Cipolla's

    January 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm |

    We heard about you thru Pinterest and are so excited at the possibility of having the chance to bring our 6 year old son’s drawing to life! We haven’t told him about it so it will be an awesome surprise. Thanks for the chance to make this happen :-)

  • Christa

    January 8, 2013 at 2:32 pm |

    I think what you do is absolutely amazing and creative. I am so glad I found you on pinterest!

  • Brittni Austin

    January 8, 2013 at 2:33 pm |

    Love your work !

  • Alisa

    January 8, 2013 at 2:34 pm |

    Yay, for contest! You rock! :)

  • Karen Boyce

    January 8, 2013 at 2:38 pm |

    Thank you Wendy for sharing your awesome talent with the rest of us! Hope you have an amazing 2013.

  • Cathy Benton

    January 8, 2013 at 2:41 pm |

    Your website/softies went viral due Pinterest…what a great concept. I applaud you for continuing to try to meet the demand AND stay true to your original concept. I enjoy seeing your work!

  • Kimberly McGrath Moreira

    January 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm |

    Your work is a fabulous tribute to the creativity of our children! Thank you! I do hope we can get on your wait list….we have the perfect moon princess drawing waiting….. :-)

  • Kara F.

    January 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm |

    Patiently waiting for you to take orders again!

  • Erica Pangelinan

    January 8, 2013 at 2:47 pm |

    Such a creative idea! Absolutely love it! Hope to get one created!! Thank you for the chance!

  • Sue

    January 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm |

    Just stumbled across your work by accident but your creations are wonderful, so lovely to make children feel special in such a unique way

  • Megan

    January 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm |

    Your work is amazing, just blows my mind! I can’t get enough of seeing your creations.

  • ALI CERRA

    January 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm |

    SO TALENTED! THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY WITH THIS CONTEST! EXCITED!

  • Michelle

    January 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm |

    I really admire your work! I think it’s incredible how you capture exactly what a child has drawn. I’ve been waiting a long while in hopes of having you make a ‘vampire alien’ stuffy drawn by my little guy :)

  • lauren

    January 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm |

    i love these!

  • Dan

    January 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm |

    You are changing the way children see the world, showing them that we consider their ideas valuable, clever, meaningful, real. Thanks!

  • Madison COthran

    January 8, 2013 at 3:05 pm |

    I would love to get one of these made after the drawing a girl i babysit did of her deployed dad.

  • Melinda Melanson

    January 8, 2013 at 3:10 pm |

    I think this is amazing. I would love to turn a piece of my daughters artwork into a treasure she could snuggle and keep for years to come! No other better gift then having something from your imagination come to life. I don’t think you can measure how much happiness you bring to children.

  • Ynez

    January 8, 2013 at 3:10 pm |

    Thank you so much, you’re plush art is precious and each as unique as the child who created it. I am in awe of your skill, I am going to tell everyone that I know with children to go to your website and place an order. Thanks again, Ynez

  • Alzbeta Volk

    January 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm |

    What a wonderful opportunity! Here’s hoping :).

  • Kischka

    January 8, 2013 at 3:13 pm |

    I LOVE your softies!

  • Alex MILLER

    January 8, 2013 at 3:17 pm |

    What a beautiful thing you have created. What an amazing following you have. What lucky parents and kids we all are. How are you ever going to pick a winner. Hey, do you put a tag on your softie? You should put a QR code on it so people can scan it and automatically come to your site.

  • bb

    January 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm |

    i’m so happy my frenz told me about this, love your work!
    can’t wait to see more! ^_^

  • Jenny Johnson

    January 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm |

    Your ability to transform these children’s drawings into real-life softies is TRULY a gift. I had tears building up as I scrolled through your blog and saw the countless smiles you put on the kiddies faces as they held on tight to THEIR very own softie.

    Such a BRILLIANT concept! :D

    Thank you <3

  • Casey

    January 8, 2013 at 3:23 pm |

    You have an amazing gift!! Simply amazing!!!

  • Lisa

    January 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm |

    Was so sad I missed last years wait list. Fingers crossed to get a softie for my little rugrat!

  • Greg

    January 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm |

    I love it!

  • Jennifer Hutchinson

    January 8, 2013 at 3:25 pm |

    I would be excited just to get on the wait list!!!

  • Dorothy

    January 8, 2013 at 3:26 pm |

    Thanks for the contest! Love your work :)

  • Nick

    January 8, 2013 at 3:27 pm |

    When I grow up can you I come and work with you?

  • Marvien De Leon

    January 8, 2013 at 3:28 pm |

    What an awesome endeavor! A two thumbs up! Happy New Year to all!

  • Tiwanda

    January 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm |

    I would LOVE to have one of your creations based on my child’s artwork!

  • hanadi

    January 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm |

    My daughter Noora loves drawing princesses and would be beyond thrilled to see one of her imaginary friends come to life through you and your amazing talent.

  • Natalia

    January 8, 2013 at 3:36 pm |

    This is my favorite subscription. I love you work. Every post makes me smile

  • ed

    January 8, 2013 at 3:36 pm |

    Thanks for doing what you do.
    Said on behalf of all us old geezers as well as the young geezers.
    I thoroughly enjoy each “interpretation”.
    Best regards.

  • QSpringfield

    January 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm |

    Pick me!!

  • Fuji

    January 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm |

    I just found your site. Awesome and local too!

  • Venus

    January 8, 2013 at 3:51 pm |

    LOVE THIS!

  • sarah

    January 8, 2013 at 3:54 pm |

    fingers crossed! :)

  • Stephanie

    January 8, 2013 at 3:58 pm |

    Love!

  • Amy B

    January 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm |

    :) :) :) :)

  • Birna Ingadottir

    January 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm |

    This is the most creative and wonderful business idea I’ve seen this year… haha… I mean for many years :)
    Hope I get picked…

  • Brianna Martin

    January 8, 2013 at 4:12 pm |

    I LOVE what you do! It is so amazing and fun!!

  • sherri turner

    January 8, 2013 at 4:12 pm |

    My grandchildren love to draw. They would be honored to have one of your creations. !!

  • Brenda Raia

    January 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm |

    A friend gave me the link to your blog after I posted a picture my 4 year old drew of his daddy. I would love to get on the waitlist, but if you pick me I would like to offer it to MaryBeth who commented about losing her son.

  • Juan

    January 8, 2013 at 4:20 pm |

    My youngest daughter thinks she is the least creative of my children, i think a softie would go a long way in changing her mind…

  • Tanya & Bradon

    January 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm |

    These are FANTASTIC!! I really like your work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -Tanya & Bradon (8)

  • Simone

    January 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm |

    What a great way to share the love! Kudos to you!

  • Jamie

    January 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm |

    I so hope I make it onto the wait list! :D

  • Jimmy

    January 8, 2013 at 4:33 pm |

    Thanks for the oppertunity!!!!

  • Liza

    January 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm |

    Wendy, I love your softies!

  • Abbie D

    January 8, 2013 at 4:43 pm |

    What a lovely thing to do! Would be fantastic!

  • Sheila

    January 8, 2013 at 4:44 pm |

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your softies!

  • Colleen

    January 8, 2013 at 4:48 pm |

    I think you’re amazing and I’m excited for this opportunity!

  • Jillian DeMarco

    January 8, 2013 at 4:52 pm |

    what an awesome giveaway!! thanks! happy new yr!

  • Zoe

    January 8, 2013 at 4:55 pm |

    There is something so full of respect for children in your work – I am so drawn to it’s warmth and simplicity – like making an imagining real for a child. Thank you for you work.

  • Vicki

    January 8, 2013 at 4:57 pm |

    Very cool!

  • Celia Bettencourt

    January 8, 2013 at 4:57 pm |

    I wish I had something clever to add but all I want to say is that I love your work! I’m a huge fan! :)

  • Jillian

    January 8, 2013 at 4:57 pm |

    This is a super cool idea.

  • Brooke

    January 8, 2013 at 4:58 pm |

    Love the softie creations. They really capture the imagination of the artists!

  • Andrea Lewallen

    January 8, 2013 at 4:59 pm |

    I really love your work, I hope to have one made one day (or win the first one ;)

  • Heather

    January 8, 2013 at 5:02 pm |

    Happy New Year!

  • ginny lenoir

    January 8, 2013 at 5:02 pm |

    creativity is food for the soul!

  • Sondra Johnson

    January 8, 2013 at 5:02 pm |

    Your life choice and talent totally inspire me! I’ve always thought the art posted in the halls of a grade school was fascinating; young children have complete honestly in their art.

  • Shelley Sargent

    January 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm |

    I’ve seen your site on my personal wish list for years, and have yet to order cause I haven’t found the right occasion to spend the money – I’d love to win!:)

  • Lisa

    January 8, 2013 at 5:08 pm |

    Great idea! Pick me, pick me! :)

  • Ora lim

    January 8, 2013 at 5:09 pm |

    I m a big fan of ur work

  • Natalia Palacios

    January 8, 2013 at 5:11 pm |

    Your work is amazing :)

  • Chantal

    January 8, 2013 at 5:12 pm |

    :)!

  • Cheris

    January 8, 2013 at 5:13 pm |

    Yay! :)
    (from the other Vancouver)

  • courtney wang

    January 8, 2013 at 5:14 pm |

    :-)

  • Dawn Ewert

    January 8, 2013 at 5:15 pm |

    I would just be extremely excited to make your waiting list, lol! Here’s two smiley faces :D:D

    LOVE your work!

  • Kristin Guenther

    January 8, 2013 at 5:17 pm |

    The idea behind this company is so awesome. Good luck with everything!

  • Joanne

    January 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm |

    Love this! Thanks for the contest. Hope I win!!!

  • Martha Saenz

    January 8, 2013 at 5:21 pm |

    Thanks foe the opportunity. I would put my softies in my classroom so my students could read to it.

  • Karin Antevil

    January 8, 2013 at 5:23 pm |

    My fingers are crossed!

  • Barbara Calla

    January 8, 2013 at 5:23 pm |

    Over ten years ago my only granddaughter drew a picture of herself and me
    holding hands and I’ve kept it all these years. Now I think YOU should have it, Wendy! ;)

  • Christi

    January 8, 2013 at 5:24 pm |

    I love your work! I would love to be chosen. My little guy loves to draw. He has a great imagination. I can only imagine how excited he would be to see one of his creations brought to life!

  • michelle moyer

    January 8, 2013 at 5:24 pm |

    I have a 23yr old son and now after all these years I have another son who just turned 9months old. Believe it or not I still have drawings/schoolwork/etc from when my older son was little and would LOVE for you to create one of your masterpieces for me! Great idea and awesome work!!

  • Jennifer Oppermann

    January 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm |

    I love your company….it’s one of the best ideas I’ve seen in while!

  • Alice

    January 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm |

    hi! the contest thing is such a nice idea! thank you so much even though i never win these things haha :D

  • Erin

    January 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm |

    my nephew would love one of these!

  • carmen conde-raine

    January 8, 2013 at 5:34 pm |

    Hello Manifester of Dreams.
    Yay for you and all the joy you’ve brought. If you feeling making a a dude with a flower hand and a claw hand, let me know.

  • Kerry Scott

    January 8, 2013 at 5:36 pm |

    These would also be great presents for grand parents to give their grandchildren a softie of a drawing the child’s parent drew when they were young.

  • Geneen

    January 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm |

    Hope I make the list! You’re work is amazing!!!!

  • Jenny

    January 8, 2013 at 5:43 pm |

    Would love to win….

  • Amanda Hancock

    January 8, 2013 at 5:47 pm |

    Amazing idea! Super excited to have a softie of our own! What an awesome way to save a memory!!!

  • Brenda Raub

    January 8, 2013 at 5:49 pm |

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your work!!!

  • Claudia

    January 8, 2013 at 5:50 pm |

    Beautiful!

  • Melissa Lee-Tammeus

    January 8, 2013 at 5:51 pm |

    Thank you for your creativity – I love your email updates and the wonderful drawings of those you help make their thoughts come alive!

  • dee

    January 8, 2013 at 5:56 pm |

    hi

  • Kendal

    January 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm |

    I’m so excited your going to open your wait list soon and I think this contest is a great idea. Hopefully I can get softies made for my little ones!!

  • alison jovanovic

    January 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm |

    I love the premise of your company!!! We are very hopeful that we make it on your production list this year!!!

  • Andria

    January 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm |

    So exciting!! My 5 yr old has autism and we received our very first artwork from him right before Christmas!! It was a true Christmas gift :). His teacher told us about your website and I knew we had to get it turned into a cute stuffed animal!!

  • Videesha

    January 8, 2013 at 6:15 pm |

    I love your work, it brightens my day to see it.

  • Margaret

    January 8, 2013 at 6:18 pm |

    I would LOVE TO WIN !!! I would also LOVE to be on the waiting list !! :)

  • Alex

    January 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm |

    You are living your dharma! You are so talented. I can’t wait to be on your waiting list.

  • Michele Ganote

    January 8, 2013 at 6:24 pm |

    Luv these creations! :)

  • Kathy

    January 8, 2013 at 6:29 pm |

    My 10 year old son loves to draw and is very artistic, I and he would be honored to be chosen to have one of his drawings come to life. Please consider us we would cherish it :)

  • Kathy Smith

    January 8, 2013 at 6:38 pm |

    The smiles on the faces of the children on your web page, say it all!

  • Cindy Coyle

    January 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm |

    What a wonderful Idea to help make a childs dream come true. Well done.

  • Beth

    January 8, 2013 at 6:41 pm |

    Your work is wonderful! It would be a dream come true to win one of your creations.

  • Kim Plancich

    January 8, 2013 at 6:42 pm |

    Love your work! :)

  • Christina

    January 8, 2013 at 6:52 pm |

    I can only imagine that you get great JOY from your creations!!!

  • Melisa Wilson

    January 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm |

    I am so excited to attempt to get on your wait list for 2013!
    ———–

  • Yony Kim

    January 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm |

    Oh, I hope it’s me! Fingers crossed! Your work is fantastic.

  • Daniella

    January 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm |

    My daughter have been waiting for her chance of getting one of yours( and hers :)) masterpiece since last Christmas ( as 2011) please please please pick me :)

  • Rebecca Stein

    January 8, 2013 at 7:01 pm |

    Here’s hoping! :)

  • Amber

    January 8, 2013 at 7:09 pm |

    love the idea, it’s amazing. :)

  • jennifer kanetzke

    January 8, 2013 at 7:10 pm |

    thanks for the fabulous contest! even making it on the wait list would be a win. cannot even put in words what incredible memories you are creating for people!

  • Joanne Siguenza

    January 8, 2013 at 7:13 pm |

    I would love to get on the waitlist this year!!

  • Chris

    January 8, 2013 at 7:19 pm |

    This is the most awesome site I have ever found!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrea Capps

    January 8, 2013 at 7:19 pm |

    AMAZING!!

  • Leslie

    January 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm |

    So wonderful! :)

  • Jess

    January 8, 2013 at 7:35 pm |

    Seeing the list I doubt I stand a chance! But here goes! My son would flip if I won!

  • David grainger

    January 8, 2013 at 7:36 pm |

    I love what you are doing

  • Patti Hansen

    January 8, 2013 at 7:39 pm |

    :)

  • Amanda Stephensen

    January 8, 2013 at 7:43 pm |

    Wow! Your work is fantastic, I dream of finding my niche and that making people happy. Congratulations to you. Love seeing your posts. Keep them coming.

  • Sara

    January 8, 2013 at 7:46 pm |

    You have the most amazing concept! I totally want to gift my child with their very own unique plush! :)

  • Hana Kim

    January 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm |

    It is such an amazing job that you do and I am very excited to get your softies oneday!!

  • Christi

    January 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm |

    Love these!

  • Tempi Briggs

    January 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm |

    Love what you are doing!

  • Jill H.

    January 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm |

    Outstanding work!

  • Amy

    January 8, 2013 at 7:59 pm |

    Love your work! Hope i get picked!!

  • Jennifer Donahue

    January 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm |

    There is NOTHING better than a child’s creation……except for turning it into a reality. Thank you for a chance to win!!!! Your talent is incredible!

  • Louise

    January 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm |

    I wish you a Happy New Year and a lot of fun.
    It is very kind and generous of you to launch this contest.
    I find your work amazing and I love the way you “translate” the children’s artwork into a 3D softie. I hope to make it on your wait list. The best of course would be to win…
    I wish good luck to every one.

  • Doris feltes

    January 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm |

    I want a softie of my little brother’s drawing that died.

  • Regan

    January 8, 2013 at 8:15 pm |

    Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now. Thank you for using your talent to help others.

  • Sara Farshchi

    January 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm |

    If I don’t make it to win the contest, I hope to at least make it to your waiting list :O

  • DR

    January 8, 2013 at 8:22 pm |

    What a great service!!I hope you find a way to manage more orders!

  • Elizabeth

    January 8, 2013 at 8:26 pm |

    You recreate the stuff dreams are made of…thank you

  • Alison

    January 8, 2013 at 8:46 pm |

    I want to say thank you for making children’s imaginations come to life! What you do is awesome!

  • Laurie Robinett

    January 8, 2013 at 8:47 pm |

    My little boy would love this, this is amazing!!!

  • anastasia

    January 8, 2013 at 8:49 pm |

    thanks! :)

  • Jayne C

    January 8, 2013 at 8:50 pm |

    What a great idea!! These are adorable!! I’m sitting here thinking of all my childrens’ drawings and how they could be turned into a toy. You are so creative! :)

  • Jen F

    January 8, 2013 at 8:51 pm |

    I want so badly to be on the 2013 waitlist! My brother and his wife are having a baby this year and I have the most hilarious/precious drawing of his (circa 1987) that would make the best softie for their new little babe!

  • Jef Tyler

    January 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm |

    I can’t wait for the mailing list to open up so I can order my wife’s mother’s day gift. Your stuff is amazing!

  • Laurie

    January 8, 2013 at 8:58 pm |

    I love your creativity and hard work. My sister-in-law and I were so inspired by your art that we attempted it on our own and blogged about it here: http://sibleyweb.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/drawing-stuffed-animals/ Would love to own an “original!” :o)

  • Jessie Scholz

    January 8, 2013 at 8:58 pm |

    I’d love to be on the waiting list. Please contact me. :)

  • Dianna Seda

    January 8, 2013 at 9:02 pm |

    Absolutely adore the slice of love you bring out of the drawings that come straight from a child’s heart! My daughters and I are simply in awe! Thanks for doing this.

  • Chuck Robinson

    January 8, 2013 at 9:04 pm |

    My son drew a picture when he was about three. We call it “The Pie Man”. My wife is an educator of 3 and 4 year old children (she loves kids). My son id now 25. My wife would go crazy if she received a three dimensional representation of that picture when she retires in a year and a half from now. I hope I can get on your wait list

    CPR

  • Sarah

    January 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm |

    Thanks for the contest! You are so talented and creative!!!

  • Filiz

    January 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm |

    G’Day! Hoping one of your softies makes it Down Under…

  • Michelle

    January 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm |

    I LOVE seeing your creations! You are sooo talented!!

  • Tricia Paine

    January 8, 2013 at 9:18 pm |

    Your art is absolutely magnificent!

  • Popo Neoh

    January 8, 2013 at 9:23 pm |

    My jaws dropped the first time I stumbled on your website. The world needs more people like you.

  • Jeannie Helton

    January 8, 2013 at 9:30 pm |

    I think this is the most creative idea ever. What a wonderful talent as an artist to bring a child’s concept to reality! A true gift!

  • Vanessa

    January 8, 2013 at 9:36 pm |

    I ABSOLUTELY love your website and your creativity. My son is only 16 months old and I have a few years to go before he will be able to draw his first character….I cannot wait… I am ready to be on your waiting list…. Even if I have to wait a few years…. It will DEFINATELY be worth the wait. Please keep sending emails, updates and posting your great “one in a million” creations.

  • Valerie (Kyriosity)

    January 8, 2013 at 9:37 pm |

    :^)

  • Shannon

    January 8, 2013 at 9:44 pm |

    Love what you do. Such a cool idea and wonderful keepsake for child and adult alike.

  • Laura

    January 8, 2013 at 9:44 pm |

    Oh, I hope I make it onto the wait list for 2013!!!! My big kindergartener and I would be so excited!

  • Chandra Adams

    January 8, 2013 at 9:49 pm |

    I just found your site, and better yet, your creative craft product, by way of a Pintrest post on the Facebook page of a friend. I can’t wait to share with my two sisters and neice who have twelve children between them! But most of all, my sister-in-law Doris because she loves crafts and is an amazing mother of three, one of which is Julianna who is 9 yrs. old, my favorite, and who happens to have special needs. It was just this year that Julianna was willing to touch and hold a crayon to the paper. I can’t wait to ask if Julianna has reached the point that we could submit one of her drawings to be crafted! Thank you for your vision and creativity!

  • Jan Jang

    January 8, 2013 at 9:53 pm |

    You can see “the child” in you through your loving creations.

  • Jeremy Zickus

    January 8, 2013 at 10:02 pm |

    Great web site

  • Trish Gwaltney

    January 8, 2013 at 10:08 pm |

    Spent a delightful afternoon with my son admiring all of your previous creations. Hope we make it on the waitlist and get the chance to love on one of our own!

  • Maila Cure

    January 8, 2013 at 10:19 pm |

    This is the best idea ever! I am an “evil step-mom” of three amazing children and I am always looking for ways to savor the memories we have all made. Over the years I always have them journal any special trips or events we have done and I have received so many amazing works of art from the kids. It would be so great to make one into a real soft lovable stuffed creation that could add to all the amazing memories. The only issue would be which drawing to choose??

  • Seon Augustine

    January 8, 2013 at 10:20 pm |

    Very inspirational work. My daughters would love it.

  • Sheri

    January 8, 2013 at 10:24 pm |

    How generous of you…thank you for the chance =0)

  • Hiromi

    January 8, 2013 at 10:28 pm |

    <3 <3 <3

  • Aida Ramírez

    January 8, 2013 at 10:50 pm |

    I really love your work, you make the kids heart happy. ¡Felicidades!

  • Emily

    January 8, 2013 at 10:54 pm |

    Your work is so great! I’m crossing my fingers :)

  • Jessica Steelberf

    January 8, 2013 at 11:02 pm |

    :-)

  • Elaine

    January 8, 2013 at 11:06 pm |

    This is an awesome competition! :)

  • Maria

    January 8, 2013 at 11:07 pm |

    I want to thank you for doing this for everyone. SUPER exited to see more of your work!!!

  • Lauren Liddell

    January 8, 2013 at 11:17 pm |

    ;-)

  • Julia Bowden

    January 8, 2013 at 11:23 pm |

    I love what you do, it’s amazing
    Pick me!

  • Samantha

    January 8, 2013 at 11:35 pm |

    I love your softie idea! Its so smart and every child will love . This is a great opportunity too. Even if I dont win. Keep up the good work!! Have a blessed 2013.

  • Jacquelynn Nigro

    January 8, 2013 at 11:38 pm |

    Masterfully clever and heart touchingly creative. Your art is a testament that humanity still has goodness.

  • Kristal

    January 8, 2013 at 11:39 pm |

    This is great! I have the perfect picture to send that my DD drew. I hope I win! Have a great day!

  • Al Jamieson

    January 8, 2013 at 11:41 pm |

    Brilliant idea, all the best for 2013

  • May

    January 8, 2013 at 11:54 pm |

    Keeping my fingers crossed! Would cross my toes too if I could, I just love your work!

  • enrica bianchi

    January 8, 2013 at 11:59 pm |

    my 5 yrs old girl keeps drawing our family!!! it would be awesome for her to have it to hug every night !!! and great for me so maybe my husband and i will be able not to lay down on the ground until she falls asleep!!!!

  • Evelyn

    January 9, 2013 at 12:01 am |

    I will admit that when I found out you are from Vancouver BC I was quite excited, second, I was excited that you are Asian (myself being half Asian, I am proud of my ethnicity!) Third, I know that my pastors children would be perfect candidates for this. I truly hope I may win, I have Faith! :)

    Have a wonderful day

    Cheers from a fellow BC’r

  • Judy L

    January 9, 2013 at 12:01 am |

    I love your business – t’s the coolest idea! Wishing you much prosperity in 2013.

  • Mary Axford

    January 9, 2013 at 12:19 am |

    I love the work you do! Any child would love to have a stuffed toy made from their art work.

  • Michael Netsch

    January 9, 2013 at 1:25 am |

    I’d love to win. My daughter’s drawings should get interesting results.

  • Hiloosh

    January 9, 2013 at 1:31 am |

    amazing!

  • Melinda Grant

    January 9, 2013 at 1:33 am |

    I love your work!

  • Trang Pham

    January 9, 2013 at 1:44 am |

    Happy New Year! I love what you do :)

  • Dimitri

    January 9, 2013 at 2:53 am |

    YEAY! What an exeptional and bright idea to make these figures. I’ve got hundreds of my kids drawings saved because i love the innocence of these things. Got the most amazing figurethingies to make, so…………….PICK US, PICK US, PICK US, PICK US, PICK US, PICK US !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (please?)
    Greetings from Belgium!

  • Kerrie McLeish

    January 9, 2013 at 2:54 am |

    You weave a sort of magic that brings a little person’s dreams into reality. Thank you!

  • perica

    January 9, 2013 at 3:04 am |

    why not give it a try :) I’m absolutely amazed with your work….greetings from croatia :)

  • Erika Drake-Lopez

    January 9, 2013 at 3:08 am |

    Excited! Love your work !

  • James Taplin

    January 9, 2013 at 3:17 am |

    Happy New Year. Ace idea, and great competition. Good luck to one and all.

  • Erick

    January 9, 2013 at 3:50 am |

    : ) Você é muito talentoso, parabéns.
    É o sonho de toda criança ter a personificação do seu sonho no papel.

  • Ruebchen

    January 9, 2013 at 3:51 am |

    Love your work!

  • Karoline Santtyeh

    January 9, 2013 at 4:00 am |

    Congrats. I’m from Brazil and I was blown away with their work, this is incredible and innovative. (:

  • Heather Amaral

    January 9, 2013 at 4:03 am |

    I would love one of these for each of my two girls. They are fantastic! Hope to make the wait list – they will be fabulous Christmas gifts!

  • Luísa S.

    January 9, 2013 at 4:07 am |

    :)

  • Natalie

    January 9, 2013 at 4:13 am |

    Lovely idea! Adore your work!

  • ARTHUR OLIVEIRA

    January 9, 2013 at 4:23 am |

    =]

  • Michelle

    January 9, 2013 at 4:28 am |

    Olá! Bem, primeiro quero parabenizar pelo lindo trabalho, proporcionar alegria em crianças não tem preço.. Gostaria de dizer que minha filha de 4 anos e meio tinha uma linda boneca chamada Lilica (ela deu o nome), e que era de pano e com as lavadas foi se desfazendo, hoje ela ainda chora por falta da boneca, pois dormiam juntas onde minha filha fosse dormir a “Lilica” também iria, já tentei levar o desenho que ela fez para algumas costureiras, mas sem sucesso não conseguimos fazer! Seria incrivelmente maravilhoso dar este presente a ela.
    Obrigada.

  • Michelle

    January 9, 2013 at 4:45 am |

    You: Clever cookie you are. Me: Well I just want a chance to win one or get on your wait list. M x

  • Julia

    January 9, 2013 at 4:45 am |

    What an excellent concept! Can’t wait for my kids to see their drawings brought to life!

  • Jessica

    January 9, 2013 at 4:46 am |

    Fingers crossed! :)

  • Andrew

    January 9, 2013 at 4:55 am |

    Blwyddyn Newydd Dda (Happy New Year in Welsh)
    what a great new softie, dragons are the best.

    all the best with the wait list :)

  • José Sánchez

    January 9, 2013 at 5:04 am |

    Hola!!! Awesome… I like your work. We’re from PuertoRico I follow you all work. I will like to make my logo of PiccoloMondoPR made by my girl… Thanks for making drawing back to life… Jose

    P.s I will like to make a big order of plush. Contact me later. :0)

  • Pily819

    January 9, 2013 at 5:05 am |

    Mes enfants grandissent tellement vite j’espère avoir celui de mon fils de 5 ans pour 2013 ! Ma fille ne dessine pas encore de formes :) Merci pour cette chance de participer!!

  • Danielle

    January 9, 2013 at 5:10 am |

    =)

  • Silvia

    January 9, 2013 at 5:25 am |

    :)

  • Kell

    January 9, 2013 at 5:46 am |

    great idea!

  • Michal Rusak

    January 9, 2013 at 5:46 am |

    I follow you since the beginning. You are doing an amazing job with bringing the children imaginary to life. I think it is important to them as children and also for us as an adults!. Keep up your wonderful work. I will continue o follow!

  • Josie

    January 9, 2013 at 5:54 am |

    I hope we win!! We love your work- the photos make me smile every time we see them!!

  • Nicole Hearlson

    January 9, 2013 at 5:56 am |

    I absolutely ADORE your work and I hope we win!!!!

  • Thomas

    January 9, 2013 at 6:03 am |

    This is great. No wait: it’s fantastic!
    Thank you.

  • Michelle

    January 9, 2013 at 6:07 am |

    Thank you for an amazing opportunity

  • Maria

    January 9, 2013 at 6:13 am |

    What a fun contest!!!! Thank you! And thank you for all the inspiration.

  • Alyssa Vollmann

    January 9, 2013 at 6:22 am |

    I am in total awe of your beautiful creations and would LOVE a softie made of my 5 year olds drawing :) xx
    Cheers, Lys

  • Emily S.

    January 9, 2013 at 6:24 am |

    Hi!

  • Cin-Cin

    January 9, 2013 at 6:36 am |

    Magnificent! What an amazing eye for creativity you have. To be able to see the uniqueness of a child’s drawing and to bring it to life; and for the child to recognize their very own creation, that is amazing. A memory to last for a lifetime.

  • Natasha O.

    January 9, 2013 at 6:37 am |

    Thank you so much for the chance to win one of these! Your work is AMAZING and my daughter would be so excited if she won!!

  • Nina Lennhof

    January 9, 2013 at 6:56 am |

    Droggy´s alive! Well done!

  • shailaja

    January 9, 2013 at 6:58 am |

    wonderful work

  • Karyn Bradley

    January 9, 2013 at 7:00 am |

    I think your work is AMAZING!

  • Tiffany McNabb

    January 9, 2013 at 7:02 am |

    I have 4 daughters who are ALWAYS drawing. What a joy it would be to see the surprise on their faces when they see one of their drawings come to life!!

  • Rachel T

    January 9, 2013 at 7:02 am |

    What a generous contest! Thank you for sharing your talents with the world.

  • Tracey

    January 9, 2013 at 7:04 am |

    I love what you do… fingers crossed! My son would love one of your stuffies :)

  • Desraé

    January 9, 2013 at 7:10 am |

    Super-excited! \o/
    Sent with love from Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Donna B

    January 9, 2013 at 7:13 am |

    You are amazing!

  • Saumya

    January 9, 2013 at 7:16 am |

    Let that be me! Please! *puppy eyes*

  • Pascal

    January 9, 2013 at 7:17 am |

    Me! Me! My sons drawings would make a perfect toy. (6 years)

  • Graeme

    January 9, 2013 at 7:17 am |

    Imagination Embrace.

  • Brandy

    January 9, 2013 at 7:28 am |

    You do amazing work!!

  • Shelly G.

    January 9, 2013 at 7:32 am |

    Would love to win one of your softies!!!!

  • Jen timmerman

    January 9, 2013 at 7:40 am |

    Love your work!!

  • Sarah C

    January 9, 2013 at 7:41 am |

    I am in awe of how detailed and unique each of your creations are. So wonderful.

  • Dena Giannico

    January 9, 2013 at 7:50 am |

    Awe…..imagination :)

  • Mohamad

    January 9, 2013 at 7:55 am |

    :) Good luck good guys

  • Krystle W.

    January 9, 2013 at 7:55 am |

    My 5 year old daughter would love this!

  • Carmina Morrison

    January 9, 2013 at 7:58 am |

    Just stumbled upon this and think it is RIDICULOUSLY awesome! I just love the creativity and the fact that no one else in the world has the same toy!! Your work is truly amazing.

  • Becky

    January 9, 2013 at 8:04 am |

    precious

  • tina hsu

    January 9, 2013 at 8:07 am |

    love your work:)

  • Valerie Davis

    January 9, 2013 at 8:08 am |

    This is such a cool idea! I would love to be picked!! :-)

  • Valentina MacDonald

    January 9, 2013 at 8:15 am |

    Beautiful work!

  • Sherry Myers

    January 9, 2013 at 8:16 am |

    Pick me! One of my stepsons is just getting into art and drawing and I think seeing his art come to life would really encourage his interest. He’s all about sports right now so we are trying to round out his interests.

  • Nye

    January 9, 2013 at 8:18 am |

    Your art is simply beautiful…I love how you’ve captured the smallest details of the drawings. I can imagine the excited faces of all the little ones…my baby sister would be too happy!!! Cheers to fulfilling your heart’s desire and fulfilling the dreams of so many little ones :)

  • Emily R.

    January 9, 2013 at 8:20 am |

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Hilary R Meyer

    January 9, 2013 at 8:22 am |

    Fantastic work!! We simply adore you!!

  • Dana Boyer

    January 9, 2013 at 8:23 am |

    Your work is wonderful. Bring childrens imagination to life.

  • Melissa

    January 9, 2013 at 8:26 am |

    Phenomenal!!! You have an amazing gift :)
    …with my 4 kids, I’ll have to try for the next 4 years (at least!!) or so to get one for each :)

  • Kaycee

    January 9, 2013 at 8:29 am |

    I love your stuff! It’s so fun. I would love to do this for my 4 year old -she would freak out. :)

  • Greg Colwell

    January 9, 2013 at 8:36 am |

    I love this site. I hope to get my daughter something in the next year. :)

  • Scott Miller

    January 9, 2013 at 8:48 am |

    Truly amazing work. I enjoyed seeing how you interpreted the drawings AND colors into your choice of materials for the final item.

  • Genevieve

    January 9, 2013 at 8:58 am |

    I love love love your work!! I just found out about you and would love to get one of my daughter’s drawings made into a toy!

  • Monay Hill

    January 9, 2013 at 9:00 am |

    I’m truly amazed by your gift! I actually want the softie toys(s) for myself. I haven’t been blessed with children yet, but I have an awesome niece & nephew. They always draw the most awesome pictures. I hold these pictures near & dear to my heart. How I would love to have something permanent to capture the memories, innocence & joy of their youth. Pick me!!

  • Clara Parra

    January 9, 2013 at 9:04 am |

    I will like to hsve the opportunity to see and touch my son’s art work in your hands….the work you do is just wonderful and poweful when the kids grows…make good memories

  • lena

    January 9, 2013 at 9:08 am |

    We must be the change we want in the world.

  • Carol Kraak

    January 9, 2013 at 9:13 am |

    Ran into you on Pinterest recently and LOVE LOVE LOVE what you do! Fabulous idea! I would have loved to do this with my own kids, now grown, and may yet since I have saved their drawings but now have a Grandbaby coming so would love to do that when he starts drawing! Anyway! Kudos to you!

  • Stacy Gentling

    January 9, 2013 at 9:20 am |

    Hoping to get on the waitlist if I don’t win the contest :)

  • Valerie

    January 9, 2013 at 9:26 am |

    We love your work, and are eagerly awaiting the opening of your wait list!!

  • MARTA D.

    January 9, 2013 at 9:36 am |

    Fingers crossed! Gracious (grace) keeps asking me when the list will be open!

  • aury morillo

    January 9, 2013 at 9:39 am |

    What a generous contest! No matter what happens, thank you for opportunity

  • Teresa Ripley

    January 9, 2013 at 9:42 am |

    Better late than never…I will find my favorite drawing my college bound son did (kept so many) and send it off with him when he leaves this fall…Please, oh please pick me!!

  • Yemaya

    January 9, 2013 at 9:48 am |

    This is such an an amazing idea and beautiful gift. Thank you!

  • Jessica

    January 9, 2013 at 9:48 am |

    I just found your site through Pinterest! What you do is awesome!

  • Tina

    January 9, 2013 at 9:48 am |

    Your creations, as guided by children’s creations, are magical! I would love to turn my son’s art into a stuffie!

  • Reem

    January 9, 2013 at 9:50 am |

    Youre really wonderfull

  • Gelaine

    January 9, 2013 at 9:50 am |

    Just found your website. Love your stuff!

  • Michele Vanwormer

    January 9, 2013 at 10:07 am |

    What an awesome idea, l am one of those mothers who has saved so many of my kids drawings. (they are now 23 and 24). What a blessing you’ve made your art into a business. Does your son help you? I don’t want to knock anyone off a wait list as my grandbaby Savannah is only 1 and wouldn’t understand her “scribbles” right now I just wanted you to know how truely talented you are and how your touching so many families.

  • Stephanie

    January 9, 2013 at 10:10 am |

    Thank you for being so creative. Your work will continue to make children so very happy! This has by far been the best idea and the best gift for a child. I cannot wait to order and make my 4 year old little girl so happy. I will be sure to record her reaction and send it to you. You need to be in every magazine out there. You are a genius and I appreciate you work and time. Wishing you the best and I’m sure we will see you on many televised interviews :)

  • jamie hochman

    January 9, 2013 at 10:20 am |

    what a brilliant idea!

  • Claire Dunn

    January 9, 2013 at 10:24 am |

    I have been following your art for a year or so and am constantly amazed by your genius! I always enjoy seeing the drawing and then the child with his or her final product!

  • Elizabeth

    January 9, 2013 at 10:25 am |

    I love how you validate children’s work. It makes it that much more important.

  • Jen Y

    January 9, 2013 at 10:27 am |

    Love your work!!!

  • Jessica English

    January 9, 2013 at 10:42 am |

    Would love to work with you for my twins’ little drawings. :) :)

  • JenniferB

    January 9, 2013 at 10:48 am |

    What a great contest!!! would love to win this!

  • Gretchen P

    January 9, 2013 at 10:48 am |

    EXCITING!

  • christie

    January 9, 2013 at 10:52 am |

    Cute! Adorkable!! And just plain fun! Glad I found your site in “mental floss.”

  • Cindy

    January 9, 2013 at 10:55 am |

    What a great opportunity! Looks like a very successful contest so far. Please put my name in the hat!!

  • Marc E

    January 9, 2013 at 10:55 am |

    Awesome

  • Diane

    January 9, 2013 at 10:56 am |

    I’m always so pleased when I log into my email account and find one of your newsletters waiting. Thanks so much for the tiny surprises, you brighten my day with your whimsy! Judging from the fact that there are 625 comments before mine, there are more than a few others who feel like I do. Keep those updates coming.
    Happy New Year!

  • Suzie q

    January 9, 2013 at 10:56 am |

    Hi:) I originally wanted to win the contest because I have 3 great kids who are budding artists:) but I read thru some of the comments, and I don’t know how you are picking the winner, but please consider picking the woman who lost her son. I think her name was Mary Beth, I hope I’m right. Her comment is one of the first ones I read and I can only imagine that having a stuffie would be a fabulous gift for her to remember her son. I’m very blessed, and I hope to get on your wait list, but this comment goes to the woman I mentioned. Hope it’s not cheating:)

    • Regan

      January 9, 2013 at 2:38 pm |

      I agree with this comment – I thought the same thing!

  • Erin Taylor

    January 9, 2013 at 10:57 am |

    I have a sweet 11 year old boy with autism that has been drawing the same characters since he was 4 and I would give anything to see one of them come to life for him! Thank you!

  • Robert G Cole

    January 9, 2013 at 10:58 am |

    What an awesome idea! It had never even crossed my mind to turn one of my daughter’s drawings into a stuffed toy.

  • Catherine

    January 9, 2013 at 11:00 am |

    Wow! A co-worker referred me to your website. Your creations are adorable.

  • Kacie

    January 9, 2013 at 11:07 am |

    Yay! This is the best contest! I hope I win, we have some hilarious imaginative drawings and we would love to see one of them come to life! :)

  • Rebecca

    January 9, 2013 at 11:16 am |

    Just came across these last night after posting my daughters first art that was not “scribbles”. Adorable!

  • Miranda

    January 9, 2013 at 11:16 am |

    May the odds be ever in my favor :)

  • Ali Parker

    January 9, 2013 at 11:16 am |

    This would be the perfect present for my little artist

  • Debbie McCarthy

    January 9, 2013 at 11:22 am |

    So cool! Love ur work!

  • kathleen nesi

    January 9, 2013 at 11:27 am |

    how exciting, how generous…i hope i win!!! i’m an art teacher who has quite the collection of childrens’ drawings, i would love to see one transformed! :)

  • Erika Philpot

    January 9, 2013 at 11:36 am |

    I just wanted to tell you that I really respect what you do, and I believe it to be VERY noteworthy. I have never heard of a better idea. God bless you!

  • Tara Trottier

    January 9, 2013 at 11:37 am |

    Absolutely the most creative idea ever!!!!

  • mary jo stevensen

    January 9, 2013 at 11:42 am |

    My granddaughter made a drawing of my cat that died and would love to have one of your creations. Been waiting along time for one to be made and would keeping waiting if it has to be.

  • Theresa Chapman

    January 9, 2013 at 11:52 am |

    Taco burrito sauce hat man :0)

  • Lore

    January 9, 2013 at 12:05 pm |

    Great initiative!

  • Tracy

    January 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm |

    I really love that you bring children’s imaginations to life!

  • Summer Magill

    January 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm |

    What talent you have. Truly a gift to transform what comes from a childs mind. Your children are super lucky as would mine if we had the chance to have one of your art pieces.

  • Melissa Webb

    January 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm |

    words can not describe how incredible, exciting, and new your idea of bringing to life children’s drawings into a softie :) I can’t wait to get the opportunity to be a part of your work and I know my children will treasure their softie more than any other because it will be a part of them :)

  • Kristin Irace

    January 9, 2013 at 12:43 pm |

    What a delightful keepsake for my son or daughter! You are very talented!

  • Lisa Wilson

    January 9, 2013 at 12:48 pm |

    I love this!

  • Harold B Noyes

    January 9, 2013 at 12:53 pm |

    This is a great idea!

  • Lianne Wehnert

    January 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm |

    Pick me, pick me!!! I have everything crossed.

  • Riika

    January 9, 2013 at 1:17 pm |

    :)

  • Brit

    January 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm |

    I have just the drawing for this…..

  • Elsie Chang

    January 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm |

    I love your craftswomanship! What a wonderful way to bring to life a child’s artwork and imagination. I see that each Child’s Own softie is born from a labor of love. My fingers (and toes) are crossed with the hope we win one :-)

    Wishing you all the best.
    Elsie Chang

  • Joshua M

    January 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm |

    nice offer, thanks!

  • Charlene

    January 9, 2013 at 1:27 pm |

    This is the neatest thing I have ever saw!!! Who would have thought!!! Genius!

  • Cole

    January 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm |

    This is so awesome! :)

  • Cricket

    January 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm |

    This is the coolest thing ever! :)

  • Marilyn Desmond

    January 9, 2013 at 1:49 pm |

    Fabulous!

  • Teanna

    January 9, 2013 at 1:58 pm |

    Wendy, I absolutely adore the way that u capture each child’s image; it’s their pure innocence brought to life and immortalized. Your attention to detail from each child’s hand-drawn image is the thing that keeps me from going elsewhere for a custom softie. I will be waiting to get onto one of your lists for as long as it takes. I have no doubt that the wait will be well worth it.

  • Sarah Turk

    January 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm |

    What a fantastic idea!

  • Sheila Stone

    January 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm |

    comment! comment! your work gives me hope when things seem bleak.

  • Dev

    January 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm |

    happy face!

  • Kara Caton-Searls

    January 9, 2013 at 2:14 pm |

    I hope this is for the big win!!!!

  • Kim

    January 9, 2013 at 2:17 pm |

    These are fabulous!

  • Jennifer

    January 9, 2013 at 2:18 pm |

    this is so unique, love what you do!

  • Julieta Castro

    January 9, 2013 at 2:25 pm |

    my 5 year old son has discovered art a year ago and he is thrilling!
    I hope we win so you can make his award winning owl, come true!
    Thanks!

  • Sue-M

    January 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm |

    Oooh…. how exciting! I adore your creations and love to see each and every post you put up… Thanks for putting up such a great blog and for giving us the chance to be involved :)

  • LM

    January 9, 2013 at 2:49 pm |

    These are so cute!

  • TomC

    January 9, 2013 at 2:55 pm |

    Sign me up for the contest!

  • Kacia Satchithanandam

    January 9, 2013 at 3:01 pm |

    These are AMAZING! What a great way to show off kids’ creativity and to turn dreams into realities! :)

  • Laurie C

    January 9, 2013 at 3:26 pm |

    I love your work!! Hope we win!

  • Katie

    January 9, 2013 at 3:28 pm |

    My 5 year old daughter would LOVE a stuffed animal of one of her adorable drawings!

  • David Machon

    January 9, 2013 at 3:37 pm |

    :-)

  • Timothy Healey

    January 9, 2013 at 3:37 pm |

    Awesome! I love your work!
    Tim

  • Henry

    January 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm |

    So good!

  • Nicole

    January 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm |

    These are adorable! Props to you for all your great work :-)

  • jenn

    January 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm |

    my boys are prolific artists. they draw ALL.THE.TIME. i about fainted when i saw this site! so amazing!
    i hope i win…my eldest turns 9 next week…

  • Amanda

    January 9, 2013 at 4:38 pm |

    You have a gift of bringing a child’s imagination to life! I would love to win for my very imaginative 3 year old :)

  • Mayra

    January 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm |

    I really hope I get on the list! I have the funniest owl drawing my child did on my husband’s stomach with permanent marker while he was asleep!

  • Cat

    January 9, 2013 at 4:52 pm |

    I was just introduced to your site and absolutely love what you’re doing. What a wonderfully creative thing, and so special for the little ones. Great work!

  • Alex

    January 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm |

    I love receiving your emails. Whenever there is someone sitting near me when I open them up, I make them come and look at the amazing work you do. So simple but so well done. You obviously care that the softies are perfect for their designers!

  • Sarah Pickrell

    January 9, 2013 at 5:14 pm |

    Yo.

  • Morgan

    January 9, 2013 at 5:19 pm |

    I love your creations! This is such an amazing idea!

  • Claudine Dassoy

    January 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm |

    Your craft is the most unique, original and impressive thing I have come across in a long time. My son makes the most interesting drawings (amoeba-ish, robot, monster stuff) and seeing that you can bring these to life is so entertaining – and something to be cherished! Kudos to you for being so creative!!!

  • Catherine

    January 9, 2013 at 5:41 pm |

    Kia Ora from New Zealand!

  • Erica Kaercher

    January 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm |

    I would love the opportunity to provide a stuff animal from my 4 year old’s drawings.

  • Rebecca Standridge

    January 9, 2013 at 5:52 pm |

    Love your work! :-)

  • Candi

    January 9, 2013 at 5:58 pm |

    What you do is so amazing!

  • kirsten

    January 9, 2013 at 6:02 pm |

    very cool

  • Katherina

    January 9, 2013 at 6:03 pm |

    You are an inspiration
    Truly, you are :)

  • Jodi Murphy

    January 9, 2013 at 6:20 pm |

    My children love art and what better way to encourage them to keep envisioning and creating things than to turn an art concept into a real friend to treasure. We would be so honored to win a chance to get a Child’s Own creation.

  • Karen Watkins

    January 9, 2013 at 6:21 pm |

    I love your work, attention to detail, and the idea that you are making so many people happy doing what you love. I’ve been following for a while now and I’m so excited to have the chance to win a softie!!! YIPPPPEEE!!!

  • Hannah C.

    January 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm |

    Yay! I love your stuff!!! Thanks!

  • Andria

    January 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm |

    Truly amazing the work you do

  • Andie

    January 9, 2013 at 6:37 pm |

    Lovely, lovely, lovely. Take a minute and have a cup of nice hot tea!

  • Frederico Gama

    January 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm |

    This is creativity at its best!

  • Debra Whitaker

    January 9, 2013 at 6:55 pm |

    I love your work! What child/mother would not want one of your softies!

  • DeeDee Kitts

    January 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm |

    Wow! Your work!

  • Cora Martin

    January 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm |

    Your work is amazing! What a great idea!

  • Tracie S.

    January 9, 2013 at 7:20 pm |

    Would love to see my child’s imagination come to life!

  • Laycie Haas

    January 9, 2013 at 7:24 pm |

    I just seen this on Pintrest…..Looks like an beautiful idea!

  • Teachersf

    January 9, 2013 at 7:57 pm |

    Wow, I love these. My boys would love one!!

  • Alexandra Markle

    January 9, 2013 at 8:01 pm |

    I LOVE to draw! If you would make a plush out of my drawing, my heart would burst out of my chest. i love dragons and cats. thank you :) :D

    From her mama: I was shocked to see that a high-school friend’s son was featured on your site with his drawnimal! I can’t wait to see my daughter’s artwork come to life someday.

  • Meredith

    January 9, 2013 at 8:14 pm |

    :)

  • Tony Gilks

    January 9, 2013 at 8:19 pm |

    Found site by accident. Very cool.

  • Alan

    January 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm |

    I hope I win!

  • Ellen

    January 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm |

    I want one for my grandbaby!

  • Danielle

    January 9, 2013 at 8:37 pm |

    You are awesome! These are fantastic. You really do make kids dreams come true. Thanks for all you do.

  • Sarah Mc

    January 9, 2013 at 9:26 pm |

    It would be really cool to have my grade one class make a class mascot all together!

  • Libby

    January 9, 2013 at 9:28 pm |

    Five legged dog wearing a Santa hat…. Happy New Year!

  • Jonna Westover

    January 9, 2013 at 9:30 pm |

    These are sooo adorable! My kids would just flip for one of these. Please oh please pick me as the random comment person :)

  • Ruby powell

    January 9, 2013 at 9:33 pm |

    What an absolutely brilliant and creative idea it’s so hard to hold onto all those awesome pics your kids draw for you talk about making memories you are truly inspiring thanks for sharing.
    Ps please add me to your wait list I promise to to challenge you with one of my daughters drawings (she is truly out there ) can’t wait to own one of your creations.
    Yours sincerely ruBy powell

  • Daniela

    January 9, 2013 at 9:40 pm |

    Your work is truly amazing!!! Moi, je l’aime beaucoup!!! :D

  • Leonardo Carvalho

    January 9, 2013 at 9:45 pm |

    What a fantastic idea!

  • Curtis Janes

    January 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm |

    Weather I win this contest or not, I’m going to be trying my damnedest to get on that waitlist.

  • Kerri

    January 9, 2013 at 9:51 pm |

    This would be amazing!!!!!!! Crossing fingers!

  • Daniela Lage

    January 9, 2013 at 9:54 pm |

    Awesome ;o)!

  • Lynn C

    January 9, 2013 at 10:00 pm |

    Your creations are wonderful. I can’t wait until my daughter creates her first work of art so we can make it come alive.

  • Charlene Park

    January 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm |

    ALOHA!

  • Bethanie Young

    January 9, 2013 at 10:15 pm |

    I love your work, what a great idea!

  • Hillary Moor

    January 9, 2013 at 10:26 pm |

    So precious!

  • Hannah

    January 9, 2013 at 10:49 pm |

    <3

  • Luciana

    January 9, 2013 at 10:50 pm |

    I love your work, I am enjoying specially the ones inspired by the little ones. They are fantastic. Priceless!

  • lance

    January 9, 2013 at 10:53 pm |

    Pick Me

  • Lei Ramirez

    January 9, 2013 at 11:12 pm |

    I love what u do my son would be so happy if he seen one of his drawings turn into life well both of them would I hope I get on that list u do such a great job

  • Laura Rogers

    January 9, 2013 at 11:15 pm |

    Hi I come from New Zealand, and I would love to win this competition for my sister, I love her very much, I thought this could be a really cool present for her.
    Thanks for reading,
    Laura Rogers

  • Belinda Watson

    January 10, 2013 at 12:09 am |

    “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” (Pablo Picasso)

  • Kathleen E

    January 10, 2013 at 12:59 am |

    Would love this for a teen in transition.

  • Timothy Woo

    January 10, 2013 at 1:26 am |

    I would love an opportunity to make my nieces drawings come to life in a stuffed animal form! :) FROM HK! :)

  • Breallyn

    January 10, 2013 at 2:38 am |

    I love the value you place on children and their artworks by creating softies. It’s exquisite and important work. Congratulations on the concept and execution :)

  • Rob Long

    January 10, 2013 at 3:00 am |

    Just stumbled onto your site… Simply put, AMAZING! Best of luck to you in 2013.

  • Snoofle

    January 10, 2013 at 3:16 am |

    I’d love one!

  • Laura

    January 10, 2013 at 4:02 am |

    This is such a great idea!!!

  • Sean Cassidy

    January 10, 2013 at 4:05 am |

    Dreams. Imagination. Delight. Joy. Love.

  • Melodie Ball

    January 10, 2013 at 4:38 am |

    I have never seen a more creative idea! As a grade one teacher, I see so many masterpieces made by children every day. It is simply amazing that you can make them come to life.

  • WendyP

    January 10, 2013 at 5:24 am |

    Oh, wow, how exciting! Sign me up as well, please!

  • Kara

    January 10, 2013 at 5:27 am |

    I want to do what you do but could never do as an amazing job as yours so here’s hoping we make it on your waiting list. Love your work!

  • John Gessler

    January 10, 2013 at 5:35 am |

    You have been mentioned in the Guardian Newspaper in an article about turning children’s pictures into 3D models, with a contributor saying a soft model is much better. See: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2013/jan/10/childrens-drawings-3d-printed-sculptures and look at the comments below.
    BTW, as I am in the UK I presume I’m excluded from your contest but I shall follow your site with interest.
    Best wishes.

  • Elinor Dorrian

    January 10, 2013 at 5:43 am |

    I sooooooo want one!

  • chris parker

    January 10, 2013 at 5:50 am |

    This is such a lovely concept, I’m really pleased that there are creative and talented people out there; I’m sure that the lucky children who receive one of your creations treasure them forever.

    Best wishes from the UK :)

  • Jennifer Kent

    January 10, 2013 at 5:52 am |

    I would love to get one of these! You are so very talented and was hoping to get one for my daughter’s first birthday!
    Thank you!

  • danielle

    January 10, 2013 at 6:09 am |

    I have had a little creature on my refridgerator for years now. I hope I get on the wait list to make him come to life!! :-)

  • Rebecca Hughes

    January 10, 2013 at 6:16 am |

    I would be a little scared as to what one of my girl’s drawings brought to life would actually be like…. she currently has a preference for many-legged spiders.

  • Mylenr

    January 10, 2013 at 6:30 am |

    I wish I had one percent of your creativity!

  • Margaret in France

    January 10, 2013 at 6:46 am |

    What amazing creations! My 6 year old would absolutely love this.

  • Jessica Alexander

    January 10, 2013 at 7:01 am |

    A-ma-zing! You are a very talented person and this is verified by all the people who love, love, love your “re-creations”. Even if I’m not picked I just needed to say that. All the best!

  • Zoe

    January 10, 2013 at 7:01 am |

    Wow….just, wow!

  • Martin Thorsen Ranang

    January 10, 2013 at 7:07 am |

    I love your work, and I really hope that my daughter’s drawing will get on the waiting list.

  • Rita

    January 10, 2013 at 7:18 am |

    Such creative work – children’s art work come to life.

  • Kirsty

    January 10, 2013 at 7:33 am |

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • Toni

    January 10, 2013 at 7:34 am |

    What you do is one of the coolest things ever! i really hope i can make it on the waitlist to have some done for my neices!!!

  • Kate Bodsworth

    January 10, 2013 at 7:38 am |

    Oh man I want one of these…

  • RHuntington

    January 10, 2013 at 7:45 am |

    If MaryBeth’s comment on January 8th (at 7:42) is genuine, I truly believe that her name should be added to your waiting list.

  • Kayla Leach

    January 10, 2013 at 7:49 am |

    :)

  • Dave Sebek

    January 10, 2013 at 7:49 am |

    Your creations are awesome. I’ve seen other places that do this sort of thing, but yours are the best, by far !!

  • aditi latkar

    January 10, 2013 at 8:01 am |

    I simply love this site!! And I love kids! I have been waiting desperately for your new waitlist to open, since the past two months..I really really want to make it to the wait list, its the least I can do for my kid sister who brings me all the happiness in the world!! Hope I can do my bit for her, my bundle of joy!!

  • Cláudia Dezorzi

    January 10, 2013 at 8:23 am |

    I want it! Your work is amazing and inspiring. Kids have the most powerful kind of imagination and creativity :)

  • Rebecca Golden

    January 10, 2013 at 8:37 am |

    Love It!

  • suzanne

    January 10, 2013 at 8:39 am |

    what an amazing idea!!! so beautifully thought out, you truly bring the characters to life! i can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t love to see their childhood drawing brought to life!

  • Niki

    January 10, 2013 at 8:45 am |

    What a unique and wonderful way to bring a little ones creativity to life and to serve as a reminder later in there life of their childhood dreams & imagination.

    One day I sincerely hope you will be able to turn a drawing from each of my two daughters into magical softies.

    Please keep making and inspiring. You have a wonderful talent.

  • Brenda Tyler

    January 10, 2013 at 8:56 am |

  • Denise

    January 10, 2013 at 9:15 am |

    Wow! This is a unique talent. I am praying that you are able to hire more people so that EVERYBODY can get their child’s unique creation turned into a cute, cuddly. Its like a cartoon coming to life. I would LOVE to have one of these made from my son’s artwork. He’s an adult now but how wonderful to have something created from his artwork.

  • S H

    January 10, 2013 at 9:16 am |

    Love!

  • Julie Wong

    January 10, 2013 at 9:17 am |

    Wendy,
    No man stands as tall as when he bends down to help a child. Thank you for doing what you do!
    With highest regards,
    Julie Wong

  • Charalampos Paleologos

    January 10, 2013 at 9:23 am |

    oh yes.

  • Sharon termini

    January 10, 2013 at 9:31 am |

    Thank you for sharing your talents; which makes many people happy !!
    You have a gift and many people recognize that gift… You seem to enjoy not only what you do, but you recognize the joy people experience when they get their toy.

  • John Snook

    January 10, 2013 at 9:39 am |

    Very nice concept.

  • Meghan Wood

    January 10, 2013 at 9:54 am |

    This is a very cool Idea!

  • suz

    January 10, 2013 at 11:01 am |

    :o

  • Rebecca Bailey

    January 10, 2013 at 11:06 am |

    Your softies are by far the most unique, adorable creations I have ever seen. They capture the innocence of childhood like no other keepsake. I have truly fallen in love with them.

  • vivace

    January 10, 2013 at 11:10 am |

    You are oh so very talented, and I would love to see my son’s creations come to life through you!

  • Graham

    January 10, 2013 at 11:45 am |

    Great stuff!

  • Maria Jose Jimenez

    January 10, 2013 at 12:36 pm |

    Such a nice job you got in there! finally the imagination of every children drawing came true with your help! bessings!

  • Sarah Beaumont

    January 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm |

    I love your work what a cute way to have a keepsake! :)

  • Clare

    January 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm |

    These are gorgeous – nice work!

  • Alexia

    January 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm |

    Oh oh oh… Im so excited!!! I want to be in the wait liiiiiissst!!!!! Plis, plis choose meee!! Hahahaha!! Lots of hugs from Barcelona!! Waiting for your instructions!!! ;)

  • Chantelle

    January 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm |

    I looked at your work = amazing

  • Carol Greenhouse

    January 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm |

    My daughter has some wonderful drawings for this. I’m in!

  • Iris Herrera

    January 10, 2013 at 1:57 pm |

    Your hands allowed us to give the most beautiful and unexpected present to our daughter: 3# years after she drew her little “cow-horse”!!! Thank you, Wendy, from Siri and Dofreal

  • Kathy Spanski

    January 10, 2013 at 1:58 pm |

    You have such an amazing business. What a gift you give to the people that are lucky enough to receive one of your creations. I hope to be one of those people some day!

  • vecana

    January 10, 2013 at 2:05 pm |

    Beautiful!

  • Carmen

    January 10, 2013 at 2:08 pm |

    Neat contest. I love the pictures of your work.

  • Nina Gilman-Hawkes

    January 10, 2013 at 2:15 pm |

    What an amazing & totally original way of preserving wonderful & precious drawings by little ones. I would soooooo love to turn one of my sons ‘quirky’ pics into a touchable 3D image.
    Keeping my fingers, toes & eyes crossed :D

  • Joyce H

    January 10, 2013 at 2:22 pm |

    I love your art! Someone told me about it today when I took a painting that my daughter painted to be framed! Awesome!

  • Nick

    January 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm |

    Reached you via a UK newspaper article. Lovely stuff!

  • Samantha

    January 10, 2013 at 2:31 pm |

    :)

  • H. Koivumaanaho

    January 10, 2013 at 2:33 pm |

    This is amazing!! So cute and adorable! I love this idea!

  • Allison West

    January 10, 2013 at 3:06 pm |

    Adore your work! So precious!

  • Kevin Yaudes

    January 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm |

    I can’t wait to get one for my goddaughter.

  • Loree Lee

    January 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm |

    I would love to win.. or be honored to even be on the waitlist. You work is amazing and sheer genius. I know exactly the drawing I’d choose. Thank you for the opportunity to bring my daughter’s vision to life. It’s truly exciting to think about.

    Loree

  • Kacy

    January 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm |

    So amazing! I was so when I heard about this!

  • Eric Attle

    January 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm |

    My sister will love it if I win!

  • michelle

    January 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm |

    i just found this site on pinterest and was literally just talking to my 6-year-old son about how he wanted his made up characters in stuffed animal form the other day!!!

  • Lucia Santos

    January 10, 2013 at 4:18 pm |

    Acho sua ideia uma das mais geniais. Parabéns pelo trabalho. Quem sabe minha filha não será uma contemplada? // I think its one of the most brilliant idea. Congratulations for the work. Maybe my daughter will not be a covered?

  • Andrea Antonoff

    January 10, 2013 at 5:27 pm |

    What a great idea, making stuffed toys from children’s drawings! I know two fantastic child artists if I win.

  • Melissa W

    January 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm |

    I would love to see my little artists drawings come to life for her!!!!!

  • Michelle

    January 10, 2013 at 5:32 pm |

    ThaNks for the chance. Have a great 2013!

  • Summer

    January 10, 2013 at 5:55 pm |

    This is awesome and so creative. Fantastic work!

  • Laurin

    January 10, 2013 at 6:13 pm |

    Hooray! Super hopeful God-Mommy here. Good luck everyone!

  • Fran

    January 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm |

    One Eyed one Horned Flying Purple People Eater

  • cindy

    January 10, 2013 at 6:33 pm |

    Heard about you on the radio. My grandson and I visited your website. He and I were in absolute awe of your gift of creating..
    What a blessing to be so gifted.

  • Valerie Robinson

    January 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm |

    This site takes children’s amazing imaginations to the next level!

  • pam

    January 10, 2013 at 6:48 pm |

    New Year’s resolution…get a softie!

  • Shannon

    January 10, 2013 at 6:50 pm |

    I am in L.O.V.E.! My baby boy is graduating this year and I would love to win this softie creation to share and display at his grad party! But, even if my name is not chosen, I must get on the long awaited wait list. Your work is amazing and you are so blessed with such talent from the good Lord above!

  • Debbie Brandt

    January 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm |

    Love your work… I’m thinking of giving it a try, any suggestions? I teach preschool and have many drawings to work from.

  • Christine

    January 10, 2013 at 7:17 pm |

    These are amazing! I wish I could have had something like this when I was a little girl :)

  • Serena

    January 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm |

    I love these so much. They are adorable. If I don’t win I still hope to get on the wait list. :)

  • Nikki Hardeman

    January 10, 2013 at 8:19 pm |

    I would love to share one with my sweet girl

  • Tim G

    January 10, 2013 at 8:22 pm |

    Happy New Year! and continued success!

  • Susan

    January 10, 2013 at 8:24 pm |

    You are so talented!

  • Aileen

    January 10, 2013 at 8:30 pm |

    My son loves to draw lizards and loves stuffed animals. Oh pick me! I could just see his face to have his own lizard.

  • karen

    January 10, 2013 at 8:32 pm |

    This is really nice of you :)

  • Amy Miller

    January 10, 2013 at 8:44 pm |

    The idea of turning my sons art into his own character is so amazing! His two favorite things art and stuffed animals!! What a wonderful thing you are doing!

  • Ryan Mahlberg

    January 10, 2013 at 8:46 pm |

    I came from Reddit! :)

  • Molly By Golly

    January 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm |

    My daughter has some amazing drawings that would be tremendous softies.

  • Martine & Charles-Edgar

    January 10, 2013 at 8:59 pm |

    What a wonderful idea !

  • danielle

    January 10, 2013 at 9:20 pm |

    just found these and LOVE them!

  • Valerie Smith

    January 10, 2013 at 9:40 pm |

    Hope my son can bring his drawings to life!!! That would be amazing!! :-)

  • Huey

    January 10, 2013 at 9:51 pm |

    Pick me, pleassssssssssssssssssse!

  • alena stern

    January 10, 2013 at 10:40 pm |

    These dolls are genius! what you’re doing is so amazing and makes me wish i kept all my childhood drawings. good thing i’m still young and have tons of imagination left! Thank you so much for the opportunity for our drawings to literally come to life!!!

  • Lina

    January 10, 2013 at 11:32 pm |

    This is a really cool idea. I love what you’ve done!

  • Sam

    January 10, 2013 at 11:38 pm |

    I will show my 9year old this website. She just got her first sewing machine for Christmas and would love to try this idea. I will also show this to parents at the Children’s Hospital. These little ones are such great artists I’d love to see their work come to life.

  • Hiroko

    January 10, 2013 at 11:44 pm |

    Happy new year!!

  • Jodie Field

    January 11, 2013 at 2:30 am |

    Hi, I hope I’m not too late to enter.
    thanks,
    Jodie

  • Sarah Usher

    January 11, 2013 at 4:36 am |

    Such a great idea executed beautifully! I’d love to win one let alone make it on the wait list. ❤

  • Tammy MacLennan

    January 11, 2013 at 5:45 am |

    What a wonderful idea! So creative!

  • Annie

    January 11, 2013 at 6:21 am |

    LOVE your work! My 5 year old daughter loves drawing and would be absolutely thrilled to hold one of her illustrations in her arms! = )

  • Ashleigh

    January 11, 2013 at 6:23 am |

    I would love to get one of these one day. No kids in our family, but expect an order as soon as I have a niece or nephew who is old enough to draw!

  • Danielle

    January 11, 2013 at 6:29 am |

    LOVE!

  • Jennifer Cornine

    January 11, 2013 at 6:40 am |

    LOVE THIS IDEA!!!!

  • Michelle Endris

    January 11, 2013 at 6:59 am |

    Oooh, I’m so excited about this. I think your creations are so awesome!!!! I can believe how each softie looks exactly like the drawing. You’re so talented. This is truely an wonderful keepsake for any child. Hope I am chosen. My only trouble would be deciding which of my children to choose first. Thanks for the opportunity!!
    Michelle

  • Fiona

    January 11, 2013 at 7:38 am |

    Absolutely love this idea! Outcomes are lovely, good luck with it all!

  • Staci Schultz

    January 11, 2013 at 7:52 am |

    You are truly gifted. I look forward to seeing your updates and thoroughly enjoy seeing your work!

  • joanna

    January 11, 2013 at 8:45 am |

    WOWZERS! to get on the waitlist would be incredible…THANK YOU! love your stuff!

  • Stacey Beatty

    January 11, 2013 at 8:57 am |

    Would love to see my daughter’s imagination brought to life!

  • Nelly

    January 11, 2013 at 9:19 am |

    :)

  • Brittney

    January 11, 2013 at 9:36 am |

    Need one!

  • Shemri Harris

    January 11, 2013 at 9:41 am |

    Your work is amazing!!! What a wonderful idea to make our children’s imaginations come to life!
    You have such a great talent and thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Tamara L. Oliver

    January 11, 2013 at 9:46 am |

    I think this is the most incredibly original and thoughtful idea for gift for a child that I have ever seen PERIOD!

  • Moritz Ulrich

    January 11, 2013 at 10:03 am |

    While I’m too young to have kids myself, I’d love to get one for my niece. She was born with a hearth disease, but she is strong. Nothing makes me more happy than seeing her running around and showing me her most loved plush animals.

  • Rena Schlegel

    January 11, 2013 at 10:30 am |

    I would love to get on the wait list. My son drew a picture of his father that I think would be priceless. Love your work.

  • lina v

    January 11, 2013 at 10:32 am |

    Hello! I am loving this idea, would love to see something my little boy imagined come to life!

  • Kaley

    January 11, 2013 at 10:35 am |

    SO. CUTE. :)

  • Sam Prosser

    January 11, 2013 at 10:50 am |

    These are so very cool! My daughter would love to see her creation as a softie!

  • Bella's mom

    January 11, 2013 at 10:51 am |

    Love it!

  • Megan Clark

    January 11, 2013 at 10:52 am |

    Congrats on all your success! What a talent! :) LOVE the contest idea!

  • Ashley

    January 11, 2013 at 10:56 am |

    Woo hooo! great contest!

  • Sarah G

    January 11, 2013 at 10:56 am |

    I would love to get one for my daughter!

  • Sarah Beth

    January 11, 2013 at 11:02 am |

    This is awesome! My daughter would die to see one of her many drawings turn into a something she can actually hold. LOVE IT!

  • katie M

    January 11, 2013 at 11:40 am |

    What an amazing gift you have! My niece would absolutely love to see her drawing come to “life.”

  • Dava Carter

    January 11, 2013 at 11:43 am |

    Your work is the most heartfelt for of genius I have seen.

  • Chris Mattingly

    January 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm |

    :-)

  • Whitney

    January 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm |

    Hey! My niece would LOVE this! Thanks for all you do!

  • Kelly

    January 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm |

    I am in awe over the business that you have created for yourself. You are doing amazing work. Brilliant!

  • Emily Schultz

    January 11, 2013 at 12:52 pm |

    Such a neat idea!

  • Freya

    January 11, 2013 at 12:58 pm |

    A big fan from Belgium. 3 kids who will love it! Hope I still make a chance!

  • Myra Monroe

    January 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm |

    This is AWESOME! I hope I win! :-)

  • J Ruder

    January 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm |

    This is an INCREDIBLE concept!! I love what you do!

  • Naj

    January 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm |

    Such a great idea, just goes to show how imaginative kids can be…
    Well done.

  • Nicole N

    January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm |

    I absolutely love what you are doing and I hope to win!

  • jeanne macdonald

    January 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm |

    Here is Where the Wild Things are born. I would like to adopt a baby.

  • Julia A

    January 11, 2013 at 2:15 pm |

    Amazing work! I would love to be picked!!!

  • Jamie Ebershoff

    January 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm |

    You Are Absolutely Amazing……. Thank You!! xxoo

  • Hayley Peckham

    January 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm |

    Your site gives me goosebumps!! I would LOVE to do this for my daughter, hope to get picked!

  • Jennifer P

    January 11, 2013 at 2:48 pm |

    Please pick me! It would be amazing to have a memory with my 5 year old, his drawing come to life!!! We are having a hard time getting him to draw and color because he is left handed so everything is more of a struggle to learn when it comes to writing letters/ numbers. This would be something very good for him!!!

  • Shatia Gordon

    January 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm |

    I hope I win, this would be such a great experience for my sisters and I.

  • Jenny

    January 11, 2013 at 3:26 pm |

    Pick please me, Mr. Burns!!

  • Linda

    January 11, 2013 at 3:27 pm |

    Hope I’m doing this right! Been waiting for this opportunity. Would love my 7 yr old grand-daughters art to become a stuffed toy for her little 19 month old brother.

  • Kim Madsen

    January 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm |

    How creative and what fun to see all the before and after pics! Love em.

  • Rhonda Dagg

    January 11, 2013 at 4:14 pm |

    Wonderful creations & inspirations. Bless you for making children’s dreams and visions realities.

  • Jessica Pigott

    January 11, 2013 at 4:14 pm |

    Just found out about this website today, it’s such a great idea! Hope we get chosen

  • Kristin Patrick

    January 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm |

    I love your work! So amazing to see kids’ imaginations come to life!

  • Winnie K

    January 11, 2013 at 4:56 pm |

    Happy New Year! You do AMAZING work! My husband’s cousin forwarded me your site and I’ve been hooked on seeing all your wonderful creations ever since! I hope to make your wait list this year, especially for my younger daughter who is very particular about her art work… to see it become a thing she could hold I just know would be so magical for her! Can’t wait to see what you make in the coming year!

  • alishia

    January 11, 2013 at 5:01 pm |

    This is so awesome!

  • Christina

    January 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm |

    What a wonderful product!! !!
    u rock (from my 9 yr old)

  • Amy M

    January 11, 2013 at 5:16 pm |

    I would love this! My little guy is such an artist, and he would be THRILLED to have one of his drawings come to life!

  • Cat

    January 11, 2013 at 5:28 pm |

    This looks so cool! I had never considered the possibility that there might be something like this out there.

  • Allison Rockwell

    January 11, 2013 at 5:31 pm |

    you are amazing! I LOVE this idea. I am going to try and help my son make a stuffed animals of one of his drawings but I honestly have no ideas where to begin. I was searching the internet to find ideas and stumbled upon your site. Awesome stuff. Love that you are supporting kids creativity in this way!

  • Bianca

    January 11, 2013 at 5:38 pm |

    just wonderful!

  • Tanya Harkins

    January 11, 2013 at 5:43 pm |

    Love your work! xox Kelsey & Tanya

  • Hilary

    January 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm |

    I have made snuggle toys for my children and they are great. I absolutely LOVE your spin on it. What an amazing thing for children!

  • Laura

    January 11, 2013 at 5:57 pm |

    This is awsome!

  • Judi

    January 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm |

    I can’t help but smile when I look at your website…I wish I had your talent! I could only imagine how great the impact it has on a child to see their artwork really come to life…amazing :)

  • stacie

    January 11, 2013 at 6:54 pm |

    this is a great idea, oh how I would love to have one of these done for one of my great prek kids! love this! :)