Wednesday, 11 February 2015

One more plush cat

And a special one! The "love-at-first-sight" kind of cat. The model is Alice's family's cat called Mocha. Important info from Alice's mom: "Mocha has claws in the back, not the front and she has very furry ears and face :-) "

Alice's drawing was great, but the plushie version of Mocha cat wasn't very photogenic... black face, repositioned head and claws - you know this time I think it was necessary to turn the drawing into a soft toy with certain changes. Anyway, we did our best, softie cats are pretty patient photo models!

Lazy custom stuffed animals make patient photo models

Still not running anywhere - that's why it's great to spend time with soft stuffed animals:)

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Cats again

I haven't made exact statistics but I dare say cats are one of the most popular animals put on paper by kids. And yes, tigers are cats, too! Just a little bigger and wilder ones.

Daisy's Crazy Color Cat drawing coming to life:
Daisy designed her own stuffed cat
Sweet little white kitty by Anoushka:
This is a really, really soft toy!
And finally Fluffy, the tiger softie for Emma!

Fluffy has a story: Royal Mail is usually very reliable, but this time it was slower than ever... which means Fluffy didn't arrive in time to wait for Emma under the Christmas tree. Emma's mom found out a story for her daughter: "Santa noticed the elves hadn't written Fluffy on your tiger's chest, and he only noticed when they were loading the sleigh. So he has sent Fluffy back to the elves workshop for them to add Fluffy's name and make her perfect. He'll have to though send Fluffy by post from the North Pole and she'll arrive in a few days." And the story with a print out photo of Fluffy plushie worked! :-)
Another kid's drawing born as a stuffed animal

Monday, 9 February 2015

Doll and facts in black and white

To tell you the truth it is so much easier to post a softie on Facebook when you are in a hurry. And the advantage of Facebook is that you can get immediate feedback, which is not so common here on the blog but it helps a softiemaker to survive everyday struggles. This is the main reason why I neglected my poor blog for a while... I'm trying to return back :-)

I loved every little detail of this black and white self-portrait made by Sally's sister at the age of 4 or 5. She was turning 24 last December and she was pretty surprised to get the custom stuffed doll from her drawing for her birthday.

All the details of a drawing turned into a cuddly toy
And some details that are not often shown on Facebook:

A real custom doll - can you imagine to find a copy anywhere in the shops? ;-)