What better present to give to your child than a real toy made from one of their drawings? Introducing Child’s Own Studio, created by Wendy Tsao from Vancouver in 2007. Since opening, she’s created 400 toys based on children’s drawings. Continue reading for more.

This is her work process: “Typically, a drawing is sent to me, and I decide if I can work with it. There may be notes included with the drawing. I may ask for clarification about some details. And then I get to work, in my Vancouver studio. The machine whirs, scissors snip, needles zip, and everything gets covered in fibrefill fluff. Details and color choices are reproduced as closely as possible, and I may use some artistic licence – unless you specifically tell me not to. When I am happy with the finished softie, I take photos of it and send them to the customer, before shipping the softie to the young artist.”

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