I can’t believe it’s already fall, my favorite season! After a very hot summer, its nice to start getting some cool weather in California for a change.
(Below) One of the first drawings I received when I started making these dolls last year was from little Ella. Her Dad sent me one of her drawings to make into a soft doll. This was a special Mothers Day gift for Ella’s mom. A year later I received two more drawings made by Ella. The beaver was a birthday gift and the doll with blond curls was a Mother’s Day gift for her mom.
I like to think as time goes on, the more I make these cuddly dolls the better they get.
Every now and then I will get a grown up drawing request to turn into a soft doll. I enjoy working on these too. The drawing below is Paul Bear and Pumpkin. Paul sent me this drawing him and his girl friend made. Like most couples who are very in love, they have cute nick names for one another. So, he thought it would make a nice gift to have these made.
I love talking about and sharing with you these fun kid drawings I make into cuddly and lovable soft dolls. There’s a lot of sewing work involved but its always a great feeling to see the final outcome. Here are some more drawings brought to life.
(Pic Above) This is a drawing by Ben. I have to admit I almost had second thoughts creating a softie from this drawing. This silly creature had soo much detail and took a long time to finish! It also reminds me a bit of the octopus fairy I worked on in December http://lepetitcreations1.com/2012/12/21/more-december-projects/ . Who knows how these kids come up with these creatures. In the end I loved the way it came out, this one goes down as one of my all time favorites.
(Pic Above) The teachers at Bridgeport Elementary School in Ohio created this drawing of a student by passing it around and adding a feature. Its sorta a student rep. He carries a lot of school pride and looks like a good kid !
This is a drawing of a little girl with pencil shaving used as hair. Is that creative or what ? This doll is going to be a special birthday gift this July 3rd for the little girl who made the drawing.
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May has been another busy but fun month for me. I celebrated a wonderful Mother’s Day with my family. I love being a mom its a tuff but fun job. Everything I do these days is inspired by my kids Anne and Jojo whom I adore.
I worked on some fun projects these weeks too. Here are more softies made from these adorable drawings by incredible kids. The first one is a colorful goldfish that made a cute mother’s day gift for a special mom. The second drawing is “Morgan Wolfie”, this one took me a bit longer than expected but I love the way it came out. Last is a little sweet pumpkin girl, that one was a special gift from Le Petit Creations for Melissa.
April has been a difficult month for me but I am getting through it. I just recovered from the flu and now I am catching up on all my projects. Here is one I had a hard time letting go of.
This little doll with button eyes was made from a drawing by Janice’s granddaughter and is called “Sweetie”. That is also Janice’s nick name for her little granddaughter. This is going to be a birthday surprise from her granny.
Susanne’s son sent her the link to my blog, he wanted to get a softie made for his godchild. His godchild could not decide on which drawing he wanted made into a soft toy. Susanne loved the idea and thought it would be a wonderful idea to send her son’s drawing instead. Susanne’s son is now a 21-year-old but he painted this saber tooth when he was 6 or 7 years old and it was a favorite. This is also one of my all time favorites. I am very proud of the way it came out. Tomorrow this cuddly saber tooth is off to Germany were it will be a special gift!
This week I received these pictures from the grandmother of these two adorable little ladies.
The first picture below is Yenny with her soft doll. I first created a soft doll from her drawing back in May 2012 http://lepetitcreations1.com/2012/05/04/little-girl-in-pink/
Yenny loved the doll and took it with her everywhere. On a family trip to the Coast it was accidentally lost. Her grandmother contacted me and asked if I could make her another one from the same drawing. My list was pretty full for December and I was afraid I would not finish it in time for Christmas. I also wasn’t sure I could match the fabrics exactly and capture everything the first one had. Luckily it all worked out in the end. I am so happy I could make this soft doll again and put a smile on this sweet little girl’s face. So here is a picture of the Yenny doll “little girl in pink” and she is still holding Yenny’s heart very tight.
The picture below is 2-year-old little Riley with her soft doll. Isn’t she such a cutie pie? Her softie doll was also a Christmas gift from her Granny.
This is a combination of a camel drawing and a play dough image made into a soft doll. It is a drawing done by an African child in the bush of West Africa. The soft doll is to be given as a gift to a missionary who travels often. I was asked to also include the arabic word for camel on the camel’s foot. I don’t know too much about the story behind the drawing but I imagine it is special and meaningful.