Child's Own: bringing kids' art to life

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Owl by Hanna, aged 7; Hanna's Owl created by Child's Own

Vancouver-based crafts company Child's Own creates custom soft toys based on children's drawings. Founder Wendy Tsao started the business as a way to celebrate kids' imagination, and strives to reproduce each drawing as accurately as possible in 3D textile form.

Chicks by Naomi, aged 5; Naomi's Chicks created by Child's Own

"Details and color choices are reproduced as closely as possible so that the stuffed toy that arrives in the mail is immediately recognizable to the child who designed it," says Tsao. "It’s a fun, rewarding process, and kids love seeing their drawings come alive."

Giraffe by Kally, aged 5; Kally's Giraffe by Child's Own
Child's Own is currently closed to new orders while Tsao works through her waiting list, but you can see many of the company's past creations on its Flickr stream here.

Dragon by Oliver, aged 5; Scary The Dragon created by Child's Own
For more characterful kids' inspiration, WGSN-homebuildlife can read our recent report, Muppets: lifestyle inspiration.

Cat by Kyler, aged 6; Kyler's Cat created by Child's Own
Bryce's Monster by Child's Own
Sophie's Sheep by Child's Own