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I'm so excited to bring your child's drawings to life one at a time.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Blue Fish and Orange & Purple Eel

Tammys four year old did these drawings of a blue fish with tiny yellow dots and an orange eel with purple legs and stripe. She asked me to also make matching keychains :)
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Ella's Red Dragon

This is Ella's Red Dragon. I was asked to make it two different shades of red. I think it turned out awesome!!
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Thursday, September 27, 2012


Meet 'BUNKER'!! He is a 10 month old boston terrier. Logan (who will be 8 Oct. 7th) drew this picture and mom had me bring 'Bunker' to life for his gift.
Super Cute!!

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Hawaiian Bird

Bennett (age 7) has a little brother who will be 3. He asked his big brother for a stuffed bird for his birthday. Bennett drew "Hawaiian Bird" and I brought him to life. They did ask me to put an eye on each side of the beak instead of all on the front.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bella Bird

And today I brought 'Bella Bird' to life :) It's hard to see her feet in the drawing cuz they are in the water but they match perfectly!!! So Much Fun!
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Foot Bug

I woke up this morning with the 'Foot Bug' on my drawing board. I thought.....How in the world am I going to pull this one off!!??!! I LOVE MY JOB!!!

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Hot Pink Duck

Ha Ha Ha!!! Love this one! Drawn by Sophia age 6
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Baby Shower Gift

Carrie's sister-in-law is having a baby, so for her shower gift she had me bring a drawing to life that Sarah did when she was little. I bet she will be surprised!

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Joseph's Whale

Joseph comes from a long line of Monterey Fishermen and loves anything to do with fish or the ocean! He will be 4 next week so his grandma had me bring his drawing of a whale (that hangs on the fridge) to life for his birthday!

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Amazing Cat

 Lot's & Lot's of work on this one but love how it turned out!!! It's hard to see but I gave him a white fake leather tongue.
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Goofy Octopus

How Fun is this softie!?! Super Fun!!! Brent had me bring his 'Goofy Octopus' to life for a friend.

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Blue Bird / Poop Bug

This is Pip's drawing of his Blue Bird that is also a 'Poop Bug'. He is a very imaginative little boy and his mom asked for me to bring his bird/bug to life. It has 2 set's of wings...one for when it's a Blue Bird and one for when it's a 'Poop Bug'. The dots around the wings are warnings that they are very delicate! The 'Poop Bug' part that I was asked to make is hidden inside and will come out wh...
enever he wants along with the other set of legs. I was told that it has 2 legs except for the times it has 4, LOL!! I hid those away too :) Those lil' extra parts were made to be tucked in or pulled out on a moments notice!!! The shiny part on the tummy along with the dots are warnings that there are fragile eggs inside because 'everyone knows that girls have eggs'!!! I so enjoy little minds at work and it tickles me to able to bring these imaginative drawings to life!!

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Valentine Monster

This is 'Valentine Monster'. Jenna made him as a last minute Valentines Day card for her boyfriend on their first Valentines Day! Well, he liked him so much that he has been tacked to the door ever since. Jenna said he was starting to fall apart and fade away so she decided to have him made into a softie!!!!! How Fun!!!

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This is Shainee's Giraffe! Her sister and her cousin already got their softies and now it's her turn!! The only request was to make the neck be not floppy. I made it a little bit thicker and perfectly stiff......no floppy Giraffe neck here!

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Going to College

This fun lil' softie is going to college! Yep, that's right, College! Marci brought her niece's drawing to life for a going away gift to Madi as she heads off to her first year of college. Very Sweet!

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Very Colorful!

This was done by Mady who is 5..........Very Very Colorful! All the dots in just the right spot!

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ivy's Snow Princess

Ivy had specific ideas for her 'Snow Princess'. My favorite was......Ivy, are those wings or sleeves? Both she tells me! Ha Ha Ha!!!! I so love young imagination! Please look at the picture story her mom gave me and you will see how happy this sweet little girl was with her 'Snow Princess' softie.

The surprise.....


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Monday, July 9, 2012

Mandy's Ice Cream Doll

Another fun softie for an adult. Claudia had me bring this drawing to life for her adult daughter Mandy. Of course she did the drawing when she was younger and 26 now. Such a fun gift!

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Mr. Banana

This one was fun! Mr. Banana was drawn by Joseph when he was 11. His mom Carol said he had a whole story he had written to go along with his drawing. Well since Joseph is turning 30 on the 4th of July she thought it would be fun to bring Mr. Banana to life for his birthday present. Very Sweet!

Here is an update!!!! Joe with his Mr. Banana Softie.

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A Hamster & A Bee

Angela asked me to bring her daughters drawings to life. Stormi who is 13 drew her Hamster and Rose in first grade. Taegan 7, drew her sparklie Bee when she was in kindergarten.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

for Melissa

This is 'SPOT'.....Melissa had me bring him to life for her niece Kendall. Lot's of detail and spots in all the right places!!
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Emily's Painting

Emily who is 6 (until Saturday....it's her birthday!) painted this wonderful dog. Her parents were so proud of her painting that they asked me to bring it to life as a suprise for Emily's 7th birthday. Pink watercolor with purple watercolor spots.....Hmmmm??? I matched it perfectly and Emily's parents were just tickled because it was just like her drawing!

Emily's parents shared pictures of her getting her softie for her birthday........makes me happy!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Colorful Bunny

Shayna had me bring this drawing to life as a birthday gift.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Sophie who is 5 drew this picture of her daddy. Her mom thought 'what a great gift for fathers day!'

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Caroline's Softie

Caroline is a 7 year old who know's what she wants! Her dad Joe, had me bring her drawing to life with the most specific details. That's my kinda girl!  LOL!!! Super fun to do and they both said "PERFECT"

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