Drawings by Young Artists Turned into a Huggable Softie

Nowadays, children have access to everything, even a tangible version of their own imaginary friend thanks to Wendy Tsao. The founder of Child’s Own Studio handcrafts one-of-a-kind plush dolls called softies from each child’s unique drawings. Tsao’s inspiration came from her then 4-year-old son’s drawing of the same wide-eyed stick figure over and over again. She decided to turn his sketches into a reality and the excitement she saw in his eyes when he recognized his very own softie is exactly what made her turn her craft into a full-fledged business. To date, she has made approximately 400 softies and continues to make each little artist’s imagination come true. (Above: CJ, Age 4)

Aidan, Age 5

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Alex, Age 6

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Bennet, Age 7

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Brianna, Age 10

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Eileen, Age 8

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Emmanuella, Age 6

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Emmeline, Age 5

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For Alexia’s Friend

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Gabi, Age 6

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Julian, Age 8

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Kathy, Age 6

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Leilani, Age 4

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Lila, Age 3

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Lucas, Age 7

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Mhari, Age 7

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Orin, Age 5

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Sarah, Age 5

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Sophia, Age 9

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Tennyson, Age 8

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