I definitely have to file away this site, Stuff Your Doodles, away for when Archie is older. This artist takes your child’s (or your drawing too I suppose) and turns it into a stuffed animal. I’ve seen some DIY tutorials for printing out drawings on fabric, but I love that she’s not simply transferring the image, but creating in terms of volume and texture as well. How does a two-dimensional ice-cream scoop blob with spike claws look when it comes to life in 3D? Artist LucyMoose knows…
(via Cool Mom Picks)
First Friends by Erin Chainani
Now that Archie has his first lovie, I have a feeling that we’re only a few months away from ordering a custom portrait of Bandit. In this house, we love original artwork and we love custom paintings and photos. Previously our dogs had been the recipients of our portrait commissions (we have an oil painting of them as well as two poster size headshots of them).
Now we have Archie’s walls to adorn and there seems to be a booming toy portraiture business out there to capture our attention. First off is First Friends by Erin Chainani. These watercolor toy portraits are intimate, precious, and definitely affordable, with prices starting at $65.
custom toy portraits by Jennifer Maher
Next up are custom toy portraits by Jennifer Maher. These acrylic paintings have a little more pop to them. Added bonus–she has experience painting Blabla dolls!