I got a huge order a couple of weeks ago for 14 dolls before Christmas. This means I will not be able to take any more orders until January. Christmas it always an understandably busy time, so please keep me in mind for other holidays as well Easter and Birthdays would be great! I would love to be busy other times of the year too.
Being a mother of 4 is not often helpful when I am trying to get things done, but I rarely have as much trouble as I had while trying to get these dolls finished! Thank you Shannon for being patient with me, and I really hope Henry loves is stick figure family.
I had a lot of fun turning this drawing in to these cute dolls! I generally like to stick to the drawing as closely as I can when making these dolls, but when it’s requested I will make changes. As I made each one a different color.
Henry’s Mom also had a great idea to make a little tag so that your child can always remember how old they were when they drew their doll. I think this is such a great idea, I am going to make it standard on all my dolls from now on!
Thank you Henry (and Mom) for sharing your drawing with me!
I made these for a friend for Christmas. They were drawn by her 8 year old son. He made the dog (Based on his pet beagle) for himself, and the bear (Which was later named “Scary Bear”) was for his … Continue reading
Okay, one thing I am learning about myself, I am horrible at blogging! I finished this order almost a month ago and I am just now getting round to posting them.I had so much fun making these two dolls! These … Continue reading
The descriptions Eli gave were far more detailed than his picture was, I was told he plays games with these characters all the time and even dressed as lightening boy for Halloween!
Mom is Cuddle Woman! She has a blanket for a cape, and fuzzy slippers. She is super soft and warm, but when she is fighting the bad guys she can turn on an intense heat!
Eli (Age 6) is Lightening Boy! Everything from his cape to his hair crackles and sparks with electricity!
Dad is Muscle Boy! And, as you might have guessed, he is super strong.
Everyone also has a special watch that turns on and off their super powers.
My dolls are usually a bit bigger than these, but we wanted them to be small enough that a six year old could handle them all and let them play together.
Merry Christmas Eli! I hope you have fun with these!
(P.S. Click on the picture to see more ;))
Wow, a week of sick kids followed by a week of sick me has really put me behind on my Christmas projects!
As of today, I will not be accepting any more Christmas orders. Sorry I had to cut it off early, I’ve had enough interest that I am going to be rushing just to finish the orders I already have. But, please, keep me in mind for Easter and Birthdays!
And, as promised, I will be posting Elli’s Super Hero Dolls tomorrow…
Eight easy steps to a fun and surprising Christmas morning.
- You send me an email to Ashley@childdesigned.com. Please include: A picture of your child’s drawing, the child’s description of their creature, the artists name and age, and let me know if you have requests for specific materials i.e. silky, fuzzy, sparkly…
- I’ll take a look at all the details and send you back a price quote, along with an estimation of how long it will take me to get it done. Prices start at $30, plus $10 shipping and handling, and increase depending on the complexity of the drawing.
- When we’ve got all the details worked out, I will send you a PayPal invoice.
- Once paid I will get started creating you child’s new favorite softie friend!
- I’ll send you a couple of photos for final approval before shipping.
- I ship your child’s drawing doll to you!
- It arrives, you wrap it up and wait for Christmas morning.
- Christmas morning arrives, your child jumps and squeals excitedly at the sight of his/her very own, one of a kind, new best friend that they helped create!
In order to allow enough time for sewing and shipping, I am requesting that Christmas orders be started by December 1st.
You may start your order as late December 12th, but there will be a rush fee of $10 added to your order. If your send me a picture any later than the 12th, I cannot guarantee delivery by Christmas.
Meet “Monstie” soon to be new best friend of Brady, age 4. As you can see I did deviate from the original picture, but only because Brady insisted that Monstie has 4 arms, 4 legs, and a cape. He also … Continue reading
I am a stay-at-home Mom with four adorable, brilliant and energetic children.
I’ve been sewing for about six yeas now, and I am addicted! I’ve done a little of everything, from historical costumes, to quilts, to baby clothes, to dolls, monsters and stuffed animals. No matter what I am making, I love knowing that it is the only one of it’s kind and truly all mine! I hope you and your child will get that same satisfaction, knowing that your child’s new stuffed friend is all his or her own.
I started making these dolls from children’s drawings when my three year old son was having problems with monsters and nightmares. We tried a few different things, and nothing seemed to work for more than a couple of nights. So, one morning I had an idea to make him his own monster to scare all the other monsters away. I had him draw a picture of the scariest monster he could think of. It had three legs and long arms coming out the sides of it’s head with fire for fingers! Then I let him go through my scrap fabric bin and pick out the fabrics he wanted for each part. He loved it! He played with it all day, slept with it that night, and we’ve had no monster problems since! It’s been a little more than a year, and he still sleeps with it most nights.
I posted some pictures on Facebook and a friend saw them and decided she wanted some dolls made from her kids drawings. After making dolls for her children, I decided this was something I really enjoyed doing. And so, with a little encouragement from friends and family, here I am now sharing them with you.