Draw your Plush!
We love the story behind our products, and Anna from www.tekenjeknuffel.com has an amazing project! Your kid’s drawings can come to life as a toy plush. You can send your kid’s drawing and she will make a softie version of it!
A mother-to-be made this drawing when she was a little girl. Her sister wanted to give her a very special present for the birth of her first child. She sent a photo of the drawing to Anna, and you know how the story ends…
It all started as a webshop where Anna sold handmade plush toys and bags, but since 2012 she had this amazing idea of turning kids drawings into plushies they could cuddle! How cool is that? It is alike creating sculptures with fabric.
She told me that the best part is the story behind the drawing. Sometimes she even gets a photo of the kid holding the plush that she made and it is amazing to see how proud they look! Anna loves to make children happy and make them feel important!
She gets a lot of energy from it because kids drawings are so special. They are creative, original and thus very inspiring! For example, this beautiful giraffe! I love the little legs!! You can see more of the sofites Anna has made on her website.
Going green with eco-friendly materials
I am dying fabric myself! With beetroot! I needed soft pink fabric to make a mini me. That is a softie that is a look alike. I was out of pink fabric to make the doll. That was a great opportunity to try this natural dye! #naturaldye #beetroot #softie #plush #knuffel #tekenjeknuffel #doll #fabricdye #pink
It is amazing how social media (instagram) allows you to connect and share stories with inspiring people! I truly admire the work of Anna and will definitely be following her steps to see where they take her.