Bring Your Child’s Artwork To Life As a Custom Soft Toy (Review and Giveaway)

by Michelle M

I was recently able to surprise my son with a special one-of-a-kind gift with the help of Sunny Little Studio.

Sunny Little Studio

Sunny Little Studio creates custom hand made soft toys – or “Softies” – based on children’s artwork. It can be any level of drawing, from a very young child’s scribbling that may take a little interpretation, to the perfectly colored and beautifully proportioned image from a talented older child.  Once you scan your drawing and send it in, saved as a jpg, PNG, gif, or PDF, Sunny Little Studios will review the drawing and provide a quote for your Softie.  They typically range from $75 to $145, with a $15 shipping and handling charge.  After you’ve approved the quote, you will receive your custom made stuffed toy in three to four weeks.  And when I say the drawing doesn’t have to be perfect, I mean it.

When my son opened the adorable protective bag that sheltered his custom Softie, he gasped.  “Mom!” he shouted.  “This is a stuffed animal and it looks just like the shark picture I drew.  This is awesome!”

Son with Softies from Sunny Little Studio

To say that he’s thrilled with his new Softies toy would be putting it mildly.  He can’t believe that his shark crossed with a cat (don’t ask – he’s got a good imagination) came to life so beautifully.  It has the fins he’d created even in the unique shapes he’d drawn.  Its gills are the same, and even his claws on the bottoms of his feet are identical to his drawing.

shark picture that turned into Softie from Sunny Little Studio

Very cool, no?  The drawing is so close to the Softie that we received.  I’m thrilled, and so is Mister Man.  In fact, this has replaced all other stuffed animals in his bed.  This is who he’s now sleeping with, and I don’t think this is going to change anytime soon.  I love that the Softie has such meaning for us and for Mister Man.  This is one that won’t ever end up in a garage sale or be given away.  Someday – long in the future, I hope – it will go into the memory box, to join the original drawing already there.

mister_man_sleeping_with_his_softie

Win a Custom Softie from Sunny Little Studio

You can win a custom Softie based on your child’s artwork! Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

In the interest of full disclosure, I received a Softie for review as described above.  I was also compensated for this campaign, but all opinions remain my own.



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Michelle is a stay at home mom of Mister Man (8) and Little Miss (6). When she's not out volunteering or running children to therapy or practices, you can find her in the kitchen or on her personal blog Honest & Truly where there's always a good story or new recipe or at her review blog Honest And Truly Reviews. You can also connect with her on Twitter.

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1 Julie July 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm

My son loves to draw his Meme:)

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2 Liz July 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm

My daughter draws lots of people.

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3 Amanda July 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm

My little guy would flip over one of these! He loves drawing and would love to see one of his drawings come to life. Thanks for the chance!

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4 Diana July 23, 2012 at 7:06 pm

My son likes to draw anything to do with nature.

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5 Lizzy July 23, 2012 at 7:36 pm

my son loves to draw bugs~

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6 Brandy W. July 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Fairies and rainbows

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7 Jessica Beard July 23, 2012 at 8:51 pm

animals, people, trees

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8 Anne Lehnick July 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm

My son likes to draw sharks, spiders, and dinosaurs

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9 Patricia Crowley July 23, 2012 at 10:09 pm

He loves drawing dragons!

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10 Tonya July 23, 2012 at 10:15 pm

my daughter draws all sorts of things — princesses, dinosaurs, sharks, horses

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11 Elizabeth July 23, 2012 at 10:57 pm

My little guy likes drawing dinosaurs (they’re his favorite thing!) but he’s 3 so it’s scribbles that he calls dinosaurs :)

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12 Cristen C. July 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm

She does a LOT of scribbling.

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13 Vicki July 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Himself with a sibling or friend.

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14 andie July 24, 2012 at 12:46 am

right now, my son loves to draw pictures of his family and trucks.

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15 Idaho Jill July 24, 2012 at 10:09 am

animals animals animals. I have no artistic talent at all – my daughter is doing really well – must be from hubby’s side! :)

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16 Tia July 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

Right now she likes to draw pix of me but she will move on to other things soon. ;)

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17 Jenny July 24, 2012 at 11:57 am

My son likes to draw dinosaurs.

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18 Donna O'Neil July 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm

My daughter draws maps

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19 Patty Schuler July 24, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Flowers and houses

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20 Marlena U. July 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm

My daughter loves to draw people, flowers and letters.

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21 Terra Heck July 25, 2012 at 11:55 pm

My son likes to draw vehicles, mainly race cars. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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22 Dena July 27, 2012 at 10:04 am

My daughter likes to draw “girlie” things – castles, rainbows, flowers, hearts, etc.

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23 Steph July 27, 2012 at 11:05 am

My daughter loves to draw pretty much anything. Animals, people, cartoon characters, countries, flags, you name it.

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24 carol gentry July 27, 2012 at 11:41 am

My grandkids love to draw flowers and stars.

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25 amanda whitley July 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm

my daughter likes to draw hearts flowers and people.

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26 Nina McClain July 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm

People and animals

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27 Shannon Baas July 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm

they love to draw dragons.

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28 Staci A July 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm

My son loves to draw mythical monsters.

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29 Anastasia July 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm

She loves to draw animals of all kinds :) Her wall is filled with pictures! Recently, it’s been Pugs, as our friends have two :)

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30 dario July 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm

my daughter likes to draw anime and magna characters

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31 Lauren July 28, 2012 at 5:06 pm

this would be great for my cousin. I’m not sure what he draws though, to be honest. Probably superheroes.

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32 Vicky Boackle July 29, 2012 at 5:27 am

my grandaughter loves to draw flowers.

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33 Kristen July 30, 2012 at 12:06 am

Zoo and farm animals.

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34 Molly Capel July 30, 2012 at 5:53 am

My son likes to draw our family members :)

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35 benita July 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

Trees and houses.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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36 tamar July 30, 2012 at 1:24 pm

pictures of him and his family

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37 Monique Rizzo July 31, 2012 at 12:18 am

She likes to draw castles.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

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38 Paula Michele Hafner July 31, 2012 at 4:50 pm

He loves to draw people and Star Wars characters. He’s 5.

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39 Mia Dentice Carey July 31, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Dinosaur & Super Heroes

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40 Marty Harris July 31, 2012 at 10:33 pm

They like drawing flowers

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41 Kelley F July 31, 2012 at 11:44 pm

My daughter loves to draw horses and my son loves to draw Pokemon.

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42 Christina August 1, 2012 at 12:54 am

Mostly animals, especially dogs and cats!

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43 Gianna August 1, 2012 at 1:52 am

Animals and people.

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44 kendra W August 1, 2012 at 7:58 am

My daughter loves to draw people and our kittens.

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45 Angela Neynaber August 1, 2012 at 9:00 am

My daughter likes to draw flowers and hearts.

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46 Jeni Lutz August 1, 2012 at 9:12 am

My daughter likes to draw Cats

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47 ashley August 1, 2012 at 9:23 am

My daughter likes to draw almost everything. She will draw unicorns, dolphins, houses, flowers, dogs, our family, the sky, anything!

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48 erma H August 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

My son loves to draw trucks.

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49 Bonnigene August 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm

at our house the kids love to draw lots of animals, especially puppies

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50 Amber Porter August 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Guns, monsters, princesses, lots of weird things!

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51 Valerie Taylor Mabrey August 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm

houses, dogs and trains
vmkids3 at msn dot com

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52 Marianna August 1, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Superheros and families

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53 kelley c August 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm

My kids like to draw animals, particularly cats, and video game characters.

kelleyc76(at)live(dot)com

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54 susan smoaks August 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm

our daughter loves to draw her family!

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55 Rochel S August 1, 2012 at 10:23 pm

My son loves drawing each member of the family!

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56 nannypanpan August 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm

trains and lately 18 wheelers
nannypanpan@gmail.com

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57 Ann Council August 1, 2012 at 10:57 pm

He liked to draw fishing scenes.

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58 sus August 1, 2012 at 11:15 pm

He like to draw people

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59 josie aguirre August 1, 2012 at 11:19 pm

My son needs that one toy to have until he gets to old ;) this idea seems perfect!

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60 josie aguirre August 1, 2012 at 11:20 pm

He loves to draw dinosaurs

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61 charlene elswick August 1, 2012 at 11:21 pm

my daughter likes to draw monkeys

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62 Sarah Y August 2, 2012 at 12:22 am

my daughter likes to draw roses and flowers (and Justin Bieber)

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63 Melissa Shirley August 2, 2012 at 12:43 am
64 Carole I August 2, 2012 at 1:49 am

She likes to draw all kinds of different animals…she actually draws nicely (unlike her mom! lol)

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65 Jillie August 2, 2012 at 2:16 am

All about drawing trains right now!

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66 Tara August 2, 2012 at 4:07 am

They mostly draw people :)

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67 brenda Elsner August 2, 2012 at 9:06 am

My kids mostly draw people, but also dinosaurs and cats.

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68 cw August 2, 2012 at 11:41 am

my daughter draws a little girl named rainbow girl…would be very cute as a softie

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69 Leslie Luke Stanziani August 2, 2012 at 11:53 am

My oldest son loves to draw animals mixed with vehicles.he has a vivid imagination.

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70 Diana Hatch August 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

My granddaughters love drawing families

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71 Jessica Rose August 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm

My cousins loves drawing Cars

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72 Robert Pyszk August 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Emily likes to draw fairies.

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73 Wendy August 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm

My daughter draws everything imaginable! Right now it’s Egyptian Gods, Dinosaurs and Elephants.

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74 1955nurse August 2, 2012 at 4:18 pm

My Grandson loves to draw – right now, it’s Dinosaurs & Pirates!!!! Thanks for the chance….

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75 michelle colon August 2, 2012 at 4:44 pm

my kids always draw sharks! blue circles they say are sharks!

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76 Becky Grayson August 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm

The boys like to draw super heroes and the girls like to draw flowers.

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77 Stephanie Hungerford August 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm

My niece draws pictures of a blue monster or princesses

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78 Laurie Emerson August 2, 2012 at 9:47 pm

My daughter loves to draw rainbows and horses and my sons love to draw cats and dogs.
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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79 Fiona N August 2, 2012 at 9:55 pm

My nieces love to draw houses and princess :)
Thank You So Much for the giveaway!

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80 Miriam August 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm

nature – sunset, the lake

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81 S August 2, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Rainbows, hearts, and people in fancy dresses

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82 Brittani August 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm

She likes to draw houses!

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83 Erica Reinhart August 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

This is awesome! Soooo doing this with artwork

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