Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Does Fernando sound like a good name for a narwahl to you...

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I think I've found what might be the cutest kid present idea ever.

Imagine this, you take a drawing done by a child, send it to this website [link], and they makes a stuffed toy based on it.  How awesome is that!

I'm always completely in awe of arty people like that.  How on earth do they do it?  I can barely draw a straight line even if I'm using a ruler, there's no way I'd be able to scrabble together enough artistic ability to make a toy based on a kid's scribble, let alone make it look that good!

Is it wrong that I want to draw one myself and send it to them to get made?  I think if I did it would be of a spaceman narwahl, complete with astronaut helmet.  I'm not sure how I'd go about hugging him, what with the horn and all, but I'm sure we'd work it out.

At least I would if I had the faintest idea how to draw a narwahl spaceman.

Seriously though, I think this is one of the cleverest gift ideas I've ever seen.  What a wonderful thing to do for a child, showing them that you value their imagination and creativity.  It's definitely a step up from "Lets stick your picture on the fridge", that's for sure.

But why on earth did I have to find out about it AFTER Christmas!  I could have saved a lot of present shopping angsting if only I'd known about it earlier.

Isn't it always the way?


Note:  I'm not getting compensated in any way, shape or form for writing this.  I just thought it was really REALLY cool.  I mean, come on, who wouldn't want that purple stuffed dog by the little five year old girl!  I totally would, and I'd call him Henry McWoofington.  He looks like a Henry, don't you think?

13 comments:

  1. Well you'll know about it for next year and we'll all be waiting to see these creations.

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  2. Holy crap! Guess who's getting a stuffed Pickleope for Christmas in February. Me, that's who. In case you weren't clear on that.

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  3. Great find Kellie, the idea is stupendous. And yes what clever, arty, creative people!

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  4. It's a super cool idea. Having had boy children myself though, the only "artwork" they have ever produced is graffiti style penis drawings. I'm doubtful that would make an appropriate stuffed animal.

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  5. It IS one of the cleverest ideas for a kid's gift! There's always next Christmas...

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  6. I wonder what they'll make if I send them a picture of myself.

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  7. Awesome gift idea! Now if the next gen in my family would have some babies, I would know where to get awesome gifts!

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  8. That's a really cute idea. Draw the picture of what you want to the best of your ability and say that a four year old did it. Add a description of what four-year-old you wants.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. When I told my sister-in-law Susan that I wanted beanie babies of the Seven Dwarves, she said, and I quote, "You want to snuggle with a bunch of old midgets?!"

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  10. That is the most clever idea I have seen. I would love to find a couple of good drawings from my 2 grandson's and do that.

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  11. Great idea, but what about adult requests?

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  12. This is a great idea!! I have a couple of Jasmyn pictures that I would like to... Oh... Wait... That would be quite horrifying. Nevermind..

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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  13. A spaceman narwhal by any other name would be just as awesome!

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