Little Bo Baby turns your kid's drawings into soft toys
you’re anything like me, your fridge is a collage of abstract
I’m not sure who declared the fridge the accepted
medium for displaying your kid’s art, but it is. Pages of bold wax
crayon artistic expression now cover the brushed silver finish we
paid extra for. Finger-painted brown trees with orange and yellow
autumn leaves are held up by a motley crew of magnets that range from
thoughtfully selected gifts showing far-off places, to freebies we
got in the post. In short, our fridge is a living scrap book.
heart-breaking thing is that most of those pictures get replaced with
new ones every week. And, although I try keeping the amazing ones,
the rest end up in the ‘hands-off’ dust bin, soon
With Father’s Day coming up, I was wracking my
brain for something original and one-of-a-kind for him. He is, after
all, a one-of-a-kind man, and being the father of twins makes him
Walking towards the fridge, hoping I’d find
inspiration in there, as we do, I stopped dead. There it was, staring
at me this whole time.
So, getting behind the sewing machine,
I got busy. You’ll excuse my enthusiasm, but I’m so happy with
the end result. It truly is a one-of-a-kind gift for him.
now I give it to you.
Send me your child’s drawing, no
matter the age, and we will transform it into a plush toy. A soft toy
that is the exact 3D version of their drawing!
My kids were
giddy when they saw their creativity come to life, and my husband’s
face when he unwrapped it made my heart squeeze so tight my eyes got
a little sweaty. I love giving gifts that mean something to the
receiver, and oh boy, does this ever.
And as they say, a toy
in the hand is better than two drawings on the fridge!
prices for these handmade, one-of-a-kind soft toys range from R300 to
R1300 and usually land in the R500 to R900 range.
Gaya is the
founder of the Cape Town based Little Bo Babies Online store and
information resource centre for parents of twins. She is the mother
of adorable fraternal twins, Maya and Malia. She is married to her
doting husband Saša. Gaya believes that a parent needs the following
to have an enjoyable parenting experience: safe, value-for-money and
convenient baby products, easily accessible advice and information, a
positive attitude, and a hands-on partner!
by Candace van Zyl from Shift ONE for Little Bo Babies. Shift ONE is
a marketing agency in Cape Town that specialises in web conversion
with websites, mobile devices, email, social marketing and online