Play It Again: Critter Couture

Turn your kids' art into a custom stuffed toy

Apologies to the ubiquitous sock monkey, but in our house store-bought stuffed animals are as tired as a 2-year-old who skipped her nap.

Catch a second wind with a custom creation from Critter Couture. Dawn Wagner crafts cuddly playthings from your mini Miró’s drawings. And though she isn’t the first person to venture into this territory, we think Wagner’s creations are head, shoulder, and princess crown above the rest.

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Using fabrics such as flannel, fleece, and cotton, she works a needle and thread with absolute precision, capturing all your child’s (very intentional) squiggles. Her knack for choosing just the right embellishment (embroidery, sequins, pom-poms) makes each critter truly one of a kind.

An accompanying card containing you child’s name, age, and the critter’s story turn it into the perfect gift — sure to knock her socks off.

Available at mycrittercouture.com, $65-$150.

Photos: Courtesy of Critter Couture