(Update: thanks to reader Emma Chemistry for introducing us to Scottish firm Lucy Moose who do a similar thing!)
Wendy Tsao, from Vancouver-based Child's Own Studio, has taken this several steps further and built up a business turning children's drawings into soft toys. And boy, are they beautiful! It's quite amazing how what can look like a scrawl on the page becomes a perfectly legitimate, imaginative toy when made up.
good list of other craftmakers who can do the same projects on her, and for Europe, there's a company in Hungary and one in Portgual. Nobody in the UK though, shame (Correction: see update at the top, hurrah!). Far better then to just admire some of the fruits of children's minds, and her nimble sewing skills.
Thank you to Gareth Aveyard on Twitter for bringing this wonderful gallery and thus the Studio to our attention. I feel 500 shades of happy.