It took me by surprise that this idea of making toys out of real people had such a good response through my customers.
I’m starting to get more and more orders and it gets more and more fun.
It’s pretty simple, I get few pictures of that person and I make a mini version of him or her, a funny soft toy that keeps some of that persons features and expression.
Basically I’m like a cartoon filter in a photo app 🙂
The latest custom order I’ve delivered to New York was such a cool idea from a guy I’ve met and already turned into a toy before. It looks like he liked himself so much as a mini soft version that he came up with this crazy-cool idea for a gift for his nephew that lives in a different country: 7 members of his family as soft toys!
What would be more fun for a kid than to play with his family, literally, every day?
All I need is a picture and I’ll make a toy of of you!
Every time I receive a specific order I meet some challenges for the first time. Almost 99% of the times, some cool solutions comes out of them, something I could have not found if I wasn’t asked for that specific feature.
I feel so lucky that such requests come my way that make me discover new characters in my monstrous garden of possible ideas.
These cute monstrous girls are fresh form the oven!
After making a lot of long leg fellows, some with beanies and some with big beards, I’ve decided it’s time for some girls!
First I’ve made a custom order for Manuela, the fairy looking gymnast and since the next order came with a special request to use a lot of pink, I’ve made these two cute sisters.
Girls are some crazy but oh, so fun!
Most of them are available at ROD Carturesti as well.
Such joy to knit small accessories like beanies and scarves for these little Apple Bugs. I’m addicted to doing it already .
These little fellows are around 15cm tall, made of printed cotton and the big eyes are drawn by hand with textile colors.
The latest minies from my oven:
I love this striped fabric that I had in my studio for quite some time and I didn’t know what to do with it. Well, I think it makes out the cutest Dots with Wings and some cool shaped Bunnies.
The softest pink fabric is still something I can’t get enough of.
These ones will arrive at ROD@Cărturești today, too.
I’ve just finished a bunch of new monsters, some MoustaBunnies – as you might suspect they are bunnies with moustaches , and some new Winged Dots, in the next pictures you’ll see just one, the sweetest soft pink with a neon horn !
Soon they’ll arrive at ROD@Cărturești
The Winged Dots are a series of characters that I do for a while and I still like a bunch. Their simplicity is something I care about and I want to keep in all my future characters, they are fun and somehow unexpected and they always produce a first reaction that’s usually a laugh. They are small size monsters that would fit in many environments. Try them!
The Black Wolves team is a Romanian team that takes part into the Budapest – Bamako Rally, a rally with a charitable purpose, organised for those that carry the desire to have taken part into the Dakar Rally ( The lay-out of Budapest – Bamako is the old Dakar lay-out).
4 guys having their first big adventure together, “From White to Black (and back)”
You can follow them on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/black.wolves.romania
I was happy to give away few of my monsters to accompany them into this trip and to arrive somewhere in some far away kid’s arms.
Congratulations Black Wolves for your endeavour!