sunny little studio {sponsored post}


it all started with a book.

lily was given this adorable book from her aunt courtney last year for christmas.  really adorable.  i highly recommend it.

lily loves it!  its all about a little girl who had a favorite dress, then grew out of it, so her mom made the dress into a shirt, then into a skirt and so on, until it was just scraps.


this year for christmas, gracie decided to make some hair bows for lily just like the bows made in the book with the last scraps of the favorite dress.

but even better than that sweetness was the wrapping paper gracie made.  this is one of my favorite drawings she has ever done!

in walks one of my newer sponsors, sunny little studios.

if there were ever a sponsor that fits my artsy family perfectly, this is it!

sunny little studios takes your child’s artwork and makes soft toys or pillows from it.


this is the pillow they made for lily!

when i opened the box as a surprise for the girls, i said it was from gracie for lily, and they loved it!  lily was stoked to have an amazing pillow and gracie was honored to see her work on a pillow and further appreciated.


here’s a close-up of the detail in the work on the pillow.  how great is that?!  i cannot get over the details, even down to the eyelashes.


isn’t that just the cutest pillow you ever saw?!

sunny little studios not only takes a child’s drawing and turns it into a multi-dimensional pillow, but they can also turn it into a sweet stuffed animal, or robot, or whatever it is they have drawn.




they also can mail your child a “softie” for them to color and decorate themselves. these owls are so sweet!


be sure visit their gallery. there are some seriously talented artists they have sewn for! or for more ideas, you can find them on pinterest too!

family pillow

check out this family pillow. i think this would be the sweetest idea would be for a mother’s day or father’s day gift!

sunny little studios has been so kind to offer all of you a discount too!  when you place your order, just include in the comment line that you learned about them from the pleated poppy to receive free shipping and handling! (offer good through april 20th)

if you do order a pillow or softie, i would love to see your final product too! take a pic and tag sunny little studios and @thepleatedpoppy on instagram or post it on facebook!


  1. 1

    that pillow is so cute! I love love love Gracie’s drawing!!

  2. 2

    Oh.My.Word. This is fabulous!

  3. 3
    Ruth Wright says:

    Who is Gracie? You mentioned Aunt Courtney giving Lily the book, but then you talk about Gracie? Maybe thats the little girl’s name in the book? Not sure, but a very sweet story and wonderful company that duplicates your child’s drawings!!

  4. 6

    What a beautiful idea for a gift! I absolutely love this!
    I can just imagine how much time and care goes into making each item.
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. 7

    Adorable – So many fun options, love it, definitely going to try them out! Thanks for the tip

  6. 8

    I love the robot and duck softies! SUCH a great idea. I want to do this for my kids someday.

  7. 9

    What a cute idea. Love it, and I’m sure your little girl does as well.

  8. 10

    That is so cute! What a great idea! xxx

  9. 11

    I love the idea behind this book, and have been meaning to add it to our library and my niece’s.

    Thanks for sharing this great gift idea!!

    Have a great week!

  10. 12

    This is amazing!! I have a little character that I illustrate and I’ve dreamed of making him into a pillow or plush toy! This is wonderful, thanks for the info I am looking them up now!!

  11. 13

    hi lindsey… i remember when you originally posted about the book… we found it at our local barnes and noble and it’s just the sweetest story… i love gracie’s drawing on the wrapping paper… and what a special treasure to have it forever on a pillow… thanks for sharing this… have a great week!

  12. 14

    This is my daughter;s (and mine too) favorite book! I feel in love with the illustrations! Thanks for introducing Sunny Little studio, I have some beautiful, cute artwork by my daughter that I am gonna utilize to make art pieces!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  13. 15

    Love this idea. It makes for great memories for the whole family. Having one done for myself.

  14. 16

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