Replacing a favourite toy
In the unthinkable event that a treasured toy is lost, there is still hope! At Picture to Puppet, recreating a lost toy is a common request and we’re happy to help. Just send us a photo of your treasured toy and some dimensions and we can rebuild it to your specification. We’ll match the fabrics as closely as possible, and can even distress them to get them as close as possible to how you remember your toy.
If your toy’s damaged but you still have it, check out our Toy Hospital service – toys are often more reparable than you might think!
Here are some examples of lost toys we’ve brought back to life.
Remaking a Lost Toy – Examples
Losing a lost toy is every parent’s nightmare, small toys are so easy to mislay!
Toys can hold very emotional memories, for adults and children alike, and when they are lost, they are never forgotten. When recreating a lost toy, we take great care to build sympathetic replacements that capture the character of the original toy as well as the key features. We always discuss in detail with each customer any small details that are important to your toy, such as uneven eyes, worn areas or patches. We’ve got a huge range of fabric and filling suppliers and are likely to be able to find a close match for your toy’s fabric, even if it’s old. We can even dye fabrics to ensure the closest match possible. If we need to distress a fabric, we can wash, colour, steam, sandpaper and wire brush it. Whether the features are glass, plastic, embroidered or appliquéd, we can almost certainly find some parts that match.
The number of requests we have for remaking a lost teddy shows that no matter how old you are, there are few things more valuable than your favourite teddy.