When I was contacted by Budsies, I thought that this was such a cool idea, custom stuffed animals. Especially since my son loves to draw and we have so many pictures, not only from art class at school but from his constant creating army scenes at home. He loves to draw army tanks, army battle scenes, army planes, and choppers. So I think this would be an excellent way to preserve that memory, with one of his army creations.
I chose this Army Chopper that he drew. I did run it through Photoshop to place the green and yellow colors on the chopper, but you don’t have to do that. You can just put in the instructions what color you would like if it is not already colored in.
Ordering was easy, you can email the image or just upload the artwork to the Budsies Website. Then describe what the picture is, and any colors you may want. On the chopper, the USA was just black but I thought that having it in red, white and blue would look great since it is an American Chopper.
Once it arrived, I was surprised how well constructed and well it matched his drawing. I wasn’t sure how they would do the helicopter rotors or the landing wheels that he drew but turned out perfect. The stitching is tight so none of the embellishments have a chance to fall off.
I absolutely LOVE it! My son thought it was so cool that something he drew is a “real” thing that he can now play with. He actually made me several more drawings to complete his army and asked if I would get them made for him too!
Budsies do take about 6-8 weeks for hem to create your one of a kind design, so make sure to give plenty of time if ordering for a gift or special occasion. And your Budsie does come with a canvas carrying tote with a before and after picture on it for storage.