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Meet Mina, the stuffed Elephant

Meet Mina, the stuffed Elephant

What a pleasure, I realize that it becomes a new ritual ... Petit Loulou is very happy to present you his new stuffed friend: Mina the elephant!  Adopt Mina But shhhhh, do not be too hasty, Mina is a very shy elephant and will hide behind her ears if you approach her too abruptly ... I had her in my mind for a while and after finally drawing her last November I am really happy to see this stuffed elephant coming to life. She is so endearing! Created on the same model as Sully the musical owl, Mina can help...

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How are stuffed animals made at Petit Loulou?

How are stuffed animals made at Petit Loulou?

Today I will unveiled behind the scenes at Petit Loulou’s and what makes my plushies unique. Every plushy start on paper, with some design research. It can take many sketches before finding the final shape and expression of a soft toy. It comes according to the inspiration of the moment, in the course of a discussion or while reading a book ... you never know when the inspiration will come. I always show my ideas to my husband and son to get their opinion and improve the details. My son is also a great source of inspiration as he has tons...

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Story Time: the Polar Bear

Story Time: the Polar Bear

Today, I'm going to write about a book that is different from what we are use to in the world of children's literature: "The Polar Bear" byJenni Desmond. The author educates us about endangered animals: her first book was about whales (2015) and she recently published her last one about elephants (2018). Her writing is halfway between story and documentary : we follow a little girl's adventure while discovering these fascinating animals. The book starts with: "Once upon a time, a child took a book from the shelf and started to read ...". The book is the beginning of the adventure. What better way to give...

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Story Time: Sully is Afraid of the Dark

Story Time: Sully is Afraid of the Dark

Today's story time is a little different than usual as I won't talk about an existing book. Instead, as I promised earlier, I decided to offer you a little story I wrote with a friend. It's my Valentine's day gift to you! It's Sully the owl's bedtime story to help your little one's fall asleep.  Download the English E-Book  Télécharger le livre en Francais When I designed Sully the plush owl I had in mind it could help establish a bedtime routine with its large wrapping wings and its soothing sleepy eyes. Indeed, bedtime is often difficult for our little ones. As adults, we...

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Meet Moby the Musical Plush Whale

Meet Moby the Musical Plush Whale

Petit Loulou is very happy to introduce his new friend, Moby the Musical Whale plush toy. Passionate about music, she has travelled the world looking for new songs to share with your little ones. It is with patience and perseverance that she made this great trip to discover the most beautiful music around the globe.  Adopt Moby  Moby the musical stuffed whale was first born on a canvas, when I was paintings small watercolour illustrations. At that time, we were living in beautiful Vancouver and we had the amazing chance to see a giant humpback whale every night for a...

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