My daughter adores Lavender Lamb, she can't sleep without him and likes to sniff his head whilst watching Cbeebies (that last bit is a little odd). She was given him by some of my husband's old uni friends when she was only a few weeks old, I don't remember him being a favourite at first, but he features my film of her first few steps and has been her constant companion since then.
A few weeks ago I discovered Kathryn, the artist at Little Red Boots and after a quick visit to her website I knew who her next subject would be.
A couple of emails, some photos sent and Lavender Lamb's portrait was on its way. Here he is posing with his own portrait.
I nearly cried when I unwrapped the picture - Kathryn has captured his personality perfectly, she's even managed to make him look a little cleaner! My daughter's reaction was along the lines of when she discovered we'd secretly assembled a trampoline in the garden (a tad over-excited).
Does your child have that one special toy?
Disclaimer: I didn't receive anything for this review - just the happiest a customer could be!