In addition to its own production, MiaPuPe also does custom work. If you want a special gift for your child, a stuffed animal made according to his drawing, a mascot for your company or whatever you can imagine, feel free to contact us! :)
Below is a brief overview of the special projects and more interesting commissioned work we have done over the years. The projects are more or less in chronological order, with the most recent at the front and the oldest at the back. See also the front page , there is a gallery of our custom works at the bottom.
Cuddly set for a cuddly grandpa
Value education "helpers" for Võsukes kindergarten
The teacher of the Výsukes kindergarten ordered small helpers from us to teach the children values. The lesson is based on proverbs and there were a total of seven different values and each of them corresponded to a specific color.
- Good manners - yellow
- Care - red
- Courage - orange
- Tolerance - white
- Wisdom - blue
- Diligence - dark green
- Responsibility - light green
And here are the characters we created:
When these same children graduated from kindergarten, each of them received a character of small value as a souvenir, which they could wear on the side of their bag, for example.
Fox, sheep and crocodile - bags at the end of the bed, for example, to store tudor clothes.
Unicorn Henry: a cuddly animal created based on the character of the Margus Karu book
Henry is a toy and stuffed animal based on the character of Margus Karu's children's book "The Dream of Henry the Horse" and also one of MiaPuPe's most special projects. "Henry the Horse's Dream" is a warm and imaginative story that encourages both young and old readers to discover their true nature and real friends on an adventure.
Henry is a unicorn who is a symbol of love, friendship, purity, innocence and longing. He is a bit real and a bit fantasy, definitely all real to some and all fantasy to others. But that's everyone's own choice :).
One cute child got a lovely Roos as a friend, for whom we made tudor clothes, a blanket and a pillow in addition to the usual clothes.
Character quilt for Robert
An activity blanket with several appliqués, on which the handprint and footprint of a few-day-old child are also "recorded".
Cards for teachers of the Sipsik kindergarten group
Happy cards from the children of the Sipsik group to their teachers.
Big Nähka doll
Big Nähka doll for the Pirita-Kose kindergarten, whose mascot is Nähka.
Kusti, the mascot of the French Lyceum
The Tallinn French Lyceum has a great mascot - the wolf dog Kusti, whose story can be read on the school's website .
We made a small Kusti for the school at their request, which was given to a very important person for the school :).
The mascot toy animal of the children's museum of the Estonian Road Museum
In 2017, the Road Museum organized a creative competition "The Estonian Road Museum is looking for History". During the competition, children were expected to submit time-themed drawings and other works in technology, based on which a cheerful thematic mascot could be designed for the children's museum. The winning work was the work of kindergarten child Kuldari in the photo.
Our task was to make a child-friendly and durable toy animal that could be used as a mascot in the children's museum and as a character to illustrate the lesson in museum classes. We tried to make a toy animal as similar to a child's drawing as possible, and since the central theme was time, the clock became a very important detail. We made a clock with reflective fabric and moving indicators - this way you can learn the time and remember the importance of the reflector in traffic at the same time :).
Here are some more views of what this fantasy-filled History looked like in the end. His height is about 40 cm. We hope that little artist Kuldar was satisfied with the result :). To thank Kuldari, the Highway Museum also ordered a twice smaller History from us, which will hopefully inspire his future work :).
Sharko the shark
Anxiety doll for the treatment of children with anxiety disorders
A character who embodies anxiety. Commissioned work for a therapist who deals with the treatment of anxiety disorders in both children and adults.
School peace mascots of Kõrveküla Primary School
School peace week has been held at Kõrveküla Primary School for several years, and as part of it, the children drew and chose a mascot that could carry school peace from class to class.
Each grade chose their favorite and we made real things from the drawings :) - a cool piece of pizza, a cute and mischievous blue fantasy animal and a completely stylish white cat. The photos show the children's drawing and next to it a character made from it.
Tapa High School mascot
Tapa Gymnasium has a cool mascot, Tapsi, who is not specifically any clearly identifiable animal, but just a pretty cool character :). The school wanted to recognize its best student of the year, best teacher and deed of the year, and for this it was decided to order small versions of Taps.
So we made three cool Taps, each about 40 cm long, and on the belly we embroidered the name of each category: Good Teacher, Good Student and Good Deed and the number of the year. We embroidered the school motto on the back of the mascot.
The mascot is made of nice, soft cotton velvet, so it's nice to cuddle him if you want :).
Below are a few photos of the small Taps we made.
Tallinn Children's Hospital Urmel Kraps
The walls of the Tallinn Children's Hospital have been covered by pictures of the Urmelites for several years.Urmels are small creatures, about the length of a thumb, that are only born when someone does a heartfelt good deed.
Since November 2016, the support fund has been collecting donations for the construction of isolation wards for children with cancer with the campaign "Air can also kill". In Estonia, 35 children are diagnosed with cancer a year. In the 14 days following chemotherapy, the organism is so fragile that every bacteria flying in the air is life-threatening for the child. To survive this time, an infection-proof ward with autonomous ventilation is needed.
For the campaign, MiaPuPe was asked to give shape to Urmel Kraps for the first time. We made an approx. 40 cm long Kraps from furniture fabric, who was used in the advertisement and who has now hopefully found a home with the children and helps and supports them in his own mischievous way :).
Help You, too, can help children at the children's hospital. Watch the completed clip and call the given numbers .
Kitchen towel and bag with dog appliqué
Like a Local Guide mascot
In autumn, we made a so-called 3D version of the mascot dog of Like a Local Guide. The photo above shows both the digital image of the mascot animal and the real, tangible animal created by us :).
In many ways, it was a so-called recycling project, because we chose old jeans as the material, which are pleasantly soft, but not too stretchy, and this kind of material usually gives the best results :). The dog's face is drawn on a sewing machine using a freehand embroidery technique, and the blouse on the back can be removed and replaced with something else if necessary. All in all, it turned out to be a cute little animal that is sure to be a lovely addition to the office or wherever you want to use it.
Like a Local Guide is an interesting and delightfully human-centric app that aims to provide people with authentic travel experiences. To achieve this, a community of people has been created in each location, who share good recommendations for tourists on what to see and experience in each city - which are the most exciting sights, restaurants, cafes, shops, etc., etc.
Big and soft teddy bear Lidl advertisement
The production company Münchhausen needed to quickly find a kind-hearted, big and white bear to make a commercial for Lidl, but they couldn't get one in the store. The word "big" meant such a human-sized figure (about 1.60 m tall).
The thought of making such a big doll was scary for a while, but at the same time intriguing enough to jump head first into the cold water :). The result was a bear about 1.60 meters tall and weighing about 8.5 kg. In addition to her large size, mom also got a big and warm heart. It was immediately visible in his eyes - the other looked at him so sweetly and understandingly.
That being said, our big, kind-hearted mutt was used to film a Lidl commercial. So we are now also in the advertising and film industry with a (big and soft) paw!
In the photos below, you can see our mammyk in action - searchlights and film crews all around. You can watch the advertising clip on YouTube .
One child lost his beloved cuddly dog Muki, who had been his best friend for 12 years. The mother wanted to alleviate the loss of the child a little, and so we were asked to make an almost-Muki as close as possible to the original Muki in the adjacent picture.
Such challenges would be a special joy if you could go to the store and buy just the kind of material that is most suitable and pleasant (like choosing food from the Masterchef kitchen :)). Unfortunately, you have to accept what our stores offer when the need arises. Unfortunately, the selection is not even close to satisfactory.
The result was as you can see below and there is nothing left but to be satisfied :). If I were to make another one like it, I would make some details a little differently, but in general I would leave everything the same. So, if someone wants a cute beagle invitation, one could easily be made.
At the end of 2015, Breden Kids , which manufactures clothes for children, organized the "Who or what is Breden" contest to find out what children's vision of their brand is.
Among the works received for the competition, Heleriini Breden was chosen as the winner, who was pleasantly named Breddy.
We were very honored that Breden Kids trusted us to make a doll based on Breddy's picture. A grateful bow :)!
The adjacent photo shows Breddy's artist Heleriin with her picture and the doll we made. Looking at the picture, you might think that it is a simple child's drawing, but in fact Helerini's drawing had a lot of details, all of which had to be taken into account in order to achieve an authentic result. So very interesting work :).
The author was apparently satisfied with the result :).
You can buy Breddy in the Breden Kids e-store.
The children of the Mesimummme group of the Tallinn Mõmmik nursery each received a doll named Nähka for Christmas. A pocket was also made for a surprise (after all, it's Christmas :)).
Nähka is a nice character, with whose help children learn about nature. Nähka is active and smart, she wants to get everything from nature. He has dragonfly-like wings, dexterous hands, legs for walking on land, and a fish-tail rudder for swimming.
Toys for Pillapalla's playroom
In the spring, we were contacted by Helina, who was setting up Valka Pillapalla's playroom and wanted dolls in our style, as well as kitchen and store toys. We had not done the latter so far, and it was an interesting proposal all the more :).
As a result, Valka traveled with two dolls and posu store toys: a bag of potatoes, fish, tomatoes, donuts, cookies, a cake, a wallet, a shopping bag, an apron, cloths and a few other things. The choice can be seen nicely in the picture below.
Helina is also setting up a playroom in Helsinki, and the children there also got store toys made by us and a cute baby doll with a bag of baby supplies to play with.
On February 20, MiaPuPe turned 3 years old, and on this occasion we made ourselves birthday shoes. Our cute child-drawn logo character was transformed into 3D. So now we have our very own mascot who benevolently and faithfully watches over all our activities :).
Softrend's dream pet
At the beginning of 2014, Softrend, which produces soft furniture, announced the dream stuffed animal project. The children drew which stuffed animals they would like, and based on the drawings we made three different stuffed animals, which are now available to everyone at Softrend .
The toys are sewn by the hearing-impaired seamstresses of the NGO THINK Estonia , and furniture fabric left over from Softrend production is used as material. Part of the sales proceeds will go to hearing-impaired students at Helen's school. So, in every way, a very worthwhile project!
Get to know them, here they are: Sophia, the Color Maiden and the Color Dot. The first collage shows the children's vision and the second one the realization of MiaPuPe.
Mimu the cowgirl and Stretch the octopus
In 2012, Robin Gurney wrote a book for his children, The Trouble with Treasure, with Stretch the octopus and Mimu the cowgirl as the main characters.
The book was illustrated by Olivia Lipartia and MiaPuPe had the honor of making so-called 3D versions of the book's main characters :). Only a pdf version of the book was made and unfortunately it never made it to print, but it was still a very interesting project.
And here they are - Stretch and Mimu:
The Worm King
Snake king with a gorgeous crown made for the display of Viimsi Rannarahva Museum :).
Another good challenge remained in 2012. Namely, they were asked to make a doll the size of a big man for the performance . It took a crazy amount of fabric and filling material, but it was finished and just like this: