Pillows made for kids.
Some of these pillows are shown before stuffing.
These pillow tops were made by sketching (or tracing) a picture onto a piece of muslin. Then embroider around the picture and include any of the details you want to highlight.
Mix acrylic paints with water to get a transparent, watercolor effect. Paint the object, being careful not to have too much paint on the brush, which will cause it to bleed past the embroidery stitches.