MLP Resource: Minky Color Guide(Please keep an eye out for more helpful journals centered around plushie making! More will be made in the future!MLP Resource: Minky Color Guide9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Also, keep checking back, as more characters and their colors will be added soon!)
MLP: Minky Color Guide:
Which minky color works best for ______ (insert MLP character here)?
This journal is an attempt to answer that question. There are more than 50 shades of minky out there, and as a plushie maker, I realize that it can be difficult to know which color will work best for the particular pony you're working on. This is made even more frustrating by the fact that many of the images of the minky do not show the true color!
I recently ordered a ton of swatches from fabric.com, and I'm continuing to collect swatches from various websites, in an attempt to get most of the minky colors. Because I have the actual fabric with me, I can compare it to the characters' colors to see which fits best, to ensure that you can make a plushie that is as show-accurate as possib
mlp plush giveawayyus i am having a giveaway for my mlp plushies so here it ismlp plush giveaway10 months ago in Personal More Like This
fav this journal
it would be nice if you watched me but you dont have to
you must write a journal with a link back to this one
write a comment in this journal with a link to your journal
this is a smallish giveaway, there probably wont be that many entries
there will only be one prize no placing and that will be the PLUSH you can pick any pony, either from the show or an OC
winners will be chosen with random.org,hope you guys enter because there is a good chance of winning
ends on September 1st
Pony ResourcesEdit: I'm routinely updating this post with new resources that people send me. So feel free to send me links to tutorials or other informational posts/deviations/links that you think might be helpful to plushy makers!Pony Resources9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've been putting together a new list of pony resources over the last few weeks. It's been a while since I did the first journal post on the topic and unfortunately a lot of the original links went dead when !BabyLondonStar deactivated her account. I also wanted to include some links for other non-eye and mark related things that I've found over the time I've been on deviantART.
There's a really cool tutorial by *BeeZee-Art for making spiral plushie horns that I thought folks might like to see for their unicorns. I think you could also apply it to plushies where the horn is sewn in already, getting your needle in there might be a little harder though.
Once you've finished sewing your pony you may want to
MLP Embroidery Eye File SetOver the past year or so, I have received a ton of requests to help different stuffed animal designers. The eye design is a very critical piece of a stuffed animal, as that is where the emotion of the character shines through. I've seen plushies that look absolutely wonderful, but a painted on eye hurts the care and love that went into making the rest of the stuffed animal IMHO.MLP Embroidery Eye File Set11 months ago in Personal More Like This
These designs were made to help fill that gap. Sadly, making the designs for them is a very time consuming process, so these took a really long time to assemble. I have 109 different eye designs and sizes made over the past 6 months or so. Each design takes upwards of 4 hours to make, as they are made to be very high quality, show accurate, and are made by hand not any type of automatic crappy program. That is about 400 hours of love & care that went into making these. That's a full time job for 10 weeks!
Trying to keep website updated with them
ProgressI promise I was actually getting better and everything... then I stupidly built a vegetable garden. I had help, but it trashed my hands all over again. (Feeling pretty not-smart over all this... but yea, I can grow cauliflower now?) ;_;Progress1 week ago in Personal More Like This
During the time when I was not quite so much of a mess I did some work on the Princess Pattern. I have another prototype and I want to finish her mane and tail before I post pictures. She's got some significant flaws, but things are moving in the right direction. This pattern is teaching me a lot about the theory of stuffed toy pattern making and why certain types of joints and shapes produce certain output 3D volumes.
I drafted a 2 part butt gore to separate the back legs differently and I'm happy to say that it doesn't make her butt look overly defined (that kinda freaks me out in some plushies). It's cute and round and stuffed toy like instead of looking semi-anatomical. I also improved some of the leg/tummy and chest issues that have been driving me
MLP Plush Giveaway THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER. Check my current journal entries for new contests, and to see who are the winners of this one!MLP Plush Giveaway8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've wanted to do some sort of giveaway for a while now, so I figured what the heck, let's do it! I'm sure I'll be doing more giveaways in the future, but first I need more watchers... which is the point of this giveaway. ^_^
Here are the rules to enter:
- Fav this journal
- Write a journal with a link back to this one
- Comment on this journal with a link to yours
- Watch me (if you aren't already)
*Only people who have followed all of the above steps will be entered to win!*
GIVEAWAY ENDS SEPT 30, so be sure to share with all of your friends!
**I'll be choosing the winner via random.org and will be announcing them within one week after the giveaway ends!**
The point of this giveaway is to get me to 150 watchers! If I hit 150, then one lucky person will be getting one of my small pony plushies (of their choosing)!
Story Time!I decided to stop by Walmart today after I got through with this stupid Orientation class I had to take even though I'm in my final semester (no one told me I had to have it but that a story for another time). I wanted to see if I could find the new MLP posters that came out. You know the ones with the Season 2 characters, Map of Equestria, the villans, and what not. I also wanted to take a look to see what kind of MLP stock they had since I haven't looked in a while. Actually it's been a few months. Anyway, got in there, walked to the pink aisle to find that they updated the look of their MLP display. I didn't find the posters, but I did find that they had started stocking the Canterlot Wedding sets and had plenty of the brushable mane ponies (the $5 ones). I also found, to my surprise, that they had the new 12" plushes. I knew that they were already out but I wasn't expecting them at my Walmart already. They only had three left: a Pinkie Pie and two Twilight Sparkles. I stood there cStory Time!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Do not ever order fabric from Fabric.comAs my last journal entry stated, I've been having issues with my most recent order from Fabric.com. I know many other plushie makers are also experiencing problems with them. I would encourage everyone to avoid purchasing from them and spread the word that they are no longer a good source for minky. I placed and order for four yards of fabric and a swatch on August 26th. Their website states that orders will be shipped within two business days of purcahse. Nearly two weeks later on September 7th, I received an email saying one of the colors I purchased was out of stock and that those two yards would be canceled. They say that there is a 7-10 day wait for a refund if an order is canceled. I think this is ridiculous when I did not cancel the order myself and when I paid through paypal and they could easily refund the cost with the click of a few buttons. However, I waited the 7-10 days. ThiDo not ever order fabric from Fabric.com8 months ago in Personal More Like This
PONY KART COLLAB PIC - SUBMISSIONS CLOSED!! -And entries are officially closed!PONY KART COLLAB PIC - SUBMISSIONS CLOSED!! -11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Well people, unfortunately it's over, so right now, I will proceed with the final pic, so please be patience, this might take a little while for me
To be honest, they're more entries than I expected, and I wanna thank all of you for your participation :iconbowplz:
Well, I gotta start working, please try to keep your submissions posted, I need all references and artists' names for the final pic, if you remove it or something, unfortunately I cannot add it
Well then, thanks again, DESTIKIM OUT!
ALL ENTRIES RIGHT HERE ----> http://niban-destikim.deviantart.com/favourites/50541862
Do you want a beani Derpy plush?!Well this little one is looking for a home, do you want her? well just follow the rules and you can win this tiny little pal ^^Do you want a beani Derpy plush?!1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the rules:
1. Fav this journal
2. You most Write a journal with a link back to this one ( you don't have to tell me)
3. Watch me ^^
I will be using random.org ^^ to choose a watcher and I will check if you have a journal linking to this journal.
GIVEAWAY ENDS MAY 24, so tell to your friends too ^^
If you have any question please post in this page
Thanks to all! and good luck!
Note: I will pay the shipping costs so no matter where you are, you are free to participate! ^^
Winner will be choose May 25 ^^
MLP Plush Giveaway: Prize UpdateEDIT: There are three prizes now. :3MLP Plush Giveaway: Prize Update8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So since I completely smashed my original goal of getting 150 watchers, I've decided to say thank you the only way I know how... which is by adding more prizes!
My goal is still to get watchers, so the new number of prizes will be determined by the number of watchers I get. Here's the new breakdown!! (which I will keep updated if/when I hit new mile markers, so check back periodically for updates!)
First place: 1 small pony plush
Second place: 1 small pony plush
Third Place: 1 small pony plush
750 watchers = Three small ponies
1,000 watchers = 1 big pony, and three small ponies
I'll be adding more prizes, if needed.
-Multiple prizes mean multiple winners! No one can win twice.
-The winners are free to choose any pony they would like, cannon or OC.
-All plushies will be made to order after the contest ends.
-Winners will be chosen with random.org
-Deadline for entries is Sept. 30
1k Watcher Giveaway!1k Watcher Giveaway!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I finally hit 1k watchers today! I said I'd do a giveaway if I ever got to 1000 watchers and so here I am. Of course every giveaway will have a few rules and here are mine:
You must be watching me!
The winner will receive one plushie of their choice.
Plushie can be a sitting mare, a standard mare, a standard stallion, or a filly.
If you prefer beanies or parasprites I'm sure we can work something out!
No Princesses, Alicorn OCs, draft horse stallions, changelings, etc.
No outfits or accessories with a few exceptions like a hat for AJ or bow for Apple Bloom.
International winners will be asked to pay shipping which will likely run between $40-$50 depending on the country.
I will inform the winner via DA note and they will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner.
I will draw the winner one week from Friday (so on January 18th) using a random number generator to select someone from my watcher list.
I will choose one
WOW and THANK YOU!I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Bronies never cease to amaze! We've far surpassed our fundraising goal for the BronyCon Documentary. Thanks to everyone who contributed and to all those who helped spread the word.WOW and THANK YOU!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please read this update from the BronyCon Kickstarter page...
Dear Princess Celestia,
What an amazing group of people Bronies and those who support Bronies are!
Twenty-four days ago we announced our dream of producing a documentary about the phenomenon of "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" and its dedicated fans who live its values in their daily lives. Well, not only have thousands of members of the Brony Community and other members of the public come forward to encourage us, enough of them have shown their generosity that we can make an even better film than we ever imagined! They also helped the project become the 2nd most funded film of
Free plushie giveaway coming up!Edit: currently at 1989 watchers! Getting closerFree plushie giveaway coming up!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just saying, i love my watchers. Every one of you. <3 All your nice comments and support inspire me to make more and more and more plushies, I wouldn't be as fired up without you
So, as a big thank you, I'm going to give away one free plushie to two of my watchers!
They are going to be made from my sleeping pattern, like these:
You can choose anything you want,that could be..
*ponies. anypony from the show! or any OC
...but as a filly without a cutie mark, that's the only condition.
*pokemon! any pocket monsters that have a body shape that works with this pattern.
*anything else! manga animals, whatever you desire
just nothing that has to be done in a "realistic" style, please D:
*or one of the sleepies from my gallery that you like
The giveaway will be as soon as I have 2100 watchers! Of course I'm going to pay for the ship
Pony CommisionsCOMMISSIONS CLOSEDPony Commisions11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Prices are as follows
£39 for UK delivery or $72 for the USA
This price includes delivery.
I can make any of the main 6, or a custom, as long as it has the generic pony body shape, so no male/filly/princess ponies yet!
Payment is via paypal. Once I have completed your pony I will contact you for payment, if you don't reply or are unable to pay, I will probably sell your pony to someone else.
Feel free to ask any questions
xDToday's been kind of boring so I played with my plushies! Took some silly pics and thought you guys would enjoy. ^^xD1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My Fluttershy. n-n
Who wouldn't want a Derpy kiss? T3T
All ready for winter! I need to find Fluttershy a smaller hat.
This one's definitely too big!
Jazz meets Derpy!
Yeah, I'm a derp. xD
.:Sketch Commission:.. OPEN>>Commission Status opening *Martelca headshot ★ / ♥.:Sketch Commission:.. OPEN3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2> *FireDragonRem 2 headshots
3> *FireDragonRem 2 headshots
4> *FireDragonRem 2 headshots
5> *FireDragonRem 2 headshots
6> *FireDragonRem 3 headshots
+ 1 ex - sketch bookmark for *FireDragonRem
Shoulder Pony Release DateI promised that today I'd announce a date for the release of the Beanie Shoulder Pony, so here we go...Shoulder Pony Release Date5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Beanie Shoulder Pony Pattern is going to be available for purchase in my Etsy shop on February 7th. So if you're thinking of getting a gift for your extra-special-somepony for Hearts and Hooves day this year, you'll have another option.
There are going to be a male and female heads for this pattern as well as wings and a unicorn horn. There will probably be two or three mane and tail sets, depending on how many I finish while I'm working on the example ponies. I've already drafted the pieces you'll need for putting magnets in the pony to secure them to your shoulder, and those will be included as well.
I love how simple the Shoulder Pony pattern is. I've streamlined some of the pieces and removed a few steps that can get a bit tedious (like sewing the bottoms of the hooves on). They're faster to sew and it takes less of
why u shouldnt eat chocolateit will make u jelouswhy u shouldnt eat chocolate1 month ago in Personal More Like This
it will turn u on
u will feel in love
u will have nice thoughts of someone (friends/bfs) and will love them more
u will wanna give compliments to ur friends or hug em
u will love it I MEEAn ADORE it when YOU get a compliment
these are some examples given to me by yahoo answers.
TutorialI'm just going to copy and paste this from my gallery journal, sorryTutorial3 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Sounded a bit like Prof Farnsworth there...)
I've released my old tutorial, Armature to Art Doll. It's been up on the website Doll Makers Dream for the past couple of years to encourage people to do their own research (easy to find if you googled 'art doll tutorial') but I see no harm in taking it out of storage.
I'd like to point out (as I have in the first part) that it is dated. I don't personally make dolls like this anymore. In fact, amongst other things, I completely scrapped wire armatures recently in favour of plastic ball-and-socket armatures. However it serves a perfect purpose of getting you started in the basics of doll making
One thing I would add is that I haven't made armatures for the feet in a long, long time. When I used wire I twisted a little loop in the end with pliers to stop the fimo from spinning or the wire from coming out. Also copper can discolour
Gameloft MLPYesh, I'm a little bit slow since I don't have an Iphone or Ipod or Iwhatever lol but this game is quite addicting!Gameloft MLP6 months ago in Personal More Like This
So yeah, GL live ID or something like that is SoapieSolar.
Oh, add my sis too, she's Sutaara.
4/23/13 Event!Hi everyone!4/23/13 Event!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I said earlier today in my back-from-Disney journal that I'd post the event later, and here I am after my 3 hour nap~!
So, it took a lot of thinking, but I came to an idea that I like.
I see a lot of events where there's only 1 winner, or maybe 2 or 3, but here's the thing
I want to thank all of my watchers up to this point, because the support has been amazing and I'm thankful for all of it and all of you. So this is an event where I can give back to everyone.
I made a list of all of my current watchers- so just watching for the sake of the event won't work, this is for my loyal watchers, who will see this journal.
though new watchers are loved, if you like my stuff, and there will very likely be another event in the future~
You might remember I'd been planning on making a pattern, and I just posted it today!
It's currently for premium content purchase for 200 , just $2, but any of my watchers c
CLOSEDokay all you have to do is draw spirit http://ignorant-foxx.deviantart.com/art/spirit-ref-365462178?q=gallery%3Aignorant-foxx%2F41671988&qo=0 DONT FORGET HER TEDDY BEAR and her crown floats above her headCLOSED1 month ago in Personal More Like This
you can use her accessories uvu
due date is april 21st
FIRST PLACE WINS 300
SECOND PLACE WINS 100
dont forget to link me to your entry in comments <3
IF YOU JOIN YOU MUST MAKE A JOURNAL ADVERTISING THIS <33
EDIT; IF YOU WANNA KNOW WHAT I LIKE; I LIKE DEPRESSING, GOREY, OR LONELY SCENES WITH A SAD CHARACTER.
YOU CAN ENTER AS MANT TIMES AS YOU WANT
300 WATCHER PLUSH PONY GIVEAWAY! How to get pony:Hey you! Yes, you! Do you want a free pony? Well today's your lucky day, 'cause I'm giving one away! That's right, thanks to three hundred of your beautiful people pushing the watch button, I've made a plush pony to give to one of ya! Really, I can't thank you fine folks enough. Three hundred. That's a really nice number. It's over 299, and under 301. And something about Sparta. (the current 8.6k page views are nice too)300 WATCHER PLUSH PONY GIVEAWAY! How to get pony:2 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Yes, I know I've got a few more now, but it took me a little longer to finish the free pony than I thought it would.)
What plush is it that I'm giving away? A 6 inch tall Vinyl Scratch! Hand made for one lucky watcher, she's made of fleece, a throwback to my early days of pony plushing. She's the smallest pony I've ever made, and probably the last pony of that size I'll ever make. Hand embroidered features and hand sewn tail and body, she's a very lovingl