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 Guide3 years 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
Pony ResourcesI'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 Resources3 years 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 take
Tutorial: How to machine stitch heads onto bodiesTutorial time! This is another basic tutorial that will show you how to machine stitch a plush's head onto its body. Please be aware that I can't teach anyone how to make patterns. I'm just putting together a few tips and tricks that will hopefully help someone.Tutorial: How to machine stitch heads onto bodies1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sew your plush's body together, leaving the entire back open.
Sew your plush's head together, also leaving the back open.
Match the head to the body and pin. When making your pattern, make sure the circumference of the opening at the bottom of the head is equal to the circumference of the neck opening of the plush body.
Sew a straight line from one end to the other.
The plush's head is now attached!
You should now have a plush with the entire back open! All you have to do now is finish it!
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So you want to digitizeIn this tutorial I'm going to attempt to explain how to autodigitize images into embroidery files. There are many different software programs out there. Here is a link to some free software called Stitch Era: http://www.imprimeo.net/howget.htmSo you want to digitize3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to digitize using PE Design Lite!
This software is best used in conjunction with an image editing program like Adobe Photoshop. I've found that PE Design Lite is quite finicky with colors so you need a high quality vector image of the design you want to digitize.
So the first thing you need to do is find or create your design. Once you have a good quality image open your software.
Note: PE Design Lite has only the most basic of functions. For more embroidery options you'll need to buy/download more advanced digitizing programs.
Step 1: Open software
Step 2: Import your image
This is the file I want to digitize:
Step 3: Click the autodigitize button and the color grid will pop up.
Your digitizing sof
A Note About The Flaming Pony.Hi hi everypony!A Note About The Flaming Pony.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I get asked a lot of the same questions, as I'm sure you can all imagine, and sometimes I can answer them and sometimes I can't. Lately I've been getting asked about Wild Fire and why she was changed in one of the last episodes, if we'll ever see her again, and how she came to be in the first place.
Her first appearance in the Canterlot Wedding ep, wasn't much of an exciting story (none of this really is). After seeing the cleaned up storyboard (which I believe that section was drawn by fellow board artist Marshall), I noticed that the one pony he drew looked almost like Wild Fire. For shoots and giggles, I went to our art director and simply just asked if we could try and make it WF. And it worked. She was approved as a "board pull" design. It was as simple as that.
While work had begun on season 3, I was approached by my good friend Wootie (and co-director) asking if it was okay to use WF as a Wonderbolt Cadet for the 307 episode. They needed a few more designs,
Tutorial: How to machine stitch horns onto heads!Here's another quick and simple tutorial!Tutorial: How to machine stitch horns onto heads!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When you make your gusset pattern, leave a little hole where you want the horn to be.
Pin the horn to the gusset hole. They should be the same length.
Now match the back of the horn together and pin.
Sew from the end of the gusset to the tip of the horn.
Now you have a horn that's machine stitched to the gusset!
Do you want a beani Derpy plush?!---ENDED----Do you want a beani Derpy plush?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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 ^^
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 ^^
Double plush pony give away!Hey everypony! As promised it's give away time for my 500 watcher give away!Double plush pony give away!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well.. I thought alot about what kind of plush I should choose.. because the poll was erm.. ya.. not very helpful xD
I decided to give you two different chances to win!
First Prize: Winner's OC pony in my new cuddly pattern!
Second Prize: Chibi pony in costume (surprise)
international shipping included!
How to enter?
You have to be my watcherYou have to write a journal about this give awayYou have to fav this journalYou have to draw a picture of my OC Stellar Crystal (every medium allowed). You may NOT use bases or trace other peoples' art – I want to see your own originality! (pictures about nightmare night, christmas, spring and so on are very welcome!)You have to comment this journal (with picture link + jour
Plushie Making GoodnessI have been making plushes for about 2-3 months now, and have found the community amazing in providing guides, tutorials and advice on all aspects of plushie making.Plushie Making Goodness3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For that reason I thought it would be a great idea to gather all of the information that I have used into one place so that other plushie makers can get great help and guidance as well.
Here you can find a collection of free and paid patterns, tutorials and guides on pattern making.
Free Patterns & Tutorials
Voodoo-Tiki's Pony Plushie Tutorial - http://browse.deviantart.com/artisan/customdolls/plushies/?qh=§ion=&q=mlp+plushie+pattern#/d4u0t6a
haiban's Pony Pattern Tutorial - Part 1 |
Commissions [OPEN]I'm wondering- if people would pay a bit for drawings from me since my other hobby is music [specifically singing], and it's not exactly cheap ;_;Commissions [OPEN]8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm saving up for a $270 condenser microphone that I need to record vocals.
So I'm opening a few commission slots. They would be:
Ponies, preferably OCs.Full colour.Lineless800x800 px.Transparent bg.
The [edited] price is $10, or [preferably] 1000 sent to my donation pool.
[Please tell me if that price is ok, I'm new here, after all ^^]
[Thanks everyone c:]
Also, taking that OC design that I linked up there, do you guys think adoptables from me would be nice enough to sell? If so, what's a good price for a non-rockstar artist? And do you know any good places to advertise?
I've realised this sort of commission is too specific, since I enjoy painting many things besides ponies.
Free Plush ContestI will be hosting an OC contest after the first of the year. I will make the winner's OC into a plush. No Alicorns!!!!!!Free Plush Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will have a list of rules after Christmas.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!!!
Pony Price ListGeneral Commission Info Hat Pricing FAQPony Price List3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All plushes are minky with applique eyes and cutie marks, unless otherwise agreed upon.
"Starting prices" are listed for all types of plushes. "Starting prices" are defined as the price for the most basic pony of that kind. I start from my base pony price and add charges according to how difficult the character is to make. Design elements that add complexity such as difficult or multicolored manes, body markings, and modifications to the basic pattern will add cost. For a full and amus
Rarity, Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle!Hello Everypony!Rarity, Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I get a lot of MLP FIM DD Suggestions. A lot. A LOT. :iconalotplz:
I can't feature them all...although I'd like to...but I think people wouldn't appreciate a pony every single day!
So here is a feature! Three ponies, lots of awesome art!
More to come! Maybe...
:thumb318507558:Alternate outfit Rarity ver. 2 plush by OneHitWonder
MLP: Rarity Plushie by MLPPlushiesCommission - Itsy-Pony - Hipster/Beatnik Rarity 2 by mihoyonagibig rarity by LightningChaserMLP: Rarity Bento by mindfire3927Scared-y Filly 1 by dustysculpturesRarity Charm by superayaa
Rarity Suncatcher by CadmiumCrabRarity Charm by minnichi:thumb311484017:rarity presentation by melinaminottiRarity, felt phone case by Blindfaith-booRarity Woodwork by xofox
MLP FIM Rarity Plush by StormyNight79+plush+ Marshmallow Rarity by Darling-PoeRarity Plushie by JequilaRarity Plushie 1 by DogerCraftRarity Necklace by eggsistoastRarity by TheLastGherkin
Rainbow Dash PLZsShow accurate (mostly) PLZ accountsRainbow Dash PLZs1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My Plushie Making ProcessEDIT - This journal post began as something negative but I have decided to make it into something more positive.My Plushie Making Process3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Plushie Making Process
1. Create a pattern using photoshop. I often use reference images of ponies from the show to try and get each plushie as show accurate as possible. Each pattern can take anything from 3-10 hours of tweaking in photoshop alone. TIME : 3-10 hours
2. Once I have a pattern I want to test, I convert it to PDF, print it and cut it out. There are normally about 6 pages of patterns not including manes, tails or accessories.
3. Once I have my pattern I now move onto embroidery files. I first take a reference image of the character and create a vector of the eye and cutie marks in photoshop. Once I have a crisp vector, I import it into my digitizing program (Brother's PE Design) and digitize each file. Each plushie has different eyes and cutie mark so this has to be done fo
mlp plush giveawayyus i am having a giveaway for my mlp plushies so here it ismlp plush giveaway3 years 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
How do you embroider? (Updated with findings)Update:How do you embroider? (Updated with findings)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've done several experiments since asking this question, and have come to settle on the following settings to produce the best embroidery:
Stabilizer: Heavyweight cut-away for the very best result (I used Pellon), or 2 layers of medium-weight tear-away (I've tried this for both Pellon and Sulky). Use a water-soluble stabilizer on top of Minky to keep the nap down so the pile will not show through.
Needle: Standard sharp needle, even on Minky. Some recommended ballpoint needles, but the result turned out a bit more sketchy than I'd like.
Embroidery File: 7stitches/mm density, 5 units of fixed pull compensation for pattern fills, and 12 units of variable pull compensation for satin (zig-zag) stitches.
Hooping: Hoop backing stabilizer, and adhere fabric on top. I tried hooping Minky, but the middle kept shifting due to the stretchy nature of the fabric.
Thanks to all (2 of you ) who replied to this entry with suggestions, and to all
MLP - Too Many Pinkie PiesHey hey everypony!MLP - Too Many Pinkie Pies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So we finally welcome back season 3 of MLP! I'm very excited for this season to unfold, and I hope that all of you are avoiding all the spoilers and commercials like you should be!
Next week, my first episode of season 3 airs, "Too Many Pinkie Pies." I had a blast working on this episode with my amazing board partner Dave. I have never gotten to do a full-on Pinkie Pie episode, so this was definitely a fun one for me.
Looking forward to seeing more fan content, I'm always amazed at all the talent out there!
Hope ya'll enjoy!
You want to make plushies? Tips and resources listEdit: added a part about fabric selection before 'where do I start'!You want to make plushies? Tips and resources list2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ever since I posted Wolf Link and Midna I've been getting an influx of messages asking me to teach, reveal my secrets, take people under my wing, and so on. The sad thing is I can't spend all that much time one on one with everybody asking me to teach them. So I've decided to put together this massive block of text, relating some of my personal experience in plush making and listing off all my resources at the bottom. This will cover the very basics of plush and pattern making so if you are completely new to plush making this is for you, if you're not and you're just looking for resources skip to the bottom. I hope this will be helpful to someone!
First off, the reality. The big secret. The key to becoming a good plush artist is...
I can already feel the glares and exasperation but hear me out first.
One thing I've noticed with a lot of the messages I got were that a lot of people were scared of screwing up.
If you like ponies and sewing look at this!UPDATE: I can actually have up to 35 people (possibly more, but 35 people is a lot to organize already!) make squares with one of the techniques I was looking up, so if you haven't commented because you feel like too many people already have, don't hesitate! Remember this is just to gauge interest too. On Wednesday or Thursday this week I will post another entry with more finalized details, the characters we will want to include, and information on how to sign up and get your character assigned to you!If you like ponies and sewing look at this!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
PlanetPlush and I were talking and we came up with a really fun idea that we would love to see happen for the charity auction at Everfree NW next Summer. We'll need the help of a lot of other crafters for this to be possible though!
I have been thinking about how much I would love to make a pony related quilt, but making an entire quilt would take a ridiculously long time! Space and I were talking and I had a thought. What if we got togeth
COMMISSIONS LISTCommissions are always open if anyone wants one <3COMMISSIONS LIST3 months ago in Personal More Like This
See All Completed Commissions Here
1 = $0.01
(Any more characters after that will be +20. However, if you want 2 characters drawn separately although that is 2 commissions you'll still only have to pay 50 points instead of 60! However, there is a 5 character cap. After 5 you'll have to pay the full 30 for each.)
Something similar to this wo
commission prices (closed)_______________________________________________________________commission prices (closed)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Style 1 lineart/colouring
+$1/100 per adult
+$0,50/50 per filly/colt/foal/pet
Maximum characters in one picture: 4
1. anzelpony paid
2. SugarCandyPonyArtist PAID
3. konami9 PAID
Style 2 Lineart/colouring
CommissionsThis is everybody who takes commissions,Commissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Means that they're closed
Means that they're open
- :iconoback-barama: Oback-Barama $85-$110 , Minky, fleece, felt, Embroidered details
- :iconchibi-katie: Chibi-Katie 40-65$ cuddle minky
-:iconmollydollies: MollyDollies Base Price: $30 (variable depending on details wanted) felt, fleece, or minky or other. Up to the client.
-:iconmylittlezombie: Plushypuppystudio Base Price: $50+ fleece
- :iconspacevoyager: PlanetPlush Base Price: $60-$350 Minky
- :iconmeowplease: Meowplease Base Price: $50-$120 Fleece (hoping to move up to minky soon...
- :iconthru-3rd-impact: MintyStitch Base Price: $100-$150+ Fleece, iron-on transfers