So you want to buy minkyI get asked this question alot and I promised a guide a while back but I'm just now getting around to making it! Here is a list of websites where you can buy minky fabric for your projects!So you want to buy minky2 years ago in Personal More Like This
www.beverlys.com - search cuddle 3
www.joann.com - search for Soft n Comfy
www.minkee.com.au - Australia
Land of Oh Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/listing/95419080/1-yard-1-mm-smooth-cuddle-minky-fabric?ref=usr_faveitems
Igloo0203 - http://myworld.ebay.com/igloo0203/&_trksid3984.m1439.l2754 - This seller has a wide color selection and the minky comes in 3mm and 5mm pile! She's located in Korea and shipping usually takes about 2 weeks, or at least that is when my orders arrive.
KYcutters - http://myworld.ebay.com/kycutters/?_trksid4340.l2559 - They sell Benartex Minkee Gelat
TUTORIAL: Digitizing for Embroidery! [Video+Audio]Hey everyone! So here is my tutorial on digitizing for embroidery. I took some video screen capture with Jing and commented on what I was doing! (Ohlordmyvoice. XD )TUTORIAL: Digitizing for Embroidery! [Video+Audio]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
- Photoshop CS 5
- PE Design 7
- Brother SE400 sewing/embroidery machine.
If you have PE design lite, I think this is about the same. And the process should at least be similar with other programs as well. Enjoy, and I hope this helps!
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 list1 year 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.
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 Guide2 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
Valentine's Day giveaway~!!Happy Valentine's day, Deviantart~!Valentine's Day giveaway~!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Who wants to win some totally cute FREE PLUSHIES?!
Well, from now until February 14th, you can enter to be on the receiving end of these two cuties!
"But how do I win", you ask?! The rules are simple!
Favorite the deviation!
Comment either on this journal or on the deviation- or both! Each comment counts as a seperate entry from the favorite, so that's a total of 3 possible entries!
Multiple comments DON'T COUNT... please don't spam me with comments XD
Want more chances? Enter on Facebook, as well! The rules are different there, so please read them!
A winner will be randomly drawn from all entries and notified via PM- this includes FB and DA, so the winner won't necessarily be on dA! I'd love to offer 3 seperate sets, but I honestly don't ha
--OVER--Whooo 20K Views Party-Giveaway!!!Winner has been chosen--OVER--Whooo 20K Views Party-Giveaway!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am so glad it's FINALLY COOL hat weather! I need to post pictures of the really cool faux fur hats my daughter and I have been sporting.
Due to this colder weather and in Celebration of my recent 20K views Milestone, I decided it would be a cool idea to host a COOL HAT giveaway.
I'm going to keep it very simple! All you have to do to enter is Favorite this Journal. At the end of next week (Friday Nov. 16th - to give people a chance to enter) I will choose a winner at random (using a random name generator) Everyone who has this journal in their favorites will be entered to win.
You DO NOT need to watch me to win, though it would be nice if you stuck around longer. You might find I'm somewhat interesting. :iconblushplz:
Only ONE winner will be chosen and the winner will receive a custom character fleece hat of their choice. Purfect for that Cool weather!
The hat will be made out of
500 watchers + giveaway!!omg! 500 watchers already!! :iconpapcryplz: thank you so so much to all my watchers!! T v T //sobs// I really appreciate it!500 watchers + giveaway!!2 days ago in Personal More Like This
to thank my watchers, I will be holding an icon giveaway! (it's not much, but better than nothing ; v ; )
something like this :
(there will be two winners!!)
You MUST be a watcher! Please do not watch me just for this giveaway and unwatch me later Q - Q
Favourite this journal to get a number!
That's it! winners will be selected through random.org on the 20th of March! Good luck~
Winners of summer contest!First place: (Gets 3 month premium membership)Winners of summer contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Second place: (Gets 1 month premium membership)
Plushie of a character of the winners choice. Given by MasterPlanner (Not Guaranteed)
Ten points to every entrant. Given by Gold-Kitsune
A full shaded humanized pony request (simple background + 2 characters)
Plus a full shaded humanized pony (simple background + 1 character)
1st: One full shaded pony request (background + one character)
2nd: one flat colored pony request (NO background + one character)
3rd: one digital sketch pony request (NO background + one character)
Given by FrozenFlights
1st: A drawing of the winners character (or another pony from the show) + two ponies from the movie +background
2nd: A drawing of t
C O M I S S I O N S: OPENC O M I S S I O N S: OPEN2 months ago in Personal More Like This
E: Whitout slots and because i need points and practice with Jenn (my tablet's name(?)).
Just PLEASE, Before anything, READ THE RULES.
Here you go;
Note*: I change the price a bit becuase i add more details... sorry ;u;
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/ P I X E L . A V A T A R /
A) Pastelette blinking desu 195
(Heart or start pixel | Circle or Square)
B) Heart Avvie: 250 (Heart/Star color can change)
(The 2nd base changes as 1st, same animation)
C) Alone: 100 (with animation)
D) Chibi Alone: 130 (with animation<
Princess Luna/ Nightmare MoonLuna (Season 1)Princess Luna/ Nightmare Moon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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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 bodies5 days 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!
[edits]POINTS COMMISSION CLOSED[EDITED] style changed. will be different from these examples. okay bye.[edits]POINTS COMMISSION CLOSED1 month ago in Personal More Like This
limited slots ! - NOW CLOSED AGAIN gyahaha ._. nevermind
PLEASE READ THE RULES ON THE BOTTOM
100 each (1 character)+10 for adding 1 more character (max 2)+10 for adding some stuffsbg will be transparent, with an outline just like these :
half body CLOSED
95 each1 cha
10 Tips for Taking Better PhotosA good photo is key to selling your plushie online. Your customer can't hold it in their hands and look at it from all angles, so it’s up to you to provide clear, sharp photos that will capture their interest and convince them to buy from you.10 Tips for Taking Better Photos1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Use a tripod. A steady camera means a sharper image, and lets you concentrate on framing the shot. You can get a small, simple, perfectly satisfactory tripod for about $10, or in a pinch you can prop your camera on a flat surface If for some reason you are obliged to hold the camera, grasp it with both hands, draw your elbows in until they touch, press your arms as tightly as possible to your chest, and hold your breath while snapping the photo.
2. Unlike most subjects, plushies aren't going to fidget, so you have plenty of time to compose your shot (if your plushie does start fidgeting, run away as fast as you can and call an exorcist). Make sure the plushie is centered and fills up most of the frame. Most c
Commission - InfoCommission - Info1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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Examples for ponies are in my gallery! :3
Movable Pony (Filly or Mare) with machine embroidered eyes and cutie mark, hand & machine sewn, made of minky
(haven't the bodysize yet.. but is similar to my Fillies!)
One mane/tail color: 130 € / $180
Two mane/tail colors: 140 € / $195
Three or more mane/tail colors: 150 € / $205
OC Pony: + 10 € / $15
Extra details: price up from details
find more examples here
Standing Filly with machine embroidered eyes and cutie mark, hand & machine sewn, made of minky
Bodysize without mane & tail: ~26 cm (10") height ~18 cm (7") width
One mane/tail color:
Ponyscape v0.4!!Hi Everypony!!Ponyscape v0.4!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It is with great pride that I present to you Ponyscape version 0.4!! It's been nearly a month in the making, and I think it's come quite a ways! For anyone who doesn't know, Ponyscape is my custom-built derivative of Inkscape, a vector art creation program, which adds features and fixes bugs pertaining to all artists (but especially useful to pony artists).
You can find the changelog for previous versions in their respective journals:
I have compiled binary packages for Windows, Linux Mint 14 64-bit (should also work on Ubuntu 12.10), and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. On Windows, download the zip file and extract it using 7zip or winrar and run
mlp plush giveawayyus i am having a giveaway for my mlp plushies so here it ismlp plush giveaway2 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
Maid Fluttershy (-SOLD-)Hello guys! ^______^Maid Fluttershy (-SOLD-)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am offering you my whole pride here: Fluttershy with a maid dress. She is made of minky fabric (from Shannon Fabrics). Eyes and cutie marks are machine-embroidered with high-quality yarn (mostly from Madeira). Her maid dress is made of 100% cotton and completely self made (Not a single ribbon is bought, everything is selfmade: pleating, ironing and sewing). It was very important for me, that you can easily dress and undress her. You can close her skirt and top with a hook and loop fastener, her socks are having an elastic band and her headdress got a wire sewed in. (Clip it slightly behind her ears, you can take a closer look on the photos!)
She is unique! If I'm going to make a maid Fluttershy again, I'll change the outfit slightly.
Fluttershy-plush with removable maid-dress, headpiece and socks.
Fabrics: Minky & Cotton.
Size: roughly 9.9" (~25cm) tall and 11.8" (~30cm) long
- SOLD -
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 Resources2 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
Pricing 101Pricing 101Pricing 1015 months ago in Personal More Like This
How to determine what you should charge for your work
In light of the absolutely horrendous commission page DA started up which encourages artists to sell their work for literally pennies, let me talk about pricing artwork. Or more specifically, how I price my work.
This...guide? Advice? Thing? Highlights what I've learned about pricing throughout the last few years. I do not touch on the subject of beginner pricing, simply because there are no set guidelines for that and beginner pricing usually ends up being extremely subjective. This guide assumes that the reader is somewhat experienced in their craft and is looking for pointers on pricing. However I still highly encourage beginners to read! This is what pricing should be like, not mere pennies for hours upon hours of work. This also focuses on crafts and sewing but a lot of it is s
OPENING POINT COMMISSIONS.I need more points to buy a more lasting Premium Membership, because apparently RevenantxRhapsody is making me a journal skin and so I want to enjoy it more than just one month (that's the PM I can buy with the amount of points I have).OPENING POINT COMMISSIONS.2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
So, to make this short, I need more points.
I made new prices and new things that can be commissioned uvu
ASK FOR THE PRICE OF EXTRA CHARACTERS
Mini reference sheet pixel or non pixel 77
Screenshot (simple) 65
Screenshot (complex) 98
Symmetric headshot (just animals please) 60
[Bullet; Blue] Realistic painting (bust) 100[Points] (this price may also vary on level of complexity)
[Bullet; Blue] Sketchy headshot 55[Points]
What My Table Looks Like Right NowgWhat My Table Looks Like Right Now1 year ago in Personal More Like This
She'll be done tomorrow. Then I have a very challenging commission to get started on.
Do you want a beani Derpy plush?!---ENDED----Do you want a beani Derpy plush?!10 months 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 ^^
Princess Celestia:iconprincesscelestiaplz: :iconprincesscelestiaplz:Princess Celestia2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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12-Month Premium Membership, and Point Giveaway!UPDATE: THE CONTEST IS OVER! I REPEAT THE CONTEST IS OVER AND THE WINNERS ARE...12-Month Premium Membership, and Point Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconbloodymurderer4fun: Is the winner of the 12-Month Premium Membership! I will contact you shortly. I need to know if you would like your prize in points or not. Please reply back asap!
:iconkarlouiie: Is the second place winner. Congrats on winning 450 points! Enjoy!
:iconKara-a: Is the third place winner. Enjoy your 250 points!
If you did not win then don't worry. I will be holding another contest later this month. So be on the look out for the new journal! Have an awesome day!
So, anypony up for another contest?
Well this pony is!
I'm giving away a 12-months Premium Membership, and points to three lucky people.
Please read the rules below in order to be formally entered.
This giveaway is only open to my watchers. If you would like the chance to participate in this contest or