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Connie Maheswaran plushie (back) by Freespirit81 Connie Maheswaran plushie (back) :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 0 0 Connie Maheswaran plushie by Freespirit81 Connie Maheswaran plushie :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 1 0 Rakka plushie (back) by Freespirit81 Rakka plushie (back) :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 1 0 Rakka plushie by Freespirit81 Rakka plushie :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 1 1 Stevonnie plush (back) by Freespirit81 Stevonnie plush (back) :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 0 0 Stevonnie plush by Freespirit81 Stevonnie plush :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 3 0 Marceline Abadeer plush (back) by Freespirit81 Marceline Abadeer plush (back) :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 2 0 Marceline Abadeer plush by Freespirit81 Marceline Abadeer plush :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 2 1 Starfire plush (back) by Freespirit81 Starfire plush (back) :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 2 0 Starfire plush by Freespirit81 Starfire plush :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 5 1 Cheza plush (back) by Freespirit81 Cheza plush (back) :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 0 0 Cheza plush (Wolf's Rain) by Freespirit81 Cheza plush (Wolf's Rain) :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 0 1 White Raven plush (Teen Titans) (back) by Freespirit81 White Raven plush (Teen Titans) (back) :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 4 0 White Raven plush (Teen Titans) by Freespirit81 White Raven plush (Teen Titans) :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 5 3 Sumire (OC) plush (back) by Freespirit81 Sumire (OC) plush (back) :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 1 0 Sumire (OC) plush by Freespirit81 Sumire (OC) plush :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 2 1

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Commission, Plushie Toph by ThePlushieLady Commission, Plushie Toph :icontheplushielady:ThePlushieLady 123 59 Quick Pic: Plushie Zuko by ThePlushieLady Quick Pic: Plushie Zuko :icontheplushielady:ThePlushieLady 65 44 Jinora (+Speedpaint) by Goodwil Jinora (+Speedpaint) :icongoodwil:Goodwil 88 13 Team Avatar by pheleon Team Avatar :iconpheleon:pheleon 501 88 Welcome Back Twinkle Toes by pheleon Welcome Back Twinkle Toes :iconpheleon:pheleon 69 28 Varrick and Zhuli by pheleon Varrick and Zhuli :iconpheleon:pheleon 83 15 Korra Plush #3 by Nikicus Korra Plush #3 :iconnikicus:Nikicus 28 4 Pabu Amigurumi by AnyaZoe Pabu Amigurumi :iconanyazoe:AnyaZoe 20 2 Naga Legend of korra Plush by YorisouKimi Naga Legend of korra Plush :iconyorisoukimi:YorisouKimi 3 3 Rakka by snowtigra Rakka :iconsnowtigra:snowtigra 6 7 Serial Experiments Haibane Renmei by MrRudy Serial Experiments Haibane Renmei :iconmrrudy:MrRudy 25 6 Steven Universe - Stevonnie Plush by LucasPratt Steven Universe - Stevonnie Plush :iconlucaspratt:LucasPratt 12 2 Rakka Plushie by kamidake Rakka Plushie :iconkamidake:kamidake 10 14 Sakky's 8th Annual Free Plush Giveaway! by SarahsPlushNStuff Sakky's 8th Annual Free Plush Giveaway! :iconsarahsplushnstuff:SarahsPlushNStuff 90 74 Zuko Chibi - Avatar the Last Airbender by SarahsPlushNStuff Zuko Chibi - Avatar the Last Airbender :iconsarahsplushnstuff:SarahsPlushNStuff 47 9
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LADY's Annual Christmas Plushie Giveaway!!
EDIT: 12/26
Choices have been made, and numbers are drawn!!
Time to announce the Winners :party:
Random: 
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https://comments.deviantart.com/1/718009054/4512749729#reply
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https://comments.deviantart.com/1/718009054/4524747927#reply
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Lady's Choice:
:iconnebeaula:
https://comments.deviantart.com/1/718009054/4518642832#reply
(Adored this character so much!! I love having the chance to use my pink materials, anytime ;D )
:iconjengogirl:
https://comments.deviantart.com/1/718009054/4514220595#reply
(Both of the characters inspired me!! Will be tough to choose between them... but Lady will prevail ; P )
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(I love Piffi-character soooo much~ Hope to have a lot of these options available for commission in 2018 :hooray: This little one is so sweet; will be an
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Connie Maheswaran plushie has been completed and posted!!! :D #stevenuniverse 
Connie Maheswaran plushie
Connie Maheswaran, the human friend and love interest of Steven Universe, is one of my favorite characters from this amazing series. Despite making this plushie during Season 5, I chose to make Connie in my favorite version (from season 2's episode "Sworn To The Sword"). Her clothes and hairstyle are basically what female practitioners of the Indian martial art Kalaripayattu wear (the "u" is silent). Kalaripayattu is said to be the oldest martial art on Earth. ;)

Connie is made from oakwood, navy, medium blue, red, white, grey and brown felt. She is stuffed with polyester fiberfill, held together with fabric glue, and her facial design was created by my friend Caroline-draws-stuff. :)

Connie Maheswaran and Steven Universe are the intellectual properties of Cartoon Network and were created by Rebecca Sugar. We didn't create these characters, just this plushie. ;) Steven and Connie Emote 4 
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Final draft of Talim's face has been sent to me by Caroline-draws-stuff. Waiting for Kya's face. Connie Maheswaran plushie almost done! :D
Five years ago today, I finished making my very first plush: Toph Beifong from Avatar: The Last Airbender. :)

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You see, Nickelodeon never issued an official Toph plush. I had just bought the Book 3: Fire version of  Zuko, but Team Avatar wouldn't be complete without her. So I started looking online, but only found custom plushes of Toph. I found an especially good one, and found out who made her: dA user Jequila. I joined dA to talk with her. Eventually, I was inspired to make my own version.

My brother and I (yes, he helped with the first plush, but not since) began making her using a video on YouTube with a no sew method created by ( possibly former) dA member MouseLeaf (?), also known as SarrieX13 on YouTube. I modified the method a bit, and especially afterwards. Having mild cerebral palsy (some of my finer motor skills are underdeveloped)  and difficulty drawing her face, my friend and fellow dA user Krystalin (aka half of the duo now known as Art Knight Studios, who are creating the amazing Avatar prequel webcomic The Tale of Tashi and Nima) offered to create Toph's face ( as well as the faces for my next 3 projects: Avatar Korra, Lain Iwakura and Juna Ariyoshi [Earth Maiden Arjuna]). I used the iron-on method videos of dA user and now friend Sakkysa (formerly known as SakkyAttack).  My friend/fellow dA user Caroline-draws-stuff took over Krystalin's duties as face artist afterwards.

Even though the number of comments left for each plush as dwindled down to 1 or 2 comments, I'm still working on my art. My current project is an OC (original character): Sumire. Raven from Teen Titans (the original series Cartoon Network made, NOT the current one) will be next. She'll be in her white costume with long hair (the version that defeated Trigon). ;)

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Melanie R.
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MLP:FIM, anime, Steven Universe and Avatar fan (both The Last Airbender AND Legend of Korra). :D
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Katinka-Duval Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the points Hug 
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Freespirit81 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! :)
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spitesyre Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Heya, nice plushies. :T Teen Titans rocks. ;p Raven was always one of my favs. :D
Thanks for the badge, have a good week! ♥ :peace:
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chirafu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
No problem ^^
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charreddragonchi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday:D
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Freespirit81 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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charreddragonchi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016   Traditional Artist
You're welcome:D
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charreddragonchi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday:D
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Freespirit81 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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charreddragonchi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015   Traditional Artist
You're welcome:D
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