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Connie Maheswaran plushie (back) by Freespirit81 Connie Maheswaran plushie (back) :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 1 0 Connie Maheswaran plushie by Freespirit81 Connie Maheswaran plushie :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 2 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 1 0 Stevonnie plush by Freespirit81 Stevonnie plush :iconfreespirit81:Freespirit81 4 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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LADY's Annual Christmas Plushie Giveaway!!
EDIT:
12/26
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Winners are now up!!
Thanks again to everyone who commented ;U; I had such a hard time choosing this year!!!
Random:
#80 :iconmiharuthekunoichi:
https://comments.deviantart.com/1/774986607/4679253591#reply
# 24 :iconsasuke-sama28:
https://comments.deviantart.com/1/774986607/4673470595#reply
Lady's Choice:
:iconsesshomarul182:
https://comments.deviantart.com/1/774986607/4673782336#reply
(I LOVE ShuShu so much~~~ :love: I cannot wait to plush him; those lovely golden eyes :love: :love: )
:iconxamehanax:
https://comments.deviantart.com/1/774986607/4677680182#reply
(One of my very favorite characters is on this list~~~ I have been dying to make Shin-Ah, so this is like a late Xmas present to me too ;D)
(I added an extra choice... like I usually do xD Choices are haaaaard~)
:icondeathkissufu:
https://comments.deviantart.com/1/774986607/4680006049#reply
(WAIIIIII!!! Someone asked for Mina 8D I absolutely adore this cutie pie, and I have
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Shiny Buddies - Dec '18 by JA-punkster Shiny Buddies - Dec '18 :iconja-punkster:JA-punkster 147 15
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LADY's Annual Halloween Chibi Plushie Giveaway!!
Dead Pumpkin Scared Pumpkin Evil Pumpkin Happy Pumpkin Evil Pumpkin Scared Pumpkin Dead Pumpkin  
EDIT: 10/20
At last, at last!!
~Winners are ready~
Ohohoho, all of these entries were so creative... It took me forever to make my final choices
(I had well over a dozen I had to narrow down from... and I still picked a 3rd one xD )
[Emote] Jack-'o-Lantern Heart Eyes 
  
You guys make my holidays fun!!
I cannot thank you enough :huggle:
After this one, as we wind down from Christmas time, I will have my giveaway event for that holiday, too!! Hope to find you there as well :huggle: <3 
Without further delay, here they are:
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LADY's Annual Summer Giveaway!!

EDIT: 9/2
Winners are now ready!!
(Sorry for the delay :V Had some stuff at home keep me distracted this afternoon T0T )
~Without further delay~
Random Winners:
#43
:iconsapphireangelbunny:
https://comments.deviantart.com/1/757826793/4628426695#reply
#31
:icondefenderofstars101:
https://comments.deviantart.com/1/757826793/4627659139#reply
Lady's Choice:
:iconsasukefan1029:
https://comments.deviantart.com/1/757826793/4627399040#reply
(FANTASY AU TODOROKI, YASSSSSSSSSS
This is one of my weaknesses; fantasy theme :love: I loved the idea of him as a Prince...
And I wanted to make of plushie of him for a long time now~ So excited!! )
:icontygerlander:
https://comments.deviantart.com/1/757826793/4630221682#reply
(Ohohohoho~
Tyg, this was such a fun suggestion to see 8D
These days, I have been watching the anime that goes along with this game (just for fun <3 )
I LOVE Orion very much //my heart belongs to Rosso and Douglas tho ;D //
I
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Commission, Plushie Toph by ThePlushieLady Commission, Plushie Toph :icontheplushielady:ThePlushieLady 121 59 Quick Pic: Plushie Zuko by ThePlushieLady Quick Pic: Plushie Zuko :icontheplushielady:ThePlushieLady 66 44 Jinora (+Speedpaint) by Goodwil Jinora (+Speedpaint) :icongoodwil:Goodwil 107 13 Team Avatar by pheleon Team Avatar :iconpheleon:pheleon 497 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 30 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

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Will be working on Talim again hopefully after the holidays. 😅
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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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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charreddragonchi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday:D
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Freespirit81 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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charreddragonchi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018   Traditional Artist
You're welcome: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  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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