The new commissions are...!
Do you have and online shop?
Sure do! plushiluv.storenvy.com/ You can order remakes of plushies I've made in the past here. If you're interested in a remake of a plush that isn't listed, please contact me!
Why so expensive?
Unfortunately hand crafted work does tend to run pretty high cost-wise! Keep in mind that on top of material costs I also need to account for my time and expertise, overheads like machine maintenance, rent, power, etc, and that as a registered business I also pay taxes. I do understand that prices can get pretty high and I'm always open to discussing budgets and payment plans. See "how do you price your work?" in the next section for more on the subject!
Do you have tutorials and pattern suggestions for beginner?
I highly recommend Choly Knight/Sew Desu Ne cholyknight.com/ ,Teacup Lion www.teacuplion.com/ and BeeZeeArt beezeeart.com/ patterns if you're just starting out! All of them have great patterns (free or payed) and some awesome tutorials.
How do you price your work?
Pricing can be pretty subjective when it comes to artwork, but there are definitely some pointers that can be followed! I wrote a more in-depth journal about pricing here fav.me/d6q1dck
Where do you buy safety eyes/joints/plastic armature/etc?
My safety eyes and noses are from glasseyesonline.com/ and my joints, plastic armature and other hardware are from crscraft.com/ . The wire for my wire armatures is galvanized steel in either 14 or 16 gauge, depending on the project, and I just get it from my local hardware store.
What machines do you use?
I currently use a Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.2 for regular sewing and a Baby Lock Ellure Plus for machine embroidery.
What embroidery software do you use?
I use Stitch Era Universal (standard edition) on a yearly subscription www.sierra-software.com/Sites/…
What stuffing do you use?
Regular stuffing from Wal-Mart! Runs about $20 for a 4lbs bag, which is a lot when we're talking about super light stuffing!
How can I contact you?
I prefer to be contacted by email at plushiluv(AT)gmail(DOT)com but I will answer notes/dm, just not as reliably.
How long have you been sewing?
I learned how to use a sewing machine as a child, but I've been making plushies for about 13 years! I've been taking commissions for about 6 years.
How long goes it take to make a plush?
It depends on size and complexity! A small simple plush like my In-Training Digimons can be done in a few hours, while super large and complex projects like Super sized Toothless can take 60+ hours
Do you make plushies full time?
I do! It took 3 years of making plushies in every bit of spare time I had between college classes to make the big jump to full time.
Will you design a prototype for my factory-made plush line?
Probably not, sorry
Will you sew 10+ plushies for a promo event/limited run/etc at a special rate?
Again, probably not. As an independent artist I cannot offer bulk discounts.
Do you do trades?
Generally no. I will sometimes ask for trades for very specific things, but usually unless I offer first the answer is no, sorry.
What camera do you use?
A Canon T5i with the default lens!
character wanted: (picture reference please, especially if there are multiple versions of the character out there)
size: (smallest I can go is 5-6 inches, largest is the biggest box UPS will allow me to ship)
specific requests: (painted eyes instead of embroidered, wired, specific style)
payment method: (full or payment plan)
address: (all I need at first is your postal code/zip code for a shipping estimate. I will only need your full address if you get the slot)