Autumn Orchid is an OC pony I'd adopted from the lovely
. I fell in love with her the moment I saw her (all that gorgeous pink!!! ^o^) and knew I just had
to plush her! :3
Honestly though... I'm not sure where to start. This plushie took sooooo long to make >.< like, her hair took waaaaay longer than Mardelia's. Now I'm in serious need of a "complex-mane-break".
Her airbrushing took a lot longer than expected (probably because I'm still really new at it), and those little flowers... omg... those flowers. They might look small and "insignificant" but they took me a whole day to sew (and were beyond frustrating to work on).
However, despite all the time, effort and frustration involved, I really enjoyed making Autumn. I got to experiment with a lot of new things including:
1) new alicorn/princess body pattern ^o^ (I chose to plush Autumn's head using my mare head pattern since that's what she had in her original reference pic)
2) airbrushing to create gradients!
I also managed to use 2 new shannon minky colours - scarlet and banana in her flowers and scarf! ^o^
And the best part is, I get to keep her!
And she's so beautiful and special to look at! ^-^ I'm a very proud owner!!
Finally, I have to give credit to my hubbie, who helped me with the airbrushing process/cleaning etc. Without his support, I probably would not have started airbrushing... so THANK YOU SO MUCH! :3
Hope you guys like her!!! ^o^
*Materials: cuddle 3 minky by Shannon Fabrics, minky baby fabric
*Minky colours: tan, blush, coral (shannon), coral (MBF), banana, scarlet, gradients in hair/legs/scarf by airbrushing
*Stuffing: premium polyester fiberfill, quilt batting, craft foam and poly pellets in hooves
*Thread: gutermann polyester sew-all thread, madeira polyneon embroidery thread
*Eyes/Cutie marks: machine embroidered
*Size: Approx 19" tall, 18" long
*She has my signature embroidered into the bottom of her front right hoof
For my next project, I plan to sew Princess Cadence (for myself), Princess Luna (for sale) (will need to design my alicorn/princess head pattern first) and Ocean Lotus (Autumn's little sis who also has gradients!). I'll also be casually working on a foalsitter Cadence as a trade with a special DA friend
Just a reminder that my free plushie contest is still ongoing but will be closing in less than 2 weeks' time:moggymawee.deviantart.com/jour…
^^ that's all for now!!!
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