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Autumn Orchid plushie! (featured in DD!)
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Published: June 14, 2014
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Autumn Orchid is an OC pony I'd adopted from the lovely :iconxwhitedreamsx:.  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!
3) flowers!!

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^

Details:

*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 :P

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!!!

Autum Orchid reference shet by xWhiteDreamsx Flowersautumnorchid by moggymawee

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humock's avatar
humock|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so BEAUTİFUL *-*
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moggymawee|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much!!!  :D
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Only if my DYI was this quality

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moggymawee|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you!!  :)
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nicehatthx|Student Digital Artist
WOW you are simply amazing <3
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moggymawee|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aww thanks!  :D 
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Madness-Made-Fresh|Professional Filmographer
This is amazing! 
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moggymawee|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much!!!  :D
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iixAdopts|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work
!
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moggymawee|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks so much!  :)
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iixAdopts|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome!
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mlpmerch's avatar
How do you do the curls?
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moggymawee|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
To be honest, it's kinda hard to explain - essentially I just imagine the curl in 2D, pattern them, and sew them one by one.
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Okay thank you!
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This looks wonderful D: !!! Why am I just seeing this? You did a wonderful job on this pony, and all of those details are love!! :heart::heart:

May I ask what kind of paint you used to airbrush her with? Will that fall off if you clean her? She's so pretty!
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moggymawee|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!!  I'm so happy you like her!!!  :)

The paint doesn't shift since I heatset it after letting it airdry.  I used Golden Artist Colors & Createx for this pony ^^
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nekowanderer|Student General Artist
omg she's gorgeous! <3
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moggymawee|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aww, thank you so much!  :D
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Thebluenavyangel|Student Traditional Artist
Just jaw-dropping!
It is so beautiful!
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moggymawee|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much!!!  I'm super happy you like her!!!  :)
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You have what may be the best gradient work I've seen done on a plushie O_O Also those curls are just amazing!
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moggymawee|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww, thank you so much!  That's such a sweet and kind comment to make ^^ I'm so happy you like my gradient work & curls :) thank you!
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bronislav84|Hobbyist Writer
Saw this while browsing plushies for expression ideas.

I like the mane and leg gradients. The mane is complex for sure, but mine is probably more complex. She said herself "the mane and tail, I'll be sewing little bolts for days" and I have to go apologize to her now for that.
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