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July 13, 2014
Autumn Orchid plushie! (my OC) by moggymawee

The suggester said: "I was really impressed by the smooth color gradient and the shaping. The curls are beautifully executed as well! The rest of her gallery shows the same level of craftsmanship."
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Autumn Orchid plushie! (featured in DD!)



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^


*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:…

^^ that's all for now!!!

Autum Orchid reference shet by xWhiteDreamsx Flowersautumnorchid by moggymawee

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NocturnaS101's avatar
How did you get the fading on her legs?! O.o