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The Difference in Pony Eyes by RawrsuitGirl The Difference in Pony Eyes by RawrsuitGirl
So I'm a little disappointed that no one noticed that I made my Loki pony with my first ever embroidery eyes. :/ It took me a month and a half to learn how to use my new embroidery machine (which I bought just to make pony eyes). And I ended up wasting a lot of thread and material in the experimental process, not to mention time.

Anyway, Loki was the first pony I made them for. All other ponies I made have been made with cotton printed eyes.

I put this little thing together to show the difference between embroidery eyes and the printed cotton eyes.
Over all, embroidery is better quality but costs more and is VERY time-consuming. Also, the threads breaks often, leaving little imperfections/missed stitches in the embroidery. Cotton printed has better color variation, a little cheaper, and faster to make--but water can make the colors run.

If people can't tell the difference, I might just save the embroidery eyes for very special ponies, like Loki. :shrug:

Loki pony is mine and the latest pony I have completed.
Ginger Snap is a ponysona and gift to my best friend :iconclawshawt:. She was also the very FIRST chibi pony I made.
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:iconbornthiswayfox:
bornthiswayfox Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i noticed! i noticed! are emboeideyr machines expensive?
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:iconyayinator:
Yayinator Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are so cute! I love Loki and :iconclawshawt: 's OC!
:icongoodjobplz:
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:iconrawrsuitgirl:
RawrsuitGirl Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:aww: Thank you~!
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Yayinator Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome! :icondragonhugplz:
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TokyoKitty Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Writer
I like the sewn down eyes better! I have one of these from these guys: [link] But mine's eyes are way better sewn down :)
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Clawshawt Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
But, they have that ugly white line around the eyes, it's very distracting. Rawrsuitgirl's eyes look more professional. =/
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RawrsuitGirl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, they look similar because we use a similar pattern. I bought my chibi pony pattern online a few months ago, maybe that is where they got theirs, too. :shrug: I use an embroidery machine for all my eyes now because they are more professional than that person's printed eyes.
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TokyoKitty Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Writer
Just saying because I know that they personally made the pattern instead of buying it. I wonder where you can buy it...I'd love to try making some too :3
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RawrsuitGirl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So they were the first ones who created it? How can you be sure? I bought the pattern on ArtFire.com some months ago. I've been trying to find it again (because people want to buy it, too) but I guess they took it down... It seemed like a popular pattern, I don't know why they would stop selling it! :/
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TokyoKitty Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Writer
I know they started a year ago in January 2012. I wonder where the pattern could've gone :/
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Peggy2011 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Omg!! These new eyes are AWESOME!!!
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:iconrawrsuitgirl:
RawrsuitGirl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! :highfive: I hope they were worth the loooong wait. XD
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Peggy2011 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
^.^ I'm sure they will be!
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Browntown747 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
How I can see what a difference
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Clawshawt Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
After embroidering with you, I now know the painstaking frustration you go through with that darn machine. XD

I promise I will ask around and figure out solutions! We'll get through this! = D

Daww I'm happy you picked Snap as an example. ;w; She still proudly sits on my bed and looks as dashing as ever. :'D

Thank you again for making her for me, I hope I can make you something just as awesome in return. ;v;
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:iconrawrsuitgirl:
RawrsuitGirl Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww sweetie, you know you're my bestie :heart:
And sometimes you're the only one who understnads. ;~;
:glomp:
And yes!! Draw me ALL THE VERA~!!! :evillaugh:
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Oback-Barama Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally I'm not one for alicorn OC's they bug me greatly, just because alicorns are supposed to be princesses and it's kinda like saying you're too good to be a regular pony. but that is a very cute plush, I like the pattern, the embroidery is very nice, I embroider all the eyes on my ponies, looks much more professional.
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RawrsuitGirl Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Don't hate on Ginger Snap! She's isn't an alicorn nor a princess (good god, anything but that!), look closely, she is a bicorn--with two horns! She's just your average psycho pony who harvests/grows mushrooms for the kingdom. Please don't assume that just because they have wings AND horns that they are "trying to be better" that every pony else. Some of us have a hard time deciding between just horns and just wings.

I shall leave the option to embroider up to my customers. Most of them don't have a problem with the cheaper way, and they love to save money.
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Kafae-Latte Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I think you should make the embroidary an option that costs more money, and show them this image when you ask them to choose. The embroidery looks absolutely amazing and professional, like it's factory plushy quality... but unfortunatly since you're not a factory it takes a lot of time, and you need to be payed extra for that time. I would do the printed eyes as a default since it's efficient and leaves you more time for life fun times and pokemon, and also... Don't feel bad that no one noticed. Are you proud you figured it out? I don't know how to make my eyes look THAT professionally embroidered, I just fake it. Did you do the embroidery for yourself or others, and in the long run aren't you glad you have that skill now? Most people don't notice artistic subtleties, even on deviantart and .... probably not super excited bronies. The most important thing is you're a better seamstress because you've gained a new level of skill and I'm sure even if it hasn't made an impact yet, it will be great to have in the long run.
I wuv you!!!! <3
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RawrsuitGirl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Longest comments are the best :heart: Thank you, sweets. I think I will make it an option for future buyers. :nod: I hope I've gained a new level as a seamstress! Can't wait to evolve...
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Kafae-Latte Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Lol you will evolve into rarity
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tamingofthesandshrew Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like both the eyes ^^ and i love how there's a little Loki riding Loki Pony's head x3
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RawrsuitGirl Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Teeheehee that's his master! XD
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Scaramouche-Fandango Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Nice little explanatory thing, but it's only led to another question- where'd you get the tiny Loki riding the Loki pony?
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RawrsuitGirl Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My friend works at a vintage toy store, and she got me him just before they ran out! He's about 5 inches tall. ^^
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BugflyTk Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow. I never noticed it before, but now I can see a major difference between the two. Really cool, and my personal opinion, despite how expensive and hard the embroidered eyes are to make, I think they're better. The eye design is very amazing. I, for one, am impressed. ^u^ :icongoodjobplz:
Love your plushies, they all look so amazing. <3
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RawrsuitGirl Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:blush: Aww, thank you. My best buddie :iconclawshawt: made the eye vectors for me in photoshop. :) I would like to make embroidery eyes for all the ponies I do, but even after the 40 minute process, the eyes might now come out good enough (Loki pony took five tries and i used the best two of the batch) Maybe it will get better as it goes. Thank you so much for your love and support~ :hug:
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BugflyTk Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, your plushies are awesome. ^u^
Also, just keep trying, practice makes perfect. (:
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RawrsuitGirl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:thumbsup: yeah! you got it!
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SerendipityDucky Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwhh I'm sorry i've never noticed.
I never really look at the eyes though, I more look at the type/colors of the pony.

Also, i never knew how much time it took and how expensive it can be.

I'm sorry. DON'T HATE MEEE. D;

You're a really good chibi plush maker. <3
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RawrsuitGirl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's okay, I don't hate anyone. I'm just a little disheartened. And yes, I didn't know how expensive it was either! :o That explains why a lot of the other plush makers have such high prices--when they use embroidery.
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SerendipityDucky Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe, well do whichever you like doing better,
It's up to you. :3
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RawrsuitGirl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Its soo hard to choose!! T^T
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SlightlyWinged Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I noticed a difference, but I couldn't quite tell what it was. :saddummy:
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RawrsuitGirl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww, well at least you noticed :)
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SlightlyWinged Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It bugged me too, but not enough to ask. XD I was just like "There's something different about Loki's eyes, what is it!?" D: "Is it a different texture? Or is it just shinier? Am I just imagining the whole thing?"
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RawrsuitGirl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heehee, you can always ask! I don't mind! ^^ I was hoping someone would say something. XD
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