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Handmade Amaterasu Felt Plushie by whitecorgi Handmade Amaterasu Felt Plushie by whitecorgi
Honestly, I'm quite happy with this one! I want to say this took me around 8-12 hours to complete. The painting process was very tedious, mostly because the paint didn't want to stick to the felt (which had a different consistency than my other felt sheets). In order to make the reflector "float", it was very subtly sewn to the back of the head and the flames were sewn to the tail. This plushie isn't meant to be cuddled or played with. It's merely decorative.

Dimensions: 5.25" tall, 5.5" long.
Materials used: Felt, embroidery thread, polyfil for stuffing, and acrylic paint.
Pattern used: www.etsy.com/listing/111555324…
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CraftKiwi Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Holy crap, that painting is amazingly smooth! It looks fantastic.
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FluffyGerbil Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful job! Would you say it's harder to sew with felt than typical fabrics? I always have problems with the overall brittleness of felt while I'm sewing.
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whitecorgi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It really depends on the quality of the felt. I would say it's more delicate to work with overall, because if you tighten your seams too much the holes will become larger. Sometimes the felt tears when sewing in a thin or less concentrated area of material (that drives me nuts!). I'd say it's difficult to make the overall plushie look nice and neat when using felt (for me at least, heheh).
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FluffyGerbil Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student General Artist
How do you know the quality of the felt? I know that over time my felt seems to loose its...um..."felt-y ness" and it peels away. Does that mean it's bad felt or is it normal?
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whitecorgi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure how to explain it exactly, but it's easier to tell when holding them. Usually, the felt sheets that are sold for 25 cents each at places like Hobby Lobby or Walmart aren't that great. Those ones break away and stretch easily. On top of that, the density of the material varies throughout an entire sheet. Another thing to mention is how easily those sheets become fuzzy. I consider all of that to be low quality.

The felt sheets I get are from this store: www.etsy.com/shop/TheFeltShopp…
The material is a bit more expensive but it's very good quality. It's "thick" in a sense that it won't tear, break away, or stretch, even if you tug at it hard (trust me I tried, heheh!). But at the same time it's the same size and is flexible like any other sheet of felt, which I personally think is ideal.
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FluffyGerbil Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the link! I love Etsy and I'm probably gonna fave this shop now. So is all felt usually made with wool, or I'd that why this felt cost more?
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BossKdin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I need to learn how to sew these, I wanna make an Ammy and a chibi
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LaurenNatvigGray Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh god...so cute!! >w<
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jasply Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is amazing and I'd buy 12.

I love amaterasu. <3
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whitecorgi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh I originally planned to make more of these to sell but her markings take waaaay too long to paint ;w; But I'm really happy you like what I made! >w< Thank you.
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Rap-Monstah Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what if you tried to make  stencil for her markings? then you can have a clean stencil and then just paint it in and it wouldnt take as long?
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whitecorgi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT IS ACTUALLY VERY SMART
AND THEN I CAN MASS PRODUCE MILLIONS OF AMMYS

Holy crap I never would have thought of this, thanks sissy! ;W;
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Rap-Monstah Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Anything to help sissy!
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jasply Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome~
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Rap-Monstah Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
shes so beautiful, you did an awesome job girly!
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whitecorgi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heheh, yeah VwV She looks much better in person though. I'll bring her over so you can see :3
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Rap-Monstah Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome! also we got another cat, not sure if we're keeping her though, were hoping our friend likes her enough to take her ; w;
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whitecorgi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww I want to see the lil babu ;A; Does she have a name yet?
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Rap-Monstah Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Her name is Sophie, shes fat as fuck and shes very lovable and has really soft fur.
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