For plushies, WIP and maybe some of my Naiad Chronicles stuff here too.

 

An assortment of the fiddly bits, now ready for when the body is done (there’s also a crapload of claws as well, but I forgot to add them to the pic). Normally I do body first, then bits, but as Avien is quite detailed I didn’t want to finish the body and then have all this lot to do too XD
She only has one wing :( Blue things top right will eventually be horns. Thing in the middle is her tail tip and the little thing bottom left is the remaining stump of her other wing.
Now, on with her body, and hopefully by about thursday she’ll actually begin to look like something >__>’

An assortment of the fiddly bits, now ready for when the body is done (there’s also a crapload of claws as well, but I forgot to add them to the pic). Normally I do body first, then bits, but as Avien is quite detailed I didn’t want to finish the body and then have all this lot to do too XD

She only has one wing :( Blue things top right will eventually be horns. Thing in the middle is her tail tip and the little thing bottom left is the remaining stump of her other wing.

Now, on with her body, and hopefully by about thursday she’ll actually begin to look like something >__>’

Avien WIP. While she currently looks like some kind of serene kangaroo I can assure you she is a dragon, and will soon look more dragonish once she has horns and her glorious mane of dreadlocks <3

Pretty sure this is what happened

With your order of your new Cintiq, you now also recieve a free helping of Artist’s Block! Have fun! <3

A tradition I had forgotten about for a while. Fluttershy + newest commission pic.

A tradition I had forgotten about for a while. Fluttershy + newest commission pic.

Calista for CalistaMonkey, FINISHED. Woo!

She’s 13” ish inches tall, weighs about 800g and is super cuddly. The shaping on her legs came out better than I expected too (she has ankles and stuff). She’s entirely hand sewn, so the markings all line up, and I get more control over the shape. My angry machine has a tendancy to make very straight lines…

Her hair is a modified wig. No fur even came close to colour or length! Bah.

I&#8217;m absolutely rubbish with fabric types, so when I get new ones I always label them, otherwise I wouldn&#8217;t know what the hell to reorder if I liked it.

I’m absolutely rubbish with fabric types, so when I get new ones I always label them, otherwise I wouldn’t know what the hell to reorder if I liked it.

whyteraven asked
How fo you attach your ears/wings etc? I've been tempted to try ladder stitching them on but am so afraid of it looking squinty or bad

I do a ladder stitch, sewing on to the completed plush body once it’s stuffed. Don’t try to line it up prior to stuffing or it will be derpy!

Try to use markers on the body, such as darts or curves, or mark it on the pattern and then line it up. To keep them neat, do at least two rounds of stitches, so literally circle the object at least twice, ideally three to four times. This will both anchor it very firmly (hand stitching can “relax” and stretch after a while, so multiple layers holds it tighter) and will give a smooth join rather than a zig-zag like stitch.

Hope that makes sense, I am pretty pants at explaining things. :/

More WIPs of current commission. Head shape corrected (ears are pinned on, that’s not final!), colour changes all done (except tail, I forgot about that) so pretty much just stitch her together now. I took photo’s throughout the making of her tootie-toes so I can make another quick tutorial on how I make pads.

She’s a lovely colour scheme, though my camera keeps making her look a tad more bright than she actually is.

Second attempt at needlefelting, still WIP (he needs smoothing and dappling, but I has no multi tool). He took freaking HOURS.

For a second go, though, I’m pretty damned chuffed, considering my first attempt was that fat little dragon ornament.