Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Little Pony

Ok, so I don't normally follow a ton of fads, but I've been browsing DeviantArt for several months and have seen a lot of very talented plushie artists on there.  It's a great source of inspiration for me as I make all my own patterns and decide what random fuzzy creature to make next.

Let's just say My Little Pony is very big on DA.  And I started watching the show.  And it's really not bad!  I was expecting all sorts of stupid girly things, but the show is actually very well written.  In any case, I am now making MLP plushies of my own and selling them on eBay to afford a new sewing machine (more on that another time).

But I just HAD to share this.  PonyCrafter on DA makes intricately detailed ponies... out of pipe cleaners!  It's unbelievable!  Here's her compilation shot showing all the ponies and pets and extras she's made so far.

Unbelievable.  Whether you like the show or not, her craftmanship is amazing.  This image can be found http://ponycrafter.deviantart.com/#/d4mp0d3

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The case of money

Long story short, I am currently sans paycheck, although not without a job.  This means I need to hurry up and graduate so I can earn money instead of burning through our future life-and-house-fund.

As it turns out, my hobbies could be earning some money WHILE keeping me sane, but the problem is reaching enough people.  I browse a lot of DeviantArt and there are some incredibly talented stuffed animal (plushie) makers.  It makes me feel like I could certainly earn something from my sewing, especially with very popular items like My Little Pony.

I have developed a pattern for a pony, as well as complete hair for Rarity.  I figure I can have ALL the hair styles done by the weekend and could sell either individual pony patterns or the whole lot as a discount.  I don't currently see any other quality patterns for sale.  Does anyone know how to get my ideas out there to reach a bigger audience?

Also, I have LOTS of cashmere sitting around.  I'd love to make some cashmere scarves, but again, they need to go somewhere.  Anyone feel like passing my name through their social network for recognition and/or commissions?