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Monday, July 28, 2014

Plush Pony (take 2) in Floral



Not long ago I made an adorable plush Fox Lovey for my newborn, which got me thinking about the first plush toy I ever made, a pony for Lily Mae. I kept going back to it in my head thinking about how I learned so much from it and had so much fun creating it. I began planning #2 in my head, well here she is. 


You can view the Fox Lovey HERE 

& the first Plush Pony HERE

That first pony is still getting major love from Lily. This time around I created a pony to sell. 


Though I really didn't plan to make it in the same color scheme, it ended up that way. 
I have been itching to use some fabric picked up at a local garage sale and so I chose a blue floral cotton print. There's tons of it still left, so I'm sure it'll show up somewhere else in the future. 

I love the extra love that goes into them by hand screen-printing the eyes, the hand embroidery used for the eyelashes and cutie mark, and also the slow process of creating the mane. (yes, I really do enjoy pulling each piece of yarn through)


I used a two toned look for the hair by adding blue yarn as streaks. I considered doing the entire mane blue, but felt it was an overkill. It looks great as highlights though! 

If you're interested in purchasing a custom pony, message me in my Etsy shop by clicking HERE!
Prices will vary depending on fabric, yarn, and intricacy of the design. 


2 comments:

  1. Cute! I like the highlights in the hair. I haven't tried an animal or doll with yarn hair yet, not sure I have the patience for it. What is the eye made out of? I read the post about the other pony and didn't really understand. does the paper stay in place or is it just used to transfer the paint onto the fabric?

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    1. Hey Emily, sorry this response took so long! I had tried previously and something wasn't allowing the reply box to come up. The freezer paper works as a stencil, you cut an image out of the paper that you would like to be on the fabric (for the eye I cut out an oval), then when you paint the details inside the eye, anything outside of the oval won't get paint on it. When you iron it on, it creates a seal, it's pretty awesome. Actually, if you buy Freezer Paper at the grocery store, the directions are right on the side of the box!

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