† Why do your plushies cost so much?
When something is handmade, a heck of a lot off time and effort goes into it. More so than the average person thinks. All the time I took to develop my pattern, plus the time digitizing embroidery, and the 30+ hours it takes to make a single plushie adds up. Materials can be expensive, too. I buy my minky for $7 every half-yard, and sometimes if a plushie has many colors, such as Rainbow Dash, it costs a lot! Stabilizers, and thread for embroidery can also add up substantially! So I hope you can understand that what I do isn't just another plushie rolling off an assembly line, but a one-of-a-kind artpiece that I create with patience, precision and love.
† Do you accept any other payment besides real money, like points or art trades?
Unfortunately, I do not. Commissions help me pay for important bills, and daily expenses. Materials also aren't cheap, ya' know!
† Well then, how DO I pay you for a commission?
We can conduct business through PayPal, and payment is required in full before I start.
† Can you teach me?
I can give helpful tips, yes. But I just don't have the time to sit down and teach someone for hours and hours. If it has to do with my pattern or how I make something look a certain way with my pattern, please understand that I don't really like to talk about it or reveal too much, as stated before. If I don't reply to your note, that's probably why.
† What are your plushies made of?
The main fabric I use is called "minky." I embrioder with a combination of Sulky/GŁtermann thread for the eye/cutie marks. The stuffing is Silky Soft polyfill. I use craftwire in the tail for support, and if I am making a pegasus, in the wings aswell.
† Where do you buy the minky you use?
I buy my minky online, from a few very reputable retailers. They are TheMinkyBoutique, FabricDepot, and Fabric.com. All three have extremely soft and very high quality minky that just melts in your hand (metaphorically, of course!).
† How large are your plushies?
They are approximately 15" tall. Use can use my profile pic as a rough estimate to see how big they are compared to 5'9" me.