When i first saw these the first word that cam to my mind was "Adorable".
While most people focus on the Main six, The CMC or the Princesses & Villains. i usually like to pay attention to the always overlooked background ponies. Aloe and Lotus are no exceptions, these two ponies have always had the face of pleasant services, and general hospitality. and these plushies captured this perfectly.
The shared expression and inverted color schemes that these sisters are known for is perfectly done as well as the gloss appearance in both their manes and tails. This is a great job. and a good example of your talents. Keep it up ^v^
First off, these girls are absolutely wonderful! I've always loved Aloe and Lotus and I think you pulled them off nigh-on perfectly! The minky used was spot on for colour and I love the closed eyes. However, I'm going to nitpick here - I'd say that the lower half of their manes are a little understuffed. I'll assume that you used quilt batting for that area, but maybe you could experiment with using two layers instead of one? Just a thought, as it does stand out compared to the perfectly stuffed tail and body. Also, there appears to be a queer seam line above the closed eye on both of the girls. I'm going to assume that either that area is covered by the full eye pattern, or that it was created by the embroidery pattern, presumably as the upper part of their eyeshadow. I will also point out that (even though the animators got it wrong in some points) their eyeshadow colours are a lighter blue than you have used even on Lotus. (as shown here [link] )
All in all though, these girls are fablulous! I do love your work ^^