July 20 2014, 02:49 PM
YO I’M TRYIN TO MAKE BUSINESS CARDS. the idea is i’ll have one front with my info and junk, and then there will be a few different backs on the other side. i want you guys’ opinion on a couple of these options.
so the first two in the top left corner are going to be the front and back of some hang tags i’m making for my plush. i don’t really NEED help on that one because i’m pretty happy with it but if you have any feedback that’s cool.
what i would like to know is if you like A or B better for the front of the card (top right) (one has a textured bg one is flat) and which of the numbered photo backs you like the best. OR if you like all of them, which one you think i should take out. based not only on content, but on the overall quality/look of the photograph. the ones with stars are the ones i will definitely be using.
idk how big this pic will be when i post it, but i have a slightly bigger version here if it ends up being pretty small.
July 18 2014, 09:31 AM
Hi there, I really do love your plushies and congrats on getting accepted to the BFA Program. I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of machine you use for the embroidered eyes on your plushies? I'm looking to buy a new sewing machine and thinking of getting one that does embroidery as well, and yours seems to work very well. Thanks a lot!
oh thank you dear!
i use a brother innovis 950d. but i would suggest getting one or two steps up if you can afford it. this one cost me about $800 (it was on sale but i bet you could bet about that price if you hunt around) but the downside is that the embroidery area is only 4 inches square.
more info under the cut because i’m long winded, but it’s good info if any of you are looking into an embroidery machine!
July 17 2014, 07:32 PM
hey guess what??? i got accepted into the BFA program at my university! i’m gonna be makin ‘fine art’ plush now, not just ‘studio art’ plush haha.
i’m mostly excited to have my own show when i graduate. i hope i can make a plush show cool enough that not-art people will think of it as art and not just a silly weird thing haha
July 17 2014, 04:16 PM
also a reminder that i’ve got a twitter where i (try to remember to) post WIPs! it’s @sewgoodsplush. follow that if you want to keep up on what i’m making :)
July 17 2014, 03:37 PM
starting to get a little more confident about hair. i like how this hair came out :)
July 17 2014, 03:36 PM
i’m always a little nervous when i’m embroidering faces that have different colors, like those eyes. i’m always afraid i’ll mess up and waste a lot of fabric. didn’t do that this time though!
July 14 2014, 12:26 PM
Question! How do you measure for a life-size plush (like your Vaporeon) so that its proportions are correct? Love your work! :)
July 13 2014, 10:37 PM
hey! hope I'm not bothering you, but I went to your etsy and noticed your shiba pattern is not available, do you have plans on restocking it?
Yes I just did, thanks for letting me know! I forget that I can actually ‘run out’ of them, since it’s just a download haha
July 08 2014, 12:55 AM
feelin like drawing so i made a dumb little self portrait. song lyrics and shirt are from Midas Whale, who i discovered at a little backyard concert on saturday.
July 07 2014, 11:56 AM
YOOOO i just made a twitter for sewing things! it’s @sewgoodsplush
i know a few of you have followed my other twitter but i’d prefer if you followed this one instead, it’s generally more relevant. ;) i’ll be posting all wip’s on there, so especially follow if you want updates!
July 05 2014, 06:29 PM
Hello! Could you possibly post an explanation of your vaporeon's head specifically in the muzzle area? I've attempted other eevolutions with similar head shapes but they always end up with their heads too round (and more like perfect spheres) or strange triangular, teardrop shapes. Thank you!~
with heads that i want to be pretty round, but i don’t necessarily want to be spherical, i do kind of a hybrid-pattern. i made a quickie little chart of the 3 different head types i most commonly do.
so to get spherical heasd the pieces are more or less symmetrical, except for the nose or whatever, and that gets you a beach ball shape. the second one i associate with classic teddy bears- the side pieces have no shape to them; it’s just the gusset that gives it dimension. the last one is what i used with vaporeon- the sides of the head are in 2 pieces like the spherical head, but they still have most of their shape like the one in the middle. the edges where they meet are just a little rounded, so the side of the head is a little rounded, but the gusset is still doing most of the dimension work. you can also get this kind of shape with a dart at the neck or top of the head (or both) and a gusset.
hope that helps!
July 05 2014, 04:11 PM
this is birdparties' cutie character macchietta!
July 05 2014, 03:40 PM
Not a commissioner but more an interested sewer, if it wouldn't be giving away your livelihood would it be possible for you to share one of your sketches when they're done? I'm just really curious about your process more than anything :3 Love your plushies, they're super-gorgeous!
oh yeah, of course! right now i have a (mostly under construction) section of my site that has a lot of process work of a couple projects that i did. right now i only have the stuff for the constellations project up, but i do have a tonnnnn of sketch work floating around for the julian plush i made (the human plush) that i can stick up on here!
July 03 2014, 11:01 AM
Hey commissioners, teeny update
I know I told all y’all I’d get sketches done by the end of the week, but I had my schedule rearranged, and I had a rough week with my neck, and I’m not going to be around on the fourth to get work done, so sketches are going to be pushed back a bit. Hopefully not by a ton since they’re basically all I have left on my to do list, but yeah.
Also I’m going to try to use this commissioners take note tag regularly, so if you want to track it I’ll stick updates in it that concern all my commissioners. :)