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AnimeCon was amazing! I had a wonderful time <3 So much fun meeting with friends and new people, selling my work, geeking out over favourite shows, seeing beautiful cosplays, and so much more. I really love the enthusiastic atmospheres at conventions like these :heart: Many of the left over plushies will be posted in my Etsy shop soon, once I've cleaned up all of those photos. That will take a few days to do! I'll create a new journal when the shopfill goes live <3 There'll be gemstone foxes, dragons, some Eeveelutions and other Pokemon, Steven Universe characters, and small floppy 3-tailed kitsune and Niffler plushies! Now that the con's over, I've picked up the plush commissions where I left off to prepare for the convention. Everyone on the commission list has gotten their plushies started and some are pretty far in being completed :D I'm also very excited to say that I made my first order on Spoonflower to get custom-printed galaxy minky! I'm sooo looking forward to see what it's like and to work with it! I'd make a galaxy dragon and a galaxy fox beanie most likely!

You can see some pictures of my booth on my Instagram page: instagram.com/kristel_storm/

Current Commissions:
1. sparkskull789 21 cm floppy kitsune (3 tails, cream/brown/blue) :star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: AND 21 cm silver fox (blue eyes) :star::star::star-empty: (stuffing almost done)
2. @frolis-maneuver 40 cm sitting minky+faux fur plush of Hyenamon Digimon OC toyhou.se/697082.hyenamon/gall… :star-half::star-empty::star-empty: (fabric pieces cut out, ready for sewing)
3. ornismon 40 cm floppy faux fur Aureumon Digimon OC (sitting pose) + watercolour A5 painting :star::star-half::star-empty: (sewing 3/4 way done, painting not started yet)
4. Savkate 15 cm Beanie type standing black cat Snow :star::star::star-empty: (ready for stuffing) AND 15 cm faux fur+minky standing grey cat Indy :star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:
5. Tsukuyomaru 40 cm standing faux fur deer-like Digimon OC (plus accessories):star::star-half::star-empty: (1/3 through sewing)
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: Sepulchre - Kate Mosse
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Sun
  • Eating: Watermelon
  • Drinking: Green tea
First of all, thank you so much for all the birthday wishes :heart: :hug: It's kind of a weird idea that I am 24 years old now... How time flies xD

I'm writing this journal mostly for two related announcements. The first is about AnimeCon, which is going to take place very soon! From 9 - 11 June to be exact, in The Hague, the Netherlands. I, uh, unfortunately lost track of time a little so now I'm working very hard to catch up and make the merchandise I had planned, including some new Pokemon plushies! Which does bring me to my second announcement: because of the work I have yet to do for the convention, I'm going to have to pause the commissions I'm working on until the con is over. I've started on everyone's plush (and some are pretty far advanced already!) but sadly I can't do both. Wish I had another pair of hands xD

Is anyone of you going to AnimeCon as well? Please come say hi if you do :D
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: Sepulchre - Kate Mosse
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Sun
  • Eating: Dark chocolate
  • Drinking: Tea
Commissions are closed now, thank you very much :heart:
4 PM CEST has passed so you can now send a note to claim a commission slot! Due to an issue with the timer I set up I will not be taking these first come, first serve as usual, but I will keep the slots open until the timer runs out and the people who have been counting on that have had a chance to send in a claim. About half an hour after the timer is finished I will make my choice :) Please be ready to pay at least half within a week of claiming a spot, as I won't start working before part of the payment has been received. There will be 5 slots, and each person claiming a slot can choose to have 1 or 2 plushies made.

Here is a timer to avoid all those timezone confusions: www.timeanddate.com/countdown/… :D (Big Grin) (ironically, this time it added to the confusions oh well)

Slots:
1. sparkskull789 21 cm floppy kitsune (3 tails, cream/brown/blue) AND 21 cm silver fox (blue eyes) confirmed
2. :devfrolis-maneuver: 40 cm sitting minky+faux fur plush of Hyenamon Digimon OC toyhou.se/697082.hyenamon/gall… confirmed
3. ornismon 40 cm floppy faux fur Aureumon Digimon OC (sitting pose) confirmed
4. Savkate 15 cm Beanie type standing black cat Snow AND 15 cm faux fur+minky standing grey cat Indy confirmed
5. Tsukuyomaru 40 cm standing faux fur deer-like Digimon OC (plus accessories)

When sending a note for a plush price quote please include:
- Character or animal references. I need to be able to see what they look like from various angles if the design is complicated.
- What size you want, measured nose to bum (this is very important!!)
- Desired pose (you can link to earlier plush for example)
- Preference for materials (minky, faux fur, mohair, combinations)
- Preference for eye and nose type (glass or safety eyes, embroidered or black plastic nose)
- Your country (to give shipping price). Shipping comes with a tracking code.
  €7 within The Netherlands
  €15 to European countries
  €24 to the rest of the world

Base prices start at roughly €7 per cm.

Typically, price quotes are for a plush without any accessories. Please tell me if you want me to make a clothing article, necklace etc. as this will cost extra. I cannot do some kinds of accessories, like metallic piercings, but these things can be discussed.

I need this information. So please fill out this form when sending a note. It saves us both a lot of time. c: And please remember, I have hardly any unnatural faux furs, so characters with (many of) these colours will either have to be made in minky or declined. I do actually have a mid green and baby pink (long) and deep purple (medium), but nothing else. I reserve the right to refuse a commission request.
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Sun
  • Eating: Dark chocolate
  • Drinking: Tea
AAahhhh I only just found out that the timer I set up for the plush commissions opening is 2 hours behind on the actual time D: Shit! I don't understand how it happened, but crap, now things don't line up any more. Okay, I'm going to do things a little differently then. I will still open commissions at 4 PM CEST (which is 30 minutes from now) but I won't confirm slots until after the timer runs out and the rest comes in, two hours later. What happens next depends on how many people try to claim a slot. For 5 or fewer claims it will be as usual, all get a slot. If there are more than 5, I will select the projects that interest me most/I have all materials for and everyone else for whom I don't have a slot can get a spot on a waiting list (if you want). Does this sound all right? I feel really bad about catching this mistake so late ^^; I'm really sorry!
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Sun
  • Eating: Dark chocolate
  • Drinking: Tea
On April 13 at 4 PM CEST, to be exact! I'm almost through my commissions list so it's time for another round :la: Same rules as always: first come, first serve, but please have your quote ready as the slots can fill up while we're still discussing prices. Please be ready to pay at least half within a week of claiming a spot, as I won't start working before part of the payment has been received. There will be 5 slots, and each person claiming a slot can choose to have 1 or 2 plushies made.

Here is a timer to avoid all those timezone confusions: www.timeanddate.com/countdown/… :D

When sending a note for a plush price quote please include:
- Character or animal references. I need to be able to see what they look like from various angles if the design is complicated.
- What size you want, measured nose to bum (this is very important!!)
- Desired pose (you can link to earlier plush for example)
- Preference for materials (minky, faux fur, mohair, combinations)
- Preference for eye and nose type (glass or safety eyes, embroidered or black plastic nose)
- Your country (to give shipping price). Shipping comes with a tracking code.
  €7 within The Netherlands
  €15 to European countries
  €24 to the rest of the world

Base prices start at roughly €7 per cm.

Typically, price quotes are for a plush without any accessories. Please tell me if you want me to make a clothing article, necklace etc. as this will cost extra. I cannot do some kinds of accessories, like metallic piercings, but these things can be discussed.

I need this information. So please fill out this form when sending a note. It saves us both a lot of time. c: And please remember, I have hardly any unnatural faux furs, so characters with (many of) these colours will either have to be made in minky or declined. I do actually have a mid green and baby pink (long) and deep purple (medium), but nothing else. I reserve the right to refuse a commission request.
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On an unrelated note I decided to wait with posting the Eeveelution plushies on my Etsy as I just received confirmation that I will have a booth at AnimeCon (9-11 June) in The Hague! So I''ll keep them as stock for now ^^; If you're interested in getting one anyway, please send me a message and we can work things out c:
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Sun
  • Eating: Dark chocolate
  • Drinking: Tea
Edit The originals batch has been uploaded on Etsy! Please have a look: www.etsy.com/shop/AvaniiPlush?… :D :la:

Dutch Comic Con was a great success: this past weekend I sold many plushies, customised notebooks, stickers, and I did a few inked commissions <3 I also met a lot of wonderful people and fellow artists :D It's only now that I've recovered from it though, it's exhausting but totally worth it! I do have a lot of let over plushies (I had like 50 with me) so this week I'm going to do a big Etsy shopfill :) I'll separate it in two parts: original designs, and fan plushies. Here is a list of the plushies I will upload, and some I'm considering to maybe hold an auction for? That would be a first for me :aww:

These plushies will be in the 'original' category:
:bulletred: Grey beanie dragon
:bulletred: Gemstone foxes:
  - Sapphire
  - Emerald
  - Amethyst
  - Citrine
  - Rose quartz
  - Pearl
  - Peridot
  - Moonstone
:bulletred: Direwolf small floppy plush
:bulletred: "Autumn Rose" fox small floppy plush
:bulletred: Ermine floppy plush

Considering to auction off a three-tailed red kitsune plush, WIP picture here: www.instagram.com/p/BQ6Fb1VB8m…

And then the 'fan plush' category:
:bulletred: Eeveelution Beanies:
  - Eevee
  - Shiny Eevee
  - Jolteon
  - Flareon
  - Vaporeon
  - Espeon
  - Umbreon
  - Glaceon
  - Sylveon
:bulletred: Kurama Beanie (Naruto)
:bulletred: Akamaru Beanie (Naruto)
:bulletred: Corrupted Jasper (Steven Universe)
:bulletred: Great Snow Monster/ Ocean Jasper (Steven Universe)
:bulletred: Peridot doll (Steven Universe)

Considering to auction off a Niffler soft plush (with functional pouch). He was super popular at the con but a bit above most people's budget xD You can see some pictures of him on my Instagram here: www.instagram.com/p/BR6iv_bjbx… :la:

I'll update this journal when the listings go live! :D
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Sun
  • Eating: Dark chocolate
  • Drinking: Tea
I kind of disappeared for a bit on here, sorry about that. My weeks have been so full of work, study, and preparations for Dutch Comic Con, I just couldn't find time to edit photos and scanned art for uploading... My computer problems are solved so that's no worry any more, but there is still so much to catch up on! :faint: This week and the next are still crazy busy, after that I will focus completely on preparations for DCC and when that's over, I should have some time to breathe ^^; It's especially my study right now that's taking up so much time, the assignments and readings are a lot, and since I take classes now at the other side of the country I have a lot of travel time in between as well.

I'm really looking forward to Dutch Comic Con though! I have a lot of new plushies and notebooks in the making, plushies including Beanie dragons, gemstone foxes, all of the Eeveelutions, and more! If you're going to visit, please tell me in the comments :D It's on 25 and 26 March in Utrecht, the Netherlands :la:

But yeah this is also the reason why I've been slow to reply to comments and notes, and why I've been rather quiet to my commissioners (so sorry guys, I appreciate your patience a lot!). Things are progressing, but more slowly than usual. After the convention is over I'm going straight back to working on commissions and probably accepting a new batch sometime in April. My Etsy shop will be (finally) filled up again with new plushies as well!

Also, since I'm going to make a couple more small winged dragons, what colours (pick 2 or 3) do you like best? I'm curious to see ^^ I already have a moss/emerald dragon and a red/maroon one!
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: Labyrinth - Kate Mosse
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Sun
  • Eating: Dark chocolate
  • Drinking: Tea
Just a little public service announcement. My old computer's hard drive is failing and does not allow me to make more back-ups than the ones I have from a few weeks ago. As a result of this I am unable to do photo editing and making the collages of plush photos. :/ So until the new computer gets here (which hopefully is late next week, or early in the week after that) I won't be uploading any new submissions. I have tons of photos to go through but it just isn't working right now ^^; My old computer held out for a long time, but it is time for something better and faster. Fortunately I saw this coming for a while so I'm not overly worried about the financial side of things! If anything, it makes me want to make even more plushies for the upcoming conventions and Etsy and do more commissions! :la: Gotta say though, in the beginning of 2017 I knew next to nothing about computers and their hardware. I have learned a lot these past few weeks! I hope this one survives till I can make the switch, I have no idea how long hard drive discs can last once their S.M.A.R.T. status/tests indicate they are failing and have almost 400 errors and multiple bad sectors ^^; but it's not a comfortable thought in any case.

Commission status: Closed

Current batch (January)
1. bIacksmith 30 cm dog OC Ashton Ref 2017 by bIacksmith :star::star::star-half:
2. DuchessLunaire 20 cm laying cat plushies based on pets, 2 plushies :star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: (waiting on more refs)
3. RewindGamer 30 cm coyote OC toyhou.se/35116.rewind :star::star::star-empty:
4. Treblematic 25 cm dragon OC without wings Treble Reference Sheet 2017 by Treblematic :star::star::star-half:
5. WesternFreckles 20 cm cat OC Dragonblaze by WesternFreckles :star::star-half::star-empty:
6. PoonieFox 20 cm standing dog OC (minky) toyhou.se/726805.otis :star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: (fabrics just came in)
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: Labyrinth - Kate Mosse
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Sun
  • Eating: Dark chocolate
  • Drinking: Tea
PLUSH COMMISSIONS ARE CLOSED
Thank you very much! The next opening will probably be around the end of March/beginning of April.

Please send me a note to claim a slot!
Just forward the conversation we had including the quote and character ref to claim.
See below for the rules.

Slots:
1. bIacksmith 30 cm dog OC Ashton Ref 2017 by bIacksmith
2. DuchessLunaire 20 cm laying cat plushies based on pets, 2 plushies
3. RewindGamer 30 cm coyote OC toyhou.se/35116.rewind (transferred from waiting list of previous batch)
4. Treblematic 25 cm dragon OC without wings Treble Reference Sheet 2017 by Treblematic
5. WesternFreckles 20 cm cat OC Dragonblaze by WesternFreckles (transferred from waiting list of previous batch)
6. PoonieFox 20 cm standing dog OC (minky) toyhou.se/726805.otis



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Happy 2017! Time for new plushies! I was supposed to have an exam on the 17th of January, but it got pushed back by a week, so instead, let's open commissions that day! Please get your quote in advance, it is much faster and easier to claim a slot that way :) If you are interested in getting a custom plushie made for you, please read the following information carefully.

Here's how it works:

:star: On January 17, at 5 PM CET I will be accepting commissions
  (see here for a countdown: www.timeanddate.com/countdown/… )
:star: There will be 5 slots, with a maximum of 2 plushies per slot.
:star: Get your quote beforehand please. Just forward the quote I gave you and say you want to claim a slot!
:star: First come, first served.
:star: I can put 3 people on a waiting list if they just missed out on a slot.
:star: Be ready to pay at least half in the first week after claiming a slot. Doing so will confirm your commission.
:star: Payment is in euros only and goes through invoices
:star: Claiming can be done through Deviantart and Etsy. Same rules apply to both platforms.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask c: The two people on the current waiting list will be contacted beforehand, but their commissions will not be placed on the 5 slots mentioned above, but are additional. I have also decided to raise my prices a bit to reflect my current skill and experience (which is over 6 years and 220 plushies by now!) c: To get an idea of what something may cost, multiply the size in cm by 7 (so a 20 cm plush starts at €140).

To get a quote:
Send a note with the following information:
  :bulletred: A clear reference of your character/pet/animal in colour (multiple pictures are even better)
  :bulletred: What size you want the plush to be (be as specific as possible)
  :bulletred: (optional) a link to an existing plush you like
  :bulletred: Preference for material: faux fur / minky / mohair
  :bulletred: Preference for eye and nose type: plastic safety / glass, plastic or embroidered nose
  :bulletred: Your country

Other things:
:star: Faux fur comes in limited colours. I do not have unnatural fur colours except for light pink! If your character has unnatural colours as their main fur, chances are I won't be able to accept them, unless you want a smaller plush made of minky. I have minky in all sorts of colours.
:star: At the moment I do not accept humanoid characters as I am not confident in my skill with them, yet. Anthro characters are fine if their anatomy is mostly animalistic.
:star: I can do jointed plushies (think teddy bears).
:star: I'm okay with doing fanart plush of Pokemon and Steven Universe (and possibly others), but not Disney.

I think that's all! :D I'm looking forward to see which characters I get to make this round :heart:
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: Warriors - Erin Hunter
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Sun
  • Eating: Homemade Apple Sauce
  • Drinking: Tea
The winter break is almost here :la: I'll have to do a lot of studying but also a lot of sewing. My next convention will be Dutch Comic Con (March 2017 in Utrecht) and I want to have loads of Beanies and other plushies to sell :D So I've made a list and have started many plushies already. In the mean time I'm also working on commissions, most of which are nearing completion. I plan to open commissions again in January. More on that when I know the exact date! :D Still incredibly behind on uploading art here, it takes so much time to clean up the scans and photos and put them in a nice file. Eventually everything will be here! I'm more active on Instagram, though that's usually snapshots and WIP pictures, amongst other things.

During the winter break I'll spend a lot of time with my family and, as a result, I won't have all the plushies in my Etsy shop with me. So if any of those are bought during the coming 2 weeks, there will be a shipping delay. I do have al the stickers with me, so those will ship out as usual, as well as the commissioned plushies c:

Those of you who follow me on Instagram or Tumblr may have heard about my rat Meggie's eye troubles. Her eye was bulging out and after a trip to the vet, we were given medications to treat it. The eye stopped bulging but developed a blueish film. By now the medication is finished and the eye looks as normal, she behaves normally as well, so hopefully that will be the end of it. But I'm keeping close watch on her to make sure it does not return. I was really touched by the support people gave me during those two weeks, it's very appreciated <3 All 4 of my rats will come with me to my family and I have to say I'm looking forward to it quite a bit! I just love my rats so much :heart:

So in case I do not update my journal in a bit, I'd just like to wish you all a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year! Do you have any plans for the coming weeks?

Commission status:
1. :iconlortsky: 45 cm brown fox OC, floppy, faux fur AND 30 cm Italian wolf Fox :star::star::star-empty:, wolf :star::star-half::star-empty:
2. :iconAbsurd-Gryphon: 30 cm dark grey/black cat OC AND 30 cm white griffin OC, floppy and faux fur Cat :star::star::star-half:, griffin :star::star-empty::star-empty:
3. :iconstenellya: 45 cm beech marten OC, floppy, faux fur :star::star::star-empty:
4. :iconc-chimera: 30 cm unicorn/dog OC, floppy, faux fur :star::star::star: Finished! Needs photos
5. :iconplienuh: 11 cm Beanie of IRL dog, minky :star::star::star: Finished!

Waiting list (closed now):
1. :iconmjoelke: 21 cm fox OC, floppy, faux fur Moved to commission list
2. :iconrewindgamer: 30 cm coyote OC, floppy, faux fur
3. :iconwesternfreckles: 21 cm cat OC, floppy, faux fur
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: The Mammoth Hunters - Jean M. Auel
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Sun
  • Eating: Homemade Apple Sauce
  • Drinking: Tea
Just a little headsup that two more new plushies have been added to my Etsy shop (a Lion from Steven Universe and an ermine) as well as a ton of stickers of various fandoms and animals, which before were only available during conventions! :la: You can find them here: www.etsy.com/shop/AvaniiPlush?… :la:

Because the winter holidays are fast approaching, the post office gets swamped, which results in longer shipping times. Therefore, if you want to buy something on Etsy for Christmas, please get your order in before 2 December for (almost guaranteed) Christmas delivery! You can order later as well of course, but there's a reasonable chance that it won't arrive before Christmas. This goes for both plushies and stickers. I will ship out commissions as I finish them.

Commission status:
1. :iconlortsky: 45 cm brown fox OC, floppy, faux fur AND 30 cm Italian wolf Fox :star::star-empty::star-empty:, wolf :star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:
2. :iconpastellepirate: 15 cm corrupted Jasper from SU, minky and faux fur (minus the green parts) :star::star::star:Finished! :la:
3. :iconAbsurd-Gryphon: 30 cm dark grey/black cat OC AND 30 cm white griffin OC, floppy and faux fur Cat :star::star::star-half:, griffin :star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:
4. :iconstenellya: 45 cm beech marten OC, floppy, faux fur :star::star-empty::star-empty:
5. :iconc-chimera: 30 cm unicorn/dog OC, floppy, faux fur :star::star::star-empty:

Waiting list (closed now):
1. :iconplienuh: 11 cm Beanie of IRL dog, minky Moved to commission list
2. :iconmjoelke: 21 cm fox OC, floppy, faux fur
3. :iconrewindgamer: 30 cm coyote OC, floppy, faux fur
4. :iconwesternfreckles: 21 cm cat OC, floppy, faux fur
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: The Mammoth Hunters - Jean M. Auel
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Sun
  • Eating: Homemade Apple Sauce
  • Drinking: Tea
Edit Closed already, this went fast, thank you all very much! :hug: Some big cuddly plushies this round :aww:
I'm considering to open a short waiting list for those who just missed out on these slots. I would contact the first person on the list when a commission is completed, to see if they still want it, and if yes, to work on that one next. Does that sound good? I haven't had a waiting list before and I certainly don't want it longer than 3, maybe 5 people. If I do this and you're on the list, please reply within a week if you want the commission or not, so I can move on to the next. Input is welcome on this front c:

:la: Plush commissions are open now! :la:

Please send me a note to claim a slot! 5 slots are available, worth 2 plushies per slot per person. If you claim a slot, please be ready to pay (the first half) this week to confirm your commission. Thank you c:

Slots:
1. :iconlortsky: 45 cm brown fox OC, floppy, faux fur AND 30 cm Italian wolf Confirmed
2. :iconpastellepirate: 15 cm corrupted Jasper from SU, minky and faux fur (minus the green parts) Confirmed
3. :iconAbsurd-Gryphon: 30 cm dark grey/black cat OC AND 30 cm white griffin OC, floppy and faux fur  (no idea why this link remains broken...) Confirmed
4. :iconstenellya: 45 cm beech marten OC, floppy, faux fur Confirmed
5. :iconc-chimera: 30 cm unicorn/dog OC, floppy, faux fur Confirmed

Waiting list (closed now):
1. :iconplienuh: 11 cm Beanie of IRL dog, minky
2. :iconmjoelke: 21 cm fox OC, floppy, faux fur
3. :iconrewindgamer: 30 cm coyote OC, floppy, faux fur
4. :iconwesternfreckles: 21 cm cat OC, floppy, faux fur

Plushie prices start at €5 per cm, so you can get an idea of what yours may cost.

When sending a note for a plush price quote please include:
- Character or animal references. I need to be able to see what they look like from various angles if the design is complicated.
- What size you want, measured nose to bum (this is very important!!)
- Desired pose (you can link to earlier plush for example)
- Preference for materials (minky, faux fur, mohair, combinations)
- Preference for eye and nose type (glass or safety eyes, embroidered or black plastic nose)
- Your country (to give shipping price). Shipping comes with a tracking code.
  €7 within The Netherlands
  €15 to European countries
  €24 to the rest of the world

Typically, price quotes are for a plush without any accessories. Please tell me if you want me to make a clothing article, necklace or whatever, as this will cost extra. I cannot do every kind of accessories, like metallic piercings, but these things can be discussed.

I need this information. So please fill out this form when sending a note. It saves us both a lot of time. c: And please remember, I have hardly any unnatural faux furs, so characters with (many of) these colours will either have to be made in minky or declined. I'm sorry, but my stocks are super full and I have not found any really good faux fur with such colours, nor do I really want to buy many of these. I do actually have a mid green and baby pink (long) and deep purple (medium), but nothing else. I reserve the right to refuse a commission request (but don't worry, that rarely happens)
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: The Valley of Horses - Jean M. Auel
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Go
  • Eating: Homemade Apple Sauce
  • Drinking: Tea
Edit! I created a countdown timer, which hopefully helps with the different timezone confusion and stuff!

www.timeanddate.com/countdown/…

Back from the USA :D It was awesome! It's been fantastic with the family <3 Wish we'd had more than a week though! Now that I'm back and the current plush commissions are almost done, it's time to open them again! I was thinking of next Thursday, 27 Oktober, at 5 PM CEST (Central European Summer Time). Sorry it's so soon already! I hope that doesn't cause inconveniences, we'll see how it goes :) Same rules as before, just please make sure you already have a quote, so you can decide in advance if you want to claim a slot or not. There will be 5 slots, worth 2 plushies per person per slot if so desired.

Plushie prices start at €5 per cm, so you can get an idea of what yours may cost.

When sending a note for a plush price quote please include:
- Character or animal references. I need to be able to see what they look like from various angles if the design is complicated.
- What size you want, measured nose to bum (this is very important!!)
- Desired pose (you can link to earlier plush for example)
- Preference for materials (minky, faux fur, mohair, combinations)
- Preference for eye and nose type (glass or safety eyes, embroidered or black plastic nose)
- Your country (to give shipping price)

Typically, price quotes are for a plush without any accessories. Please tell me if you want me to make a clothing article, necklace or whatever, as this will cost extra. I cannot do every kind of accessories, like metallic piercings, but these things can be discussed.

I need this information. So please fill out this form when sending a note. It saves us both a lot of time. c: And please remember, I have hardly any unnatural faux furs, so characters with (many of) these colours will either have to be made in minky or declined. I'm sorry, but my stocks are super full and I have not found any really good faux fur with such colours, nor do I really want to buy many of these. I do actually have a mid green and baby pink (long) and deep purple (medium), but nothing else. I reserve the right to refuse a commission request (but don't worry, that rarely happens)
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: The Valley of Horses - Jean M. Auel
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Go
  • Eating: Homemade Apple Sauce
  • Drinking: Tea
Some updates on Nishicon, my visit to the USA, Inktober, new rats, and plush commissions :aww:
First off, Nishicon was nice! It was much smaller than Abunai! con, especially regarding the visitor numbers, but it was still a success. I met a couple of really nice people, which was honestly the highlight of the weekend. I've had a lot of fun! :D I had stickers, plush charms, notebooks, and plushies! Some Eeveelution plushies sold, as well as a Lion and Kurama. The others will be posted on Etsy when I return from the USA in the week of 23 October.

Which brings me to my second point: my family and I are going to Atlanta, GA, to visit our cousins for a week. :la: I think I'll have internet there, but how much time there'll be to use it I dunno xD I'm so excited and nervous, especially because of the loooooong plane flights, switching planes, and lots of waiting. I'll probably be a wreck when we arrive but whatever! I've been there before but that was like 5 years ago? So I'm super excited to see what it's like now and to document everything with my younger sister :giggle: Cameras at the ready!

Inktober is still going well, daily uploads are on my Instagram and Tumblr accounts and probably here after it's finished. Feel free to send prompts, suggestions for animals or fanart. I don't guarantee that I'll draw them, but some inspiration can definitely help :) Or to commission an inktober work of your own character(s) is also an option :)

You may know that I had 4 pet rats, and that by now, my two eldest have passed away. The younger ones are now 1 year old and I'm going to get two more youngsters after I come back from my vacation. They are just the cutest things <3 One of them I fell in love with instantly has white fur and dumbo ears, ruby-red eyes and a perfect grey little ferret mask on her face! She will be called 'Ruby', of course :heart: The other one I'm not sure which I can get, but she'll also be white with agouti or grey markings, depending on which one is available. I seriously cannot express my love for rats, they are simply wonderful :hug:

As for plush commissions, with things calming down convention-wise (I may still attend a one day con in November) I will be ready to accept new plush commissions after my vacation. :la: There are only two left, for Lortsky and dazethewolf, both of which I'm working on now. So yeah, it'll be fun to do some commissions again soon :D
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: The Valley of Horses - Jean M. Auel
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Go
  • Eating: Homemade Apple Sauce
  • Drinking: Tea
In about an hour I'll be leaving for Nishicon in Almelo (NL)! :D I'm excited and nervous, because now my table is 2 m and I have a lot of new notebooks and plushies, including all of the Eeveelutions, Akamaru and Kurama from Naruto, and more! Please come say hi if you're going as well :aww: I'm also offering traditional art commissions on the spot c:

That is the reason I closed my Etsy shop for a few days: I wanted to make sure there would be no double-purchases or any other inconveniences. The shop will open again on the 10th.

I'm also doing Inktober again this year. :la: My submissions can be found on my Instagram www.instagram.com/kristel_stor… and Tumblr avanii.tumblr.com/ accounts, and I'm also accepting commissions for those. Just shoot me a note if you'd like one. I'll probably be able to reply after the weekend is over though!
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M. Auel
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Go
  • Eating: Apple Pie
  • Drinking: Water
Like the last few years, I'll be participating in the Inktober event, where you make traditional art (with ink c; ) everyday for the month of October. Now, this time October will be a very busy month for me but despite that I still want to do this! And to prevent myself from running out of ideas, I was thinking of doing some Inktober commissions! OCs, animals, anthro, fanart (if I know the series), maybe humans too. These will be done on A5 sturdy paper with any kind of wet medium (black ink, Copics, fine liners, ball point, fountain pen, brush pens, dip pen, fine brushes...), you can pick! These are to be black-and-white. If you'd like some colour or greyscale shading, please discuss this with me. You can choose the medium or let me decide. :D I can ship the original to you for a small post fee (no tracking). Would anyone be interested in this kind of commission? You can see my previous entries here: avanii.tumblr.com/tagged/inkto… That is the kind of quality you can expect c: Prices would range from €10 for a simple drawing to €30 with colours or background. Just shoot me your ideas and I'll let you know the price! These commissions are cheaper than usual, because of Inktober c: There are 31 slots, one for each day :la:
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M. Auel
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Go
  • Eating: Apple Pie
  • Drinking: Water
After Abunai!con was such a success, I really wanted to do it again. The opportunity to be a dealer at Nishicon in Amelo (a smaller con in the eastern part of The Netherlands) arose and I took it. It takes place from 7 - 9 October. :D I'm working very hard to make new plushies, notebooks, and other goodies to sell. I'll have a 2 meter table this time, so plenty of space! I'm also thinking of offering traditional commissions there, sketches and inked art, maybe with a bit of watercolour if I can spare the time. We'll see how it goes ^^ Please come say hi if you see me there :D

Because it is so soon already, I'm unable to open new slots for plush commissions in September as I had originally planned. I'm very sorry about that, but there is only so much I can do with the time I have and this con is a hard deadline ^^; I'm working on the commissions I already started so don't worry if that concerns you, there just won't be any new slots until halfway Oktober, after that con is over and probably after I'm back from a short trip to the USA.

Because yes! My family and I are going to visit our relatives in Atlanta, Georgia, in Oktober. Just one week since my siblings only have a week of autumn holiday, so it's gonna be intense :la: I'm super looking forward to it! Is there anyone from around there who has some tips on what to visit/do in that region? Any tips are welcome :D I've been there before, 5 years ago, but only for a few days so we didn't get to see much. Really not looking forward to that plane flight though, I really don't like aeroplanes. But! It won't stop me from going where I want! I'll just have to find some way to entertain myself during all those hours that doesn't include sewing... ^^;
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M. Auel
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Go
  • Eating: Watermelons
  • Drinking: Water
Edit Most leftover plushies have been added to my Etsy shop :D Please have a look! The few that are not yet there need better photos, which I will take this weekend, after which they will be listed on Etsy as well ^^

www.etsy.com/shop/AvaniiPlush

In one word: Awesome :la: This was. so. GOOD! Like wow, I didn't expect this overwhelming amount of positivity! I had a great time being a dealer with :icongoiku: at her table. We had a great spot in the dealerroom from which we could see the people walking around in the main hallway. The temperatures were super high, so wearing even a light cosplay (I was dressed as Lapis Lazuli from SU the first 2 days) or just plain clothes was almost too much, but it was worth it! All these people were so nice! The reactions to our plushies especially were just, ahhhh, so sweet :heart: All of the Eeveelution plushies sold out, as well as the bigger fire kitsune, one of the cats, and some foxes. The Lions were picked up and aww'ed a lot, but in the end none of them sold. Still, I didn't expect to sell this many plushies! Surely they are all in a loving new home now <3 The stickers did a little less well than I hoped, but still they helped out and I had a lot of fun making them, so it's all right! So many people chatted with us, so many amazing cosplayers were there (and being the big SU fangirl that I am, seeing any SU cosplayer made me so happy, haha), I had so much fun together with Moniek (I will not forget those wraps...), and it felt so surreal to be recognised by people who follow me on DA or Instagram! That made me ridiculously happy :D Hard to believe it's already over. I'd love to be a dealer at a convention again! Right now, I'm putting together the listings on Etsy for the plushies that didn't sell. I'll put up another journal when they all go live, so you won't miss it :D It'll be tomorrow though! It's a lot of work.

I just. Gosh. I haven't felt this great in a long time. What a surge of creativity and confidence this gives you. I suppose I needed it ^^;
I'm picking up commissions again, so those who are still waiting on their plushies can be assured that I'm working on them again. New commission slots will open in September, but I'm not sure exactly when yet! Soon, I hope ^^

Unfortunately I wasn't able to take many photos at all, but I have these two in which you can see me (and Moniek) at our table!
www.instagram.com/p/BJlnJCPhIj…
www.instagram.com/p/BJpZ7rmhTg…

If anyone happens to have photos of me, I'd love to see them :D I know I've been photographed quite a few times as Lapis xD
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: Unnatural Creatures - Neil Gaiman
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Go
  • Eating: Watermelons
  • Drinking: Water
I'm about to leave and I don't know if I'll be able to log in to DA again until the weekend is over! Abunai! con is about to happen and I'm sooooo excited :la: Come visit me at CyanFox Designs' table in the dealer room :D I have lots of stickers and plushies (photos of most of them are on my Instagram www.instagram.com/kristel_stor… and there I'll post some pics of the con as well, I think)! Have a great weekend everyone!
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Go
  • Eating: Watermelons
  • Drinking: Water
If I take long to reply to messages/finish work/make and send photos of commissions I apologise in advance. I just started a 2 week job in an archaeological company (what I do all day is sieving sand and digging holes, not much research unfortunately but I knew that in advance) and while I'm very happy I got the job, it completely exhausts me both mentally and especially physically :faint: So I can hardly hold a needle or pencil at the moment because my arms are shaking xD I'm free in the weekends, so that's when most of the work will be done. Because I also still have many preparations to do for Abunai! con at the end of August! My planning is completely overboard now so please bear with me ^^; Commissions are on hold until I have more time, in a few weeks (I will note the individual commissioners when I have finished their plush and photographed it). I'm sorry about that, but I simply cannot physically handle it right now. Feel free to ask me questions about the status of your commission though, but as said before, I may take a bit longer to reply than usual. I hope you understand :3
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Go
  • Eating: Melons
  • Drinking: Tea