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Hey guys,

It's been a while since my last journal. I'm sorry I haven't been very active lately. My life is pretty hectic right now as I'm trying to graduate this year (which means writing a monster thesis D: ) and aside from that regularly attend conventions to sell my work. On top of that these past 4 months have been very bad for my rats. Two passed away at a respectable age, but unfortunately with complications, and the two remaining ones are both not doing very well. Of one, I'm not sure she'll make it, in spite of the medicine and vet visits :c It's been very emotionally taxing. Doing research and writing for my thesis, preparing for and attending conventions, doing a weekly internship at a local museum, and trying to keep something resembling a social life has me stretched quite thin D: I have made a lot of new plushies for conventions and boy, the list of plushies-to-be-uploaded is way longer than I would like xD One day they'll all be on here!

Of the current commissions, two are finished and have already arrived at their new homes, and the other three are well on their way (3 plushies are almost ready for stuffing, for those who ordered a second plush: those still need to be started). This means that I will have to delay the next commission opening for at least a month (so definitely not in April). I want to get the current ones done and shipped before accepting new ones to avoid a too long wait as convention prep takes up a lot of time as well. Thank you for your patience :heart:

Convention planning

Here's a list of all the conventions I'm attending this year as a vendor.
:bulletred: Dutch Comic Con, 31 March / 1 April, Netherlands  This was a great success!
:bulletred: Game Con Groningen, 15 April, Netherlands
:bulletred: DoKoMi, 19-20 May, Germany
:bulletred: AnimeCon, 15-17 June, Netherlands
:bulletred: Abunai!, 24-26 August, Netherlands (officially I was too late to grab a spot, but a friend offered to share a table, so I'll most likely still be there)
:bulletred: Dutch Comic Con Winter, 24-25 November, Netherlands

Please come say hi if you're attending any of these conventions :D
  • Listening to: Spotify
  • Reading: The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Eating: Dark chocolate
  • Drinking: Green tea
Plush Commissions are CLOSED  :aww:

Please send a note to claim a spot they will now be filled up on a first come-first served base, provided I can accept the commission :D

It's all the same as usual: 5 slots, 2 plushies per person max. Instead of first come, first serve, you'll have an hour to claim a spot and after that I will either accept them (if it's 5 or less) or choose the projects that appeal to me most (if there's more than 5 people). When the hour is over the remaining slots (if any) will be filled on first come, first serve basis. This should be less stressful for everyone :D (Big Grin)</s>

Please make sure you get a quote (via note) before claiming a spot! Preferably before the opening day!
I am working on a price chart, but since it's not done yet here's a quick break down of the costs so you will know what to expect:
Bullet; Red Plushies are priced based on size and complexity (roughly €7 per cm, nose to bum). Always tell me what size you want for your plush, please.
Bullet; Red Price quotes are without accessories. Please let me know if you want accessories so I can calculate the extra cost.
Bullet; Red Shipping is additional and always includes tracking.
  - Within The Netherlands it's €7
  - Within Europe it's €15
  - To all other countries it's €24
Bullet; Red I can work with either faux fur, minky, or both. For characters with unnatural colours I can usually only work with minky. Please discuss this with me if your character has unnatural fur colours.
Bullet; Red I work with both glass eyes and safety eyes, and can either embroider noses or use plastic ones. Which I can use for your plush depends on the colours needed (but in most cases you can choose!)
:bulletred: Since I now have an embroidery machine, minky plushies with embroidered details are now also an option to choose from. :D Please get in touch if you are interested in getting embroidery on your plush. I cannot embroider on faux fur.
Bullet; Red Payment goes through Paypal invoices and is in Euros. I require at least half up front to confirm your commission. The other half can be paid after the plush is complete. Once I have started working on your plush, I cannot give a refund.

You can always send me a note if you have any questions, but please make sure you've read this first Aww

I'm looking forward to see which cool characters I'll be turning into plush next :D (Big Grin)

December plush slots:
1. 20 cm faux fur black/grey/red wolf OC for Etsy user Midnight Confirmed
(2. 42 cm faux fur sable ferret Drogon for @ChucklesFunHouse Happy Halloween!! by ChucklesFunHouse ) moved to waitlist due to circumstances
2. 20 cm faux fur and minky feline/dragon OC for @
noebelle sun magic by noebelle
3.
30 cm faux fur fennec fox OC for @ThatWildMary The Fluffiest Princess by ThatWildMaryConfirmed
4.
Two 20 cm faux fur feral cat OCs with accessories for TalyatheCat CherRhi by shani-hyenaConfirmed
5. 30 cm faux fur canine OC for
ForeverLoyal
  • Listening to: Spotify
  • Reading: Eldest- Christopher Paolini
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Eating: Dark chocolate
  • Drinking: Green tea
Dutch Comic Con, winter edition was amazing! I had an absolute blast and sold 15 plushies, a personal record :heart: And of course also many other things. Thanks to all who stopped by! My table for the March edition has already been booked ^^

The leftover plushies, soft charms and patches have just been added to my Etsy shop :D www.etsy.com/shop/AvaniiPlush :la: There's a lot of variety there, please have a look :la: Especially if you like raccoons and raccoondogs, or Steven Universe, Voltron, Pokemon...
  • Listening to: Spotify
  • Reading: Eldest- Christopher Paolini
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Eating: Dark chocolate
  • Drinking: Green tea
On 18 and 19 November I will be attending Dutch Comic Con as a vendor! :la: Come say hi at Avanii's table at AT-15 :la: There will be many handmade plushies, soft charms, embroidered patches, stickers, and painted notebooks! The most common topics are (fantasy) animals, Pokemon, Steven Universe, and Voltron Legendary Defender this time! For the first time I will have plushies with embroidered faces :la: I will also be accepting sketch and ink commissions :heart: It's so exciting! The March edition was a great success, so here's hoping that the winter edition goes as well. This time I can also accept card payments, instead of cash only, which should help as the artist alley is placed all the way in the back of the hall...

I'm sharing my table with my friends Floor, who will also have her art for sale (www.instagram.com/daydarah/) and Jocelijn. You can follow my Instagram for more frequent updates, WIPs, and previews of plushies and merchandise to come :D
www.instagram.com/kristel_stor…
  • Listening to: Spotify
  • Reading: Eldest- Christopher Paolini
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Eating: Dark chocolate
  • Drinking: Green tea
I bought one! :la: It's a Brother Innov-is 750E.
It's a dream come true, I'm so happy! I'm now figuring out how to work with minky, how to make patterns for patches and plushies myself, but it feels like I'm learning fast (and really I only got it Tuesday evening)! If you have an embroidery machine, please share any tips or tricks if you want :heart: I really hope I'll have some embroidered stuff available at Dutch Comic Con this November, but we'll see how it goes :D Oh man I'm so excited! You can follow my progress and failures on my Instagram and Tumblr c: That's also where I post daily Sketchember and Inktober art! This DA account is in need of some serious updating, so much to do! (And let's not forget about my thesis, which isn't going to write itself). Hope you all are doing great! :la:
  • Listening to: Spotify
  • Reading: I just finished my book :O
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Eating: Dark chocolate
  • Drinking: Green tea
I'm holding a little sale this weekend to clear out some stuff! :la: There will be 15% off store-wide, and all purchases come with free extra stickers :D The sale should start automatically, but please let me know if you encounter any problems! It's the first time I do an Etsy sale without a coupon c:

www.etsy.com/shop/AvaniiPlush

It lasts from 1 till 4 September and is valid on all purchases of €5 and up (not for made to order items and commissions). There's still a number of plushies available, as well as a whole lot of stickers you can mix and match and get even more stickers extra for free :la:
I just wanted to let you guys know that I'm going to Abunai! con this weekend, and as such I won't be able to read any messages! ^^; I'm visiting with CyanFox3 , we don't have a table this time though. Is anyone else going? :D I'm looking forward to it! Next week I'll upload the most recent plush commission photosets and continue working on the current list :aww:
There's still some slots left! This is the best time to order if you want a plush to be guaranteed delivered in time for the Holiday season! :la:

It's time :D From now till 7 PM CEST (an hour from now) you can send a note to claim a slot for a plush commission!

It's all the same as usual: 5 slots, 2 plushies per person max. Instead of first come, first serve, you'll have an hour to claim a spot and after that I will either accept them (if it's 5 or less) or choose the projects that appeal to me most (if there's more than 5 people). When the hour is over the remaining slots (if any) will be filled on first come, first serve basis. This should be less stressful for everyone :D (Big Grin)

Please make sure you get a quote (via note) before claiming a spot! Preferably before the opening day!
I am working on a price chart, but since it's not done yet here's a quick break down of the costs so you will know what to expect:
Bullet; Red Plushies are priced based on size and complexity (roughly €7 per cm, nose to bum). Always tell me what size you want for your plush, please.
Bullet; Red Price quotes are without accessories. Please let me know if you want accessories so I can calculate the extra cost.
Bullet; Red Shipping is additional and always includes tracking.
  - Within The Netherlands it's €7
  - Within Europe it's €15
  - To all other countries it's €24
Bullet; Red I can work with either faux fur, minky, or both. For characters with unnatural colours I can usually only work with minky. Please discuss this with me if your character has unnatural fur colours.
Bullet; Red I work with both glass eyes and safety eyes, and can either embroider noses or use plastic ones. Which I can use for your plush depends on the colours needed (but in most cases you can choose!)
Bullet; Red Payment goes through Paypal invoices and is in Euros. I require at least half up front to confirm your commission.

You can always send me a note if you have any questions, but please make sure you've read this first Aww

I'm looking forward to see which cool characters I'll be turning into plush next!

Slots:
1. PLUSHIETEETH 30 cm fully faux fur plush of canine OC Plushref by PLUSHIETEETH
2. @NomadicNova 35 cm faux fur and minky plush of wolf OC  Adamar Wolf Form No Scars by NomadicNova Confirmed
3. @
CorruptCorgi 23 cm faux fur and minky floppy plush of pet dog sta.sh/223xeodieqyc Confirmed
4. @
xXStormLilyXx 16 cm standing minky plush of wolf OC Storm Lily 2017 Reference by xXStormLilyXx Fearsom Pup by xXStormLilyXx
5.


(I don't know why the username tags keep breaking D: )
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: Steven Universe: Art and Origins
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Sun
  • Eating: Watermelon
  • Drinking: Green tea
Hiya!
I pretty much finished all current commissions, so it's time to get ready for the next round :la:. The opening date will be 18 August at 6 P.M. CEST. Here is a converter so you can see what time that is for you:

It's all the same as usual: 5 slots, 2 plushies per person max. Instead of first come, first serve, you'll have an hour to claim a spot and after that I will either accept them (if it's 5 or less) or choose the projects that appeal to me most (if there's more than 5 people). When the hour is over the remaining slots (if any) will be filled on first come, first serve basis. This should be less stressful for everyone :D

Please make sure you get a quote (via note) before claiming a spot! Preferably before the opening day!
I am working on a price chart, but since it's not done yet here's a quick break down of the costs so you will know what to expect:
:bulletred: Plushies are priced based on size and complexity (roughly €7 per cm, nose to bum). Always tell me what size you want for your plush, please.
:bulletred: Price quotes are without accessories. Please let me know if you want accessories so I can calculate the extra cost.
:bulletred: Shipping is additional and always includes tracking.
    - Within The Netherlands it's €7
    - Within Europe it's €15
    - To all other countries it's €24
:bulletred: I can work with either faux fur, minky, or both. For characters with unnatural colours I can usually only work with minky. Please discuss this with me if your character has unnatural fur colours.
:bulletred: I work with both glass eyes and safety eyes, and can either embroider noses or use plastic ones. Which I can use for your plush depends on the colours needed (but in most cases you can choose!)
:bulletred: Payment goes through Paypal invoices and is in Euros. I require at least half up front to confirm your commission.

You can always send me a note if you have any questions, but please make sure you've read this first :aww:

I'm looking forward to see which cool characters I'll be turning into plush next :D
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: Steven Universe: Art and Origins
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Sun
  • Eating: Watermelon
  • Drinking: Green tea
Oh yes, 19 new plushies have just been added to my Etsy shop! Some original designs (dragons and gemstone fox beanies) and many from Pokemon (including the 4 original Eeveelutions, Vulpix, Quilava) and Steven Universe (corrupted Jasper, Lions, Peridot), and a Niffler from the latest Harry Potter movie! Some plushies already sold but there's still plenty to choose from :la: Please have a look :la:

:heart: www.etsy.com/shop/AvaniiPlush :heart:
  • Listening to: 8tracks mixes
  • Reading: Sepulchre - Kate Mosse
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Pokemon Sun
  • Eating: Watermelon
  • Drinking: Green tea
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