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Please only post plushies/crochet work/ect. and no WIPs. All work must be original as in created by you. Nothing store bought. No Homestuck commissions/sale items. Extended folder guidelines can be found here

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Here's a message about fabric from :iconfeatherstitched:


"So I'm based in the UK, and when I first decided I wanted to make a human plush, I had no idea what material to use for the skin. Well, ok so there are a plethora of materials, but my problem was the colours. I could not, within the UK, find a material like deersuede, velour or fleece that came in suitable skin colours.

The material I originally started buying was "chamois" coloured Doesuede from- you guessed it- America. This wasn't a problem until the shipping cost went up. I mean, it went WAY up. It doubled at least. And I could find no way to justify ordering that material again. The other problem was other than chamois and doll pink, there aren't a lot of colours to choose from.

I've spent months e-mailing different UK suppliers, scouring e-bay, changing my keywords, looking for good skin colours for plush dolls. Zilch. Nada.

At one point I ordered some minky from Igloo on e-Bay. It came from Korea but was not the colour I'd been promised. Instead of moaning and sending it back I decided to see if I could rectify this myself.

Several boxes and mixtures of dye later, I had a beautiful skin coloured minky, and a piece of tanned-skin minky too. And I'm not addicted. I've been buying Bamboo Velour, which is an economic and beautiful skin fabric, and experimenting with different dyes. I don't just want to make generic anime-character skin either, I'd love to go for different ethnicities, so I could make characters like Cyborg, Aisha Clan Clan or a couple of my OCs.

What I wanted to know was, have other doll artists had this problem? Have other artists looked at the available doll skin colours and shook their heads? I am a slow worker, and I spend more time prepping fabric than I do actually making dolls, so the amount of fabric I own is unreal. If I offered it to sell, for just the cost of the fabric and the dye, would people be interested in hand dyed skins?

I just decided to experiment by listing a 75cm X 50cm piece over on e-Bay (… just to test the water. I know my audience is not the largest anymore, but I'd love to hear other artist's views on doll skin!"
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enenauta Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artisan Crafter
Hello! I don't know if this is the best place to do this, but if is not allowed, admins, feel free to erase it. 

I'm celebrating a giveaway, take a look at here to know more!…
TearsInTheDark Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello everyone! The holiday season is upon us! I have my own Etsy store for cute, decorative plushies at reasonable prices and I'm excited to share them with you all! Please feel free to browse my gallery and take a look for yourselves! Happy plushing! :)
mihijime Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Mihijime's 3rd Annual Christmas Giveaway!! by mihijime  
:star::star::star: Win a FREE PLUSHIE & more!!! :star::star::star:
SmallSpiritGraphics Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I don't have a whole lot of money. (part of being a college But, I was wondering if someone was willing to make a changeling (MLP) for a christmas gift for a very good friend of mine. She's helped me out a whole lot. And if your interested in an art trade I could do that too. A few drawings for a stuffed MLP OC? I'll let you pick how many drawings if you like that idea. ^-^
AlextheAzelf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hello! I make plushies and take commissions! I ship worldwide but am based in the UK (anyone wanna avoid expensive shipping costs? hi!) I specialize in pokemon but make anything but humans mlp and mecha characters! Sorry! Plushies from 6 inches start at £30! If you're interested shoot me a note or email me at! Thank you!
SmuggleMuffin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I submitted something and it has yet to be neither accepted or declined. Can you please explain?
SandFan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the late response. In cases where a submission is neither accepted or declined, it's extremely likely that you've incorrectly submitted your work. In order to keep our folders clean, we have an Instant Deletion folder which isn't always quite so instant. All submissions into normal folders are instantly approved, however, it's only this folder that works this way.

In the future, please submit your work into the proper folder.
SuperKawaiiStudios Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Plushie commissions open here!!…
Gondracorn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Hello. So, I'm looking for a person who can flawlessly create a Commercial-Like Plush of a Gondracorn Super-Jumbo Sized for me. It's supposed to be larger than the Jumbo Plush Dragon by Melissa & Doug.…

I would like to find a crafter who can make this for me for under 1000 dollars. If you can't do that, then I'm sorry, but I don't have 2000 dollars to spend on something like this. It's a long story about my disability, but it prohibits me from going to work without having a negative impact on my social security.

Anyway, please, consider my request. I realize that many of you claim that one person need to purchase a hefty costing bundle of materials that goes well over 1000 dollars, but this dragon in the Boise LIBRARY! costs for some odd reason less than 1000 dollars, and it's the LARGEST dragon on earth in the plush industry!

I haven't seen it anywhere else, I think it's custom!
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