EDIT: HOLY ****, GUESS WHO'S ON EQUESTRIA DAILY?! JUST LOOK AT NUMBER 4! [link]
Yes, it's totally necessary crediting Meliadhor twice on the same piece AND I'm doing it again here (original pattern © *Meliadhor), because without them, this would have looked like a a winged pearl-pink rhino in a terrible blender-related accident. I am not exaggerating.
So yes, those of you who follow my Twitter should know what this is!
Having spend a lot of time sighing over the adorable custom plush-ponies created all over the world, I decided to try my hand at the strange art of pony-sewing. This is the first and probably last
result of that.
This Cadance is made of your everyday, run-of-the-mill felt, multiple colors of string (including shiny gold, o mai!) and some conveniently-shaped beads we had lying around. As our glue is one stubborn arse, almost everything is sewn together, with the exception of the pink and purple strands of hair, as well as the bead in her cutie mark. Speaking of which, how did I already own beads THAT perfect for her mark?! What sorcery is this-! D8
The pattern is altered slightly from Meliadhor's original work, partially because I wanted a more slender build for our alicorn-lady, partially because felt is tough to wrestle on such a small scale.
I know she's no super model compared to what the rest of Bronydom can create, but I'm still extremely
proud of what I managed to do with this. I've never done anything like this before and I had some crazy fun with it. Cadance is one fancy princess-dame. However, it's unlikely I'll ever get into such a big plush-related project again, so constructive critiqz are pretty much wasted on me, I'm afraid. Still, a comment always makes my day, so don't be shy about leaving some either way!
- First off, a big thank-you to my very own mother, with whom I can share this pony-crazieness. She volunteered to be my human sewing machine, knowing that my weak-jointed little middle-class hands weren't fit for long hours of punching needles into felt. Without her, I would probably be in the hospital getting my fingers popped back in their sockets right now. Or in a mental institution for being so obsessed with ponies I'd disfigure my hand-tentacles. One of those. Anyway!
- Second, all the Bronies who never seize to inspire. You folks are completely bonkers, putting so much work into things that... well, aren't work. I know some of you get paid, but most of you just like ponies that much, which is amazing. Just keep being awesomely crazy, 'kay?
- Third, MELIADHOR! AGAIN, YES! BODY-PATTERN, ALL THE STUFF! NEVER COULD'VE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU. Thank you again for giving us n00bs a chance at feeling awesome. ;D
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