Seeing as I haven't posted here in a long while, I thought I should! A couple of months back I took on the project of building my very first four-legged plushes! My cousin's wedding was coming up, and I wanted to make her something special, so I put my blood, sweat, and tears into making these two buddies. <3 They're not perfect, and they're also a first attempt like I said, but I am nonetheless pretty satisfied with how they turned out.
~ Made of anti-pill fleece (would have used minky but I was on a time crunch/budget and couldn't get a hold of the right colors anyway lol).
~ The eyes are hand-embroidered and took about 6 hours apiece on average.
~ They have magnets in their muzzles so they kiss but the fleece is too thick and even the strong magnets barely react to each other... D:
~ Their paws are weighted with sand so they can sit, stand, etc.
~ Both their ears have wire in them for full poseability, as well as Espeon's tail and cheek fur thingies (I really don't have a name for those xDD)
~ The noses are just plastic ones I bought from JoAnn Fabrics.
~ The little hat was bought and I just glued white ribbon to it. The bow tie was made from scratch and so is Umbreon's flower crown/veil.
~ The little Pokeballs started off as fake pearls, like the ones put in faux floral arrangements. I took an iiiiitty bitty brush and painted them into little pastel green Pokeballs with charcoal accents instead of black to keep the colors soft.
~ They're stuffed with regular Poly-fil and are plenty huggable. <3
~ Sitting, they measure about 18" on average, but are obviously taller or shorter depending on how their ears get posed. xD
~ They were a labor of love. <3333
I may make more Pokemon/other plushes in the future as this was a pretty fun project, but I dunno when my next venture into this medium will be as they do take a long time and most of the time I'm swamped with costume projects and school work lol. Wish I could churn them out as efficiently as the people who sell them do, but that's just not me. Though I do plan on improving my skills with these, I'll most likely never be quick with this stuff. xD
Shiny Umbreon/Espeon plushes and accessories made completely by me and photographed by me.
Umbreon, Espeon, and Pokemon (c) Nintendo/Satoshi Tajiri/The Pokemon Company.