Update (5/5/14): I have since commissioned KairiGurl for Cadence + Shining Armour (price quote was $780USD) and had paid 30% deposit. It took her more than 9 months to complete it and I barely got any updates. In the end, I told her to keep my 30% deposit and cancelled my commission. I won’t be commissioning her in the future, and I don’t recommend her to anyone else either.
Before I start my list of announcements:
I’ve been receiving messages from readers who have expressed interest in buying/adopting my pony plushies. I want to thank you so much for your interest :3, but please be considerate and mindful that the average prices I paid for my ponies range from $250-$500USD and that’s not even including shipping costs!
The prices are so high because each pony takes many many hours/days/weeks of careful crafting and material costs are extremely high (minky is expensive! About $18-23USD a yard)! That’s not even considering the many days/months/years many of them have put in to develop their own plushie patterns/machine costs etc! PLUS – each plushie is completely handmade and one of a kind!!!!!
Sorry, I’m not trying to single anyone out here :3, just thought this would be useful to know, esp for those new to and interested in pony plushie collecting. Actually, I was like all of you once – shocked at the pricing of these pony plushies, until I met my first custom pony plushie.
Just a few quick updates :3
First announcement – it looks like Fashion Model Fluttershy has pretty much won the August contest (Camping Rarity coming in a close second), so today I’ve gone on ahead to commission her :D. I had a few potential candidates lined up for this project, but in the end I still chose to go with Lavim :3 I’ve had great experiences working with her and her prices are dirt cheap compared to many other artists of her level :D…. and I’ve also commissioned Lavim for my MJ Forever OC pony! So they’ll be pony #5 and #6 from Lavim 😀 At this rate, I’ll be commissioning her for a pony plushie on a monthly basis!
Second announcement – I’m sooo sorry everyone, but I’ve broken your trust :< I’ve gone ahead and commissioned Princess Cadance + Shining Armour from Kairigurl (she was the fantastic artist who made my Fluttershy #1) a few days ago :3 – the reason being I JUST LOVE THEM TOO MUCH! They’ll be my second Princess Cadance and Shining Armour plushie set (in case you’re wondering – I’m still waiting for my first set :< it’s been a little over 2 months already! I have received some WIP photos though) and they’ll both have ‘kissing magnets’ inserted so they’ll be able to kiss!!!! XD
Third annoucement – CHECK OUT THESE WIP PICS FOR MY CRYSTAL PONY APPLE JACK!!!! (it’s finally my turn in the queue!)
And my final announcement – MARDELIA SHOULD BE DONE TOMORROW!!!! :3 I’m soooo very excited! 😀 I can’t wait to see her!!!!!
Oh – and here’s a better picture of my Princess Luna with her tiara –
Hehe :3 Thanks for reading!!!!! 😀