Backstory: Blossom is a pony who runs a popular perfume and cosmetics shop. When she’s not touring Equestria for rare scents and fragrances for her perfumes, she enjoys giving ponies who visit her shop a makeover and is always there to give a pony a boost in confidence. Blossom has the ability to spot the beauty in each and every pony and sees it as her mission to bring out everypony’s best side.
Wow! I can’t believe I managed to finish her before the New Year 😉 especially since I plush on an extremely tight schedule (I’m lucky to get 1-2 hours of sewing per night after both kids are in bed). I started plushing her about a month ago (it honestly feels a lot longer than that ^^”).
This is my OC Blossom Breeze in plush form 😀 Her original design, backstory and concept art are by :iconParfyWarfy: as part of my “Design-An-OC-For-Me” contest.
There are 2 shades of coral in her hair! I’m having a lot of trouble capturing it properly on camera… it’s subtle, but definitely there!!!! You can appreciate it best in the rightmost photo ^^”.
Blossom was heaps fun to make! She inspired me to experiment with numerous new techniques:
1) Revised ears to make them more 3D – covered in more detail here:
2) Minky dyeing! I dyed minky for the first time 🙂 And it was a lot of fun! I captured a video of my experience:
3) Minky flowers! I’m so happy I’ve figured out a way to make multiple tiny flowers out of minky without ending up in exhaustion (and eventual insanity!). I really wanted to use minky instead of other materials such as felt or fleece, because minky creates that beautiful fluffy feel & soft look.
I’ve chosen to plush Blossom’s luscious pink locks to look flowy and light – as if they’re floating in the breeze (her name is Blossom Breeze after all 😉 and her specialty is scents and fragrances).
I spent an entire week airbrushing her ^^” – honestly, gradients are a lot harder than they look (especially if you’re working with minky! all those furs blowing in different directions >w<). I also airbrushed her horn & blush 😉
Also, I’ve filmed the entire process of assemblying/handsewing her hair (it took ages x3) so I’ll be releasing a time-lapse video soon-ish? This video will be available to everyone (ie: not exclusive to my patrons). There will be a patron-only video tutorial coming soon too! 😉
*Materials: cuddle 3 minky by Shannon Fabrics, minky baby fabric
*Minky colours: coral, darker coral shade dyed by me, lemon, white
*Stuffing: premium polyester fiberfill, craft foam, poly pellets in hooves, quilt batting, stretch satin
*Thread: gutermann polyester sew-all thread, gutermann rayon embroidery thread
*Eyes/Cutie marks: machine embroidered
*Size: Approx 16″ tall, 19″ long
*She has my signature embroidered into the bottom of her front left hoof
*Extra features: airbrushing on legs/blush, Swarovski crystals in eyes, magnets in collar (fully removable)
For my next project, I was planning on plushing another OC of mine – Vanilla Pearl. She’s a newly acquired OC I adopted not too long ago… but I think I should maybe focus on opening a commission slot for those who have been waiting to get a pony from me????? I’m probably only going to open one slot though – it can get really stressful with multiple commissions.
So if you’re interested, please message me now! Please read my commission info first and be aware of the sort of prices I charge before messaging me.
Hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas 😉