A fluffy chocobo plush based off the black chocobo design in FFXV. This is the same fabric as my yellow chocobos but in black. The main difference here is the body shape, which is a little different, and that I used rooster feathers for the crest and tail rather than more faux fur. I was a little disappointed in the feathers that I ordered – I purposely avoided cheap Chinese products on eBay but in the end just bought from a UK reseller of Chinese products. The feathers were smaller than advertised, weedy and all bend out of shape. I could only use a handful of the feathers so anything usable went into this plush – looks like I don’t have any left over for any other chocobos.
It’s been a long while since I’ve posted anything that I’ve made. I’ve been a little distracted with Pokemon Go, so have been doing a lot of walking in my spare time rather than sewing, and also had a problem with a load of faux fur that was delivered for a few projects. I wanted to make Legendary Bird keychains but the fur that was delivered was of terrible quality – the backing fabric was so stiff, the fur wasn’t soft at all and not very dense meaning you could see most of the backing fabric. It was especially disappointing as I bought this from a teddy bear making store that I’ve bought all my high-quality fur from before. This is the first time I’ve been disappointed in their products and am surprised they’d stock something so crap. I bought a fair bit so tried to make something but abandoned it half way through – wasting a fair amount of time. I will know better for the future to be more careful what I buy.
Back to the chocobo – here’s a few more photos 🙂
Here’s a cheeky Pokemon plush before I start working on something a little more complicated. This cutie is Pikipek in flight. If you’re not aware of who Pikipek is, this flying Pokemon has been named as one of the new Pokemon in Sun and Moon. Expect it to have two more evolution in usual starting area Flying Pokemon style. It seems to be based on a woodpecker and certainly shares all the colours and shape of Greater/Lesser spotted woodpeckers (that’s all we have in the UK other than the green woodpecker, I’m sure there are plenty more variations in the US).
Pikipek is available for sale at https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/464626829/pikipek-pokemon-plush
I got tired of waiting for The Last Guardian to be released, so I made a Trico of my own! This one of a kind The Last Guardian plush is made from high quality faux fur and 3mm pile plush fabric for the feet, ears and tummy. Polymer clay is used on the claws and horns, the latter of which glow in the dark. He also has plastic safety eyes and whiskers made out of thin coated steel wire. I’ll also be posting a tutorial on how to make your own whiskers for teddy bears too. He’s full of armature from head to tail meaning he can be posed in a number of ways. His tiny wings can be spread of folded to his body too.
Trico is the size of a large house cat and it about as heavy as one as well. All the faux fur, aluminium armature and stuffing end up being surprisingly heavy. He takes pride of place on my plushie shelf.
I’m hoping for some sunny weather to take a better set of photos. There are all in my unfinished loft conversion as it’s the only place that isn’t full of clutter. I also need to get some pictures taken when it gets dark to show off the glow-in-the-dark Primo clay.
I hope very much that you like Trico! Since I probably wont be getting The Last Guardian Collector’s Edition (with the super cute Trico statue of undetermined size) and will be settling with the normal copy, I’ll have to make do with my miniature guardian instead.
Today I finally finished this beautiful Carbuncle plush based on the carnival host in Final Fantasy XIII.
I’ve spent a long time on this plush and I’m so glad it’s finally done! It’s made from faux fur left over from my Carbuncles from Final Fantasy XV, various shades of minky, gold leatherette, a piece of jasper as it’s gem and acrylic paints for the fox face paint.
Carbuncle is available to buy at https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/449488950/carbuncle-plush-final-fantasy-xiii
I’ve already shared my Rowlet plushie sewing template, and today I’ve finally got around to digitising the sewing template for my Litten plush too. I love the Pokemon Sun and Moon starters and I can’t wait until the game is released. While I wait for Pokemon Sun and Moon to become available, I guess I’ll be making any Gen 7 Pokemon plushes that I can (keep an eye out for a Lunaala plush soon).
So, here is my Litten plush template. It’s much more fiddly and time consuming than Rowlet but produces a nice looking beanie-style Litten. I woudn’t recommend it for beginners. This template has very little embroidery – only a small amount for the nose and mouth that could easily be completed with a parmanent marker if you’re not comfortable with embroidery at all. If instead you’d rather embroider the eyes and other face detail then I’ll leave it to you to simplify the sewing template and omit the detail you’ll be embroidering instead.
Please share any of your creations from either the Rowlet or Litten plush templates in the comments! I’d love to see them!