Plushies and crafts

Cactuar coat hook

January 15, 2020
Cactuar coat hook

This little plushie cactuar has a heavy duty cook running through his body, so it can be screwed to the wall and take a fair weight. I imagined it for coats in the hallway but at the same time I wouldn’t want him getting too worn and dirty from constant use, so might put it up in the bedroom for nice safe dressing gowns. This is actually something I tried to make several years before I first tried out making plush toys. The image below shows my first attempt (2014) compared to now (2020). I was very pleased at the time with my original attempt but it really did lack any detail. I’d love to put all the improvement down […]

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Amaro plush – Final Fantasy XIV

November 11, 2019

This Amaro sat unfinished for a while but I’m very glad to have finally got it complete. The original idea was for a mink plush – maybe proportionally something like the official Monster Hunter Rathalos plush – but once I started out everything took a completely different turn and I’ve ended up with this fluffy little guy. This plush uses up the last of my grey faux fur that made up Trico’s body from a good while back. I’ve got a very big wooden chest far too full of fur and fabric so actually finishing off a piece is a big achievement. There’s also some trims in longer white tipped grey fur and then minky for the horns and feet […]

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A small herd of Concrete Genie plushies!

October 20, 2019
Concrete genie splotch plush

If you own a PS4 and haven’t taken a look at the award-winning Concrete Genie, I strongly recommend you do. The game is a joy to play and the art style is beautiful. I was asked to make plushies based closely on designs provided by the game art team for either a small production run or just to have around the office. There were a lot of first for me here. I got a sewing machine just for this project and will never look back – everything before now was done completely by hand and took forever. I made my first human plush when doing Ash and now I feel more confident in trying a human creation of my own. […]

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The Great Serpent of Ronka plush template

August 4, 2019
Great Serpent of Ronka FFXIV plush

Want to make your own version of The Great Serpent of Ronka!? Download + print the template files and follow the instructions below. It’s a very simple plush to make but please comment if something in unclear and I’ll do my best to improve the instructions. I’ve aimed it towards super beginners so if you’ve made a soft toy before you can probably disregard most of it! Template Page 1 – Side Template Page 2 – Front + tail Materials Minky or fleece: Orange (I used Shannon Plush – Mango) Brown/Tan (I used Shannon Plush – Taupe [NOT Camel as was previously posted]. Cappuccino is very similar) A small amount of pink (I used Shannon Plush – Coral) Self adhesive […]

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Red XIII plush (Version 2)

June 18, 2019
large red xiii plush

Had another go at the Red XIII plush. This time he has an entirely new body, new mane and wired legs and tail. The body shape is perfect now, I’m so happy with how it’s turned out. Was also able to get some better lighting for the photos. Red XIII has already sold unfortunately, he went really quickly, but there are plenty of other Final Fantasy plushes still available for sale: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/OwlTeaPartyPlushies

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FFIX Ozma Plush

May 29, 2019
Ozma FF9 plush

I’ve wanted to try Spoonflower to print fabric for ages but couldn’t come up with anything that I thought would look good. A lot of the time hand stitching the detail or changing fabric creates a much better result that printing onto the fabric does. But after completing the Baldesion Arsenal in FFXIV and getting the mount, I realised a squishy Ozma is a prime candidate for printing given the bright colours and intricate patterns. The textures ripped from the original FF9 disk were so low res they were useless and I thought I’d need to recreate them completely from scratch. Looking into the remastered version of FFIX on steam, the textures were just either AI up-scaled or heavily filtered […]

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Giza rabbit plush

September 25, 2018

Giza rabbit/happy bunny/whatever you want to call it. I’ve always wanted to make a plushie of one and after they popped up in Eureka Pagos (FFXIV) I’ve been inspired again to make one. It’s bit and it’s damn fluffy. Most parts are standard minky/faux fur. The ears are special: two layers of sticky felt with aluminium wire down the core. Watercolours for the pink gradient. Black Copic for the detail.

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