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Minky-Made Rarity Plush by MintyStitch Minky-Made Rarity Plush by MintyStitch
A commission for Southwest Bronies for a contest they held a couple months ago! The winner got a plush of their choice up to $150 in value from me, and they chose to get a minky-made Rarity.

This was my first time working with minky, and while it was a pain in the butt compared to fleece, I think the result is really nice! She's very soft to the touch~
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maplewren Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Super cute! Glad to see you working with minky, and a Rarity no less! : D
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MintyStitch Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
thank you!! u3u that's quite a compliment coming from you~
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maplewren Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
That's very sweet to hear! <3
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DeadParrot22 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Aw, very cute!
Nice work, especially considering it's your first time with minky!
I always hear that it is pretty tricky at first!
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MintyStitch Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
aaah thank you!! ;-;
yes, it was pretty tricky. not only is it more costly buying the minky itself, but i had to use more stabilizing material for embroidering, as well as adding interfacing to all of the pieces. the most annoying aspect of it though was the constant shedding from cutting all the pieces and any raw edges that i hadn't gotten to sewing yet @ w @
it's worth the effort though, i feel. i'm sure that you, as a plush collector, know the benefits of it (:
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DeadParrot22 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Very welcome!
I definitely do know the difference in the final product, but I've only heard of the all the difficulties in working with it.
It sounds tough to get a hang of, but once you have it down, the dividends pay out huge!  =)
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MintyStitch Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
i think that's it's really just a matter of being careful and patient with it. keeping the direction of the "fur" in mind was the only difficult part i suppose!
and yes, the pay out is certainly worth it uwu but i'm glad that i have both a fleece and minky option for my commissions though, so that people with smaller budgets can still get a plush!
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DeadParrot22 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
That's what I've heard.  =)

And more options are always better!
It gives more people opportunities and has the added benefit of giving you more variety in your own work.  =)
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Slasher0001 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
She looks awesome :D
Great plushie! :iconrarityclapplz:
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MintyStitch Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
thank you!
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FinalSmashPony Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, she's really cute and soft looking!
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MintyStitch Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
thank you! <3
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FinalSmashPony Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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MintyStitch Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
tbh i always kiss the box goodbye before i send it off haha!! a good luck kiss!! @ w @
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TheTruePsychopath Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
I can't remember. How long does it take you to make these, on average?
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MintyStitch Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
depends on the complexity as well as my schedule! i think from the time i started doing the embroidery work to when i stitched her tail on, i believe rarity took a week and a half? maybe? it's summer and i don't really keep track of time as strictly as i do when college is in session.
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TheTruePsychopath Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
That was quicker than I thought.
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MintyStitch Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
summer time gives me more time to work (:
if right now i was in my fall college semester, it might add one or one and a half weeks on top of that time, if that was the only commission i had to do at the time.
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