gearwork-the-steampunk-unicorn asked: hello! I was wondering if you do a Big mac cutie mark patch
Of course. I can make it up to about 12” in size.
I generally don’t do non-MLP patches, but when a Vanguard shows up outside my shop I don’t really get a chance to say no. This is a 10 inch New Conglomerate patch that was ‘requested’ for the back of a jacket.
Yes, let’s call it ‘requested’.
Anonymous asked: Why ecreator over etsy?
Ecrater is free (and where I started so all my stuff is there) while Etsy costs 59 cents for each $5.40 patch I sell. For now, I can absorb the 59 cents that etsy charges, but if my balance of sale shifts too much to etsy, I will have to raise the price to cover the cost of etsy. I have etsy because I was asked to create one for some one that prefers etsy.
Nam Regina Alveare - For the Queen and Hive. Here’s a changeling unit patch, which was done as a request. It is 4” wide by 4.25” tall and uses elements of the Changling Emblem which was done by Emkay. The layout/look is upon the Luna Republic Patch which was based upon a design by tensaioni.You can get one for a few bits if you want one here.
Tomorrow is a sad day. USPS will increase the postage rate by a large amount for the package size I usually use. Last year the increase was a few cents, so I wasn’t too worried. However, I just printed a label for tomorrow and the price increase was from $1.64 to $1.93 per package. 30 cents is a ton, I need to figure out how to reduce my shipping cost because I don’t want to raise the cost of shipping by 30 cents, that’s a lot. Thanks USPS. Ugh.
I get questions every once and a while about what I am working on RIGHT NOW as in, this very instant. Now, you can stalk my embroidery machine, or at least know what I am working on at any given point by going here. I will keep it up to date with what is in my machine at this exact moment, show commission status, all that fun stuff.
This is as close as you can get to stalking me without receiving a restraining order.
Mod: Not quite. I have always known how to sew; my mother taught me when I was 2. I still remember the first Home Ec class I took in 7th grade where I was sewing circles around the class and teaching the teacher how to do things. Oh, fun times.
Every year, my resolution is to learn to do something new. The year that MLP came out, my resolution was a minor one of learning to do embroidery. Well, minor compared to some of my other resolutions such as building a 175hp gocart (so I had to learn welding and plasma cutting) and learning to drive a race car (best lap was 174.991 mph average speed IIRC for a lap on las vegas motor speedway then promptly got yelled at for going fast enough to have my window net blow out).
I started my embroidery career with a 6800PRW which also did regular sewing. I spent a bit more for the embroidery portion but I wanted a new sewing machine anyway, so the cost wasn’t that bad. I downloaded a few designs and played with them, then started making my own for fun.
This was around the 7th or 8th episode of MLP which is when I got into it enough to look forward to every single episode.
RD was my first MLP design and I got tons of positive feedback on it. everyone wanted one and I got about 200 orders in 1 day. At that time, I could do MAYBE 1 a day, and I could only do designs on things, meaning no patches. I did pillow cases, towels, etc. I kept making more and more designs over the next few months.
Then, my ankle decided it didn’t want to work any more and surgery was needed to put it back together. I couldn’t really leave the house to do much of anything until my ankle healed, so I had time to experiment. During this time I figured out how to make strong and show accurate patches. suddenly, I could make patches that anyone could stick on almost anything. I didn’t need to go to the store to get a backpack or a shirt; i could make a patch that could be attached once delivered. Saved a lot on shipping too.
It just snowballed from there. I went from 1 machine to two, then at one point I had 7; all of them going any time I was home to keep up with what everyone kept asking for. Even with that I couldn’t keep up so I was posting designs for a while so that those with embroidery machines could make their own. Before I knew it I had passed 200 different patch designs and started getting hit up by literally hundreds of plushie makers that wanted specific eyes made so they could make a perfect show accurate plushie for their kids or themselves. I started making show accurate, kid-durable eyes and cutie marks to go along with the almost indestructible patches I made.
Finally, it was just too much to keep up with (and I was getting requests to do jacket backs, hats and other stuff my home machines couldn’t do) that I got an actual full size 15 needle commercial embroidery machine. With that, I could keep pace with orders, though it cost almost as much as my car.
So yeah… In 4 seasons I went from ‘hey, embroidery is cool’ to having pony patches coming out of my ears. It wasn’t an overnight decision, it just kinda happened because people kept asking for more stuff and I just hate saying no.
ultrajamgo asked: Hey E, I was just wondering what the height and width dimensions were on the Luna Pocket Topper? Thanks
Luna is 2 7/8” wide by 2 1/2” tall (78mm by 63 mm). The squares in the background from the picture are 1 inch in size.
Thanks for coming to the livestream everyone. Here’s a reminder of what we made.
No I’m totally fine don’t worry about it
A common issue I have. A seam ripper will take those stitches out. Totally not speaking from experience or anything.