This is a test of the emergency Colgate system. This is only a test.
Making messenger bags for BronyCon and finally settled on this bag style after testing more than a dozen different designs for strength, waterproofedness (is that a word?) durability, and all that good stuff. They have to be able to protect all that bronycon swag along with your phone and drink (so it has a phone pocket and elastic bottle holder).
They aren’t as expensive as I expected to make (I was expecting a cost of around $30 each to make, and this is around $20ish), so they should be inexpensive if you want one for your BronyCon Swag. I won’t know actual final cost until I am done sewing them all, but they will probably go for between $20 and $30. If there’s a character (or cutie mark) you really want, please send me a note and I will try to make it for you and stick your name on it so you can pick it up at Bronycon booth 508 first thing when the con doors open.
The first one I made was for Texel of Egophiliac stream fame as Colgate was his favorite character last time I had a chance to visit Ego’s streams. Colgate was also one of the very first designs I made, so it was fitting to put her on the first bag I made (:
Angel Bunny Just Don’t care. Design by Sweet Cream and done with permission.
MixerMike has approved making more patches of Flufflepuff for you to stick on all things, so you can find her hiding here.
I am working on a big update to the MLP Eye Set that you can get from Ecrater or Etsy for $35. I am updating a bunch of existing designs to make them better (more durable, more show accurate, support additional fabric types) and adding more than a hundred sizes. I am also adding a few more characters.
The update should be out within a week. As usual, anyone who already has the set will get the update for free. Either re-download it from Etsy or I send an email with the updated set if you got it though Ecrater. Happy embroidering!
For anyone in the neighborhood, I will have a table with Sweet Cream at Mighty Con Comic Convention at the Dupage fairgrounds on Saturday. I won’t have my machine, but I will have lots of other stuff. Come say hi!
It’s no fun when your embroidery machine misbehaves. I need to put it in time out until it learns to grow up.
Was asked to make some TF2 patches for some ponies that cosplay as TF2 characters. Who am I to say no? If you would like one you can get one here.
Shining Armor is a great brother.
I am the prettiest princess! Based on this.
I was asked to make the back of some patches match the front in colors, when the back is usually white. I found a place that sold prewound bobbins in red, so I ordered a ton so I could get a discount. (By the way, ‘a ton’ in this instance means a few thousand bobbins in different colors)
Bobbin thread doesn’t show though a patch in general, but a lot of light colors will take on a slight hue of the bobbin color if the bobbin color isn’t white; most noticeable in very bright sunlight, so making say, Rarity with red bobbin thread wouldn’t work but Pinkie is great!
So I made a Pile of of Pinkie Patches for Trotcon & BronyCon.
Out of Character follows.
Finally got a chance to watch the new episode and saw this guy. Thought it was pretty cool that there was a pony with something that could be seen as a ‘used every day’ type of wheelchair to get around instead of the hospital/temp wheelchairs seen in earlier episodes.
I thought the wheelchair (prosthetic?) design was cool, and is similar to a real horse wheelchair, so I was pretty happy that the show made a character design that isn’t out of place in the setting of Equestria. The other characters in the show didn’t treat him any differently either, which was perfect.
Did some looking around to find the characters name, and found out this is actually an OC called Stellar Eclipse by Sylvain LeVasseur Portelance, and is voiced by Sylvain himself. While looking around, found out that Sylvain has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, so use of his legs would be restricted sometimes. As with a lot of OC’s (E included) the character is based at least in part on some aspect of the creator.
I was going to make a patch of Stellar Eclipse, then found out that he is actually an OC, so I was looking for Sylvain’s email or DA or something so I could ask for permission (probably donating the proceeds to an SMA foundation instead of child’s play) but Sylvain has requested that he not get deluged by email from his character being in the show. So for now, this shall remain on the back burner.
Still, cool wheelchair design.
This is a giant project I have been working on as best I can over the past few weeks; more than 300 eyes. This is roughly 20% of the ones I have made so far, have a few more designs to go. For size reference, most are around 1 inch across and the smallest is about 1/8th of an inch.