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Multifandom Blog: Mighty Boosh, Tolkien, Doctor Who, Sleepy Hollow, Steven Universe, My Little Pony, MCU, etc.  My (inactive) mainblog is fuckyeahhoarding. Other blogs: Mighty Boosh Crafts @booshcrafts.tumblr.com ; Regency History @ ladysmatter.tumblr.com
Posts tagged "My Little Pony"

Bigger, Brighter Pony Pennants at Pegasus Pins!

I’ve redesigned the pennants in my Etsy shop inspired by the MLP episode “Games Ponies Play.”  Both the Crystal Empire pennant and the Cloudsdale pennant are now BIGGER, 5.25 inches by 11 inches (approx. 13 cm x 28 cm), and made of BRIGHTER thicker 100% Wool felt. The larger size makes them even better for cosplay!  I’ve included a pic of the pennants next to some of my pony toys so you can see the scale. 

You can choose to have your pennant made with TIES or with a SLEEVE. Both styles can be attached to a wooden dowel (not included) for waving around like filly Rainbow Dash. They also look fantastic on your wall or dorm-room door!

See the Pony Pennants in my Etsy shop, Pegasus Pins!

Spitfire’s Cutie Marks!

 I made these large cutie mark pins out of layers of wool felt for a customer who will be dressing up as Spitfire for Hallowe’en.  This was the most fun I’ve had with a Pegasus Pins order in a long time!

I offer custom versions of my winged Pegasus Pins and my colorful Circle Pins, but I’m also happy to design completely new pins like these. It takes extra time to make special patterns, so they cost more than my usual offerings. I’m really glad this customer chose this awesome option!

Check out all my MLP-inspired felt crafts at my Etsy shop, Pegasus Pins!

A little update!

I haven’t posted anything about Pegasus Pins for quite a while, partly because I’m cooking up some exciting new projects! In the meantime, here are some pins I made recently. Octavia and Vinyl Scratch are stock pins available in my Etsy shop. The Bon Bon (aka Sweetie Drops) and Spitfire circle pins are custom orders.

You may be wondering where Lyra is, since she and Bon Bon are so often together. Well, that’s one of my exciting new projects- more on why it’s exciting and new soon!

Check out all my MLP fancrafts (and some mementos for the late, lamented game Glitch) at Pegasus Pins!

An AWESOME Custom Order!

This is my favorite custom order so far- A Shadowbolts pin! The customer is going to use it for a Shadowbolt dress uniform cosplay- isn’t that a cool idea?

The Shadowbolts logo/ cutie mark is the most complex I’ve painted to date, so I did a lot of practicing on paper to get used to it. 

Check out the many MLP-inspired, handmade pin designs at my Etsy shop!

I had a really fun custom order recently, for a Roseluck cutie mark pin! I was really happy with how it turned out, so I thought I’d share it with you.

Check out my many MLP-inspired wool felt designs at my etsy shop, Pegasus Pins!

Pony Pennants: Design mock-ups

We’ve seen “logos” and flags for Cloudsdale and the Crystal Empire in the show, and I made them into pennants. That got me thinking- what would logos for other places in Equestria look like? I made these digital mock-ups, and if there’s interest I may make them into real felt pennants. See the ones I’ve already made at my Etsy shop, Pegasus Pins!

Ponyville:

Looking at Ponyville scenery, lots of houses and businesses have earth pony silhouettes as weather vanes. I took that idea and made a simple graphic logo that says “Ponyville” to me.

Canterlot:

The Cloudsdale pennant uses a simplified representation of the town, so I looked at the storybook Canterlot from S1E1 as a reference for a simplified skyline.

Appleloosa:

The Apple silhouette was obvious! I added the horseshoe to make the Appleloosa emblem distinctive, and it seemed appropriate for the wild west feel of the town.

What do you think? Do you want to see these in felt?

Custom Orders at Pegasus Pins!

I recently started offering custom cutie mark and winged pegasus pins at my Etsy shop. I am really proud of a pair of pins I made for a customer who provided me with some images of her and a friend’s OCs. She agreed to let me share them with you! In addition to the finished pins, I took pictures of the sketches and cutie-mark mockups I made so that the customer could give me feedback during the design process. Thanks, Kelsey!

See all my Pony-inspired wool felt designs at Pegasus Pins.

Rainbow Dash Blues

Color is one of the things that drew me to  MLP:FiM, and it’s one thing I love about working with wool felt. But it can be challenging to represent digitally-created ponies in a real world medium. Even the huge spectrum of colors that wool felt comes in fails sometimes.

Rainbow Dash’s light bright blue body color has been especially challenging to match. Until now, the best color match I had was a polyester craft felt that was flimsy compared to the other felt I use. I made do by using a double layer in critical places.  I’ve just found a felt from a different supplier that has a brighter hue and a thicker texture. It’s the central piece in the spectrum of blue felts, and I think it’s the best match so far!

In the bottom picture, you can see how my Rainbow Dash design has evolved. The 1st example used an inferior image transfer for the cutie mark. The 2nd example shows a color combination I tried out and didn’t like. The 3rd pin is an example of the pin that I’ve sold in my shop. the 4th pin shows the new blue body color that I’m now using.

It’s a subtle difference, but I’m pleased to be able to offer a dashier Rainbow Dash pin in my Etsy shop, Pegasus Pins!

Pegasus Pins Sneak Peek!

Rainbow Dash’s flashback in “Games Ponies Play” was so adorable! I decided to bring her Cloudsdale pennant into the real world using my favorite medium, wool felt! I looked at real school spirit pennants for the construction. Perfect for tacking to your dorm room door!

It was so much fun, I made a pennant for the Crystal Empire as well. I drew the snowflake in Photoshop, then printed an outline onto T-shirt transfer material. I needed a nice fresh Exacto blade to cut out all those details!

EDIT: These aren’t yet  NOW AVAILABLE in my shop!!!!  See my other felt designs inspired by ponies at Pegasus Pins.

New in the Pegasus Pins Etsy Shop!

She loves classical cello, he loves thumping bass: It’s everyone’s favorite musical ponies, Octavia and Vinyl Scratch! (Or DJ Pon-3, if that’s how you roll)

Check the Background Ponies section of my Etsy shop for more felt pins inspired by ponies!