19 10 / 2014

littleyarnfriends:

Calling ALL Amigurumi enthusiasts!!
RESOBOX Gallery, a Japanese cultural center, is planning to hold a “World Amigurumi Exhibition” starting December 12, 2014. The goal is to completely fill their gallery space with at least 3,000 amigurumis, turning the gallery into an “amigurumi room”, filled to the brim with cuddly and cute handmade plushies! This is a perfect event for all of us to unite together and showcase what we love! I’m definitely in! Who’s with me? :)
For more details, please visit http://resobox.com/amigurumi-artists/

littleyarnfriends:

Calling ALL Amigurumi enthusiasts!!

RESOBOX Gallery, a Japanese cultural center, is planning to hold a “World Amigurumi Exhibition” starting December 12, 2014. The goal is to completely fill their gallery space with at least 3,000 amigurumis, turning the gallery into an “amigurumi room”, filled to the brim with cuddly and cute handmade plushies! This is a perfect event for all of us to unite together and showcase what we love! I’m definitely in! Who’s with me? :)

For more details, please visit http://resobox.com/amigurumi-artists/

(via we-love-crocheting)

16 10 / 2014

Anonymous said: Okay I understand artists charging more than mass producers for items. But your prices are a little high. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

magnastorm:

beezeeart:

I’ve said this a hundred times. Other artists have said this. People who aren’t even artists but care about others being able to support themselves from their work have said this. This is my job where I make my full time living. My prices are the way they are for a reason. And even if it weren’t my full time job I am performing a specialized skill producing luxury goods that takes time, money, and years to perfect. I deserve to be compensated for that work even if the money doesn’t go to basic survival necessities.

My products may be out of your price range, which is okay. That just means you aren’t my target market. But that doesn’t mean they are overpriced. And that doesn’t make it okay to walk around telling others what they should charge. There are a hundred resources on why artists price the way they do out there, please read the following and take some time to educate yourself:

- This is a “simple” forumla for pricing.  It does not include any specifics and simply includes “expenses” as a lump category.

- A more in depth guide to pricing.

- Here is a post from Magweno which does a good job of summing up all the “hidden” costs in crafting. It also includes a discussion on whether the perceived value of art should be taken into consideration. It doesn’t even take into account sales, self employment, or income taxes. 15% of my income alone goes to self employment tax. 15-30% (depending on how much I made that year) will go to income tax.

- If you want to spend some money to learn, there is an entire book on ethical pricing.

- Another blog post from Mill Girl who writes further on what goes into pricing, arts and crafts as a luxury item, what you support when you purchase handmade, and who/what you harm when you devalue handmade.

- A tumblr post which highlights the pitfalls of people who undervalue art and their negative impact on the entire art community. This includes both artists undervaluing themselves and clients undervaluing artists.

- Here’s an article on pricing as a freelancer and industry standards. For the record I consider myself under the category “Someone with a few years of experience and a good portfolio: $50 - $85+/hr.” I can promise I am charging nowhere near $50 an hour, and close to $25 since I supplement my income with “passive income” from pattern sales.

And that is just a few of the resources out there available. I sincerely hope you will read them and stop spreading negative attitudes on pricing.

an AMAZING post about pricing art with a ton of resources!

16 10 / 2014

wee-little-things:

geekysideburns:

luckysquidstudios:

OUR FRUITIMALS KICKSTARTER IS LIVE! 

The Fruitimals were our flagship designs and continue to be our most popular creations!  Throughout our travels, fans have constantly requested that we make them in to plush toys!

Earlier this year we contacted Gann Memorials, a 15 year veteran in the plush manufacturing industry,  to help us produce Orange Fox, Eggplantypus, and Cherry Octopus!

Each plush toy is made from a super soft vibrant minky fur, is a huggable 12 inches long, and features expertly embroidered details. Which makes these toys safe for children of all ages.

The prototypes have met our exacting standards and are fully approved. With your help we can give the go ahead and get these guys produced!

Unfortunately, plush production is a very expensive process.  Funding this project is an undertaking that we hope our friends, fans, and the Kickstarter community can help us achieve. Reaching all our goals could mean great things for our little homegrown business. Every little bit helps!

You have no idea how much your support means to us! So, please donate and share if you can!<3<3  

Much Love- Team Squid


Hey guys! My buddy, Nancy is starting her first kickstarter for her adorable plush series and needs your help. These guys are super adorable and all the backer awards for this project are great! Lets signal boost the heck out of this!

Signal boosting this because these are the CUTEST animal plushies I’ve seen in a while!

14 10 / 2014

12 10 / 2014

emeraldfairytales:

Moarrrr little Fluttershy!

Sorry for backgrounds and maybe for some photos’ quality, this is my very first try to use not-mobile camera. It’s so cool ))

Now I have a little self-challenge “doll in 2 weeks”, because we (I and my friend) take part in handmade fair (“Red Crow” in Saratov, October 25-31), and my friend wants my doll as a decoration of our table. So I’m trying to crochet as fast as I can.

08 10 / 2014

bigsamthompson:

FOR SALE:

  • all these playsets and bits/pieces

I’m honestly too tired to make the full list with prices right now but I did want to get the photos up. I’ll probably edit the post later to give a better idea of what this stuff is but chances are, if you’re looking at the post, you already know. Some of the playsets are complete, most are not. There’s some non-MH stuff in there and the bottom two photos are for sure non-MH stuff. I also still have a ton of dolls to get rid of, some of which are in my old for sale posts, some I have not posted yet.

Ya’ll know the drill; shoot me a message if you’re interested in something. I always ship with tracking (unless it’s something tiny and we mutually agree not to) and I only ship within the US.

Right now I am also looking to buy/trade for a nude CAM gargoyle boy or parts to go along with the CAM puma boy. (If puma boy’s head can go on a regular monster guy’s body, I might be interested in a nude Slo-mo, too. He’d look okay with grey limbs, right?)

(via zealothie)

08 10 / 2014

kooristyle:

Hi! I made a Tutorial about the assemble process of a Pullip MIO doll. You can find it at my blog KooriStyle.com \^.^/★! #Pullip #PullipDoll #BJD #PullipMIO #Tutorial #Kawaii #カワイイ #可愛い #プーリップ #人形 #풀잎 PS. I have no internet at home ASDASDASD (T—T).

kooristyle:

Hi! I made a Tutorial about the assemble process of a Pullip MIO doll. You can find it at my blog KooriStyle.com \^.^/★! #Pullip #PullipDoll #BJD #PullipMIO #Tutorial #Kawaii #カワイイ #可愛い #プーリップ #人形 #풀잎 PS. I have no internet at home ASDASDASD (T—T).

(via zealothie)

08 10 / 2014

slimeybee said: Do you know if it's possible to cast your own MH/EAH bodies or would it be easier to paint them? From what I've heard, paint doesn't take too well to the bodies.

You can cast MH/EAH bodies but it takes some skill to figure out how the joints can be done. MH is fortunate that it has the Create a Monster packs but EAH may require several dolls being taken apart.

Theoretically, you can create an entire doll based on cast parts from Plastic Curves except for the head.

You can paint the bodies but the best method is to use vinyl paint spray or automotive paint spray.

07 10 / 2014

beansproutmomo:

lightlytattered:

That awkward moment when your BJDs start collecting BJDs.
(And painting them, too.)

[PART I]

I have no idea where you found such a tiny airbrush, but it’s adorable!
Love this set! ♥

07 10 / 2014

blinkeke:

foolbot:

style b faceplates. freckles and cheek swirls are optional

I want!!

(Source: doll.plasticmoon.co.uk)