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Flora Essence and My Little Cthulu

July 1, 2013

The other day I got a wild hair: I wanted an ORANGE pony. So here she is: Flora Essence.

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But one can never have enough non-standard-issue ponies. Such as this guy. I think it’s a guy, anyway:

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How long does it take to make this kind of detail? About 6 hours, mostly taken out of my sleep because I was too busy trying to decide how to make tentacles that wouldn’t pull the head down and forward. I settled on cutting 1/4″ wide strips of fleece and overstretching them, for a nicely curly effect. By the way, MLC is about 11″ tall. Flora Essence is about 10″ tall. Their manes and tails are made of frayed shoelaces, their bodies are polyester fleece, and details (eyes and cutie marks) are hand-painted onto lightweight iron-on patch material and ironed in place.

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Appropriately angry eyes:

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His cutie(??) mark:

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Last, but certainly not least….what he keeps hidden beneath the tentacles:

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