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Guard Dog Lyra by fireflytwinkletoes Guard Dog Lyra by fireflytwinkletoes
I decided to make a Lyra for the second test of my sitting pattern! I think I've got the body pretty well worked out at this point - and now with this plush, I know where to position the CMs on a sitting plush's flanks. I really like making plushes with interesting expressions, so I decided to go with determined/feisty for Lyra. Only after making her did I realize that I want to sell her, and not everyone is going to like the expression I chose ^^; I'm very happy with how she turned out, though! She looks like she'll rebuff all ruffians. She's about 11" to the top of her head, made out of high-quality minky and polyester fiberfill.

She's sold.
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:icondoughnutjoe:
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Very cute. I for one wouldn't mess with such a fierce-looking Lyra. :)
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Me neither :3
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Sethaa Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Shee looks great :)
Nest time i would stuff her tail a bit.
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)

I intentionally left her tail unstuffed because I preferred the look of it spreading out on a surface.
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xxduderxx Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But is there a hole.....
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:iconteekyo:
teekyo Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Wow. Funny. Aren't you just so terribly original and unique?
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No. I really wish people would stop making comments like this. It's inappropriate, juvenile, and passe.
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Dragonrage19 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's very cute!!
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:iconmy-little-plush:
My-Little-Plush Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Excuse me, where do you get Minky? I never could find it.
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Most fabric stores carry some, but there's a lot more selection online at sites like fabric.com, theminkyboutique.com, and so on. Have a look - it's easy to google.
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:iconk9pilot85:
k9pilot85 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Hmmm would you make a Luna version? I so would love this in my enterance hallway a Guard Luna XD;
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I could definitely do that - whether I'll get around to it unless someone commissions me to do it is another matter :P
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k9pilot85 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Hmmm how much would said commission cost? so tempting...
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:iconacacia-rabbit-desert:
Ho lyra one day you be mine!
Muajajaja!
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha :)
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PantherPawCreations Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
She is awesome! By the way, where did you find minky that color if you don't mind me asking?
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I got the minky for her body at a local store, so I can't help you there ^^;
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PantherPawCreations Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Oh, Okay. Thanks anyway :) But do you know exactly what color minky it is?
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They didn't have a color name on it at the store. I know other plush makers use 'Opal' and it's very close to that, if not the same color.
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PantherPawCreations Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Thank you very much :)
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No probs :)
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Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is perfect
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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:iconsydneyitssydneyyo:
SydneyitsSydneyYo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice.
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :3
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SydneyitsSydneyYo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your welcome! :lol:
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samsnauticalheart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
love love love perfection this is super fantastic!!!
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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:iconmenesenha:
Menesenha Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Yup, you've perfected the pose, but her horn looks a little... small?
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) It looks small because I made her forelock poofy, so it covers some of the length of the horn.
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seanway715 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she's very well done! Ilike the tail and the eyes :D
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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TheCelestialWolf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I sent a note with interest in purchasing her. I just hope I was the first to do so.
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
There have been several notes, but I haven't heard back from the first person yet.
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:iconthecelestialwolf:
TheCelestialWolf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Aww man, time zones, why do you fail me!

...Well, there is still a bit of hope, maybe...
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I just got a note back - she's taken. Sorry!
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:iconjesymphony:
jesymphony Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Fabulous! I love that one little spike sticking straight up, it's adorable. Her tail looks like it's been squished on though, perhaps some more stuffing just to get it a little more rounded and puffed up? Just a suggestion though!
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I like the hair-spike, too.

Her tail has quilt-batting in it, not stuffing - I like the sitting ponies' tails to lie flat as though they're spread out on the ground, so I haven't been stuffing them. If someone wanted a sitting pony with a stuffed tail, though, I would of course oblige :)
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:iconjesymphony:
jesymphony Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Ah yes that makes sense :) Hope she went to a loving home!
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think so :)
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Sherbet-Boo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Artist
Wow! This design is so cute and hugable! Want so badly!

Just wondering, is the inside of her flank the same piece of fabric as her middle chest area with a long dart or is it a separate piece sewn together?
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It's a separate piece.
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Sherbet-Boo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Artist
Ah, thank you very much!
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MrHugoDrax Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
not sure how to say this, but your pose is kinda messed up
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this how how Lyra sits, guess you have to trash this one, you can just mail it to me and I'll take care of it if you don't have the heart to do it yourself
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
OH, I guess I have to go into hermitage to relearn my craft now, not. :P
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:iconmrhugodrax:
MrHugoDrax Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
XD, craft? I though you where learning science

- don't think she looks like a guard dog just looks like she's chillin ;D
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Both!

I think she's the changeling version of Lyra. That's why she's not sitting properly, and looks so mischievous.
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:iconmrhugodrax:
MrHugoDrax Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Well that makes sense; not sure how to say thing but if your near a news source turn it on something odd is going on with the Boston Marathon - possible bombing
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm at work, so I can't access a news source, but I hope it's nothing serious :(
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