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Dear Princess Celestia......
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Get to Know Your Plushsmith!

Hi! Welcome to Double Backstitch Arts! You can just call me Backstitch if you like.

I make... things. Lots of things. Plushies, cosplays, props, swords, art, many sorts of things. Most of you are probably here about the plushies though. I do what I love, and I really love to create stuff.

And it turns out, people dig getting stuff made for them. So here we are! More info can be found in my FAQ below. Any unanswered questions? Note me! I really do love to hear from you, and can always take a moment for a friendly chat.

Have a gander at the things in my gallery and whatnot, and thanks for dropping by!

Follow me up on the facebook thing!…

Also now on tumbly!…

And Furaffinity, the site slightly less for the faint of heart than deviantART o ,o…

Questions that have been Asked Frequently, and answers to them.

A: Note me. I prefer to discuss prices privately. Also if you got a quote from me in 2014 or before, then you've likely got outdated rates so re-ask if you wish. Thank you.

Q: I noted you but forgot to ask, are your prices negotiable?
A: Unfortunately, no. I used to be more flexible, but I just can't afford to do that anymore u ,u

Q: Frickin' commissions, how do they work?
A: I say "I'm open" when I'm taking new plushies on, I pick between four and six at a time, and then I close until I'm done with those. Pretty groovy, eh? :3

Q: "So does "COMMISSIONS CLOSED" mean I have to ask extra nicely...?" "I want a lifesize pony. Here's $15. Or better yet, it's my friend's birthday, can you make one for free?" "How do you do that thing you do that makes you different from everyone else, i.e. your rumpybutts or 3D lashes? I want to do it too." "Can I have your patterns pretty please?" "Do you take dA points?
A: No.

Q: So... Favorite soda? Favorite music? Favorite show? Favorite movie? Favorite game? Favorite pony?
A: Dr. Pepper, most anything 80's and classic rock, either G1 Transformers or G4 MLP, Star Wars: A New Hope, either Duke Dukem 3D or FallFancy Sev'n, and the Great and Powerful Trixie.

Q: Can I draw your OCs or draw my pony with him/her?
A: Yes please! Use them how you like, but give credit where credit is due and let me know, k? I love seeing art of my ponies :3

Q: Ok... So do you do more than plushies?
A: Yup! I draw, I sculpt a little, I make cosplay parts (think wings, goggles, armor bits), I do a little of a lot. Curious if I'm the person to do what need be done? Don't be afraid to ask ^ ,^

Your question not here? It could be, if you ask enough! Note me anything you've got that's not covered here and I'll be glad to answer it.

Plush Artists That Rock!

A section otherwise known as, "If I'm not open, check out these artists!" I've had the pleasure of meeting a lot of great plush people during my time doing what I do. They're really nice, they're fantastic at what they do, and I've been helped out by most of these fine folk in one way or another over the years. I've been asked about what other plush making people are out there more than a few times while I've had commissions closed, and I'd like this list to stand as an answer to that question. This is by no means a complete list, and I'll be adding to it as time goes on.

My fav: The Great and Laying Trixie! by adamlhumphreys
He's got a lot of plushing talent, and has on more than one occasion blinded me with science! Really, check out more of his work. It's fantastic.

My fav: Nightmare Rarity by agatrix
Agatrix is one I know only by reputation, but what a reputation it is. Her work is always outstandingly great and so varied! Give her gallery a look, I'm pretty sure your jaw will drop.

My fav: Vinyl Scratch Plushie by ButtercupBabyPPG
She' makes 'em big and not too big, but she always makes them very fine. As one of my favorite plush artists, I can't say enough nice things about her work so go check it out for yourself! You won't be disappointed.

My fav: Trixie and Trick Shot by fireflytwinkletoes
Just wow. Firefly is amazing, with great variety and unbridled talent. I almost don't feel worthy of mentioning her here, because you probably already know of her. If not, please go check her out!

My fav: Princess Luna s1 plush by hystree
Hystree is a legend in my eyes. Her ponies were some of the work that most inspired me when I was starting, an example of the best of the best there was. I don't think she's open for commissions, but just go and look at her work. It's beautiful.

My fav: Princess Luna Custom Plush by Nazegoreng
This list wouldn't be complete without Nazegoreng. She's one of the plushers I've been closest to, and she's an undeniable talent with motivation and passion for her work that I always say I greatly admire. Give her very fine work a look, and be amazed!

My fav: Lyra Reshoot by Sophillia
She makes adorable ponies, she's multitalented, and you should go check out her work. I adore all of it, and her X3

My fav: Magic Duel Trixie Plushie by WhiteHeather
WhiteHeather is wonderful at what she does, and is one of those plush people who's been all nice to me from the start ^ ,^ Give her stuff a look, because it's as awesome as she is.

If you didn't see my Tumbly post a week ago, I'm launching my 1:4 scale plush line with something special soon~! I was delayed because I got pretty sick right after, but now they're nearing ready. Excited much? 

18 deviants said I'm looking forward to pics. If they look as good as your big ponies, then I might be interested ^ ,^
11 deviants said Oh my gosh, I've been waiting for a more affordable and super cuter thing from you since forever! I'll take a dozen 8D
6 deviants said I wouldn't care if they were an inch tall (actually I would, that would be pretty impressive > ,>) because I'm dead-set on getting a lifesize from you!
5 deviants said Mare size with mane: ~14 inches. Only average mare and stallions available in quarter-scale, no princesses (yet). Drop me a note for pricing ^ ,^
Okay, so this journal is just putting an idea I had out there, so don't take it too seriously. Or do if you like the sound of it! As some of you may know, I started honing my crafting talents originally for cosplay. I got caught up in making plushies, I fell on hard times, and before I knew it I had no time left between work, bills, and finding a stable location to set up in to actually work with those costume things I enjoyed. Things I had been working on that I had to postpone or more often completely scrap:

7-8ft tall G1 Megatron costume designed mostly off of Megatron's real life alt-mode and the Masterpiece line Megatron
Full set of metal Master Cheif MJOLNIR Mk. V armor from Halo
Final Fantasy VII Cloud Strife costume
Highly expressively faced Deadpool costume
Star Wars Mandalorian armor, either custom or one of the Fetts
Christopher Reeve style Superman costume

And a few others that never really got much done on 'em. I've got ideas all the time about all kinds of crazy cosplay things I know I could bring to life, but I can't do any of them for a lack of time and funds. Like for the past several months I've wanted to do a set of FNaF suits with lights, facial movement, and sound effects. Halloween has always been my favorite holiday because of the creative freedom to dress up as my favorite characters from things with the only limitation being my own crafting skills and what materials I had available. These past few years though I haven't been in a position to do anything of the sort. It's been four years since my last convention appearance.

So I had the idea that maybe some time from now, like this summer or something, I could have a donation deally for making cosplay ideas into reality. I mean, it's something I want to do and still plan on trying to do in the future with my own money and time, but cosplays tend to be even more involved build-wise than lifesize plushies (and those take AGES to do XD). I don't know, it's probably too selfish to even ask. But it was my passion before plush, and if anyone out there would be willing to put anything towards seeing some of my crazy and high-quality costumes let me know. Heck, you could even suggest conventions to attend in the mid-westish US if you're going and you want to see them (and me!) in person. If it's a group cosplay you could get in on that ~ ,^ Or maybe have a thing where if you've donated a certain percentage of the build you get part of or even the whole costume. I could have either a set of rigs I want to work on for people to vote on, or I could have all the costume ideas supplied by the donators. I don't know, it's been an idea I've been sitting on for like a year now.

Let me know what y'all think. Give your suggestions, reasons why you'd be for or against this, or even just tell me if you don't care that I like making costumes because you're just here for the plushies XD Be honest, and thanks for giving this a read.

ALSO! If you were interested in those 1/4 scale ponies that I've been hinting at, I've got some manes to make and then they'll be ready to go. I've got one full mane six set with the option to get the full set at a discount and I'll be willing to make up to six more individual girls on demand. Curious about them? Send me a note!

Operators are standing by:

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Commissioning D. Backstitch and You!

Plush commissions are currently CLOSED!
Art commissions temporarily closed!

Note me if you have a price inquiry. I won't answer if you comment, shout, post a dirty fanfic using "What are your prices?" in more than just the obvious ways, or tap it in Morse code. Only through notes.

Half-scale Fluttershy, returned for restoration

:iconcutternut39: lifesize Princess Luna

:iconacrinn45: lifesize Princess Luna

:iconwilshirewolf: lifesize Princess Celestia

:icontakshadowing: half-scale Gypsy (G1 pony in FiM style)

Aleranchampion half-scale Octavia

:iconlemonthecombustible: half-scale Basalt (OC)

:iconleveebreaker: half-scale Pinkie Pie

:iconneilbronner: half-scale Derpy

:icongalaxy-traxs: half-scale Nevihta Tempest (OC)

Night Flight: half-scale Night Flight (OC)

:iconneilbronner: lifesize Fluttershy

:iconstormcloakwizzard: lifesize Screwball

Madingo (furaffinity): lifesize Trixie

Trading Game

Rarity for :iconnazegoreng:



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toshirohitsugayas10 Featured By Owner 17 hours ago
hey good to see your still doing what you do ^^ oh and photo finish is doing well XD
trudy1330 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
Need 3 my little ponys please how much
Pinky pie a.s.a.p.
Blitzkrieg-Buck Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's your suggestion on cleaning a lifesize pony?
DoubleBackstitchArts Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Spot clean with warm water and a gentle soap/detergent. Use a good ol' cloth or scrubby brush to work it in, and then rinse the soap away wif more warm soapy water, angling the plush's parts to where the water will run off rather than soak in. Let air dry ^ ,^ If it's anything too bad to where you think she needs a full body washing, I can instruct you on how to pop a seam on her, destuff the body, and then you can mail her mostly unstuffed to me and I can wash her myself, install a lil' invisible zipper or two, and send her back with instructions on how to restuff her yourself :3
EnderSoulX Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Heart YOU HAVE BEEN HUGGED! Glomp! Tight Hug Huggle! Hug Tackling hug Heart

Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely GET STARTED hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
DoubleBackstitchArts Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
What's this! What's this?
Chainposting huggs of care!
What's this?
Reposting everywhere!
What's this?!
Don't think me unkind,
I just don't have the time
I don't want on others to impose,
So I'll just answer you with prose!
EnderSoulX Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing. Bravo. 10/10.
DoubleBackstitchArts Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
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artest-pad Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
I just had my blond moment this morning. I completely forgot to watch you.
Damn it! I only get 1 blond moment a day that I'm allowed and it's to early.
Darn it! >.<
-is watching now-
DoubleBackstitchArts Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
;p I think that seeing as you've fix'd the situation that you get your blond moment refunded. Please allow four to six weeks for processing of your refund and an additional two to four for it to arrive in the mail.
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