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Journal Entry: Thu Jul 17, 2014, 9:50 AM
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Hey all!  Not officially opening for new orders yet, but I *can* take them for the following characters:

Ragnaros (WoW)
Kain (Soul Reaver)
Vorador (Soul Reaver)
Lt. Raziel (Soul Reaver)
Tyrael (Diablo)

Trying out a new system to see how it goes.  These are all coming up soon so I can lump them in together and get everyone's order done faster.  :D  If you're interested in getting your own cute and fluffy version of any of those characters, hit me up!

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The light at the end of the proverbial tunnel!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 16, 2014, 8:15 AM
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The end of the plushie waiting list is in sight! Trying to figure out a new way of doing this, I don't want wait times to get crazy like they have been, and it's hard to work with a waiting list hanging over my head. I'm thinking take two orders at a time, and if anyone else wants the same character I'll take theirs as well and do them all at once (still a 3 plushie limit on characters.) What do you guys think? Any thoughts or ideas?

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Christmas in July sale!

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 12, 2014, 7:21 AM
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Hey all!  Now through the end of the month, you can use code MAKEITSNOW to get 25% off anything in my Etsy shop!  My turnaround time are pretty short right now so take advantage of it while you can, wait times will get longer as we approach the holidays.  I appreciate every sale, so thank you!  :D

www.etsy.com/shop/Eitanya

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Wait, what?

Journal Entry: Tue May 20, 2014, 8:51 AM
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So some shots of our Borderlands cosplays made it into Surreal Beauty's Art of Cosplay issue! 

www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/…

Really excited and somewhat bewildered, lol.  I blame Darkshi Creations and her fabulous photographer-ness.  :D

In other news, Pensacon is organizing a benefit for our local Manna Food Pantries.  After all the extreme flooding in the area a few weeks ago, they lost almost all of their supply at a time when it is needed most.  If you're on Facebook you can check it out here: www.facebook.com/events/248845…; For the low low price of a food donation, you can have an excuse to dress up (in dressy clothes or in costume!) meet some great artists and some Walking Dead zombies, eat some yummy food, and bid on some great items!  I will be donating little plushie Jayne to be auctioned off, and if all goes as planned we will be attending as well.  If you're in the area, swing on by!  What to wear, what to wear...

Firefly - Jayne Cobb plushie by eitanya

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Is it spring enough to clean yet?

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 20, 2014, 2:32 PM
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I think my cosplays currently take up more room than my actual clothes. ;)  On that note, I'm looking to sell my Lara Croft winter gear costume.  If you're interested please let me know!  I'd like to sell the whole thing together, but let me know which bits you're interested in and I may consider piecing it out.

Lara Croft - Legend (winter gear) cosplay by eitanya

Also might be up for a trade for all or part of it!  Trying to think of things I'll be needing...

x-wing pilot helmet (I'd even take an unassembled kit)
blonde wig, slightly wavy or able to be styled (Emma Swan-like)
short white wig (Fenris-ish)
I'm sure I'll think of some other things...

Hit me up and we can work out a deal.  :D

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Busy-ness

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 19, 2014, 7:29 AM
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Hey all!  Sorry for being so scarce lately.  Life is crazy around here. 

I'll be in artist's alley at Pensacon this weekend, so come see me and have a blast!  This is their first year and it's shaping up to be amazing.  I can't wait to debut some new cosplays and see my first costume commissions in action.  (Pics as soon as I get them, I promise!)  I'm also helping out with the Modeling in Cosplay panel, because apparently I like to do things that scare me, lol. 

After we recover from the con I'll be getting some new tutorial videos up and posting some new merch in the store.  Thanks for hanging in there and I hope you'll stick with me!  <3

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New Year!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 1, 2014, 8:09 AM
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Another year has come and gone!  Thank you for being along for the ride.  :D  There have certainly been some ups and downs, but I'm excited to see what this year will bring.  You never know!

It's almost disorienting, but I feel like Eitanya Designs is finally a thing.  ;)  We've spent the year working on branding and boring business-y stuff but I think it's starting to pay off.  For the moment this is our family's main income, so we're trying to hit up more cons this year.  Still hammering out the schedule.  :)  Hope to see you out in the wild!

Here's a look back at a few of my favorite 2013 projects:

 Pandora never had beaches this nice... by eitanya Self Portrait? by eitanya Hanging from the Mirror's Edge by eitanya Firefly - Jayne Cobb plushie by eitanya Custom beastie scarf by eitanya

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New video up!

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 4, 2013, 9:49 AM
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For all of you aspiring plushie-makers, I finally got my next video up, this time about materials.  Just a few recommendations and personal opinions.  I may redo it at some point to go into more detail.  :)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE53wk…

Thanks to :iconthrenodi: for her advice on ultrasuede and other materials that I don't get along with!

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc, etc, etc...

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 28, 2013, 8:01 AM
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am truly thankful for each and every one of you who has commissioned a plushie, ordered a scarf, or just stopped by to say, "Hey, I like this." A few years ago I could not have imagined doing this full time, and now I can't imagine doing anything else. You're the best!

P.S. - Code THENEWBLACK will be active through Monday for 15% anything in the Etsy store!

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Time on my hands...

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 12, 2013, 6:54 PM
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It's nice to have extra work time on my hands, even if my hands still hurt, lol.  I should be able to get several new products finished up here in time for Christmas, as well as getting some new plushies up soon.  I know it's been forever!

I'm also cleaning out my stash of buttons, so check out my store for that.  :)  Been forever on those too.

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FanDom Con!

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 15, 2013, 2:44 PM
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Gearing up for FanDom Con in Pensacola this weekend!  Nothing is finished of course, but how would that be different from any other day. ;)  I'm excited to finish up our new/revamped Borderlands 2 costumes, though.  They're looking good so far!

I know I haven't been posting much lately.  I'm taking a forced break from plushies, my hands just won't cooperate on stuff that small.  But, since I'm physically incapable of not working on something, at least I have some time to work on new products for the store.  New costume pony tails and wings are up now (pics soon, I promise!) and I have some other ideas noodling about.  I need to finish up that materials video too. 

Until then, stay awesome everyone! :D

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Digistruct how-to

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 27, 2013, 9:59 AM
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Did a quick breakdown video of how I made the light-up digistruct modules for our Borderlands cosplays: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaY84A…

Hope this helps someone!  I'm still a bit new to all this so I'm sure there are better ways to do it, but hey.  It never hurts to see how other people do things.  :)

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Geeky Halloween

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 23, 2013, 1:03 PM
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We were setting out some fall decorations and I realized I really do have too many of these cool artificial pumpkins (dangers of being a decorator's daughter, I'm afraid.)  I've decided to let my Eye of Sauron pumpkin find a new home.  Head over to the store if you're interested!

www.etsy.com/listing/163596648…

One Pumpkin To Rule Them All. by eitanya

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Plushie Making with Eitanya!

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 18, 2013, 8:36 AM
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Alright!  First up in my plushie makers series, tools.  :D

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvckaE…

Very basic stuff, but I wanted to start at the beginning.

Working on fabric next.  I'm finding it's hard to keep that one short.  In the meantime, questions and comments are appreciated!

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Plushie making questions?

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 13, 2013, 8:05 PM
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Since my hands feel like someone is jabbing them with an ice pick lately, I'm trying to find other ways to stay productive.  I'm working on some new video ideas, mainly a series of plushie-making behind the scenes type things.  First up is one talking about materials, so I wanted to see if anyone has any questions or things they would like to hear more about.  If so, let me know!  I'm working with a few other plush artists to try and cover the materials I don't normally work with too, so hopefully it will be informative for all you aspiring plushie makers out there!

If you have any other ideas for future subjects, feel free to toss those out as well!  I was going to lump tools in with this one, but it may turn out to be too long.  Tools may get their own thing.

Stay crafty, everyone!

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Assassin-y stuffs.

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 7, 2013, 6:32 PM
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Before I start stocking up for the holiday season, I thought I would clear out some of merch I have on hand.  I added a few new scarves to the clearance section of my Etsy shop, including several colors of the Assassin scarves you all love so well. :katana:  Check it out!  www.etsy.com/shop/Eitanya?sect…

Work has been a little slow lately, but hopefully I can pick up some momentum this week.  I'm excited about some of the stuff coming up, I can't wait to show it to you guys. :D

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Any aspiring Sirens out there?

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 29, 2013, 1:08 PM
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So I'm in the process of turning my Lilith costume into Borderlands 2 Lilith, and I find myself with a pink shirt and yellow shirt that I no longer have any use for.  Anyone need it for their Lilith cosplay?  The yellow one might need a little work if you like all your seams perfect, but when it's on it looks great.  I'm probably about a size medium, note me if you want more details.  :D  I'd rather see someone get some use out of them.

EDIT: Gone!

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ParaCon!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 20, 2013, 7:06 AM
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Eitanya Designs artist's table by eitanya
Whew, what a weekend!  Hard work, fun times.  :)  Overall I would call it a success.  I love my new hat displays, even if they're a little hard to pack into the car.  Any display ideas for next time are appreciated!  This was an 8' table, but most cons give me 6' to work with.  Next on the agenda is getting a smartphone so I can have a credit card reader. 

Thanks to everyone who stopped by!  I even had someone stop and say "Hey!  You're this person from deviantArt!"  haha.  If you're reading this, you made my day sir!  Lots more pics on Facebook if you're into that sort of thing.

Check out our new friends at Gaming with Tank!  Here's a vid of their ParaCon adventures, I'm in here around 4:17 talking about our cosplays. :)
gamingwithtank.com/7/post/2013…

Now back to work on plushies...

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So I finally got around to setting up a channel on YouTube!  I'm hoping to do some tutorials and little behind-the-scenes vids in the future.  For now I give you a little tour of my workspace.  :D  To the Batcave!

www.youtube.com/watch?feature=…

Take it easy on me, I have no idea what I'm doing here, lol.  Anything you guys would like to see in future videos?
Everybody gets a sale! 

Seriously though, the AC unit in our house went out.  They got it working temporarily but it's likely going to crash completely soon, and apparently we have to replace the outside unit AND the inside unit at the same time, so welcome to the "Eitanya needs a new AC" sale!  ;)  Use code "HOTHOTHOT" for 20% off anything in the Etsy shop! 

Did I mention that includes clearance items?  Did I mention that includes ANY FINISHED PLUSHIES I HAVE LISTED? 

I know it's rather hot to be having a sale on hats, but hey.  Stock up for Christmas!  :D