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Making a decision: fan-based plush commissions

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 31, 2015, 2:24 AM

For commission inquiries and price quotes, pleased contact me at:

As mentioned before I WON'T be accepting new plush commission until I've completed the whole current list. It would put too much pressure on me as my work load is already huge.


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So, this has been on my mind for a while now and I hope I won't be dissapointing too many watchers here with my final decision.

I've noticed that a fair share of people commission me for fan plushies. I get a lot of inquiries for characters such as Kurama from Naruto, Wolf link, Wolf's rain characters, Toothless, Cheshire cat, Okami characteres and other movie/anime related characters. The demand for these as custom orders has become so large that I can no longer fullfill all of them. In other words, the demand is higher than the supply.

So, thinking this decision over really well I want to inform you guys that as of now I will ONLY be taking commissions for characters that are self-designed such as fursona or other kind of characters drawn by yourself or someone else! (if permitted to use it). Of course, any commissioned plush currently still in the making will be completed, fanbased or not.

Does that mean I won't be making anime/ movie plushies anymore? NO! I will still make them and offer them as pre-made plushies once in a while and sell them through Etsy or Ebay. Seeing as I won't be accepting as many commissions anymore I will have more time for that now. This method will also give everyone an equal chance at getting the plush they wanted without having to commission it. 

As much as I like making fan-based plushies, it's just becoming too repetitive and it doesn't make things more enjoyable for me. It has nothing to do with copyright infringement by the way. I stated before how I feel about fan plushies made on a small scale and what is allowed and what isn't. Just to make that clear. 

I'm sorry if I'm dissapointing a lot of you with this news and that you understand on some level. I just feel that this is the best way to continue my work without feeling swamped by a demand I cannot meet. I find more joy in creating original characters i've realized because of the diversity. That's what makes plushing fun in the first place, in my opinion. 


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Moniek Zeilstra
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Hi all!
My name is Moniek Zeilstra, a 25 year old hobbyist. I graduated for my paraveterinary education because I absolutely LOVE animals! I live in a small village in the Netherlands (Holland), located in Europe.

My passion is making stuffed animals, realistic or cartoony. I mostly create fursonas, realistic animals and mythical creatures but will try to do anything that fits my style though. I've been doing commissions for people many years now and don't plan on quitting with that anytime soon.
My goal is to make detailed, high quality crafts for an affordable fee!

Beside sewing I also draw and sculpt at times. Basically I'm one for trying out things so more activities will probably added in the near future c:

Next to creativity I also enjoy anime/manga and japanese culture a lot and go to conventions in cosplay occasionally.

Thank you for taking a look at my gallery! And always feel free to follow my work :D

So, what exactly is the point of Etsy's waiting time to leave reviews? Sure, it might avoid negative feedback but it also makes people forgot to leave a review for their purchase 

46 deviants said I don't get it either
4 deviants said It's because... *insert answer*


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Battouga-Sharingan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I always wanted to ask you did you learn to make plushies?
ShadeChaoMKII Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Is it fine to include the details in the commission when you open them again, or would it be better to get a price quote in advance?
CrimsonandShadows Featured By Owner Edited Jan 14, 2015  Student General Artist
I would ask you to do a plushie trade, but mine aren't nearly as nice as yours and you don't do trades.. so maybe in the future when I get better at it XD I think I've fainted. 

You are the deviant that got me started making plushies and you have been such an inspiration to me!! Thank you so much for everything that you create and do! Whenever you sell something, I look at that and see hope that I might be that good at it one day too; that mine might sell that fast! Again thanks for being my inspiration and I wish you luck with your cute plushies; I know that fake fur stuff can be a pain in the ass to sew together.

Keep sewing madam!Hug 


My reaction when commissons for you are closed:Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu 
goiku Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
I'm actually not that interested in 'plush-for-a plush' kind of trades, since I already work with the same medium, though it kind of depends on the trade. 
But right now I just don't have time for trades so that will have to wait, as much as I like doing them c:

Your kind words mean so much to me! :hug: It's always an honor to be mentioned as an inspiration and I'm happy to hear my work was able to get you started into the word of sewing and plushies :D I pretty much started out like any beginner and I'm sure that through the years, as you gain more experience and skills, that your work will become popular among the crowd. It took myself  many years to build up and gain a network of watchers all over the web that are interested. c: Everyone has to start somewhere. 

Faux fur is my all-time favorite fabric type. It can be a pain to work with yes! But once you get the hang of it and know how to work with it, it's the most amazing stuff. 
CrimsonandShadows Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Lol I hope I get the hang of it soon, my sewing machine is currently trying to eat and shred all the fabric I try to use.... that suckers gonna need to be replaced
goiku Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Haha, sewing machines can be your best friend or your worst enemy. XD
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LeafTheDark Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Omg!!!! Yo make plush Kyubis!!!! *_* <3 i want oooooooooone!!! T_T

Good job!!! I'm happy to know this!!!
teazuko Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy newjear a hope your okee
Avanii Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014   General Artist
Happy New Year! :la: :hug: May 2015 bring you all the best!
WildWolvess Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I emailed your about a price quote <3 hope you got it
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