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Journal Entry: Thu Jun 23, 2016, 1:54 PM

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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Not bad at all really... just very tired. But I expected that. 

Four days of intense fulltime training (meaning 8 hours each day) to get you prepped for a job you're not really familiar with, takes a lot out of you. I'm not used to sitting in a classroom hour after hour anymore. It's draining. Although i've learned a lot of useful skills and we have a fun trainer and group, I'm glad I have only one last day of theory to go.

I'm completely ready for that exam tomorrow. c: It's a good thing my brain has the ability to absorb knowledge and protocols like a sponge. I've been very attentive and getting excellent results all week so i'm not worried about it.

For the majority of the week i've left all sewing work for what it is. I will pick it up again this weekend when I have the energy and concentration for such type of stuff again. 


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Moniek Zeilstra
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Hi all!
My name is Moniek Zeilstra, a 27 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

When are you, as an artist, most motivated and inspired? 

101 deviants said It varies
74 deviants said Post midnight
66 deviants said When i've actually started on something, time doesn't matter
61 deviants said In the evening
15 deviants said In the morning
14 deviants said In the afternoon


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Kuidachi Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Quick question- since you make a bunch of stuffed animals, do you have a bunch on your bed just sitting there and around the house? I have always wanted to ask a plush maker that! :3
Nice plushes by the way!
goiku Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nope, not the ones I make that is. c: They would get dusty or dirty if i'd do that. Instead I keep all commissions and pre-made plushies in plastic containers, boxes or bags.
Kuidachi Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Cool! Hey, one day, if you're really bored, get all your stuffed animals, and put them on your bed, or somewhere comfortable, and just cuddle them for a while ^^
Then you have the chance to re organize!
Thank you for answering! :)
legit-penelope Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i have a link to your commission prices ??
goiku Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't have a specific list with prices, as they tend to vary per plush. If you'd like an approx price quote, please check my commission guide. You can find it on my userpage c:
Yuukon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016   Photographer
Hey! Thank you for joining :iconphotographyguide:, we're very happy to have you!
We hope to see your work in our theme-assignments and feedback gallery, you will receive positive feedback and personalized tips!
Make sure to check out our rules and guidelines, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
Coldslayd Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  New Deviant
Can you send me the sewing template from the Cheshire Cat please? :)
FluffyCat12345 Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
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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!
1-3 you're bad friend
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DioneCaptor Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello there fellow Dutchie cx Love your work 
goiku Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey fellow dutchie! :la: More Dutch power!
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