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  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Fast Karate
  • Reading: really dumb fanfic haha
  • Watching: Wolf Children
  • Playing: nope
  • Eating: burger
  • Drinking: lemon lime bitters

So y'all've probably already noticed from the submissions slowly going up that I made a plush toy! Boxfox!

Boxfox Pyramid by Mamath

I've been working on it on and off for a while - I was hand making them for conventions for about a year but I couldn't really keep up with demand, and because I was making everything myself I had to charge a lot (Well, $35-40. Which isn't THAT much but still). Every con, I would end up disappointing a lot of people... Even though Boxfox was designed to be fairly quick to make and cheap (unlike, say, a MLPFiM pony, which would run hundreds of $$), it was still too much for many people...

So earlier this year I went to visit my family in Bangkok and we set out on a mission to find a plush manufacturer who could bring Boxfox to the masses! I visited their premises to make sure they checked out, see samples of their work and discuss materials and numbers... I paid them to start on the production prototype, based on the specs I gave them (including a sample Boxfox that I'd brought over with me).

Getting the protoype to the right place was a looong process. Months. I think they got pretty sick of me tbh as I was pretty exacting. :D;; We got there in the end though! I don't regret being exacting either because if I hadn't been, Boxfox would look very very different. It was tremendously frustrating to repeatedly send off images showing /exactly/ how I wanted the embroidery to look and get something completely different back. I still don't understand how that kind of variation was happening. But...we got there. /breathes

So I paid them for the full run and we were underway. Production took longer than anyone thought it would but that was okay. As long as it was done RIGHT.

A few days ago the first lot of Boxfoxes arrived! I got a friend to come over and we took some fun product photos. :D That night I basically stayed up all night editing photos, setting up store info and costing everything. By morning I had unleashed my Boxfoxes on the internet! :DDD I was too tired to be nervous though so I collapsed into bed for a few hours.

Then I went to the dentist haha.

And I fielded a lot of questions and made some tentative promotional posts. And Storenvy's DNS crashed so a lot of people couldn't get to the store. @_@ Storenvy!! A good lesson though! By next year I hope to have a store set up on my own website so I can deal with that kind of thing myself.

In a lot of ways, Boxfox is a testing ground for more complex projects in the future. :) I can't wait to show you all what I have planned for next year! And if Boxfox does well, I want to make them in lots more variations. Different sizes and colours, for sure. And plenty of other ideas. :D But I don't want to get ahead of myself.

Anyway. Wish me luck!
And if you'd like to buy a Boxfox of your own: they can be purchased here. Every dollar is a dollar closer to me being able to try the next thing!

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Greasy-Gypsy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Bought your inktober Sketchbook at Room 801
Seriously impressive work~
Mamath Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Thank you! I really enjoyed Inktober and I'm REALLY looking forward to doing it again this year. :D
Petrotasia Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
hello! I'm just checking your dA out!
I got a BoxFox from my brother as a gift from PonyCon, and I loved it!! He's a cutie ^w^
Mamath Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Yay, I'm glad you like it - and thanks for stopping by! :D
fennecfox13 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Would I be able to post this… for the Feature of the Day for SPG World on tumblr?

If they are already on tumblr would I be able to get a link to reblog it

Mamath Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Yep, it's already on Tumblr here:…
fennecfox13 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome thanks so much
Jopiter Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Your paintings are really awesome!! I hope to be able to use traditional medium as freely as you do Dx
Mamath Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Eheh, I'd trade you some traditional skills for some of your digital skills if I could. ;P Alas, we'll just have to work hard instead!
Jopiter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Likewise! You and me both.
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