the rosy maple moth

When people tell me they think moths are gross and creepy but are perfectly alright with butterflies, I’m just like… what?

like, are we looking at the same bug here?






Also, I really don’t think you’ve seen a butterfly up close before. Like, they’re really cool too, but moths are cute as fuck and butterflies are kinda creepy up close

Butterfly = 

Moth = 

There’s also just a lot of really cool facts about moths and butterflies, that make them both ten times cooler. 


A Rosy Maple Moth just finished via custom order! I made a Rosy Maple Moth several years ago as one of the first moths I made, but it was nice to revisit the species. Such a cute colourway, I can hardly believe nature produced something like this in real life! Reminds me of Fluttershy!

Moths are sewn from minky and have cast resin heads, hands and feet that have been painted with acrylics. Their manes are fake fur and their antennae are dyed chicken feathers (but can be made from paper too for those of you living in countries with strict import laws).

Their little bums and legs are filled with weighting to give them a realistic flop and their wings have stiff interfacing in them to keep them rigid and flat.

I have a tutorial on how to dye the fabric for these wings available in my Etsy shop here!

Order your own moth here :)


added some watercolor moth artist trading cards I made to my etsy- heads up there’s only one of each on there tho (lunar moth) (rosy maple moth)