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!