DA to the rescue! I searched around the arts and crafts section and found these awesome kick aft artists. Some of them do sell their work, if your in a pinch for time (have some cash to burn)... If not... ^-^ then at least, hopefully, you'll be able to gain some inspiration from them.
Lets start this off with a bang!
First up, and lady who needs no intro.. but I'll give her one anyway..
Suzy Wong aka Plush-Bots makes some awesomely cute and cuddly Plushformers.
She has also been kind enough to post some basic simple patterns/ sewing tips for beginners ... AND (as if that wasn't cool enough)...is making a book!... Info can be found here suzywong.deviantart.com/journa…
In the cute and cuddly section there are these insanely detailed Needle felted TF's by GlassCamel.
GlassCamel does NOT sell these.. but info on needle felting can be found
askthebellwether.blogspot.com/… (or search for tutorials on Google) if you'd like to give it a shot yourself.
Not so good at sewing?... what about customizing another doll or plush to fit your needs? trillions customized a MLP to look like movie Bumblebee... two 80's cartoons combined!
(side note: seriously check out trillions gallery... Those MLP Customs are beautiful!)
batchix creates these super sexy AND fully posable BJD (Ball Jointed Dolls)
(The detail in these guys are amazing!)
Ok so maybe doll.. excuse me ACTION FIGURES... aren't really your thing. More handy with power tools and sharp objects? AutobotWonko makes some really cool home decor .. with stained glass!?
(I'm thinking a similar effect can be done with stain glass paint aka gallery glass ... not -as- cool or durable as stain glass but sounds like a cheaper alternative if you don't have the skills or funds to commission someone... but commissioning him is worth saving up for, in my humble opinion.. not only for the good quality but the man's got some mad skills.)
Ok so maybe stain glass isn't your thing ether... what about etched glass? THWAQ sells these cool frosty etched glasses for -very- good prices.. useful and cool.
So you still want to play with sharp objects hu?... but glass is a bit too much for you? ..Wanta get more in the holiday spirit? Check out these insanely detailed TF themed snowflakes by ChimeraDragonfang
She also sells her beautiful work. commission info can be found here chimeradragonfang.deviantart.c…
Ok! ...Still haven't found that -special- gift yet guys? If your still reading I'll assume not.
Looking for something a little smaller? You guys out there need to find your femme's a good gift for the holidays? ... What about TF jewelery?
Mysticom made these awesome TF earrings
She doesn't sell them anymore but was kind enough to tell me how she made them.
"You can easily make these yourself, buying 2 sets of the movie keychains and earring hooks from a hobbyshop." Mysticom
SpaceHappy also makes and sells, some styling bling that would make the Jazz man proud!
(There are too many beautiful pieces to list here, her gallery is a must see!)
Ok.. you -still- haven't found what you're looking for.. Geeze you people are hard to please..
Want something a little more heavy duty, something thats totally unexpected? Something that will make her squeal like a fangirl on a sugar high?
Check -this- out.. ( *coughs* any guys out there looking to propose to me.. this might not get you there.. but it'll sure rack up the brownie points)
Dans-Magic makes.. well ok I can't describe it... I'll just have to show it too you.. Yes its THAT awesome..
He does take commissions! ^_^
If your more of a Decepticon fan.. (I'm generally not, but I do have a soft spot for the seekers) LagunaL8 came up with this amazing design... along with a link to step by step photos!! ...(insert fangirl squeal) I think I love you...
(Note to LagunaL8: I know I didn't get to hear back from you before I put you in the feature... but temptation got the better of me..this was too awesome to NOT be put in.. If you'd like me to edit/ take it out, please send me a note letting me know and it will be done ASAP)
Thank you to all the wonderful artists who agreed to be featured!
I hope some of these kick aft artists have at -least- inspired you to think outside the box, or given you some ideas. ^_^
Much love and God bless,