Greetings to all the new people! I have been here awhile but don’t have an #introductions post so: most of my #art these days is made with my sewing robot, a RPi-connected embroidery machine that I do unconventional things with, like make plushies and fabric #sculpture (with a #dragon bias). I post a lot (like, a LOT) about process and mistakes, including what I’m learning as I run my new Etsy shop. I live in South Jersey, just across the Delaware from #Philadelphia, am a mom, and I have #ADHD.
Any PNW locals please make a plan to hit up a cooling center this weekend. Charge all your devices and power banks before the weekend hits because there may be rolling black outs. I saw a tip circulating about freezing water bottles and filling your tubs and sinks with cold water. My aunt is on the phone with me crying. Be careful and be safe this summer! Drink water and be careful!
Those who follow me for #maille: I take commissions, and my queue is currently empty. This past weekend, we ran into a big financial crisis, and while it's mostly sorted, we could still do with about another $500 coming in to get us properly above water. Now would be a really good time to talk with me about custom jewelry, dice bags, deck bags, votive lamps, and so on. I just delivered a commission the other day, so you can see what kind of work I do and the service level I provide.
Also, while I've mentioned it before, I should probably put it in this thread: that's not my design, and in fact is unusual in that I haven't tweaked it at *all*, just picked the fabrics and followed the directions. It's this, plus the armor pattern in another listing. https://www.etsy.com/listing/839341186/anthro-dragon-doll-plush-sewing-pattern
This is what the armor looks like under a point light (the Ott gooseneck I stitch under, technically a six-LED array but they're a tight cluster), versus the ring light in the light box that is great for true color, not great for iridescent anything.
They also have a life-size(ish?) wizard that I didn't see (possibly the red dragon has replaced it) and a carved wooden purple dragon at the entrance that I failed to get a picture of because there were always people around it.
(When there is a craft show at a place called Shoppes At Dragon Village, you go. Even if you (correctly) suspect it's going to involve a whole lotta MLM booths.)
Accidentally put the bunny nose on instead of the larger otter nose, but the embroidered nose is so weirdly recessed that I'm gonna put an applique nose on instead anyway.
^^ also not Grumpy Cat, despite current appearances
^^ not a dragon
Most of JoAnn's pride flags have an extra stripe. https://www.joann.com/true-colors-large-flag---rainbow-stripes/18213736.html
Oh huh, Shutterfly is buying Spoonflower (the print-fabric-on-demand company I occasionally use). https://www.themiddlemarket.com/latest-news/shutterfly-buys-spoonflower
And she fits (barely!) in the egg.
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