Me: *buys oversized light box*

Also me: *still has to shoot vertical to get all the dragons in the shot without getting the box sides in it*

I think I can fix that with one of the lenses in the set I got, soon's I remember where I put that set. Somewhere safe, I'm sure.

(Also some of these dragons are on sale; technically so is Love Dragon if you use the WELCOMEBACK10 coupon but that's a secret. etsy.com/shop/silverseams?sect )

Finally got the worktable lights plugged back in after rearranging the work room. Here's the latest iteration of the bejeweled beanie dragon. It has a slightly revised body shape, hoping to get a little more floppiness/posability out of the legs by making them thinner. It's only partially successful because the minky itself has some body at that size.

The embroidery also makes the tail kind of stiff - or maybe that's the dragonfly DNA.

If you're going to make a pink dragon, you need to really *commit* to the bit.

We had some snow today and then the leaf trucks came and vacuumed up the last of the fallen leaves so FINE, I'LL DO WINTER NOW.

I need to clean all the lint and whatnot off it (those frills just grab *everything*) and take better photographs but FOLKS, THE PURPLE CROWNTAIL DRAGON IS DONE.

So it's been bugging me since I made the snowflake dragons: it's not actually winter yet (despite that we had some snow already).

Four new dragons landing in the shop tomorrow, 11am EST. Trying a slightly different way to display the one-off dragons and their contrast under-wings.

Me while sewing this: this fabric is a nightmare I am never working with it again this was a big mistake

Me after it's done: okay I'm never making a dragon out of anything else ever again

Since I had the silver/sparkle dragon out for the scale picture with the Celestial Dragon's wing, I decided to see if I could get a better picture of her for the Etsy page. I like this one, other than I'm afraid it makes her look a lot bigger than she actually is.


etsy.com/shop/silverseams?sect

Am I... am I the only one that puts image descriptions on my pictures? YOU GUYS! You should always hover over (or click on, in most mobile) my pictures. Half the time I say more in the descriptions than I do in the main post!

(You can sometimes tell when I'm posting from the iPad without the BT keyboard because they're only *as* long as the main post...)

I bought this from anaisfae.art/ ( @anaisfae ) a while back but it was a birthday present so I couldn’t post a picture of it until now. It’s just in a dollar-store frame (complete with ubiquitous bit of minky fluff) temporarily.

I just have my last initial in my Mastodon profiles, but the rest of our last name is “ravens” so...

Behold: the greater and lesser sea dragons, and the silver shield dragon.

The greater sea dragon is very extra.

There's a few more pictures of all of them on the blog: silverseams.com/2019/07/10/a-s

Wasn't gonna list it until tomorrow but then Etsy lost my draft for a little while so I went ahead and made it live so I can yell at them if they lose it now because I've paid my fee. 😁 etsy.com/listing/708097877/han

Look at this tiny little orca!

I sized it down for a 4x4 hoop and... that made it smaller than I had imagined. It’s a bit finicky but still easier than trying to sew something that tiny on a conventional machine. And it’s three-dimensional while still being entirely in-the-hoop which has been my grail as far as designs that will stand out in the market.

(Yes, that’s it compared to the Boston Terrier Orca, I don’t even know where the purple one is right now.)

Revised design. Wing/tail embroidery needs to be a more contrast-y color in minky this fluffy, but I'm happy with the design.

Yes, that's a one-inch grid on the cutting mat there. Dragon is *tiny.*

Tiny dragons!

Dang it I forgot something for scale but you can see that in the WIP pictures.

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