Tired: staying up late for election results
Wired: staying up late because NEW DRAGON FABRIC NEW DRAGON FABRIC NEW DRAGON FABRIC

(technically its wings aren't sewn on but NEW DRAGON FABRIC)

NOOOOOO!!! YOU CAN'T JUST SCALE DOWN A PATTERN FOR THE LARGEST LIVING NON-MAMMALIAN VERTEBRATE TO FIT THE ONLY SOLID-BLACK EYES YOU HAVE!! YOU ARE DISTORTING THE NATURAL SIZE OF PLSIHUES NOOOOO!!!!

haha sewing machine go brrrrr

Two slightly different color selections going out to a couple of McCaffrey fans.

Gold, rust, midnight, mocha, emerald, and white baby,

and

Gold, rust, royal, brown, kelly, and white baby.

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.

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.

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.

Ravenclaw dragon!

Also, first pictures with the new phone camera. Might continue to use the iPad for product photography because the default balance/contrast is nicer than this (the lettering on the right wing is *much* more legible than the picture here makes out).

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.*

Not the reason I got the embroidery machine, but as long as I have it that’s what’s gonna happen.



I can't remember now if I ever posted pictures of the original sun conure, but here it is. A test pattern in craft felt, with compromise wings (half spread, jointed so they pivot). I did post a link to someone on DeviantArt/Etsy who made one from my pattern; I think a couple others are out there.

The plan for the new parrot will be magnetic wings, so they can pivot but also so you can swap out fully-open to fully-closed.



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Long boi is long.

Also black velvet accumulates a *lot* of lint. Tomorrow in daylight I’ll clean him up and take pictures again.

Teddy “bear” panther is built like a teddy bear, proportioned like a panther but his joints won’t let him stand like one (though he drapes over a tree branch mostly like one, other than his neck is still awkward).

Little felt kitty sixteen of seventy. Back to a more natural color. Not thrilled with how the marker worked on the wool; I'll probably try some other types before I do more of that.



How to Train Your Little Felt Kitty.

I'm making these up as I go, just kind of putting on different types of eyes and such, so number fourteen's resemblance to a toothless dragon is entirely serendipitous.



Little felt kitty number fourteen: . (Or is it ? I can never remember. Pretty sure that's a blep.)



Thirteenth felt kitty is a black cat, sewn on the thirteenth of the month. Didn't plan it that way.



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