I thought I’d post some pictures of the creative process…First I design the pattern, then the first few are proto-types to work out any problems. I do love when a new design comes together!
I hand painted the eyes
The wings were the hardest part, but well worth the effort.
Winter has decreed that I should stay home and work on dragons. I’ve been very productive, and have 15 dragons sewn and ready for their armatures and wiring this week. Then comes stuffing, sculpting, painting, assembling and finishing!
I am aiming for listing these hopefully before Spring.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday!
Our White Christmas was full of family, joy, good food, and fun times! With the two grandsons racing their new scooters throughout the house, and playing with toy swords and shields, plus two dogs chasing them, well let’s just say that, luckily no one had to go to the emergency room and we only lost one glass ornament.
Safe and warm New Year wishes to all, and remember it is best not to let your Dragons drink and fly !
I will be finishing up a batch of dragons for January-February, and will list the dragons as soon as possible. All the dragons I wanted to finish for the Fall will be the first ones to hatch.
Here’s to 2018, and a more productive year of dragons!
Fall is here, this summer has gone by so quickly.
Sadly,Life has kept me focused away from dragontry and dragon making. I will not have any of my planned dragons/creations hatched for Halloween- I will put them on the to do List for next year.
I do have a few dragons started and will finish, and list them as I can.
Here is what has been going on…
August I had the Flu, so much for the Flu shot I got.
September Druid’s last ultrasound showed one of his lymph nodes has enlarged, and while he is doing great, and his Surgeon/Oncologist said there was no sign the cancer is back, we have upped his chemo(Paladia) back to 3 times a week. I have been spoiling Druid as much as possible.
I had been thinking of getting a puppy, just on a whim, but in September, everything fell into place to get a puppy from a friend/ cohort of my daughter. We packed up Druid and met half way, turns out just over the Arkansas border is halfway between us and Houston. Druid and new puppy- Luna hit it off, and snuggled together on the way back, and have become best buds.
I had forgotten how much energy a puppy has, and like a toddler- everything goes into her mouth. Thank goodness my grand-daughter Ivy came up from Texas to visit and share all the puppy love. We had a great visit!
This is Topaz a Percher Shoulder Dragon, has sold and will be nesting in Canada!
Topaz was created from an amazing blue, gray to black variegated lycra velvet, with teal metallic pattern fabric for the body, I matched it with a solid teal metallic shimmer Lycra fabric for her belly, under wings, back spine points, spiral wrapped horns, and inner ears.
Topaz has a black fox fur mane, and beautiful teal eyes.
I used teal texture paint for her claws and face nubs. Topaz has a nose ring, leather lead, bell and wooden name tag.
Topaz has a full body length ball and socket armature spine and is approximately 45 inches long – measured from her nose ring, over the head, along her back, to the tail tip.
Topaz’s wired wings have a span that can be adjusted up to 20 inches.
The arms and legs are attached with covered button joints, and are fully wired, Topaz may be posed with care.
double set of wings
Black and red feather boa mane
Olive green eyes
This is Sangria- a red and black Pixie Dragon – 2 sets of wings = 4 wings. He was just hatched and is ready to find his new home, preferably one with red wine and citrus fruits.
Pixie dragons are very fast, and are often ridden by the Fae. The 4 winged Pixie dragons are highly prized for their speed and agility.
Sangria’s body, belly, and outer wings are made from a red lycra velvet, matched with a black Lycra velvet for his inner wings and ears. He has olive green eyes, and I used a black texture paint for his face nubs and claws, and a black/red feather boa for his mane. comes with a name tag and bell.
I can’t believe it is August already! I’ve gotten so many new dragons cut out in July. Time to start sewing for the late August early September hatching.
This morning I had a great idea, and I cut out 4 all black – Eclipse Moon Shadow Dragons, in honor of the upcoming eclipse. I’ll start sewing them this Monday, and will try to have them finished ASAP. Probably not enough time to sew them and ship them before the “Big Event”, but they can watch the eclipse with me. “Eclipse” Moon Shadow Dragons – will be black- with yellow manes.
I’ll post pictures when they are hatched.
I love this fabric, and the striped boa. I sold Sumin in 2016. I really need to find more of this ostrich boa and make myself one like this,
This is Suminagashi – (Sumin for short), … She is an amazing Ryder Dragon.
Once I found this black and white Lycra velvet fabric, I was trying to come up with the perfect name, I looked at types of paper marbling, and loved “Suminagashi.
( “The first forms of Japanese marbling were called Suminagashi, or “ink floating”. Delicate, swirled patterns were produced on paper when colors of ink were floated on the surface of the water. The artist would drop circles of black and indigo blue ink into the water, then blow gently on the surface of the water to produce smoke-like patterns. Marbling later became popular with members of the Japanese royal court. They used a slightly different technique to produce Suminagashi. They would decorate paper with sumi-ink then immerse the paper in water. As the inks floated to the surface, beautiful patterns would appear.”)
I used a black Lycra velvet fabric for her under wings and spiral wrapped horns – and back spine points.
Suminagashi’s mane is from the last of a black and white Ostrich boa, I had been saving for a special dragon.
She has pale blue eyes with black velvet eye lids, a wooden name tag, bell and a white collar.
I used a black texture paint for her face nubs and claws.
Zephyr was a fun dragon to make, he didn’t tell me his name until the last minute before listing him. He and Winter will be heading off to join an amazing flock of dragons.
He is the last of the Peacock Guardians made out of this fabric, only 4 have been made, and I have one (Chandraki) in my personal collection.
Zephyr is a beautiful Peacock Guardian Dragon.
Artisan crafted from a peacock pattern lycra velvet fabric. I chose a dark green lycra velvet for his back spine points, under wings, and spiral wrapped horns. I used a turquoise lycra velvet for his belly and inner ears.
Zephyr has a teal fox fur mane and teal blue eyes.
I used a teal texture paint for his face nubs and claws. He comes with a name tag and bell.
Zephyr is approximately 56 inches measured from his nose tip , down the back to the tail tip, and has a full length ball and socket armature.