Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Miniature Patchwork Dragons ~ The Series!

Hello everyone, Did you miss me?

Oh boy have I been having one heck of a July. My poor old Laptop stopped working, and then as soon as I finally got the part to fix it - I stopped working. >< Not quite 100% yet, but I'm feeling much better. Trying to get caught up with everything, I need to get back into the swing of things, so I thought I'd post something new-ish on my blog. Anyone following my work on Facebook, DeviantArt, Pinterest, and/or Tumblr may have already seen these, but for those who haven't - I started a new series (which I could thankfully keep working on while my computer was dead) - Miniature Patchwork Dragons.

This is Mini Patchwork Dragon No. 1

I had a bag full of leftover bits of fabric-too small even for dollhouse pillows and plushies, but I knew I could come up with something more creative than just throwing out fabric.

The sewing pattern I used is my own creation. I based it off of a Chinese dragon, but half way through sewing it all together, it looked like it needed some wings. 
Number 1 was made just for me, as of right now the plan is to use it as a large stuffed animal in one of the rooms in the Van Buren when I eventually get that far into that project.

Of course, since this little guy is so cute, I posted it online and then it seemed to get pretty popular. So I decided to make;

Mini Patchwork Dragon No. 2

I had some trouble with the wings, needed to use glue to keep the edges from fraying while I sewed the tiny bits of fabric together, so when I posted it on eBay - I did not have high hopes for it (yes, I do tell potential customers when things don't turn out as well as they should have) It ended up getting 2 or 3 bids on it, and I had several comments/messages from people asking if I planned on making more dragons. The auction winner loved it. I was shocked! And then (after changing the wing design a little) I got to work on more of theses dragons-They're a series now! I just finished No. 12 this week;

Mini Patchwork Dragon No. 12

I've been trying to avoid spamming people with non-stop dragons, so instead of posting every single one of them everywhere, I made a gallery folder on DeviantArt, and a series board on Pinterest.

Want to own one of these little dragons? Check out my shop on eBay. They seem to sell out pretty quick, but as long as people are interested, and as long as I am able to, I will try to keep making these Mini Patchwork Dragons. ^_^