Hi there, long-time lurker, first-time poster.
This contest finally motivated me to join in the fun!
My resolution: Save energy (and by extension, money)
The downstairs of our apartment gets really drafty in the winter, so in order to keep the cold air out and not need to use the heater, I decided to make a draft guard. But I wanted to do something a little more unusual than a door snake, so I decided to make a door dragon instead. What better to keep out the cold than a fire-breather.
So, here he is, guarding the door from drafts and other dangers (please try to ignore the stains on the carpet-- the place was like that when we moved in, unfortunately):
And a close-up:
I failed to take any pictures of the process, unfortunately, but it was pretty simple. His body's some fuzzy felt that had a neat kind of scaly look to it, his spikes, eyebrows, ears and nose are just made of regular felt, and his whiskers and claws are made from pipe cleaners.