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« on: January 03, 2007 09:05:50 PM »

Meet Amanos, a Fire Wyvern plush that I made for my boyfriend's birthday last October.


This is actually the 4th wyvern I've made from this pattern, but I managed to catch this one mid-flight and get some pics before he headed to his new home.  I used the Wyvern pattern here: http://www.wyrm.org.uk/cuddly/ and enlarged it 155% using a copier.  He's made from a bunch of red cotton calico prints.  I painted on his eyes with acrylics:


He guards my boyfriend's bedroom now.  Rawr!
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2007 11:48:22 PM »

i like his ears  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2007 03:59:27 AM »

I agree with the above comment the ears are indeed very cute. I also like the scrunchy body. It looks very cool
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2007 04:31:01 AM »

I was planning on making these for my boys for xmas - but didn't get around to it.

what kind of fabric did you use and how big did you blow up the pattern if at all?  Someone sent me fabric to make these with but the pieces look too small - I am still going to make it but I want to make them bigger for my boys to cuddle with.

How big is its head and its length?  I know I am asking faaaaar too much, aren't I?

I just love this and can't wait to start on it for them.  I need to rummage through my two boxes of fabric and see if I have some bright colorful fabric!
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2007 06:30:08 AM »

I was planning on making these for my boys for xmas - but didn't get around to it.

what kind of fabric did you use and how big did you blow up the pattern if at all?  Someone sent me fabric to make these with but the pieces look too small - I am still going to make it but I want to make them bigger for my boys to cuddle with.

How big is its head and its length?  I know I am asking faaaaar too much, aren't I?

I just love this and can't wait to start on it for them.  I need to rummage through my two boxes of fabric and see if I have some bright colorful fabric!

Have fun making these guys, I sure did!  Its actually a pretty easy pattern, just a little time-consuming, because there's about 70 'yo-yo's to make for the body.  And since you string them all on elastic, I bet they'd be great for a little kid to play with!

The first two wyverns I made, I used the pattern exactly as printed out, it made dragons that were about 1 foot long nose to tail.  Amanos and another I made, I took the pattern to a copy machine and enlarged it by 155%.  I don't have one to measure, but the head is about 5" long.  Don't forget to adjust the size of the 'yo-yo' circles if you're going to change the pattern size (the sizes they give you are for if you enlarge it 200% after printing)

For the fabrics, I just bought a bunch of Quilter's Fat Quarters in similar colors.  You'll want about 4 or 5 for a bigger dragon.  I also used cotton batting in place of the foam pieces.  Cheaper and only a little thinner.

Oh, and since the directions aren't too specific, I gathered the bottom of the ears, then tacked the ends together neatly before stiching them to the head.  And I made a second tail, and stiched the 2 tails together to encase the end button better.

Hope I helped!
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2007 06:41:30 AM »

That did help tremendously and I appreciate you taking the time to answer me so specifically!

When I saw this pattern online months ago I knew it would be a hit with them. I figured the elastic would make it nice and snakey - things little boys love!

I also was going to do batting instead of foam - a bit more machine washable was my thinking!  I love the idea of the way you did the tail and think I will do that as well!

Thanks again!  I do intend to start on these guys hopefully this weekend!  I hate that I ran out of time before xmas to get these guys done but the boys will be happy to get them any old time!
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2007 01:51:58 PM »

Fabulous! Even better than the originals! Now I want to make some!
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2007 12:18:07 PM »

Finally a good use for yo-yos!  Cheesy Great work.

Thanks for the link to the patterns... I like both dragons and bats, so these are perfect.
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2007 01:05:30 PM »

wow! that looks great. wonderful expression in the eyes too.
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